Lundy Bancroft offers low-cost, powerful weekend healing retreats for women who have been in destructive relationships that have now ended (whether recently or long ago). Retreats run from Friday dinnertime to Sunday mid-afternoon.


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Date / Location / Topic


November 16-18      MA         The Life That Awaits You    *****  THIS RETREAT IS FULL, AND THE WAITING LIST IS FULL. HOPE TO SEE YOU AT A RETREAT IN 2019!!



The Life That Awaits You: Healing After a Destructive Relationship
Led by Lundy Bancroft and Kathy Jones


We begin by learning and sharing about the impacts of relationship abuse, to help us move quickly away from isolation, confusion, and self-blame. From there, we will learn powerful ways to build self-confidence and self-esteem, to healthfully manage stress and anxiety, and rediscover our true voice and power. Finally, we will learn ways to repair old connections, form new close ones, learn to trust people again, and leave the painful past behind us. We will give specific guidance on how to move into a new intimate relationship without ending up with another abuser, and how to build and keep healthy boundaries for the future. Our time together will be spent in group discussions, giving and receiving emotional support, participating in healing exercises, learning approaches for deep healing, and enjoying free time.

Retreat fee, including meals and lodging: $375 – $485, sliding scale. Maximum size 20 people.

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Some comments from past participants “The Life That Awaits You” retreat:

“I can’t say enough good things about you or the retreat.  The most important thing is that this is the thing that finally got me to turn the corner.  I had been trying for so long to get out of this dark tunnel I seemed to be in, and this retreat showed me the way out. I had tried every self-help book, therapy, etc.  Nothing worked until this retreat.  The energy and support of all these people who truly understand  what I’ve been through was one of the best experiences I have had.  I can’t recommend it highly enough.” – J.H.

“This retreat went beyond my expectations. It was a powerful way to connect with so many other women who shared my pain and could sympathize with my journey. I highly recommend this retreat for any survivor of domestic violence to feel connected, supported, and heard.” – A. D.

“I learned how to deal with my hurt and anger, but most importantly how to have healthy relationships in the future. And I met many wonderful women who have become close friends.” – S.S.