The best thing I’ve ever done

The Stop Hurting Start Healing ministry is the best thing I have done in my life. I was a bit skeptical at first because I didn’t know what to expect. I thank God that I had the opportunity to do this inner healing. I knew I was hurting, but didn’t know to what extent. This Stop Hurting Start Healing process […]

My escape from prison

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind. For 45 years, I never knew what that meant because I lived in fear and I didn’t even know it. I was kept in a prison of fear of secrets of the past, of things that were done in my youth. […]

Deep healing from above

I was a victim of childhood sexual abuse from the age of 6 to 13. And I grew up with a lot of hurt and anger, feeling rejected… unforgiveness toward myself and my mother. I looked for love in the arms of a man, in things and people and worldliness.… and eventually substances. But, even in the midst of the […]

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The Stop Hurting Start Healing program is an intensive prayer and counseling ministry that helps people break free from past trauma, difficult emotional issues and equips them to lead healthy lives. It is an effective, faith-based program founded on spiritual principles. Developed over 30 years ago by Pastor Gaspar & Michele Anastasi, Stop Hurting Start Healing has helped hundreds of people from different walks of life to find freedom from—sometimes crippling—emotional issues and past hurts and go on to live successful, productive lives. Stop Hurting Start Healing runs along two very powerful streams. One is Prayer Ministry and the other is Life Coaching. When you come to SHSH and sit down with one of our certified counselors, it will be decided which stream best answers your particular situation. Read more about that below. Call and talk to one of our trained counselors. Perhaps Stop Hurting Start Healing can help you!

Prayer Ministry

The Prayer Ministry stream of the Stop Hurting Start Healing program provides intensive inner healing and incorporates 22-25 hours of intensive prayer, broken up into digestible one to one-and-a-half hour increments. This stream is recommended to anyone with past emotional trauma that affects their life presently.

Life Coaching

The Life Coaching stream of Stop Hurting Start Healing involves sitting down one-on-one with a trained and certified coach who will walk you through the growth process necessary for success in every area of your life. You choose how much or how little coaching you desire and in what areas.

Can SHSH Help You?

Stop Hurting Start Healing is recommended for people who deal with issues such as:
• Depression & emotional hurts
• Divorce
• Marital, Family or relationship problems
• History of Broken Families
• Grief, loss and disappointment
• Destructive life-style patterns and addictions
• Career challenges
• Poor health and nutritional choices
• Bad money management
• Ministry challenges
• Faith and spiritual crises

Most of us have used the same solutions to solve the same problems, but find we can never overcome. That’s because, if nothing changes… nothing changes!

What Makes SHSH So Effective

As humans, made in God’s image and likeness; we are a spirit, have a soul and live in a body and each of these three aspects affect the other.

Although one area may need more focus, the other two can’t be ignored. The SHSH program recognizes this and endeavors to bring wholeness to the complete person.

The concept of this program is based on decades of experience and wisdom gained by Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi. Over 32 years ago, the Anastasi’s founded the New Life Dream Center, a faith-based residential substance abuse treatment program that has enjoyed a high success rate. The insights learned by years of dealing with so many hurting people helped lay the foundation for the current SHSH Restoration and Wholeness Program.

What to Expect

• To begin this intensive prayer ministry, you will need to fill out the detailed application that is on our website and send it back to us along with a $75 non-refundable deposit (to cover the cost of processing your application). You will then be contacted to set up your first appointment.
• At your first visit, you will meet with the Certified Prayer Minister to review your application. He or she will interview you, explain the program in detail and determine which stream of our program—Prayer Ministry or Life Coaching—will best suit your situation.
• At your next visit, you will receive prayer and, if you are in the Prayer Ministry stream, you will be given the plan and schedule that has been custom tailored to address your specific issues.
• This is followed by a sequence of 4-6, one-and-a-half hour prayer sessions, uniquely designed for you.
• You will also be given audio teachings, scripture memory verses and study materials—again based on identified areas of inner wounds. There will be a re-evaluation appointment at the end to assess the effectiveness of the healing process.
• You will receive a total of 22-25 hours of ministry.


Who can put a price on true, lasting freedom from hopelessness and life-long emotional hurts? To start your journey to deep inner healing, please download the Stop Hurting Start Healing application below and give us a call at 516.726.1516.

  • Please download and fill out this detailed application and then mail it to the Stop Hurting Start Healing office.
  • After we receive your application, you will meet with a Certified Prayer Minister.
  • At your second meeting, you will begin the process of restoration to wholeness.
  • You will go through about 9 hours of intensive prayer, broken up into small increments.
  • You will be set free to live well!