The Enrollment Process
To enroll, call our office at (520) 398-3105. We will be happy to answer your questions as well as arrange for you to speak with a member of our clinical team to discuss the program and help to ensure that a STAR Retreat is appropriate for you. We advise that you wait to make your final travel arrangements until after confirming your acceptance with the STAR Foundation office.
Once you are enrolled, we will arrange for you to complete several online forms. Your balance of the workshop fee will be due, at the latest, 30 days before the beginning of the STAR Retreat. It is important to note that we enroll participants on a first-come first-serve basis. Your place is not guaranteed until all your forms are complete and you are paid in full.
The total fee for your STAR Retreat includes housing, food, the program, and your individual sessions. The 10-day retreat costs $4,595, double occupancy. Partial scholarships, based on financial need, may be available. Inquire about the process to apply for scholarships with the STAR office.
A deposit of $800 is required at enrollment, to reserve your space. Links to online payment options can be found above in the individual retreat descriptions. Upon acceptance to the program, you may make your payments via this website by following the links above, or our office will send you an invoice. Please call our office with any questions about how to make payments at 520-398-3105.
Round trip shuttle service is available to and from Tucson International Airport for a fee of $175, which is inclusive of shuttle coordination, booking, and gratuity to driver. Payment for shuttle service is due 30 days prior to retreat.
Individual rooms are available with approval on a limited basis (at an additional cost).
If you require round trip shuttle service from Tucson International Airport, please click on the below icon to request the service.
All cancellations are subject to the following policies:
If attendance is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop,
your deposit, less a $250 administrative fee, will be refunded.
If attendance is cancelled less than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop,
your deposit will be forfeited in its entirety.
If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the start of the program, do not attend the program,
are discharged from or leave early, you will not receive a refund.
Payment in full is due 30 days prior to the retreat.
Creativity is essential to the STAR process. During the 10 days of STAR, participants continually explore new ways of expression: in their written work, group work, individual sessions and in their creative projects. For many STAR participants, the art room is central to their experience. Frequently, what cannot be captured in words can be conveyed powerfully through images. Within the safe space of the art room, participants explore aspects of their experience, both inner and outer, and evoke images of their past and desired future.
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This has been the most amazing experience in my life. After 13 years of therapy, and feeling stuck in the same place, Star has brought me to a place where I can feel and see change. I have never really been truly excited about life until STAR. Now, I can’t wait to live and enjoy the happiness and life I deserve. I am not sure I would have ever felt this full of life without STAR. It scares me to think about how much more time I would have wasted living in that “black hole” not coming here. STAR ’s facilitators modeled what it’s like to be real and grounded in myself. They were always right there when I needed someone. That validation, someone listening, and genuine concern for my well-being was so appreciated beyond words. The facilitators and staff are what make Star so powerful.
Rather wonderful, but not, perhaps, in the way I expected. Less New Age and esoteric, and more grounded in psychological findings etc. Powerful—it’s a short cut to the root of the problem—like cutting through years of therapy to get straight to the core. And then, to show you exactly what to do to go out in the world and live a different life.
The 10 days were the most intense experience I ever had in therapy. I felt completely safe and succeeded to get in touch with very early traumatic incidents. I understand better my fatal patterns. I feel reconnected and free.
I came to STAR ready to heal and I was not disappointed. The Inner Child work gave me insights and power I never thought possible to express. For the first time in my life I can put words to my feelings. I will leave STAR knowing my truth, knowing how to express my truth and trusting my truth. I truly feel reborn. I now have my power back from habits that did not serve me well. With these new found tools I will replace a life that didn’t work to one that will bring me joy and happiness.
Life transforming. By far the best investment of time and money that I have ever made in my life. My life is 500% better than before I started. (Back then I didn’t even realize that it was so bad).
The most impactful and meaningful personal development experience since I began my healing journey 7 years ago at age 45. I feel I received a huge “bang for my buck” from this non-profit organization and its world-class workshop staff. I intend to return for another STAR experience.