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.

Dana Bowman | Dec. 11-16th, 2019

Dana speaks and writes about recovery, momhood, and beating the perfection myth. An English teacher for over twenty years, she decided to take up a writing at momsieblog.com, while mothering two babies, because she had so much free time. Her first book, Bottled was selected as a Kansas Notable book in 2016. Her second book, How to Be Perfect Like Me was released August 2018. She had a horrible time with edits on this book and fully appreciates the irony.


Self-care in recovery is a new frontier. Join nationally acclaimed blogger, Dana Bowman, as she explores how to implement the five keys of self-care, even when we might think we don't deserve it.


For those struggling with perfectionism, it can be hard to surrender control, even if that is an essential step in recovery. Acclaimed blogger, Dana Bowman, shares her journey to find the solution.  

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.

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