What We Offer
A 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 want to live. Our program 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 in neuroscience, attachment theory, trauma research, anger management, and mindfulness practices. Modalities include clinically proven methods of conquering depression and anxiety, and specifically addresses early developmental trauma. The STAR Retreat uses a balanced approach to heal the whole person. Although it occurs in a group context, participants find their experience to be highly individualized.
Our program is suitable for a wide range of issues including low self-esteem and relationship problems, professional or personal burnout, or feelings of simply being “stuck.” STAR is ideal for those experiencing a loss of meaning and purpose, significant life transitions, blocked creativity, grief and loss, and/or anxiety or depression. We are also very successful in working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, stress-related symptoms, adult attachment disorder, anger management, and addictive behaviors.
Throughout your STAR Retreat our experienced staff members, all trained graduates themselves, will be 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 ratio is unprecedented; about one staff member to two participants. This insures that you receive daily individual support to heal and reach your personal goals.
STAR Retreats are designed to assist each individual in uncovering the root cause of their challenges, while uncovering debilitating patterns at their source. Our emphasis is on helping you experience deep caring, find new direction, and become your authentic self – the person you want to be. Each STAR participant explores the beliefs that led to strategies that may have served them in their family of origin, but are no longer effective in living the life they desire. STAR graduates emerge with new tools for living, greater clarity in decision-making, and heightened skills in listening and communicating. When you are ready to redesign your life, we are here to support you.
The STAR Foundation has been instrumental in facilitating positive change
in thousands of lives for over three decades.