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Stress is gone retreats

Life-Changing Emotional Relief at World Class Wellness Destinations

“Brett creates a safe space to open up and get to the core issues. You feel them leave your body. It was a life-changing experience.” ~ Sarah Stanczewski, NY


Immerse yourself in the sanctuary of nature to heal old wounds, overcome fear and trauma, and dissolve hidden blocks to self-love and happiness.

Through group work, 1-1 coaching, music, movement, and meditation, you'll be guided to swiftly release emotional pain and trauma in a safe group environment.

At the end of a Stress Is Gone Retreat, you'll leave uplifted, empowered, and reconnected to yourself, with continued support through the Stress Is Gone Membership.







Immerse yourself in the sanctuary of nature to heal old wounds, overcome fear and trauma, and dissolve hidden blocks to self-love and happiness.

Through group work, 1-1 coaching, music, movement, and meditation, you'll be guided to swiftly release emotional pain and trauma in a safe group environment.

At the end of a Stress Is Gone Retreat, you'll leave uplifted, empowered, and reconnected to yourself, with continued support through the Stress Is Gone Membership.








July 5-7, 2024

Omega institute, rhinebeck, ny

Emotional Healing & Trauma Recovery

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Aug 18-23, 2024

Omega institute, rhinebeck, ny

Overcome Trauma & Reclaim Self-Love

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Oct 14-18, 2024

KRIPALU institute, Stockbridge, MA 

Overcome Trauma, Tension & Anxiety

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Jan 3-6, 2025

Sivananda Ashram, Bahamas

Healing Emotional Pain & Trauma

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“Brett’s unique system reaches deep within the soul, alleviating stress and trauma. He is a lifeboat in the storm.”
- Debra Duneier, CEO, Eco Chi

What makes SIG Retreats different?  




“Battling depression, anxiety and PTSD for decades led me to several counselors but Brett was different. His technique guided me through the exact healing I needed. It didn’t take long at all! I say he is a “Miracle Worker” and I am a miracle!
- Rhonda Stockstill, Ret. U.S. Air Force

Are you ready to break free from the pain of:

Unresolved Grief, Loss, or Heartache

Overwhelming Fear or Anxiety

Painful Relationships

Abusive or Neglectful Parents

Out Of Control Family Issues

Military or First-Responder Trauma

Sexual Abuse or Assault

Domestic Violence

Caregiver Stress

Medical Trauma 

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How the healing process works:

  • Brett asks intuitive questions to gently surface the source of your issue, often stemming from childhood.
  • You repeat guided affirmations that are channeled from your higher self to release old pain, open your heart, and reclaim your power.
  • As one person lets go, others start releasing as well and feel more light, uplifted and empowered.
  • Music, movement & meditation support the transformation in a gentle, loving way.
“This work allowed me to visit the perfect space of my existence and transports me beyond my biggest problems where I am free.”
- Elizabeth O’Neal, Real Estate Agent

You will:

- Receive individual attention and support through 1-1 coaching

- Release stress and tension through movement, music & meditation

- Create lifelong friendships with others on the path to healing

- Make peace with your past and be free from your biggest triggers 

- Get after-care support through ongoing classes, resources & coaching calls 

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“As a clinician, it was impressive feeling my own stress lift out of my body."
- Gerri DeBenedetto, LCSW

Your Retreat Includes After-Care Support:

  • 6-months access to the SIG Membership with 20+ live meditation + movement classes per month ($180 value)
  • 6-months access to our Monthly Coaching Workshops on Zoom ($180 value)
  • 50% off private coaching ($125 value)
  • The SIG Workbook and Masterclass to help you master the techniques ($20 value)
  • SIG mobile app for relief at your fingertips

“The intense anxiety absolutely transformed. Thank you for providing a safe space for my spirit to ground, lift, and lighten. I'm grateful for the healing energy I can access in my own body."
- Licia Thomas, Therapist 

Meet Your Guides

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Brett Cotter has over two decades of expertise helping people heal from life's most traumatic events. He has made a profound impact on the lives of others, guiding them to release the burdens of the past and conquer fear, stress & anxiety. His signature method has been taught in Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, schools, nonprofits, military bases, and disaster sites.

Stefanie Cotter is a wellness expert with a Masters in Eastern Medicine who will guide you in gentle morning movement to boost energy, feel a greater relationship with your body, and promote a sense of relaxed awareness, deep connection & inner power. 


What People Are Saying...




This type of emotional relief is something participants say they have never felt before in their lives. When you feel tension thats been with you for decades lift from your body and release from a traumatic memory, it can feel miraculous. But that's only the beginning. The real difference is the Stress Is Gone System of after-care and lifestyle change to help you seamlessly integrate the tools into your everyday life. Your retreat includes:

  • The Masterclass, 22 short videos that help you re-access the healing energy for the rest of your life.
  • Private Facebook Group, includes you in a community of likeminded people that access Brett's live training every week.
  • Guided Meditation Class every MWF @ 9am ET to cultivate your new stress free state.
  • The Workbook, which contains all the tools to effectively manage stress, anxiety and heal traumatic memories.
  • Stress Is Gone App, which predicts and stops stress in seconds and helps you commit to your meditation practice.

As you release old traumas & beliefs, you'll no longer get upset by the triggers you walked in with.

Walking out the door, most people feel lighter, empowered, and confident to navigate through life effectively.

Relationships will naturally shift as you leave more secure and at peace inside your body.

Then you can open up to all the possibilities life can offer.

Typical Day

  • Healthy Breakfast
  • On Select Retreats - Gentle Morning Movement with Stefanie (30 minutes)
  • AM Group Healing Session with Brett (2 to 2.5 hours) 
  • Healthy Lunch
  • PM Group Healing Session with Brett (2.5 to 3 hours) 
  • Healthy Dinner

First Group Healing Session

  • Includes Brett's introduction, each person states what they want to let go of and we begin.

Subsequent Group Healing Sessions

  • Are typically 2 1/2 hours with a short break in the middle.

Final Night

  • On Select Retreats - Final Night Dance or a Bon Fire.

Final Group Healing Session

  • Includes SIG technology integration to automate relief, lasting lifestyle change, and staying connected to move forward together. Plus a Q&A.

Weekend & Week-long Retreats (exact schedule varies by retreat center)

  • Weekend retreats typically include 4 group healing sessions. The schedule is: Friday afternoon arrival, Dinner, Intro-Session 7:30-9pm, Saturday Breakfast, AM Session, Lunch, PM Session, Dinner, Sunday Breakfast, Final AM Session, Lunch, and Departure. 
  • Week-long retreats typically include 8 group healing sessions, gentle morning movement, and a final night dance or bon fire. The schedule follows the above format but varies based on venue and day of the week the retreats begins.

Group Structure 

  • The group is arranged in a carefully spaced circle. Participants can sit in a chair or backjack, or lay down on a yoga mat with a blanket and pillows.>

Discovery Phase

  • Brett asks questions to quickly surface the original memories at the source of your pain. For example; if you are experiencing stress with your spouse, often the pattern stems from not receiving the love you wanted as a child from one of your parents. For years these older memories have been buried deep in our subconscious and make every day stress overwhelming. As the original memory surfaces participants feel tension arise in their body, then they raise their hand and are guided through the release phase.

Release Phase 

  • Brett leads the group through easy-to-follow affirmations he intuitively receives in the moment to release tension from the body, mind, and original memory. Imagine a simple game of “Simon Says” for stress relief. These affirmations hold the opposite energy, frequency and vibration of the pain, and reconnects the individual with their higher-self and energy source. During this phase participants release deep layers of emotional pain and feel powerful waves of self-love throughout their body, often describing warm tingling sensations, suddenly feeling lighter and having wide open space where there was tension.

The miracles that happen have to do with the healing energy your spirit has been waiting to bring you. My favorite part of the work is witnessing waves of unconditional self-love heal a persons body from the inside out. You are forever reconnected with your essence as the experience becomes part of who you are, you own it and can access it again and again.

I do my very best to get out of the way, to let your spirit guide me in what to say to release the old pain from your body, mind and soul. Since 1999, I've been working with this healing energy and learning from it. For almost 25 years I've been honing my ability to hear and feel your pain while listening to your spirit how to heal it.

Music, movement and meditation help anchor the emotional transformation within the body. 

Our gentle morning Qi-Gong helps ground in the feeling of being safe in our own skin. This helps participants become present as the emotional healing work begins.

Our evening session uses simple movements that build with a sequence of uplifting songs that bring us into a fun state of free-form dancing. The experience reconnects us with joy and happiness. 

All movement sessions are optional for retreat participants.  

Meditation is pavement for the peaceful path, a tether to our source, that helps us release attachment to the material world and stay in-touch with our center.

Our Guided Meditations align the psyche with quickly releasing tension from the body. Our cells are ready to let go while the mind requires some help to do so. 

After attending an in-person retreat you have a complimentary 6 months Stress Is Gone Membership that includes:

  • 3 Live Meditation Classes per week
  • 2 Live Movement Classes per week
  • 1 Live Training per week
  • 1 Live Coaching Call per month
  • Replays + Teaching Libraries
  • The Masterclass / Workbook / Mobile app
  • Access to our growing SIG community of like-minded people that support one another throughout the journey.

This retreat is for anyone overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or traumatic memories and is ready to let go. This work helps you process and heal the most painful events of your life. You will be in a safe place and must be willing to answer Brett's discovery questions and repeat the releasing affirmations to heal your pain.

If you're feeling any of these, this Stress Is Gone Retreat is definitely for you:

  • Overwhelming anxiety, doubt and fear
  • Depressed, disconnected, alone
  • Emotional pain from heartache or lost loved ones
  • Things feel out of your control
  • Like you're missing out on life
  • Recent life changes
  • Traumatic memories that block you from feeling empowered, confident and happy

A Message From Brett


Want to hear more?

Check out Brett’s recent talk from World Wellness Weekend 2023.