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.



“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)

“My experience at Heal for Life has been absolutely miraculous and life changing.  The Mayumarri property is a picturesque, tranquil and completely safe place with rolling hills and wildlife where my soul felt nurtured and cared for completely.  The staff and carers are genuinely gentle and really focused on the needs of the guests so that we were able to learn the tools needed to recover from child abuse etc.  Thank you Liz and team, you have saved my life and given me hope and courage to become whole again.” Robyn McCarthy (August, 2016)

“The whole property is VERY conducive to healing.  The schedule is also good and allows ample time for all my needs (sleep, bath, cleaning, eating and plenty for healing).  It is really LIFE CHANGING and EMPOWERING.” Justine Loteria (August, 2016)

“I believe all areas of the week were exceptional!” Mark Antonovich (March 2016)

“Love abounded & positive energies were contagious – so was the laughter” Janelle Sams (March 2016)

“Team members were amazing in every way. I hope some day in the future I can give back and help give others some inspiration to help them on their journey in life” Robert Lawrence (March 2016)

“Terrified and anxious when I arrived, it was a struggle to first let myself be … the experience ebbed and flowed with highs and lows but sitting here now reflecting on my week I’ve never done anything better for my healing. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts” Kellie Stastny (February 2016)

“This healing space and land I feel has literally saved my life for the second time now as this is my second healing week. Thank you” Kellie Jones (February 2016)

“Really inspiring – was scared to go to Heal For Life, now here I don’t want to go home. It’s so nice to be in an environment with people who are so nice, where I can be myself. The anger pit is such a great idea. Will look forward to my next trip here – definitely coming back again” Helen Mason (January 2016)

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