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[Healing With Sound] ~ Expressing The Sound That Is You

When: Saturday Dec 3rd,  2:15 PM to 4:15 PM Where: Onsite at The Starting Point Facilitator: Angelo Rizzo Cost:  Free to all. Please consider a Love Offering for The Starting Point Inc. of NJ at startingpoint.org/donations For more details, go to http://rebrand.ly/HealingSound .You can also RSVP at this site, in order to attend this transformative […]

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Holiday Group – Thursday Nights – Starting December 8, 2022 ***NEW***

Holiday Group The holidays can be a tough time for many.  Please join us in a 8 week group facilitated by Barbara Faracchio, MS, LPC, LCADC spanning from 12/8/2022 to 1/26/2023.  This group will be held as a process group, meaning the group will take the form of heavy sharing in regards to any struggles […]

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*UPDATE: Vince’s VIRTUAL Lecture Series : Virtual ONLY via Zoom ~ Wednesday At 12 and 7

Please join us for Vince’s DiPasquale’s weekly lectures held live every Wednesday at 12PM and 7PM (on Zoom.) (For more info about Vince, check out his bio at https://startingpoint.org/vinces-corner .) Wednesdays 12PM: Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84817848874 Meeting ID: 848 1784 8874 One tap mobile +19292056099,,84817848874# US (New York) +13017158592,,84817848874# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 […]

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Thought for The Month November 2022 – “A Journey To The Child Within”

By: Vince DiPasquale What a perfect month to just sit back, meditate and reflect on the child within all of us. I would like to share with you two special meditations that helped me to reconnect with my child. 1. Close your eyes, relax, and try to visualize yourself as a beautiful little child getting […]

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Thought for The Month October 2022 – “The Many Faces of Life”

   Thought For the Month October 2022 By Vince DiPasquale The Many Faces of Life When October rolls around we think of how the trees start to show their other faces. Mother Nature once again reminds us that on life’s journey we will all experience many different face changes. Each one will bring us to […]

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Vince’s Inner Child Groups

TWO Groups: Women’s In-person Group starts September 8, 2022.  Every Thursday In-person at 1pm for 12 weeks. ***Registration Closed*** Online Group for Both Men & Women starts Sept 29, 2022. Every Saturday on Zoom at 6 PM for 12 weeks ***Registration Closed*** Registration is required, and with limited space it will be first come, first […]

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Thought Of The Month July 2022 ~ “Celebrate Your Independence ~ and Live Free!”

 By Vince DiPasquale  When People lack a sense of awe,                                        Do not limit the view of yourself.  There will be disaster,                                                   Do not despise the conditions of your birth.  When people do not fear worldly power,                     Do not resist the natural course of your life.  a greater power will arrive.                                           In this way you will […]

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Vince Talks Purpose

Be inspired to discover or renew your purpose! Join Vince DiPasquale for a powerful lesson he shared with PennMedicine and The University of Pennsylvania Health Systems employees for their National Employee Health and Well-Being Month. Vince spoke about the importance of reestablishing one’s purpose in order to overcome challenges, face adversity, and move forward. Click […]

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Thought Of The Month June 2022 ~ “Choose an Attitude of Gratitude!”

By Vince DiPasquale As we enter the month of June, we think of graduation, school closings, baseball, and the official beginning of summer. It’s a time to reflect and look at the life with a spirit of gratitude. Let’s all take a moment to reflect and look at the life in a positive way. Take […]

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2022 Educational Program “Loss of a Loved One ~ Spouse, Partner, Significant Other” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In a continuance of the program series entitled “Loss of a Loved One“, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving highly personal losses. The topic discussed is the“Loss of a ~ Spouse, Partner or Significant Other“.    You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube […]

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2022 Educational Program “Talk about complicated!” ; Author Keith Mason with Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In the next educational program for 2022, author Keith Mason and Executive Director Loretta Depka discussed Keith’s complicated family-centered story in his new book “Please Stand Up.“   You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. JOIN THE AUTHOR’S ADVENTURE Keith Mason’s unique experience with an old video on the internet set him upon […]

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Thought Of The Month February 2022 ~ “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

By Vince DiPasquale The month of February is called the love month. We celebrate Valentine’s Day and experience the last month of winter. Let’s spend some time exploring the word “love”. Like everything else in our society we have taken the deeply spiritual nature of the word and commercialized it so that it exploits people. […]

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*New Men’s Group “Pat’s Place” : Every Wed at 6:30PM *Paused until further notice: Please speak with Receptionist for more details*

This new group (“Pat’s Place”) will now be held every Wednesday at 6:30 PM. This is a men’s group\community focused upon personal growth. All meetings are held on-site at The Starting Point.  

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2021 Educational Program “Loss Due to Divorce or Breakup of a Serious Relationship” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In the next part of the “Doing Grief Well” series, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. This particular topic is “Loss Due to Divorce or Breakup of a Serious Relationship.”    You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. Pat is a […]

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2021 Educational Program”Doing Grief Well Part 2: Grieving During the Holidays” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

When we learn to grieve well, we can journey through grief, find healing, purpose, and move towards re-creating our lives after loss. In this program, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director discussed the process of grieving during the holidays. It can be challenging; some people think it SUCKS (Sad; Uncomfortable; Challenging; Keeps […]

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