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Licensed Psychotherapist & Trauma- Informed Coach Serving Asheville, North Carolina & Beyond
Betsy Cheslik, Hair Stylist
Instead of focusing on my relationship she told me that this is for me. My relationship with self. It wasn’t easy but I leaned so hard into being “selfish “ (what I thought at the time) that I became a higher version of self and ultimately when my toxic relationship did end it ended gracefully and organically and I was safe and excited for what was to come next. I’m so thankful Star popped into my world when she did. Best gift anyone could ever get themselves.
Danielle, Mother of a 4 year old
The approach has opened my eyes to a whole new way of parenting. It is especially helpful and ensuring to know Star is there every step of the way and even on call through the transitions and transformation of the household. She is especially thorough and creative through out the workshop.
Josie, mother/foster parent, of a 7 year old and a 1 year old.
NHA has given me the ability to take a step back, regather my thoughts as a parent, and build a positive reinforcement based parenting style. Stars ability to be vulnerable with her class and include her own trials, tribulations, and triumphs in her personal parenting life made the class more realistic and personable! I would highly recommend NHA to anyone and I would especially recommend the class taught by Star.
Deb Patterson, Accountant
I couldn’t imagine how I was going to get through it; every year seemed to get harder and harder. I saw a newspaper article on Star Bond who sounded like she had an unconventional style of engagement and motivation and decided to give her a call. Over the next 10 or so months of coaching, Star guided my thought processes and habits from rerunning negative and unproductive thought processing to looking forward to and expecting the coming opportunities brought about by adversity. She taught me the purpose of life and has turned pain into challenge and reward. Thank you Star for the new and productive me.
Tobin, Father of a 5yr old and 8yr old
and we're so grateful. Plus, the approach, by its very nature, has us connecting with our children in everyday moments like we hadn't before. That's been healing for everyone. Learning from Star has been lovely. She's a no-nonsense mom who's been through the trenches, herself, turned things around with this approach, and is soo passionate about bringing it to other parents. I recommend Star Rose Bond and The Nurtured Heart Approach, wholeheartedly.
RENE WILEY, PARENT OF A 10 YEAR OLD
Classes are lively and fun. This is the most respectful and direct parenting approach I've found. I checked in with my daughter during our first week of trying NHA and was surprised when she lit up with: "For the first time ever, I feel seen and heard for all the good things that I do!" I appreciate that we have a more authentic connection and the language to easily reset as needed. My whole family loves NHA.
Anjeanette, Social Worker
She helped me navigate a very difficult situation with grace and insight. She helped me foster a deep awareness of the beauty, strength, and wisdom that is woven into the fabric of my being, and of every woman. With Star as my facilitator, I danced to the moon. I built an altar. I lay in a circle with my sisters and went on vision quests. I exercised demons. Strove toward and found acceptance. Working with Star helped me find peace at a time when I felt the most destructive sort of pain. She continues to help me now by recommending spiritual and yogic practices, as well as herbal remedies for both me and my fiancé. My fiancé has suffered from acne for decades; after using Star’s herbal prescription of tinctures, he has clear skin for the first time in his life. Star is an old-world-style healer. I would recommend her services to anyone who wants more than a quick-fix, who wants, instead, to change her perspective entirely, and to change her life.
Jennifer L. Giordano, RN, BSN, IBCLC
and assisted new mother’s in their journey of new motherhood. She is able to capture the inner beauty of women and help them see their beauty. It is easy to trust her because her love for humanity is palpable. It was a pleasure to observe her work and grow from working with her
Anna Tsontakis- Mally, Artist
Being more of a senior citizen I don’t think I would have been open to the workshop prior to meeting Star. I found her to be so open, authentic, enthusiastic, and passionate about her work, which was contagious, that I felt compelled to give it a try. I looked forward to the evenings of the workshop finding Star well prepared, ready to give of herself, inclusive and informative. Being a retired teacher ,I found Star to possess a natural ability to connect with others , also leading each of us to connect with each other. As a workshop leader I feel she has a great amount of skill, warm, compassion, and wisdom. So young and so alive.
Ian Livingston, QMHP
I have had the opportunity to not only see Star in action, working with groups, but also to see the effect her expansive knowledge, personal charisma, and dynamic presentation style has upon the participants of those groups over time, in interviews and individual counseling sessions. People who come into one of Star’s groups cynical and dismissive of the subject matter leave inspired to apply her practical solutions in their lives. The effect is transformational. People who once imagined themselves flawed beyond repair develop skills for building insight and the kind of engagement with others that helps support and develop the self-esteem necessary to sustaining resilience in a traumatic world. I learn something new every time I work with her.
Stacey F. MD, Physician
Her ability to give each person the safety and support they need for personal growth and insight is remarkable. She helps nourish a sense of community and connectedness which is so rare these days. I personally gained so much from her workshops and look forward to learning with her again.
Syama Masla, Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic massage therapist & Ayurvedic Che
She shares from a place of truth and gives many personal experiences. I trust her guidance and her love for Women’s empowerment.
Greg Michna, Computer Engineer
She quickly saw who I was and what I needed to break free of my Fearful, Mundane, Self medicating life. With Passion, Support, Knowledge, and Love in her heart, she changed my life forever. If you’re willing to do the work, she will show you the way to a more amazing, fulfilling life. I cannot recommend her enough!
Jon Demeritt, Business Owner
and be the best person they can be. Having been into self improvement for many years, this was By Far the most I’ve learned about myself, my journey and spirituality in such a short period of time. I continue to use the practices Star taught me on a daily basis and have noticed a profound change in person I am now and my outlook on life. Best decision I ever made…nothing short of life altering.
Gianna Garrett, Mom
You give women of all walks of life, feelings of empowerment! That we can change or be the amazing women/person that we are meant to be, no matter what we’ve been through or have done in our past. You give us faith and drive to get beyond the nightmares of our past reality and make today a safe, happy and healthy life for ourselves. By far the best teacher of individual growth and recovery I’ve had the pleasure of learning from! Thank u for your personal determination to help others, because it’ll never be the same because now we know too much!
Kristin Esposito, Writer, Yoga Instructor
when teaching yoga, you simply feel as if you’re being carried through your practice. Her classes are a thoughtful combination of dance-like flow and insightful wisdom. It’s such a treat taking her class that I didn’t want it to end.
Sharyn Glowatz, Technology Recruiter/Animal Rescuer
Her groups are well organized and she creates a safe and intimate space where the women in the group can bond with each other and share deep feelings. She introduced me to many new concepts that have been life changing. She is fully present as a leader and just a very warm, smart lady! I look forward to working with her again.
Allison Howard, Cannabis Rep.
Her neuroscience based approach is refreshing, grounding, & cathartic. It’s very obvious there is a large amount of care & love Star puts into her work. Her level of honesty & support is unmatched! In the short time we worked together, mountains moved for me. I now have the tools to self-regulate and help myself!!! From my perspective, Star is an alchemist of the human condition, and working with her was one of the best decisions I’ve made to date.
Lexi Bella, Visual Artist, Blogger, Yoga Instructor
Her combination of compassion and deep strength help her to lead the deepest journey of a weeklong workshop to a simple yoga practice. It is life changing to work with her!