Presented by Dr. Amy Lynch PhD. OTR/L, TBRI Educator, SCFIS

Reflection on retreat & professional development...

“AMAZING!! I went away not feeling overwhelmed or drained from course material or sitting in a class all day.  It was great meeting other inspiring women, learning about Yoga and  SI as well as from each woman on the retreat course.” ~Sarah

Thoughts on life-balance...

“The week was truly empowering and one of growth and learning! … Most importantly taking the time as a clinitian to unplug as needed to better be able to be there for ourselves, clients, our families and friends.” ~ Vicki

Learning on Retreat...

“Great success with balancing learning and taking time for yourself.  Small group that now has become not just ‘other participants’ but a whole new group of practitioners to access for collaboration and beautiful new friendships.” ~Joan

Welcome   |   Presenter   |   What's Included   |   Itinerary    |   FAQ    |   Accommodations

Do you need to dive deeper into the area of Trauma Informed Care?  How to identify and work with the needs and boundaries of these amazing kids and find their true potential…  Enjoy family style accommodations in a small beach town of Cherry Grove Beach, South Carolina.  Imagine the warmth of the sun warming your back as you take in the first rays of the sun on the amazing miles of beach.  Enjoy the rare opportunity of escaping it all while gaining a strong base of trauma informed care while building a new community of colleagues.   Awaken your senses with the gentle sea breeze on your skin, lullaby of the waves and smell of the salt air.  Join other clinical professionals in this glorious backdrop to learn more about the specific areas of pediatric trauma informed care.  Enjoy nutritious meals along with free time to participate in a plethora of rejuvenating activities for the mind, body and spirit.  Take a moment to be purposeful and present.  While we dive deep into this challenging area of practice we will develop a community of peers and address work-life balance.  The retreats are embedded in mindfulness and taking the time to finds what invigorate you on a daily basis.  This retreat includes healthy farm to table meals, beach time, morning yoga, sunrise meditation and slow flow and sunset cruise.  Learn new things while rejuvenating and pampering yourself and return to work invigorated with a new network of colleagues working in the same specialty area from across the nation!  Only 12 attendees! 

Come learn and live life with us!


Boutique Learning Experience presents

Building Your Capacity to Provide Trauma Informed Care!


Dr. Lynch’s teaching is deep in the literature and research and backed by years of hands on clinical experience working with children and families.  Her teaching comes straight from the heart and you will find her passion and love the world contagious!   She uses videos, participation labs, practical application and case studies for an interactive learning experience.  She has extensive experience teaching at a university level and leading groups of students and therapist in international settings seeing occupational deprivation among the compassionate people who are working in extreme situation.  Her teaching is enlightening, inspiring and not to be missed!

Learning Objectives /Outcomes

1. To understand trauma as defined in terms of Adverse Childhood Experiences: who is at risk, what are the lifespan impacts upon physical, mental health, and occupational outcomes upon those who have experienced trauma  2. To advance knowledge about the impact of trauma on neurobiology, regulation, cognitive, developmental skill (motor, language, social) emergence, and relational skills. 3. To understand how trauma effects children and adults in daily activity participation in home, school, community, and outpatient clinic settings.   4. To understand Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles and intervention strategies which support better outcomes for  people who have experienced trauma 5. To enhance self reflective practice related to trauma informed care of professionals in educational settings.  6. To develop competence in knowledge aligned with a shift in beliefs to change practice strategies utilizing trauma informed care principles.

Retreat length: 5 days 4 nights (18 hours of continuing education) Presenter:  Amy Lynch PhD. OTR/L, TBRI Educator, SCFIS Target audience: Pediatric occupational therapists Level: Beginner to Advanced Prerequisites: Growth mindset and compassion for kids.

About the presenter

Dr. Amy Lynch is an associate professor in the School of Public Health in the Occupational Therapy Department at Temple University and an OT at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.    Postdoctoral training has included intensive training and an approved Educator status of Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI ®  – Dr. Karyn Purvis, Texas Christian University) and Phase 1 certification in the NMT measure (Bruce Perry, Child Trauma Academy).  She has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally in topics including but not limited to: trauma, early adversity, attachment, feeding, sensory integration, NDT, family occupations, international/domestic adoption and foster care, international adoption medicine, and developmental care.  She is also a parent to 2 amazing children who began their lives in institutional settings, so she understands the impact of trauma deeply both through personal and professional experiences..

What’s Included?

Mindfulness Training

Daily mindfulness experiences will be offered including yoga and meditation while other forms are worked seamlessly into the day.

Farm to Table Meals

2 delicious dinners and 5 nutritious lunches are provided by the resident chef.  Daily continental breakfast provided. 2 nights to explore local fair.

Pamper Package

Eco friendly and sustainable toiletries, coffee, tea and lemon and mint water. The little things to make your stay oh so sweet!


Daily yoga will be offered on site.  Guided run or fitness walk. Swim in the ocean or try a SUP board.  Choose what makes you smile.

4 Restful Nights

Shared or private room to rest your head at night.  Glow from the sunset, lul of the waves and heavy ocean air, sweet dreams.

Post-Retreat Learning

5 online sessions lead by Dr. Lynch discussing application of learning to your clients, what worked, what can we change. Lets problem solve together!

Daily Activities

Body surf or SUP board.  Read a book, relax by the sea, drink a hot coffee!  Sunset cruise and optional  kayak through the wetlands.

Airport Shuttle

Shuttle service to and from Myrtle Beach airport on 7/21 and 7/25. Parking avalible for those who drive.

Community of Experts

18 contact hours for professional development. Collaborate, network and create community with others in the same field of expertise.  Let’s advance the profession together!

Your Itinerary

4:00 pm –  Check in

5:30 pm –  Welcome dinner 

6:30 pm – Introduction; Orientation

8:30 pm – Restorative yoga (optional) 

Activities: Relax, today you begin your adventure.  Unpack, settle in and put your feet up.  Enjoy!


*Please note these are general guidelines for times and activities and may be changed to optimize the best time for outdoor excursions.  Flexibility is key however, note the time for training and lectures are strictly regulated for CEU reasons and final certificate of completion of the course.  


7:00 am – Yoga*

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Lecture

11:00 am –  Break

11:30 am – Lecture/ Case Study

1:30 pm – Lunch

2:30 pm – You-do-you*

5:30 pm – Sunset cruise

Dinner on your own to explore the area…

Activities: Special activities to be revealed!  Read a book, take a nap, journal, meditate or explore.  Do what makes you happy!

*Optional and may change due to weather and availability.

6:00 am – Morning sunrise meditation and slow flow Yoga on the beach*

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Lecture

11:00 am – Break

11:30 am – Lecture/ Case Study

1:30 pm – Lunch

2:30 pm – You do you*

Dinner on your own or optional meal at the house with cooking demo! (time to be determined)

Activities: Special activities to be revealed!  Read a book, take a nap, journal or explore.  Do what makes you happy!

*Optional and may change due to weather and availability.

7:00 am – Yoga*

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Lecture Review – Questions

11:00 am – Break

11:30 am – Lecture

1:30 pm – Lunch & Activities

7:00 pm  – Farwell Dinner

6:00 am – Sunrise yoga (optional)

7:00 am – Breakfast

8:00-10:00am – Lecture
-Case study-groups
-Case study presentation

11:00pm – Departure 

We look forward to catching up via our online seminar!  Thank you for joining us!

~  Bon Voyage!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that is not answered here, please get in touch!

What are the different room options?

Rooms are unique, the private rooms are for those that need a little extra privacy or time for themselves.  The shared room is for anyone who is open to sharing a bedroom with their own individual bed.  Private rooms may be shared.  Contact kim@boutiquelearningexperience  for details and pricing. 

How many contact hours will I receive?

There will be a total of 18 contact education hours during the retreat.  A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the retreat for hours attended.  A letter will be provided detailing the hours of training received and what was taught in those hours that can be given to your employer or kept in your continuing education file.  There will be an additional 5 hours of online training and discussion that will be held throughout the year online.  It is the responsibility of the licensee to determine if the course meets all of the content requirements or restrictions imposed by an individual’s licensing board.


How many people will be attending this retreat?

For developing a community and indidulaized attentionof therapists there will be 12 attendees.

What if I have food allergies, dietary restrictions?

Please communicate any food allergies or restrictions prior to arrival.  Accommodations will be made to the best of our ablilty.  There will be access to the kitchen and refrigerator if needed.

What if I have special needs or circumstances?

Please contact us with any special needs.

How should I schedule my retreat arrival and departure?

Check-in to the bungalows begins at 4pm.  The retreat begins with a welcome meeting the first evening at 5:30 pm with welcome dinner and orientation. It wraps up late morning Saturday for a 11 pm departure.   Please make sure you are able to secure flights that allow you to be present for all activities so we can keep the group in connection from start to finish.  Myrtle Beach airport is the closest airport. If purchasing flights we strongly advise trip insurance.  We will arrange pick up from the airport on 7/21. 

What should I pack?

  • What ever you need for your own learning
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Preferred notetaking media
  • Active wear
  • Sun hat
  • Sneakers
  • Yoga mat (if possible and desired)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen (reef friendly)
  • Warm layer* Cool crisp morning and evenings are possible
  • Windbreaker
  • Bug spray
  • Swimsuit

What if I’m not an advanced practitioner? May I still join?

The presentation is for beginning practitioners to advanced!  We all bring something to the table and learn from each other! 

Are there payment plans available?

Yes! A non-refundable $500 dollar deposit will be necessary upon initial booking to reserve your space.  At time of deposit just let us know you would like a payment plan and the remainder will be divided over the remaining months prior to commencement of the retreat.   Otherwise full tuition will be required 45 days prior to arrival.  After that time there will be no refunds.

Can I share a room with a friend?

There is a discount to book with a friend!  If you would like to share a private room you will save! Please note these rooms only have one bed.  The private rooms will be limited so book early!


Beach Bungalow = Sweet Dreams

Let the sweet salt air, heavy humidity and gently waves lul you to sleep.

Lodging options for everyone!.