Fresh Start is an intensive 7-day retreat designed for men and women who want to understand, process, and heal from unresolved trauma, neglect, and abuse.
Described by participants as “ life-transforming” and “an oasis of healing,” the Fresh Start retreat is the first of its kind in the orthodox Jewish world, developed under the guidance and leadership of a team of world-renowned trauma experts, licensed clinical therapists, doctors, and rabbonim to combine proven treatment principles with authentic Torah values.
Set in a serene Michigan island right off of Lake Erie, quiet, breathtaking surroundings and luxury accommodations create the ideal backdrop for deep emotional healing and profound rediscovery of self.
Facilitated by highly-skilled, masters-level therapists, our program is inspired by the work of some of the foremost giants in clinical trauma work, healing, and recovery, including Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk, Dr. Janina Fisher, Dr. Peter Levine, Pia Mellody, Dr. Ken Adams, and others.
Our team is further trained and guided by Rabbi Shimon Russell, Rabbi Shais Taub, and others, allowing us to better understand the unique culture within the orthodox Jewish community, and the potential for religious abuse and trauma.
Participants will benefit from a combination of modalities, including attachment theory, neurobiology and somatic work, self-regulation, mindfulness, family systems, and more.
This retreat will help you approach your past with compassion, while teaching you new skills to “re-parent” yourself.
This will create the environment to help you let go of negative messages and emotions that are based on painful early experiences in your life, thereby allowing you to be more free to connect with your authentic self, resulting in a life of meaning and fulfillment.
DON'T SURVIVE. THRIVE.
Endorsed by the Stoliner Rebbe of Eretz Yisroel.
Attendees will find our rooms pleasant and
comfortable with lovely views.
Tasty and nutritious meals are prepared and served daily by the on-site chef.
Kosher catering provided by Soul Cafe/Epic Kosher Catering & under the hashgacha of Vaad Harabonim of Detroit
Week of October 17, 2021 - Men Only
Week of October 31, 2021 - Women Only
Week of November 7, 2021 - Men Only
Week of November 21, 2021 - Women Only
Week of December 12, 2021 - Women
Week of December 26, 2021 - Men
Limited to 5 participants per retreat
Cost - $5,995
(Price includes Shabbos. If Shabbos option isn't available then a $250 refund will be issued.)
Payment plans available
We are unable to accept insurance
At Fresh Start steps are taken prior, during, and after the retreat to maintain the participant's confidentiality amongst the group and the Fresh Start team.
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