SERI Resiliency and Reframing Retreat


Resiliency and Reframing Retreat for First Responders and Veterans

Sierra Education and Research Institute (SERI) was founded in 2003 by Dr. Jana Price-Sharps and Dr. Matthew Sharps.

The SERI Resiliency and Reframing Retreat is based on clinical application of cutting-edge research in cognitive science and neuroscience. The focus of this seven-day retreat is to provide first responders with information, tools, and techniques to allow them to heal old traumas and injuries, and to address and adjust their responses to critical incidents, past, present, and future. This retreat provides first responders with foundational information about themselves and their brains.

The focus of this retreat will be successful adaptation, healing, closure, and moving forward.  Strategies will include information on: Cognitive Restructuring – Reframing, Fight or Flight – Role of Adrenaline and Cortisol, Endorphins, Serotonin, and Dopamine – Changing moods, Changing focus – Reducing Rage response, Reducing Insomnia – Reducing Nightmares.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does the SERI Resiliency and Reframing Retreat cost? A: Costs vary based on group or individual participation. We also work with specific insurance providers on an appropriate basis.

Q: Who might benefit from the SERI Retreats? A: These retreats are intended to serve the needs of all first responders, Fire Service, Law Enforcement, or Emergency Medical Services. These retreats may also be of great benefit to Combat Veterans or to active Military personnel.

The retreat is seven days long. Monday through Saturday 0900-1700, Sunday 0900-1500. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages, and coffee will be provided        

To contact SERI please call, email or use the contact form below:

Dr. Jana Price-Sharps            559-908-4162

Falicia Jensen, LMFT             559-328-8642    

Vanessa Nash, LMFT             559-706-8630    

Penny Torkelson                     559-977-1564