Mending the heart and healing the mind
The emotional upheaval caused by some of life’s more challenging moments and experiences can capture our life’s energies making life difficult to enjoy, and even at times zapping us of the motivation to lead a productive day. Survivors of tragic events are often left with memories and flashbacks they feel unable to escape from and may begin to suffer the effects of PTSD. Those who encounter a loss, such as the death of a loved one, may find their grief too overwhelming to bear and go into shock or denial. Even the emotional effects of being routinely bullied, harassed, or harshly criticized can severely affect our ability to live a satisfying life by robbing us of our self-esteem. The inner turmoil created as a result of these experiences can leave us feeling unable to let go of the fear, pain, and despair associated with them leading to depression and anxiety. Many of us continue to carry with us the wounds of our past; the layers of unprocessed grief, unexpressed emotions, fear, shame, and even guilt become heavier with each passing year. But beneath the layers and defenses there is a tender part of us that has been hiding, that once uncovered reveals the key to quieting the mind and reclaiming our inner sense of love, joy, and purpose.
What STAR Graduates are saying:
“STAR creates a peaceful, safe environment where you are surrounded with love and support; from here you delve into whatever is preventing you from living your best life. I’m amazed by the change in one week. I saw it happening to everyone.”
“As an individual who sees life in black and white, I thought STAR would be hard for me to relate to. I was wrong from day one. You all validated who I was, and because of that, I was able to trust and express myself like never before.”
“STAR was better than I could have ever imagined. I feel as though I have tools to cope with emotions as they come up. I have so much more awareness of how and why I do the things I do.”