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Testimonials from Veterans and family

The weekend was a life-changing emotional bootcamp. There was a 17-year-old private that has been on my shoulders for 40 years, who I've been able to put down. When I left on Sunday, I was walking on air!

- D. B., Lt. Col.-retired, Vietnam veteran

New Directions was the difference between me being stuck in PTSD or being able to sleep at night without my weapon.

- Larry, Vietnam veteran


- Richard, Somalia veteran

I went to New Directions after my therapist had suggested it. I walked in with great reluctance on Friday night and came out on Sunday with a lifetime of insight!

Never before had I been aware of the feelings and the power they carried inside me. Especially anger and sadness. But the most important thing that I learned was that I needed to feel a whole range of feelings before I could become whole again.

It was a very scary position to be in but facing the fear gave me the inner power and knowledge that the feelings of anger, fear, sadness and being happy are within my control and gave me back some control over my own life. Thank you, New Directions!

Patrick S. ...Read More

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Why do classes in a group?


Isn’t one-on-one more personal and productive?

One-on-one is cool, but the group is incredibly powerful to do inner healing work! Sure, you can do it alone, but the group offers:

  • Love(!!!)
  • Acceptance
  • Forgiveness
  • Credibility
  • Validation
  • Support
  • A SAFE Environment
  • Feedback
  • Connection
  • Empathy
  • Energy
  • and best of all, lots and lots of Hugs!

What if we could….


  • Live a more peaceful, happy life (like you deserve!)
  • Improve your relationships and family life
  • Improve your job skills and retention

You are worth it!

We invite veterans from all military branches to join our New Directions Workshops


You Gave Your All…

We are here for military veterans and their families to offer hope, healing and happiness after they have been to war and returned home.


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From The Desk of Matt Perelstein

Dear friend,

After seeing what this course has done for past participants, I feel it’s my personal mission to make this knowledge available to as many people as possible. These simple, yet profound, Emotional Intelligence principles have totally changed my life....Read More


"We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us." ~(George Orwell). But that violence, and the trauma it brings, leads to pain and dysfunction in those willing to stand that watch. The fastest way to freedom is to feel your feelings. Give yourself the gift of freedom!

Watch this 5-minute video to see how and why this works, from a therapist's point of view. Should you have any questions or need more information on this life-changing workshop, let us know. Email or call (707) 962-9006