Enjoy a sober vacation at Canyon Ranch® and attend talks from nationally renowned recovery professionals as they share their personal stories and expertise

Canyon Ranch Tucson

Featured Recovery Speakers & Events

Details on times and locations of talks are posted four weeks in advance at www.canyonranch.com.

Claudia Black | Jan 13-19th, 2020

Claudia Black Ph.D. is a renowned addiction author, speaker and trainer, internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Claudia designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, addiction and correctional services as well as speaking in public forums about addiction and recovery. She speaks to thousands of people every year.


The majority of trauma experiences can be subtle and chronic within our own families. Join recovery expert, Claudia Black, as she outlines generational repetition and offers steps towards healing


Hoping to overcome past dynamics of loss? Join Claudia Black, renowned author and speaker, to identify self-defeating behaviors such as perfectionism, rage, and procrastination and face our internalized shame.

Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie | March 13-20, 2020

  The Reverend Ms. Kim K. Crawford Harvie was raised in Concord, Massachusetts and graduated with honors from Middlebury College (Vermont) and Harvard Divinity School. Ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry in 1984, she spent the following year as an intern at First Parish in Brewster, Massachusetts. In 1985, she was called to the Universalist Meeting House in Provincetown, Massachusetts, which she served until 1989. In 1987, she received the Maximilian Kolbe Award for Community Service and, in 1988, she was named Provincetown Citizen of the Year. In 1989, she  was called to Arlington Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where she continues to serve as Senior Minister.  

In Boston, Rev. Crawford Harvie co-founded two non-profit organizations: In the Best Interests of the Children, dedicated to providing educational and material assistance to young people and families affected by pediatric HIV/AIDS; and The Shared Heart, a traveling exhibition and book of photographs (released in 1997 by William Morrow) of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teenagers with accompanying text in their own words, designed to support the Massachusetts Safe Schools Initiative.

In 1992, Rev. Crawford Harvie was the recipient of Harvard Divinity School's First Decade Award. In the same year, Rev. Crawford Harvie also received distinguished alumnae awards from Middlebury College and Concord Carlisle High School. In 1996, the Legacy Foundation named Rev. Crawford Harvie Uncommon Woman of the Year. In 1999, Rev. Crawford Harvie was named one of ten delegates from the United States to Women Waging Peace, an international women's peacemaking initiative. In 2002, the Women's Educational and Industrial Union of Boston honored her as one of 100 outstanding women in the Commonwealth. In 2004, Rev. Crawford Harvie performed the first same-sex wedding in a church in the United States.


Holding on to pain doesn’t make things better. Keeping the past on repeat doesn’t change it. Join Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie, alumna of Harvard Divinity School, to discuss the freeing power of letting go.


Special guest Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie and Jude McCarthy lead an uplifting walk in the desert with stops for poetry, reflection and Native American flute music. Suitable for any level; a joy for all.

Uncovering Recovery | April 30- May 3rd, 2020

Explore  your healthy intentions and avoid the tripwires of obstacles to healthy living and persistent cravings, including compulsions and addictions (even to cellphones and technology!).


This educational and informative event presents the best combined knowledge of nationally renowned 12-Step professionals and Canyon Ranch practitioners from a fully integrative perspective.

Nationally recognized headliner, Dr. Mel Pohl, chief medical officer from the Las Vegas Recovery Center, will speak on:


Do you know the signs of addiction? Expert Mel Pohl, MD, describes signs and symptoms of dependency and offers options for recovery, whether it’s for you, a loved one, a friend or colleague. 


What happens when chronic pain is treated long-term with opioid medication? National medical expert, Mel Pohl, MD, describes the historic rise of dependency and offers expertise on pain management.

Renee Siegel | June 12-19, 2020

Renee Siegel, MA, LISAC, MAC, ICGC-II, BACC, HHP, CPIC, ACC has been a mental health counselor and wellness practitioner for over 40 years. Although initially educated as a Marriage and Family Therapist, she quickly recognized her passion for integrating body, mind and spiritual practices in the journey to wholeness. She holds other licenses and certifications in bodywork, nutrition, biofeedback and other holistic practices.

She recently completed a coaching certification program with the Integrative Institute for Coach Training.

About fifteen years ago, Renee was introduced to the Enneagram and “it was a game changer! It became the central hub of all of all my work”. The “Enneagram” is a diagram illustrating 9 types. Understanding the 9 types identified on this map, helps each to see their unique patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. The map evolved from ancient spiritual practices and works well with all modalities of treatment.

Her business, UR Pure Potential, incorporates a unique method custom tailored to individual and group needs. She uses the Enneagram to help individuals and groups holistically address addictions and improve relationships.

Check back soon for talk descriptions. 

Dr. Carolyn Ross | July 28-August 4, 2020

Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is an author, speaker, expert in using Integrative Medicine for the treatment of food and body image issues and addictions. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Addiction Medicine and is a graduate of Andrew Weil’s fellowship in Integrative Medicine. She consults with treatment centers around the US who want to include her unique integrative medicine approach to treat eating disorders and addictions. She is the author of three books; the latest is The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook. Dr. Ross is the CEO of The Anchor Program™, an online coaching program for food and body image issues. Learn more at www.CarolynRossMD.com.



Join food addiction specialist, Dr. Ross MD, MPH as she explores the neurobiology behind food cravings and addresses historical shifts in food production that have promoted addictive behaviors.


Join addictions expert, Dr. Ross, MD, MPH as she uses Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” to explore the recovery pathway and offers examples of narrative, art and other forms of myth and metaphor.

Jessica Lahey | September 9-16, 2020

​Over her twenty years as a middle and high school teacher, Jessica Lahey began to suspect that the way we parent children has a direct impact on their motivation, learning, resilience, and the development of obsessive perfectionism and performance anxiety. A deep dive into the research bore this hypothesis out, and resulted in the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed and over five years helping students, teachers, and parents understand that directive parenting and teaching undermines kids' motivation, makes them more likely to give up when tasks get difficult, and ultimately, renders them less able to learn and become more intelligent.

Jessica offers practical advice for fostering deep, meaningful learning by offering kids more autonomy at home and in school, helping them feel more competent, and strengthening parent-child and teacher-student relationships. 


Educator Jessica Lahey breaks down the research on motivation & learning & explains how autonomy-supportive parenting & teaching not only boosts kids’ motivation, but improves educational outcomes.


Educator Jessica Lahey summarizes the research on resilience and competence, and offers tips on helping kids get past learned helplessness and anxiety at home and in school.

Uncovering Recovery | Oct 1-4, 2020

Explore  your healthy intentions and avoid the tripwires of obstacles to healthy living and persistent cravings, including compulsions and addictions (even to cellphones and technology!).


This educational and informative event presents the best combined knowledge of nationally renowned 12-Step professionals and Canyon Ranch practitioners from a fully integrative perspective. 

Rabbi Paul Steinberg | Nov 14-31, 2020

Paul Steinberg is a rabbi and nationally recognized transformative educator. Rabbi Steinberg previously served as a principal of a Jewish day school in Dallas, Texas and the Senior Educator at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California. He has published many articles on Jewish thought and education, as well as five books including, Study Guide to Jewish Ethics (JPS, 2003) and the three-volume series Celebrating the Jewish Year (JPS, 2009) which earned the National Jewish Book Award. 

After getting treatment for his own alcoholism, workaholism, and depression, Rabbi Steinberg now serves as the Beit T’Shuvah Community Rabbi and Spiritual Advisor, a synagogue community in association with an addiction treatment center. His most recent book is Recovery, the 12 Steps, and Jewish Spirituality: Reclaiming Hope, Courage and Wholeness (Jewish Lights, 2014), which tells his personal struggles with addiction, as well as provides the first comprehensive approach to integrating Jewish spirituality with the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.


Rabbi Paul Steinberg, a youth prevention educator and addiction spiritual advisor, discusses spirituality and how 12-step wisdom may benefit youth, parents, and educators. 


Rabbi Paul Steinberg, an addiction spiritual advisor, explores how Kabbalah provides insight and meaning to the psychological and spiritual processes involved in addiction and recovery.

Jenni Schaefer | December 11-18, 2020

Jenni Schaefer is a bestselling author, popular speaker and a National Recovery Advocate with Eating Recovery Center’s Family Institute. Her books include Life Without Ed; Goodbye Ed, Hello Me; and Almost Anorexic. She is currently writing a book about fighting through post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she enjoys singing and songwriting. Learn more about her at http://www.jennischaefer.com.

Check back soon for talk descriptions. 

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