A Martha's Vineyard retreat

September 28th - October 5th, 2018

Woman in Hammock

A Once in a Lifetime Retreat

Can you imagine your life truly free from old habits or patterns that have been holding you back?  A life of ease, thriving and reaching your true potential? And what if that freedom was not only realistic and available to you, but being realized every day by more and more people around the globe?

What if we, in just one week, with this groundbreaking program and all the pleasures of a full-on Martha’s Vineyard vacation — beaches, yoga & massage, delicious food and a spectacular setting, could truly make this freedom your freedom - forever?

We have been taught that changing habits is hard work, and for many of us, experience has seemed to support that theory. But what if our struggles have not actually come from lack of will-power but rather from a simple misunderstanding of how change actually works? What if the scientific truth of an innate psychological immune system proves that we have been innocently getting in our own way, clogging our gears with the very efforts we thought were oiling them?

What if by getting out of our system's way, habits could dissolve — not from effort, but from a simple yet profound realization of  our elegant and natural evolution?

And what if you, in one week, with a fun-filled Martha's Vineyard vacation, could take this all home with you? For keeps.


Is This For You?

We all deserve to thrive, and our minds are actually designed to do so! No matter our past, our current circumstances or our future prospects, as part of nature we are built with a masterful resilience and intelligence. Whatever our encumbrances are — food compulsions, shopping addictions, technology’s grip, substance addictions and anything else in our way — our innate, automatic systems, when understood, are our most powerful allies. They not only outperform will-power or white-knuckling through life, they guide us toward lives of inspiration, presence and joy.

In this week-long vacation retreat and workshop we’ll show you how to let your psychological immune system work for you unfettered. And seeing it in action will remind you of your true self, your resilient self, the part of you that unrelentingly heals and doesn’t need habituated behaviors to just make it through — the innate capacity to thrive that is powerfully embedded in each and every one of us.


About Us...


Christine Higgins

Christine spent the summer of 1994 as a volunteer doing humanitarian relief work in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War; while many left the war zone hopeless and depleted, Christine carried home with her a sense of awe for the human spirit and its resiliency.  At the time, she didn't have words to articulate this experience or the beauty she had seen in her follow human beings, but in 2013 everything changed as she met and trained with psychologists, executive coaches, and facilitators who were familiar with this inner intelligence and capacity we all have. 

Christine now spends her days as a facilitator, speaker, and consultant who helps others uncover their own undying spark and natural wisdom; this in turn infuses them with an unparalleled mental freedom, clarity, and grace...despite outside circumstances.  With a background in engineering and the arts, the corporate world and the not-for-profit world, Christine moves easily between the practical and the heartfelt.

Sharon Strimling

Sharon has spent 25 years as a pioneer in the health and wellness industry bringing innovative understandings and holistic methods to enhance the lives of her clients. All of her work, no matter the modality — from coaching to massage to fitness — has been imbued with an understanding of the mind she feels profoundly thankful to have come across in the 1990s. It is to this foundation that she attributes much of her own and her clients’ success in lasting wellness. Sharon now dedicates herself full time to mentoring and training people in this understanding, so that they too can experience widespread, meaningful, and lasting change and evolution in their lives. Sharon and her team are deeply grateful to be sharing this understanding, and to be part of a global shift in human understanding that is empowering lives everywhere.

Jacqueline Hollows

Jacqueline is an international speaker, a social entrepreneur, a teacher, a story-teller, and most of all a woman who cares about social change.  After 20 years in the IT business Jacqueline retrained as an executive coach and started a consultancy called Wild Inspired Life to help others like her have an easier and more fulfilling life.  Since then Jacqueline has founded a pioneering social enterprise working with inmates in prison; created a unique practitioner programme for inmates; created Wisdom Entrepreneurs a free resource for social entrepreneurs; and co-founded the Mind-Spa ( a retreat for professionals working within the criminal justice sector. With a passion for eliminating stigma, building communities and transforming the way mental health and addiction are viewed, Jacqueline Hollows has also been a figurehead in the thinking surrounding subjects, such as addiction, that are often perceived as taboo. 

Jacqueline resides in the U.K. and will be making a special trip to co-facilitate this Ease of Transformation retreat.

This retreat is a special offering, and will be limited in number to make sure that each participant gets exactly what they need.  If you might be interested in joining us, please fill in the information below so we can have a chat!

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Our Location


Martha's Vineyard

This retreat will take place in a beautifully appointed, large home, charming cottage, and on-site yoga studio -- all just a few minutes walk to the ocean on the serene island of Martha's Vineyard.

The nearest ferry terminal, in Vineyard Haven, is less than a mile from the retreat location. 



The cost of this retreat - which includes 7-nights accommodation, the workshop, a daily fitness or yoga class, a therapeutic massage, a tour of the island and organic food - ranges from $2,600 to $4,500 depending on your level of accommodation. (Inquire about retreat rates for those not needing accommodations.)


This event is brought to you by the Sharon Strimling Consulting Group in collaboration with Inspired Storm and Beyond Recovery