Trauma Healing Workshop

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September 8-13, 2024


This workshop is focused on healing trauma wounds that make recovery from sexual, physical, emotional abuse, chronic emotional dysregulation, compulsive behaviors, and addictions possible and permanent. The themes of this workshop are:

  • Groups comprised of 7-8 men and women ages 18-80. 
  • 5.5 days of therapeutic group work, 7-8.5 hrs per day. Self-care breaks, outdoor excursions, and excellent food make this intense work possible. 
  • The workshop will take place in Honolulu at the Waikiki Banyan
  • Arrive at the Daniel K Inouye International airport before 5 pm on Sunday. We will pick you up from the airport. The workshop ends Friday at 5 pm followed by an authentic luau celebration. Room check-out is Saturday morning. We transport you to the airport. 

  • Cost is $5,300 (shared room) or $6,300 (private room) and is all-inclusive. Includes transportaton around Waikiki, lodging one block from Waikiki Beach, breakfast room service, snacks, lunch, gourmet restaurants for dinner, yoga, and excursions (Surf lessons, snorkeling with turtles, waterfall hike, sunset sail, and luau).

  • Airfare is not included
  • To maximize the unique healing and growth opportunity in this environment, we encourage all participants to make arrangements ahead of time to disengage from all electronics. An emergency number will be provided for loved ones to reach you in case of emergency.
  • Facilitated by Steven Shields, ACMHC CETII, CECII, and James Willhite, ACMHC, CETII, CECII


Call or text Jessica at 801.998.2116

Meet Who is Facilitating This Workshop


Steven Shields

Steven is passionate about helping others regain their freedom through processing trauma. When he started his own addiction recovery process, he had to heal his own traumas and wounds. In 2016, he started the UnashamedUnafraid nonprofit with a podcast to be a voice of hope, speaking personally about sexual addiction recovery. Now as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC), he works with others to help them experience the freedom of healing.

The process he loves  most is leading group workshops. It is a powerful, life-changing experience. His core belief about the healing process is that it comes from within. Everyone already has what they need to heal. He is living proof that hope is possible for every heart no matter how big the trauma or how hopeless it seems.


James Willhite

As an experiential therapist, coach and consultant, James Willhite has been helping others in and through their healing journey since 2012. His unique balance of curiosity and deep wisdom creates a space where those dealing with trauma, abuse, betrayal, depression, anxiety and addiction feel a gentle safety in both individual and group workshops. James leads two nonprofit organizations in which thousands of individuals have experienced life changing healing of some of their deepest wounds.

James loves spending time with his wife, Kristy and with his 4 children. He loves nature, indie music, documentaries, and trying new foods. James firmly believes that as we work to remove the obstacles and barriers of trauma, our true and divine identity will be uncovered at our core. It is then that we can become who we’ve longed to become and live out the lives we deserve.


Beckie Hennessy

Beckie helps others heal their hearts by walking them towards connection and true belonging. She’s a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been a therapist and coach since 2007. She’s a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist-candidate (CCPS-candidate) through APSATS and is trained in EMDR. She also has a podcast called “Living Through.”

Site - Waikiki Banyan

Waikiki Banyan is located north of Diamond Head just a 5 minute walk (really) from the amazing Waikiki Beach. Your accommodations and group rooms are located in the Banyan close to excellent dining and excursions, so there won’t be unnecessary travel time. Comfortable, open and with views of the ocean and mountains, Waikiki Banyan is idea for self-care and healing.


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