• Does it feel like it takes more work to make your life feel better than it does to those around you?
  • Does your life feel stuck – like you can’t get traction?
  • Does your reality match your dream?
  • Do other people just seem happier?

Don’t worry, these feelings aren’t uncommon. But they are the types of feelings that lead people to the Green Shoe Foundation’s retreats.  Our five-day events feature transformational change, focusing on personal growth, self-actualization and self-realization.  We work with people to raise their awareness of how past family roles and family systems reverberate in their current relationships.

What does that mean? One way to look at it is how a child learns the rules of a game. When you are young, your family and other influential people teach you the rules of how the world works. Through our retreats, you will discover if those rules are problematic. You will also learn how to , articulate those rules and decide which ones you want to leave behind and which ones to take forward.

Through the process and the environment of our five-day workshop, participants can leave behind the unhealthy events of their lives and go back into their world with tools that increase the probability of life success.


Post Induction Therapy is a therapy modality designed to treat the effects of childhood trauma and the resulting issues. The intervention strategies which comprise the Post Induction Therapy are strategies developed to treat the effects of childhood trauma.  These modalities, which are the core of Post Induction Therapy, are an eclectic approach drawn from psychoanalytic therapies, Gestalt, Family Systems Theory, Transactional Analysis, Rational Emotive Therapy and the concepts of Erik Erikson and Carl Rogers.

The goal of a Green Shoe Retreat is to recover and reclaim the authentic aspects of self, and to come into developmental maturity – authentic, functional adult self. The practice of this model allows the mature aspects of self to re-parent the wounded aspects (nurture, affirm, set limits) of the self. In doing this work, we find compassion for ourselves, reduce reactivity and live in greater balance.

Attending a Green Shoe Retreat takes courage to embrace your own life history, grow and heal from the less than nurturing experiences of your past.


Jeanean South, MA , CFRE
Green Shoe Foundation | Executive Director


With 20 years of professional, visionary, enthusiastic, relational and results-oriented nonprofit leadership, Jeanean South brings an expertise in administration, fundraising and strategic planning to the Green Shoe Foundation. As a non-profit professional, Oklahoma Christian School’s Foundation Executive Director and The Salvation Army’s Director of Development, Jeanean was selected as one of the 2018 Journal Record‘s Women Making a Difference and Edmond Chamber’s 2017 Woman of the Year finalist.  Jeanean has deep expertise in turning visions into successes by serving people and giving back to her community.

Teresa Deck, MS, LPC-S
Green Shoe Foundation | Clinical Director

Teresa is a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2002, and is currently also an approved LPC licensure supervisor.  She completed her B.S. from Baylor University and her M.S. in Psychology Counseling from University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond, Okla.   She is passionate about helping individuals reach their personal goals in life.  Her experience spans the continuum of providing services in the medical and dental field to the mental health field where she finds her joy.  During her counseling career she has held the positions of Supervisor, Manager, and Director of Adult Outpatient Programs including Screening and Assessment, Substance Abuse programs, Case Management, Homeless programs, Drug Court, and Clinical Counseling Services.

Since 1999, she has worked extensively with individuals who have trauma histories and mental health diagnosis including PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, and Substance Abuse.  She has led therapeutic and support groups dealing with divorce, depression, post-partum depression, women’s trauma, and substance abuse groups.  She knows that recovery is possible and works towards helping individuals find their healing and hope in making personal changes in their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Steven Brinkworth, MSW, LCSW
Green Shoe Foundation | Therapist


A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Steven completed his Bachelor of Art from Guilford College and his Master of Human Relations and Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Steven is dedicated to making a difference in the world through care for people marginalized by struggle and vulnerability due to disease or circumstance.  Steven is passionate about assisting individuals in finding their journey of healing and wellness.

Prior to Green Shoe, Steven worked as an inpatient therapist, outpatient therapist, case manager, and group facilitator. Steven has led therapeutic and support groups with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, communication, codependency, Seeking Safety, and grief. Steven has worked with clients of all ages from children through geriatrics struggling with impacts from depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, substance abuse, anger, dementia, and caregiver fatigue.