This will be our 1st Annual FST Community Retreat. See our short welcome video. This retreat is for you. Rejuvenate your soul in beautiful Livingston, Montana (after such a stressful year), have fun, hike to a waterfall or read a book by the Yellowstone River, have s’mores at the Sells cabin under the stars, and be part of a Masterclass with Dr. Sells (6 CE Units included). There is something for everyone. But best of all, we will have fun as an FST Community.
We are limiting the attendance to the first 30 people to make this experience extra special and unique. And the cost to register will be $50 this year only because it is our kickoff retreat.
Thursday, Sept 23rd
- Fly into Bozeman MT – Stay in Livingston, MT
- Stay at the brand new Marriott Fairfield Hotel or the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge Hotel
Group Rates available
Friday, Sept 24th
- Short Hike to Pine Creek Falls or Relax at the Yellowstone River
- Lunch afterward at the Pine Creek Lodge
Saturday, Sept 25th
- FST Masterclass with Dr. Sells 9am-4pm
6 CE Units Included
- Dinner and Campfire at the Sells Cabin 5pm-??
Thursday, September 23rd
Fly into Bozeman MT and Stay in Livingston, MT. Book your room in advanced at the new Marriott Fairfield Hotel (rooms limited to first 15) or the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge Hotel and our group rate at you register with us. Once you register, we will contact you with how to access the group rates at the hotels. And be sure to visit our private Facebook FST Community Retreat page to connect with other people going to the retreat and for exciting up to the minute news.
Once you arrive, mosey on down to main street, Livingston. Go on your own, with your family, or meet up with an FST community member. You will feel like you stepped back in time in the Old West. Or go down a few blocks to the historic Yellowstone River and see where the Lewis and Clark Expedition set up camp in 1803.
Founded in 1882, Livingston is one of the few historical landmark towns left to retain most of its old buildings. It was the main set for the movie, A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert Redford and is currently one of the main filming locations for the television series, Yellowstone, with Kevin Costner.
Friday, September 24th
We will meet in your hotel lobby (both the Marriott and Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge) at 10am (breakfast on your own) and carpool nearby to the beautiful Pine Creek Falls. A comfortable and easy hike to a spectacular waterfall.
If hiking is not your thing, grab a book and lounge by the stream at nearby Pine Creek Lodge. After the hike, we will all meet at the Pine Creek Lodge for lunch (on your own).
Afterward, enjoy free time on your own in Livingston. Or if you rented a car, see the town of Bozeman or drive on to Yellowstone Park and see the wildlife and geysers.
- 10 am: Meet at Lobby of Marriott or Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge
- 10:15 am: Carpool to Pine Creek Trail Head and Pine Creek Lodge
- 12:30 pm: Lunch at Pine Creek Lodge (on your own)
- 2:00 pm: Free Time on Own: Livingston, Bozeman, or Drive to Yellowstone Park
Saturday, September 25th
Masterclass with Dr. Sells:
Advanced Question and Answer Application of the Family Systems Trauma Model (6.0 CE Units Included)
AND Dinner at the Sells Cabin in the Mountains with Campfire, S’mores, and Fun
Even after completing the FST Advanced Training Course, becoming FST Certified, or reading the Treating the Traumatized Child, you can still have questions on the timing and application of the FST Model. Or “what will I do if?” case scenarios when your child or family throws you unexpected curveballs with special treatment challenges (i.e., difficult divorces, anxiety disorders, self-harm, aggression, etc.). Imagine being able to leave this masterclass with your challenges answered from Dr. Sells and the help of your FST Community.
When you attend this masterclass, you will be divided into small breakout groups. Your small group will come up with your top question or case application challenge using the FST Model. Then using an inner/outer circle format, each group will present their question or “what will I do if?” curveball challenge in the inner circle, while Dr. Sells personally walks you through potential concrete solutions. The outer circle with be your FST community. They will also add to the discussion. In this way, you and your small group get the benefit of both Dr. Sells and the FST community in a powerful one-two combination of brain power and group input as we have fun and help one another better master the FST Model.
After the Masterclass, return to your hotel to freshen up.
At 5:30 pm, we will carpool up to the Sells Cabin in the Mountains. There we will enjoy dinner (on us), music, a campfire with S’mores (weather permitting), fun, and fellowship. It will be an experience that you will never forget.
On Sunday, the next day, fly home or stay on your own for an extended vacation.
- 8:30 am-9 am: Check In and Meet at the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge Conference Room Lobby of Marriott
- 9 am-4 pm: Masterclass with Dr. Sells
- 12 pm-1 pm: Lunch on Own
- 5 pm-??: Dinner, Music and Fun at the Sells Cabin
- Sunday, September 26th: Fly Home or Stay on Your Own for an Extended Vacation
Register Now: Limited to the first 30 Participants
Wait… I’ve Got Questions
No problem… we’ve got answers
Why is the registration fee only $50.00?
Because it is the first annual or integral FST Community Retreat.
And your registration fee includes dinner Saturday night at the Sells cabin, and your Masterclass registration with 6.0 CE Units included.
In future years, this registration fee will increase.
Where is the Masterclass Training on Saturday being held?
Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge, 1515 W. Park St., Livingston, MT (406) 222-6110
Saturday, September 25th 8:30am-4pm
What is the last day to register?
Space will be limited to first 30 participants. If there are still spaces available the last day to register with be Friday, September 17th.
What airports are nearby?
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (approx.. 35 miles) and Billings Logan International Airport (approx.. 119 miles)
When should I arrive/depart?
Arrive no later than Thursday, September 23rd by airplane or driving.
Depart Sunday, September 26th or later if planning to stay on with you or your family for additional sightseeing.
Where do I stay?
We have group rates at two hotels.
Call for reservations at the front desk under “THE FAMILY TRAUMA INSTITUTE”:
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Livingston (brand new but space is limited)
The Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge
Other Hotel Options in Livingston, MT
The Historic Murray Hotel
Located in: Yellowstone River Inn & Suites
Travelodge by Wyndham
Econo Lodge Livingston
How do I get there?
If flying into Bozeman you can take an Uber or Lyft (Estimated fare is $60 one way) or rent a car to drive to Livingston, MT.
Drive time from Bozeman to Livingston, MT is only 30 min (25.9 mi) via I-90 E.
What do I need to bring?
Make sure to bring your copy of Treating the Traumatized Child: A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach.
What is the attire?
Are meals provided?
Meals on your own with exception for dinner Saturday, September 25th up at the cabin.
Dinner on Saturday night at the Sells Cabin in the Mountains is provided.
What kind of food is available?
There is an assortment of fast food nearby the training. There are an assortment of casual and standard restaurants in downtown Livingston (approx. 1.2 miles from training). There is an Albertsons grocery store nearby the training as well. If you are staying at the Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge, breakfast is included with your room.
What is the weather going to be like?
In late September, daily high temperatures typically range from 60°-74°. Daily low temperatures typically range from 35°-45°. Typically, Livingston receives about 4 days of rain during the month of September.
I am going to stay extra days, what is there to do/see?
There is a tremendous amount of things to do and see in the area. Yellowstone National Park is 53 miles from the training. (Old Faithful is 110 miles). Fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, and zip lines options are all within an hour drive. The Museum of the Rockies and Montana Grizzly Encounter are both located in Bozeman (about 30 miles from Livingston).
What is the Cancellation Policy?
No transfers after August 15, 2021. No refunds after September 1, 2021.