Maui Intensives, Inc. | Rae & Judy
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Client Vignettes | The Therapy Experience with Maui Intensives

Explore client vignettes to learn more about our intensive therapeutic retreats in Hawaii. We offer therapy & healing for couples, individuals, & families.

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Who We Serve

 These client vignettes illuminate significant information, create depth, provide insight, and help to create a more complete picture of a greater story.



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Spirituality & Transition


She went to a treatment center because she knew something felt very wrong inside her. She wondered if she was mentally ill...

Her father was a religious fundamentalist and mentally ill. Because the religion with which she was raised supported the father as head of household and women as subordinate, she grew up in what she called "utter chaos." This woman in her 20's was intelligent, educated and independent, yet found herself confused and discontent in her life. After following the treatment center program earnestly, she was referred to Maui Intensives for more individually focused therapy. HMR trauma therapy was very beneficial to unravel years of fear based and negative conditioning. A self inquiry process was used to help her uncover her own truth and begin to trust her decisions and instincts. Over time she established a sense of spirituality outside of the confines of religion, which was important to her. 


He was in his 50's and had succeeded beyond his dreams, yet still felt he hadn't found joy...

He grew up religious and poor. He was the first in his family to go to college where he met the love of his life. They married, had four children, and he started his own business. He always gave away more money than he kept, and still he became a millionaire. His family enjoyed all the luxuries money could buy; they also attended church services regularly. After a family member shared her story of doing a Maui Intensive, he decided to do a two week Intensive for himself. Taking a break from his busy life to sit with two women in the quiet Upcountry of Maui, he was able to question and explore his beliefs and values pondering what in the end would make his life meaningful. He realized his spirituality was restricted by his routine religious practices. Although, he believed his religion served him well, he needed to go deeper in his personal questioning about the meaning of life. At the end of his Intensive, he said he felt a sense of freedom that was new and exhilarating; and, he found he was more devotional and inspired by his religion.

Rae Ariel