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Vikki Stark, Psychotherapist

Testimonials from participants of the past retreats

Vikki is an amazingly empathetic person who has been through the same life changing experience and offers sage advice, compassion and understanding. Bringing together a diverse group of women who have all had their lives shattered, making them feel safe and helping them to accept and move on is a rare quality that I feel fortunate to have been able to experience.
Marcia, Virginia

I'm so happy I participated in the retreat. This was my first venture ON MY OWN and not knowing anyone prior to my arrival opened up a whole new world for me. I returned home with many fond memories and the gifts of lasting and true friendships.
Anna Marie, Las Vegas

The retreat was wonderful!! I really feel it helped me accept that this is happening and it's not all my fault! Can't thank you enough!
Susan, New York

As a result of the Retreat, I no longer carry the hurt, pain and anger for and from my ex. I'm able to see things differently and understand why he did what he did and had to hurt me. I am going to start living life for me and not let him have that power over me. The Retreat gave me the "push" I needed to lay everything to rest.
Laura, Los Angeles

I really really enjoyed the retreat, it was the first time in a long time, I had so much fun, concentrating on me and the future. I loved being with the women - they were delightful. The plans you made outstanding, I couldn't think of anything more.
Pat, Illinois

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm worried that I won't know anyone.
Most of the women coming won't know anyone else either. I've crafted many ways to help you connect and make friends quickly.

I'm already in therapy. Isn't this the same thing?
Therapy is wonderful but this is much more intensive. The Jump Up! is about getting to the next step.

I'm still pretty fragile and I'm not sure if I'm up to an event like this.
There's a saying, life begins at the end of your comfort zone! You'll be surrounded by other women going through the same thing and Vikki and other therapists will be there to support you.

Is there an optimal age for participants? I'm afraid I may be too young (or too old).
We're all in this boat together and age is really not a factor. In past retreats, everyone bonded so strongly that age really didn't matter.

I was never married, just in a long-term relationship. Does the retreat apply to me?
Yes! The Jump Up! is for any woman who is recovering from the break-up of a relationship.

The Jump Up!
Divorce Recovery Weekend Retreat for Women 2017

September 16 & 17, 2017
Optional free bonus day Ė September 18, 2017

Jump Up! your Divorce Recovery with Vikki in Montreal this September

You are invited to join me for a very special divorce recovery weekend retreat in Montreal this September. Itís called the Jump Up! because you will supercharge your recovery from the end of your relationship.

But the Jump Up! isnít just a retreat. Itís a way to start feeling normal again. I know how awful it feels when your relationship ends. Youíre not in control of your emotions, youíre scared for the future, you just donít feel . . . yourself. And while you may be surviving Ė life is about much more that. Itís about thriving.

What to expect at the Jump-Up!

The Jump Up! is a great opportunity to move your recovery ten steps forward so you can start feeling better. During two jam-packed days in beautiful Montreal, I'll be leading workshops that will help you understand what happened in your life and how to recover from the end of your marriage.

In the safety of a caring community of women who really understand what you've been going through, you'll learn how to:
  • Manage your emotions and feel better
  • Stop obsessing about your ex
  • Revive hope for your future
In smaller breakout groups, under the guidance of a professional therapist, youíll get a chance to work through issues and find solutions with others going through the same thing. We will have separate breakout groups for:
  • Women who are struggling more than two years post separation
  • Women for whom the break-up was recent
Weíll also be having some fun! We will celebrate together on the Saturday night at the Banquet Dinner, which will be held at an authentic French Montreal bistro. The food will be great, but the friendship will be greater!

We are offering a free optional bonus day Monday, September 18th, 2017 so we can relax and spend the day together sightseeing around Montreal.

After the weekend, youíll go home feeling encouraged and refreshed, with a support network you can really count on. Come alone, come with a friend, or come with your Healing Circle. Just get yourself to Montreal and I'll take care of the rest. Join us! You'll be so glad you did.

What to do to reserve your spot:

  1. Complete the registration form by clicking here
  2. Submit your $150 deposit
    Ė or Ė
  3. Pay the Early Bird rate in full

Early Bird rate until August 5th - $465
Full rate after August 5th - $495

Deposit to hold your spot - $150
Balance due August 5th - $315

All rates are in Canadian dollars. Payment refundable less $75 till August 5th, 2017. No refunds after that date.

Montreal is a world-class destination

The Jump Up! will be held at a Montreal hotel soon to be announced. You will benefit from a preferential group room rate. Montreal is a great travel destination!

Trip Advisor says, "Old Montreal's Parisian style streets are a wonderful place to wander - stop at an intimate bistro or sidewalk cafť for a taste of Europe." But don't worry - you won't have to speak French!

I know that making the decision to join us in Montreal in September is not easy, but I promise, you won't regret it! We'll all Jump Up! together!

Big hug!


Vikki Stark, Psychotherapist

Tel: 514-979-8007

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