Are you searching for deep emotional healing retreats? Do you feel anxious or overwhelmed? Our retreats provide a safe, loving space for you to work through your "old story” and reclaim your life.
My name is Jon Terrell and my life work is about emotional transformation. For 30 years I directed wellness centers and worked as a meditation teacher and energy healer to help people heal and awaken. I loved it.
Then, over 25 years ago, I was stuck. Despite all my training and good work, I wasn't happy and my marriage was failing. I didn't know what to do.
After a lot of "wandering in the desert" I finally realized, with the help of a great depth therapist, that I needed deep emotional healing.With the help of my therapist guide, I went to several retreats and pieced together a program where I cleared out and transformed a ton of old grief, fear and other stuck feelings.
It was a whole new beginning for me. I felt alive, passionate, energized. I was finally at peace and in joy. And this has lasted for me.
I was so relieved that I soon found myself learning from the best teachers that I could find in how to lead deep emotional process work with others.
My unique background provided a good basis for this work. In addition, I went back to school to do extensive study of healing trauma and stuck emotions at several training centers. (See my bio for more on my background if you are interested.)
For the past 20 years I have been leading retreats focusing on deep emotional healing, helping people through grief, anger, anxiety and other stuck feelings that lead to emotional trauma.. I am always amazed at the depth of work we can do in just a few days.
In order to go deep enough to get to where we are stuck, we need to feel safe.
When we are in pain, we can become obsessed with our issues.. We may talk about these problems to others, but that usually does not bring more than temporary relief. And we can find ourselves caught up in hopeless thoughts and reactions. We realize that something needs to change.
We need a safe place away from our lives to do our work. We need to feel safe enough to let anxiety, anger, grief and other uncomfortable feelings come up. At our events people can safely allow these feelings to arise.
The first part of every retreat is all about this. We create a loving community to se the stage for depth work.
We do simple exercises to get to know each other. We help reduce everyone’s anxiety and uncertainty by providing a comfortable, relaxed environment, with nurturing food, warm conversation and a beautiful setting.
Although it can never be fully safe while we are alive in the world, we do our best. At the retreats we practice fully seeing you and honoring your thoughts and feelings. We help you arrive in the present moment, ready to do your work.
Emotional Trauma Healing
The core of our deep emotional healing retreat is group and one-on-one process into the places where you are emotionally trapped. We stay with your feelings, helping them transform.
People try to solve their issues through thinking, but where we are truly stuck is below thoughts, in our emotional natures. As feelings are given time and space they change, and we change with them.
Each emotion offers a gift for us that we have been searching for.
What a relief it is to find that gift.
Gradually the whole environment seems to change. As we come back to
ourselves and come to our senses, the world is different...more
peaceful, expansive, joyful. We see things more clearly, We feel more alive. There is a sense of Presence.
We offer deep emotional healing retreats about 8 times a year, mostly at Star Dance Ranch in western Massachusetts but also, in the winter, in Florida.
Working Through Grief, Loss And Other Difficult Emotions are generally Thursday-Sunday events in western Massachusetts. The maximum size of these retreats is 12 participants.
To get started, contact Jon using the form below. Let us know your best phone number and good times to reach you. We will try to call you back within 48 hours. You can also ask us any questions that you may have.
Before you sign up we need to have a short phone conversation to help determine if these retreats are suitable for you.
What a blessing to have found this retreat!
Jon Terrell has definitely a gift to heal people plus with all his knowledge, the retreat was memorable. We left on Sunday with a new family and new friends for life. The connections that I made with those persons is beyond words. What a blessing to have found this retreat! The universe really put all the right people together and Jon made everyone feel at ease to be able to let go and heal. This retreat was such an emotional and powerful experience full of love, and I left feeling more connected to myself too. I now have the tools to work on myself and heal my marriage. I can also see and feel my children on a different level… much deeper.
Isabelle P. Langevin, Tampa, FL