Created in 1985, originally called the "Treatment Week" and later, "Journey Week," the program has now served over 10,000 participants, not only in the US, but internationally as well. It has been difficult to describe, but has never ceased to surprise, enlighten, and amaze. It has been called "soul work," "psychic regeneration," "a place to heal broken hearts," and "a place of new beginnings."
Using several symbolic/experiential modalities in group therapy work, we create a safe and respectful healing community in which participants can then move deeply into the "heartstream" or the spiritual/emotional/developmental process of life. As participants face and understand the blocks, addictions, and faulty imprints that limit and sidetrack their development, deep emotional and spiritual healing experiences emerge through symbolic group work. A profound, new relationship with self invariably emerges.
The process then moves to the creation of a new vision for life as it will follow this healing experience. The vision is created with the word and with visual expression. The group moves to affirm the vision as the next experiential process unfolds. The healing and new vision are then celebrated and life planning creates a practical action plan, based on new choices, new empowerment, and new possibilities.
The program is designed within a six day format. Group size is normally limited to eight participants. On a rare few occasions, we have expanded the time of the process on the front end by three hours and have included nine participants. In recent years, we have also included couples in the Journey Week and effectively created a combination of the Journey Week and Couples Workshop. This, surprisingly at first, has proven to be a wonderfully productive addition for both individuals and couples.
Unique aspects of our program are consistent group leadership by the two of us, our open mid-day schedule which allows for contemplation, rest and quiet time, journalling, and enjoyment of the unique and beautiful physical environments of the program venues, and the availability of private rooms for each participant. Keeping affordable tuitions has remained a priority as well. Professionals wishing to do personal work as a training experience receive 36 training hours.
If our program speaks to your heart and you wish to join us, you will find additional information below: