Join us for an unparalleled self-development experience in beautiful Tuscany
Coming October 2017.
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with Valerie Simon and Claudia Palmira
Testimonials from 2016
“I’m riveted by the whole experience. When American professionalism and work ethics mix with the best Italy has to offer, setting and fresh food… What a potent mix. Your vision came to fruition in such a flawless way. I’m so moved and so grateful and so honored.”
– Ms. D. from Rome
“Thank you for this amazing gift you have given me (us) of the retreat. I feel so happy and light and full of hopes and dreams. My heart is bursting with love for life.”
-Ms. M. from Rome
“An unbelievable experience.”
“Unforgettable. Powerful. Empowering. The experience of a lifetime. Thank you all.”
“An immense gift of a lifetime – that I gave myself.”
-Mr. S from Rome
About the Retreat
The 2016 Restart Retreat – Awakening the Authentic Self – was a four-day long retreat designed to unblock you where you are stuck, that took place in Tuscany September 29 – October 2, 2016. After a wonderful success, Restart Retreats will be announcing the 2017 dates and theme by November 2016 for advance planning.
Using creative arts therapy techniques – psychodrama in particular – our groups are gently guided to become aware of and release self-damaging cycles – including codependent behavior, negative self-talk and self-sabotaging habits.
The experiences take place in an 18th-century stone farmhouse atop a gorgeous hillside in Magliano, Italy, which is in the the coastal region of Tuscany. All meals are homemade with all-natural ingredients. A large outdoor space, pool and local trails provide relaxation and decompression during the retreat. Both private and shared rooms are available.
This is the first psychodramatic retreat in Southern Europe in the spirit of the Caron Foundation Breakthrough and Onsite retreats in the U.S.
Begin a new phase of your life on this magical hilltop in Tuscany.
We can promise that this experience will positively impact your life based on the success of the therapeutic techniques that we incorporated in the design of this experience. The more you put into this weekend, the more you will experience a change in your life.
The retreat takes place in an 18th-century farmhouse amid acres of olive groves and farmlands atop a tall hill with breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside. On clear days, even the famed coast of Argentario is visible in the distance. A large lawn, nearby walking trails and an outdoor pool provide true relaxation immersed in nature – a magical setting.
An onsite cook who prepares daily homemade meals for our participants. The ingredients are locally-sourced from the surrounding Tuscan farm areas. The farm itself produces its own olive oil, jams and honey. We provide gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan options. All meals are included in the price of the weekend.
Video series about Awakening the Authentic Self
Fall 2017 Dates to be announced soon!
Thursday evening – Sunday midday
Magliano-in-Toscana, Tuscany (IT)
From our Blog
“Feel the fear and do it anyway.” You might have heard this expression – or similar – that encourages you to get past your inhibitions. Easier said than done! Fears can seem real, especially if we’ve have any kind of dysfunction or trauma in our past, and “getting over it” is not an automatic response. At […]
Many ask us – what is psychodrama? Here Awakening the Authentic Self co-creators discuss what it is and its powerful benefits. Book Now – reserve your place before August 30, 2016. Awakening the Authentic Self More about Valerie and Claudia Logistics and Pricing
Learn what issues Awakening the Authentic Self can help you resolve with Restart Retreats co-creators. Book Now – reserve your place before August 30, 2016. Awakening the Authentic Self More about Valerie and Claudia Logistics and Pricing
In this video, Restart Retreats co-creators discuss their vision for Awakening the Authentic Self and why it’s totally unique. Book Now – reserve your place before August 30, 2016. Awakening the Authentic Self More about Valerie and Claudia Logistics and Pricing
In this video, Restart Retreats co-creators discuss the importance of going away on a retreat and the magic of the location they chose for Awakening the Authentic Self. Book Now – reserve your place before August 30, 2016. Awakening the Authentic Self More about Valerie and Claudia Logistics and Pricing
In this intro video, the first of a short series about Awakening the Authentic Self, Valerie and Claudia discuss their inspiration for starting Restart Retreats. Book Now – reserve your place before August 30, 2016. Awakening the Authentic Self More about Valerie and Claudia Logistics and Pricing
In an era where romantic love has surpassed the importance of convenient love, and social media allows us to express every facet of what we feel to the public, there still seems to be the issue of dealing with unprocessed emotions. These are the emotions we store without recognition or realization until they are stuck […]
In the vast growing world of self-actualization there is a plethora of studies and medical research that point to the overarching understanding that psychodrama therapy yields results. Not only are these results prevalent from the first moment, but they are long-term as well. So with all of this research the question you may be […]
Maremma, Tuscany is known for its various displays of nature: from hilltops to ocean breezes this region of Tuscany is deep-rooted in culture and history. Giannutri Island Since the Roman Empire, the small island of Giannutri has been a beautiful location on the Maremma coast. A perfect destination for relaxation, the beaches and grottos are picturesque with beautiful crystal water and […]
When emotions get pushed aside they can become “stuck” and continually weigh down on you affecting your mental and physical state even destroying relationships and happiness. You know those moments where you can’t even rationalize how angry you are? You guessed it, stuck emotions. By leaving your emotions unprocessed, they stay buried in the body. […]