Letter recommending our training (received 2 October 2015)

“I was privileged enough to attend the two day training workshop at Woomera (Albury) earlier this year. Firstly, I commend you and your team for providing access to this invaluable workshop. More importantly, I would endorse the type of program conducted by ‘Heal for Life’ as an invaluable method of assisting those most difficult of clients to make positive changes to their lives. These clients often present as clients of multiple agencies and are at high risk of harm to themselves or others. Many of these people have often been ‘written off’ as too difficult to deal with, or beyond help.” David Cottee, Detective Chief Inspector, Albury Local Area Command, NSW

Testimonial recommending our work (received April 2015)

“Public Mental Health Services are not resourced for the long term management of the sequelae of childhood trauma.  NGOs such as the “Heal For Life” programme are an urgently needed and valuable resource for unresolved trauma issues.” Dr Andrew Walker, FRANZCP, M.Psychotherapy (UNSW), Psychiatrist, Toronto, NSW (April 2015)

Do you want to heal from childhood abuse or trauma, depression, anxiety, self harm or poor relationships?

We provide a proven, long lasting solution in a safe and supportive environment.

We have helped nearly 6,000 people heal during the last sixteen years. 

Over 90% of people who have attended our residential retreats have said it was ”life changing” or “very positive”.

Our healing programs are carefully designed to help survivors understand the impact trauma has had on their lives. We provide the knowledge to understand and some tools to help you start healing from the past so you can create a new and better future.

You can learn more by visiting our Programs page.



“Attending a Heal for Life residential program is THE best thing I’ve ever done for myself. The program is simplistic yet incredibly effective. One week at HFL has helped me dissolve more emotional and creative blocks than 17 years of other therapies. The program itself helped me put years of therapeutic learning into practical applications. Taking the time to integrate the learning has had profound overflow effects in every aspect of my life. Each of the volunteers is uniquely amazing and it is an honour to heal alongside so many other beautiful, strong and akin souls.” Kelly Lawn (September, 2016)

“The best decision of my life” Roxana Carle (September, 2016)

“Thank you for a simple yet profound program. Life changing.” Patricia Lyndsay (September, 2016)

“This is what I have been wandering in the wilderness searching for my whole life. I feel I have found the sacred key for healing” – Kerry P (September, 2016)

“I highly recommend this program to everyone! I have had 2 life-changing retreats here and have found a place of peace, love, trust & safety within” I-K Rivers (September, 2016)

“I have such a deeper understanding, appreciation for and growing desire to connect with others as a result of this week” Melinda Tanner (September, 2016)

“I want to thank Liz for this amazing place that everyone can get help with the healing process.  This place is magical and safe.  I am coming to volunteer and help create a rose garden so can people can share it.  Once again Liz, you are absolutely amazing.  I love you to eternity.  You’re the wind beneath my wings.”  Liam (August, 2016)

“Trauma is the most avoided, ignored, denied, misunderstood and untreated cause of human suffering.” Dr Peter Levine, Author of Waking the Tiger.