The STAR Process

Reconnect to your heart and soul

WELCOME TO STAR RETREATS

A Heart-Centered Healing Approach

Our heart-centered approach to healing aims to help you come into alignment with the truth of who you are. Mend your heart, quiet your mind, and begin to experience the falling away of fear and doubt.

It is possible to create the life you truly want for yourself. That is, once you recognize you have it within you to do so. At STAR, you have an opportunity to reconnect to your heart and soul and discover what’s possible.

Healing the Body, Mind, and Spirit

STAR offers a uniquely complete in-depth approach to individual healing, using a blend of techniques from mainstream psychotherapy in addition to holistic and transpersonal modalities.

A Heart-Centered Healing Approach

Framework

Our heart-centered healing process rests in the latest neuroscience, birth psychology, and attachment theory, trauma research, anger management, and mindfulness practices.

Throughout the process, our experienced staff provides gentle guidance and support as you:

  • Explore the root causes of your current challenges.
  • Gain the insights needed to move past limiting beliefs and old patterns no longer serving you.

“My time at STAR changed my life. The program helped me to reevaluate many issues that I did not even realize were troubling me. Issues that I came to realize were causing me a lot of angst, in addition to creating negative and self-defeating behaviors. STAR gave me the skills to rethink and reorganize several aspects of my life. I am much happier now. People are guessing I changed my hair or had plastic surgery, so it is apparent to everyone that I am ‘different’ and ‘lighter.’ It is hard work putting your all into everything addressed. The 10 days are very intense but well worth the personal reflection and growth it produces. I am happier, calmer, and more at peace!”

Bonnie, 2017 STAR Participant

“I was in an ongoing battle with episodes of depression and anxiety. After many years of traditional mental health treatments and counseling, I still felt so worthless, hopeless, and like a burden to my family. At STAR, I wanted to work on these issues and did. During my journey I discovered what was keeping me in a state of helplessness, worthlessness, and hopelessness. My discovery helped me to finally experience a sense of hope, peace, understanding, compassion, and acceptance of myself. After 15 years, I felt so much hope for my future. My decision to attend STAR saved my life!”

Renda DiBrizzi, 2016 & 2019 STAR Participant

“STAR has saved my life! I am leaving with a much deeper understanding of the various parts of and how they influence me in my daily life and in the decisions  I make. For instance, I feel much more integrated, more whole. Most importantly, I left STAR with a much deeper level of self-love and self-acceptance than ever before. Truly a life-saving and life-affirming experience.”

Jeff D., 2016 STAR Participant

Proven Therapies & Exercises

An intensive, yet deeply nurturing process facilitating lasting change.

  • Cognitive foundations
  • Self-reflective exercises
  • Experiential therapies

  • Integrative breathwork
  • Emotional release work
  • Psychodrama
  • Birth Psychology

  • Guided imagery
  • Ego-state psychology

  • Family of origin exploration
  • Art projects
  • Bodywork
  • Journaling
  • Writing assignments

Dedicated Staff

Our unusually high ratio of staff to participants ensures you’ll receive the care and support needed to derive the maximum benefit from our program.

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Your STAR Experience

At STAR, we focus on dividing change into three key processes…

The STAR Process

Designed to gently and safely offer opportunities to identify sources of emotional pain and explore and examine long-held belief systems. Uncover and dismantle dysfunctional patterns, addictive behaviors, negative messages, and traumatic experiences from early childhood still powerfully affecting your life.

“STAR is a safe place to say your truth and feel your feelings. It is a place where you can find and be your authentic self. STAR is where you might be able to drop from your head— and all its noise, and into your heart and soul and experience who you truly are.”

— STAR Clinical Director, Ken Ball, Ph.D., LMFT

STAR Therapy Retreats

Discover more about how we can help you to change your life.

Healing Happens Here

Our transformational 10-day program is designed for people who are ready to awaken their true potential.

Change Your Life

What is keeping you stuck in your present reality and getting in the way of the life you want for yourself?