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 supervised, guided and trained by Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk, Rabbi Shimon Russell, Dr. Ken Adams, Dr. Jacob Ham, Sarah Bridge, 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, inner child work, neurobiology and somatic work, self-regulation, mindfulness, family systems, psychodrama, 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
Limited to 6 participants per retreat
Cost - $5,995
Payment plans available
We are unable to accept insurance
Your confidentiality is of utmost importance
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.
Please note: Acceptance into the program requires an in-take call and an approval process by the Fresh Start team.
(You must be registered prior to the in-take call.)