Healing Your Life

An interactive, 5-day residential program for people living with a variety of traumas and the challenging emotions elicited by them. If you want to heal the past, build resilience for the future, and live in the present, then this is the program for you.

About the Program

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 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.

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Program Dates

24-28 June 2024
15-19 July 2024
12-16 August 2024
9-13 September 2024
30 Sept-4 Oct 2024
4-8 November 2024
2-6 December 2024

Program Fees


Quest for Life Centre, 13-33 Ellsmore Road
Bundanoon NSW 2578 – Google Maps

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 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

Program inclusions

  • Accommodation (4 nights) in your own ensuited comfortable bedroom with double or queen/king size bed. If you travel to Quest with a family member, partner or friend, they are welcome to share your room.
  • 3 delicious and nutritious meals a day, morning and afternoon teas and fresh juices. Read more about our acclaimed food below.
  • A varied selection of herbal teas or coffee. Our delicious, filtered water is available at any time.
  • A personal counselling session. Extra counselling sessions are sometimes available at a reasonable charge.
  • Education in neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to change/heal) and epigenetics (the factors influencing genetic expression including sleep, exercise, nutrition and mindfulness).
  • Gentle yoga stretching each morning.
  • Regular relaxation sessions incorporating meditation.
  • Personal vision board to take home.
  • Audio files of Your Life Matters book and meditations to complement your program.

Optional extras

(Book on arrival. Credit card or cash payment)

  • Massage
  • Additional personal counselling sessions

Set within 9 acres of manicured gardens in Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands, NSW. From the moment you enter the drive, you will begin to feel renewed, refreshed and inspired.

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.

You will be nurtured, nourished and restored with the confidence to embrace your life again.

Arrival and Departure

  • Monday Arrival time 2-3pm
  • Friday Departure time 2pm
  • Plenty of onsite parking is available
  • You can be picked up and dropped at the Bundanoon train station (City Link and Country Link trains stop at Bundanoon)
  • Best trains to catch (book well in advance)
    – From Sydney Central Station Depart 12.01pm
    – From Canberra Kingston Depart 11.55am


Discuss any accessibility or mobility requirements with the Program Adviser when you book in. Quest has a wheelchair accessible room/ensuite.

Delicious meals and snacks

  • We serve delicious freshly prepared meals using the principles of SLOW – Seasonal, Locally-sourced, Organic, Wholefood as far as possible. The Quest veggie garden supplies seasonal produce.
  • Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Vegan are no problem! Our chef can work with allergies and intolerances as listed with prior notice – all special dietary requirements can be discussed with the Program Advisor at the time of booking.
  • Breakfast is served from (8.30-9.30am), Lunch (1-2pm), Dinner (6-7pm)
  • Freshly pressed juices are served for morning and afternoon tea along with delicious snacks.
  • Teas, coffee, filtered water and fresh fruit are available at any time.
  • Please note that the Quest for Life Centre maintains an environment that is alcohol and non-prescription drug free. A participant will need to leave the program if found to be drug or alcohol affected.

Enquire or book into this program

You can call between 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday on 1300 941 488 to speak to a Program Advisor or complete the form below and we will be in contact.

What previous attendees have said:

The facilitators were supportive, kind, knowledgeable and engaging. Thank you everyone involved in a fun and nurturing week. Kaleen

Such a life changing and life affirming program. Thanks so much. Tracy

Totally life-changing and empowering and transformational … when a program can change your mindset from hopeless to hopeful then thats almost miraculous ..!! Roz

If I could give all the stars in the galaxy for this review I would! I attended the Healing Your Life program and it was the BEST thing I have ever done! Everyone was absolutely amazing. I felt so comfortable and looked after from the minute I walked in the door. Quest for Life has well and truly changed my life and I’m so excited about the new life journey I’m on… I’m forever grateful and cannot wait to return again in the future! Thank you all so much. Sharee

It was a practical experience of support; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Good scientific information with practical instructions for application into daily life. It was a non-dogmatic approach for us to make our own choices. Harry

“My husband and I made the journey to Quest in a state of exhaustion. Our daughter died a couple of years ago and the impact of her unexpected loss had eroded ourselves and our sense of “us”. The warmth, care, and love we experienced at Quest was phenomenal, and the skills we learned are very much part of our day-to-day lives. My advice? Make Quest a priority, make the commitment – you will not regret it.” Karen

“I’d worked in the same company for 15 years. I’d risen through the ranks and was on my way to a senior role in management. My colleagues felt like family. I thought I was there for life. When my job was terminated by text, I was gutted. I’d never felt such rage, indignation and rejection. My anger, bitterness and resentment began to destroy my marriage, my relationships with my kids and I’d nearly run someone off the road. That scared me into doing something. My wife sent me to Quest where I learned to communicate more skilfully with her and the kids, to calm my emotions, to switch off my chaotic mind at night and to remember other things I liked and valued about my life. I’m not entirely sure where I’m headed as it’s early days, but I’m not worried. I have more confidence in myself and my capacity to create a loving future for myself and my family.” Ed

Funding Options for Residential Programs


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.


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


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