Nourishing The Practitioner 2024
Self Care for Presence & Resilience

Therapists, Counselors & Healthcare Professionals
September 9-11
approved by NH NASW
12 Category A CEs (6 of which are ethics credits) # 4234 

On Beautiful Star Island
7 miles off the coast of New Hampshire & Maine
Join us for 3 days & 2 nights on this magical island.

Embody presence and cultivate resilience to help you adapt to challenges, crises, and adversities. Release stress and find stillness within. We will explore meditation, mindfulness, gentle yoga, qigong, and positive psychology. You’ll have time for self reflection and the nourishing quality of community.
Give yourself a gift of renewal, love, and nature’s healing energy.

 Register here

Your total costs for this workshop & retreat includes the fee for the program, the room and board fee, the parking fee if applicable, and any other costs that you incur on island, such as lobster dinner or a treat from the snack bar.
When you register, you will pay $550; this covers the program fee and a $100 dollar deposit toward your room and board. Your balance is due before you leave the island. Please remember to stop by the front desk to settle up.  

Program Fee


Room & Board options

The rates below are per person for the full length of the conference.

Standard Shared: $331 | Standard Single: $443
standard rooms have shared bathrooms in the hallway

Motel Shared: $408 | Motel Single: $576
motel rooms have private 1/2 bath, sink & toilet

Room & board fee does not include:
parking at $18.00 per night per vehicle, if needed,
or optional lobster on Saturday night at market price.

 Register here

Your seat awaits! 

Boat Schedule

September 9:
depart Portsmouth NH 9:20 am, arrive Star Island approx 10:25 am

September 11:
depart Star Island 2:45 pm, arrive Portsmouth approx 4:15 pm

Give yourself a gift of renewal, love, and healing energy,
so that you may live and work with
a joyous and radiant heart.


" This workshop was awesome: learning new concepts, qigong, singing and chanting. The setting, the sharing, Susan's expertise, guidance and warmth - Fabulous!!!   Many thanks for this magical time in this wondrous place."

Miriam Dunn, LMFT

"I am thrilled to be attending Susan's Compassionate Heart workshop for practitioners in September on Star island. The past workshops with Susan that I have attended provided an opportunity to reflect, observe, relax, laugh and so much more! Susan's easy going nature and ability to shift as needed is remarkable. I always come home with ideas for myself and my clients to use every day. The bonus: doing all this on an island six miles of the New Hampshire coast. The serene beauty is unmatched."

Carol James, LICSW

"Susan has a magical ability to bring a group of strangers together as a community within the first few minutes of the gathering period. She was clear, open, fun and able to lead the group with knowledge of techniques and gentle loving humor.”

Susan Guriano,  Pediatric Nurse

"There are not words for the soul healing blessing that was this time on Star Island. I feel held, loved, nourished, understood. I feel like I know myself and my body so much better now. Thank you."

Kate Smanik, Chaplain

" This workshop was spectacular, very engaging and meaningful.
Susan is always top notch!
Absolutely amazing enlightening time.
I will be back
I will be back. "

Kristin Makara, LICSW

"Love this [workshop] !
Susan is a beautiful example of joyful self care
& her instruction is impeccable!"


"Absolutely life giving & nourishing 4 my soul. 
I felt very safe & supported. Thank you.
You rock Susan!
You are truly a master teacher.
I'm looking forward to future workshops with you."

Marry Schwoerer, Spiritual Direction, Energy Practitioner

"Susan- you are a wonderful instructor with an amazing wealth of knowledge + practice.  While it was a leap for me to invest in this multiple day adventure away, the course was very helpful to me.  It introduced me to more skills that I can fold into my practice - more energizing variety. Also the booklet is a keeper!
Thank you Susan. Until next time! Namaste

Kristen Majchrzak, LICSW

Thank you Amazing Practitioners 2023

We will come back!!!

We did come back!!!

Practitioners 2022
& 2021