What is a STAR Retreat


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The Star Foundation has been instrumental in facilitating positive change in thousands of lives for over three decades.

What We Offer

The Star retreat is a ten day intensive healing retreat designed to help you move from dissatisfaction with your life to an experience of your true and vital self – one rejuvenated with the confidence, satisfaction, and skills to create the life you choose. The Star retreat offers a variety of the most effective psychological processes available today. It is firmly grounded in established developmental models and professional therapeutic approaches.

The theoretical framework for Star’s healing process incorporates the latest neuroscience, attachment theory, trauma research, anger management, and mindfulness practices. Modalities include clinically proven methods of conquering depression and anxiety and specifically address early developmental trauma. The Star retreat uses a balanced approach ongoing the whole person-body, mind, and spirit. Although it occurs in a group context, participants find their Star experience to be highly individualized.

A Star retreat is suitable for a wide range of issues including self-esteem and relationship problems, professional or personal burnout, or a feeling of being stuck or trapped. Star is ideal for those experiencing loss of meaning and purpose, significant life transitions, blocked creativity, grief and loss, anxiety or depression. The Star retreat is also very successful in working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, stress-related symptoms, adult attachment disorder, anger management, or addictive behaviors.

Throughout your STAR Retreat, our experienced staff members, all trained graduates, are available to work with you. In addition, you will be matched with a facilitator who works closely with you to assure that the program is personalized to meet your needs. Our staff-to-participant ration is unprecedented; about one staff member to two participants. This insures that you receive daily individual support to heal and reach your personal goals.

Part of the uniqueness of STAR Retreats is that you can actually discover the root causes of your difficulties as you discover debilitating patterns at their source and shift them so that you begin to have a completely new and different perspective. As you realize you want more for yourself and are committed to taking action, our emphasis is on helping you experience deep caring, find new direction, and become your authentic self – the person you want to be. You will explore the beliefs that led to strategies that may have served you in your family of origin but are no longer effective in living the life you desire.

You will emerge with new tools for living, greater clarity in decision-making, and heightened skills in listening and communicating. You will leave with a toolkit and support to help you continue to integrate your new experiences, build nurturing relationships and a more satisfying life. When you are ready to redesign your life, we are here to support you. Call us today at 520-398-3105. Contact Us