Healing Your Life: Reclaim Your Life With Renewed Confidence 

Jan 25, 2023 | Blog Articles

We call them life’s Ds – whether it’s a divorce, death, depression, disease or disaster – everyone faces a significant challenge or trauma at some point. If you are finding it difficult to cope, are feeling depressed, stressed, burnt-out or anxious, our Healing Your Life program can make a profound and positive difference in your life. 

Each of us needs to find our own best answer to the challenges we face. While we provide education and many practical strategies, techniques and tools to increase your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, you are encouraged to implement the ones that feel right for you. 

Our 5-day residential programs are conducted at the Quest for Life Centre in Bundanoon in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. The residential aspect of the program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the supportive atmosphere and soak in the education provided without any day-to-day distractions. 

About the team 

Healing Your Life is facilitated by highly experienced professional teams of psychologists, counsellors, and therapists who educate, encourage, and support participants to achieve their goals. In addition to our team members’ many professional qualifications, each member has their own experience of personal growth through suffering. This lived-experience adds a powerful dimension to our programs, as participants feel they’re amongst people who relate to their suffering. 

Program content

Content is tailored to participants’ needs and addresses practical aspects of living well with challenging circumstances and instruction on how to create an environment for peace of mind. The program provides evidence-based approaches to health and wellbeing. 

Your day starts at 7.30am with a gentle morning stretch and meditation and finishes with an evening activity that ensures you get plenty of sleep. There is a long lunch break so you can rest, read, have a counselling or massage appointment or go for a walk in the beautiful gardens. 

Group sessions include: 

  • An understanding of neuroplasticity that can empower your choices 
  • Pathways to healing from trauma 
  • The role of meditation – understanding the why and how 
  • Living mindfully 
  • Taking charge of our thoughts and feelings 
  • Practical strategies to improve communication 
  • Learning to respond rather than react 
  • Managing our lives more skilfully 
  • Relaxation and sleep strategies and techniques 

You will leave this program

  • With a clear map forward for your life 
  • Knowing how to stop old patterns from dominating your life 
  • Feeling confident in your ability to skilfully embrace your challenges 
  • Knowing how to create an environment for healing 
  • With a much deeper understanding of yourself and others 
  • Feeling optimistic, empowered and capable 
  • With a greater appreciation for your story and your potential 
  • With a toolkit of strategies and practical skills to draw on for life 
  • Able to respond rather than react to stressful situations 

Our nationally acclaimed programs change people’s lives in practical and positive ways and people generally leave confident in their ability to meet the significant challenges they face. 

Program fees

Quest subsidises all privately funded places to ensure the cost of our programs remains affordable to individuals. This allows us to reduce the fee from $4,295 to $2,695. This reduced fee only applies to privately funded bookings. 

Subsidies available. Through generous grants, donations and fundraising, Quest is able to offer subsidies to attend our Residential Programs. Anyone experiencing financial stress will be considered. In addition, specific grant funding is available for people experiencing suicidal ideation. 

Quest for Life is an NDIS Provider. Programs can also be funded through Worker’s Comp insurance and DVA for eligible veterans. 

Fee from $1,995 Shared room (Early bird* $1,895 – must be paid 30 days in advance).

CALL US TODAY ON 1300 941 488 to find out more.  

Participant Testimonials

“The week I spent at Quest gave me not only my confidence back, but a validation that the emotions, self-doubt, and behaviours I had been feeling and experiencing were understandable and accepted, and that a way forward was possible.  

Finding inner peace was my goal and I found it through attending the program. Living with emotional dysregulation and relying on drugs or alcohol for half of my life to stay in a state of calm (or what I thought was a state of calm), made it terribly difficult to just stop and breathe. 

At Quest, I was reminded that having one thing to keep focused on can create a sense of peace, and this is what I had been missing. Finding a space, a moment to pause, breathe and come back to self can give you a sense of calm to help get through the day.”

– Bek

“The program allows people to open up and show their authenticity and vulnerability while providing the life skills to move forward in life.”

– Alex

“I arrived feeling burnt out and exhausted and now feel energised with a clear pathway forward.”

– Jane

“It’s just really rewarding work – I work on the Healing Your Life programs. Each program includes two facilitators, two support people, a counsellor, and a massage therapist, so there’s a team of six of us. We all work very closely as a team and we all love the work we do. 

I really love my job. It probably sounds corny, but it fills my heart to see people improve so much during the program. I tell my kids that I get to see magic happen. There have been so many special moments over the years. I’ve seen people who arrived looking lost and broken and who leave the program looking like a different person. And some of the beautiful things people say to you, such as, ‘it’s changed my life.’” 

– Merilyn, who is a bereavement counsellor and acts as a Senior Support person across Quest for Life’s residential programs including Healing Your Life

“My time at Quest has been life changing. To be immersed in nourishment for the body, mind and soul is a unique offering.”

– Janet

“There are not enough words to fully explain the profound experience that I heard others say they experienced as well. I walk away so very grateful that I found the courage to make Quest a part of my journey.”

– Adam

“All the facilitators were so inspirational, involved, intuitive, knowledgeable, professional, compassionate, and their efforts were over and above.”

– David

“The course content was well balanced and beautifully presented at an easy pace. I am so grateful for all the new connections I have made and for the gentleness of this experience.”

– Celine

“Coming into Quest I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect. I knew I had to make changes, but I didn’t know how. Today I leave with a clear path to heal and find peace in my life.”

– Angela

“I was anxious coming here, but it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.”

– Robyn

How Quest for Life can help

Call Us Today on 1300 941 488 and speak to the Programs Team to make a booking or see Healing Your Life for more information. 

Funding Options for Residential Programs

Self-Funding

Quest subsidises all privately or self-funded places to ensure the cost of our programs remains affordable to individuals. This allows us to reduce the fee from $4,400 to $2,800.

$2,200 Shared room (Early bird* $2,100 – must be paid 30 days in advance)
$2,800 Single room (Early bird* $2,700 – must be paid 30 days in advance)

Fees effective 1 July 2023.

Subsidies and Financial Help

Through generous grants, donations and fundraising, additional subsidies and financial help is available for a range of circumstances and anyone experiencing financial stress will be considered. We review each case individually and we do not means test. All applications are conducted via phone with a friendly member of the Programs intake team.

NDIS

Quest is a registered NDIS Provider. Residential Programs can be funded through plan-managed and self-managed NDIS plans.

DVA

We work with Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) White Card or Gold Card holders to make applications to the DVA Health Approvals Board.

Worker’s Comp Insurance

Residential programs can be covered by workers compensation insurance on a case-by-case basis.

Call our Programs Advisers Today
1300 941 488