Off The Couch:

The Truth Shrinks Won’t Tell You &
The Power of Song To Change Your Life

DATES: May 17 – 20, 2018

Monarch Beach Resort, CA


$4,320  Double occupancy (shared room per person)

$4,725  Single occupancy


[O]ff The Couch: The Truth Shrinks Won’t Tell You & The Power of Song To Change Your Life

“If music be the food of love, play on…” —William Shakespeare

At the “Off The Couch” retreat you’ll experience song in the way Shakespeare meant it, and also learn that song can be a key to powerful and lasting personal change, growth and transformation.

During four days at Monarch Beach Resort, an exclusive group of individuals will have the chance to harness the power of Dr. Kevin Fleming, a world class neuroscientist, and Peter Mulvey, a renowned singer/songwriter, to create a new soundtrack for their lives.

Prior to the retreat each individual will have a phone session with Dr. Fleming to review their personal history, challenges and goals so a personalized template of healing is created for them for the retreat. A customized playlist will be developed during the intensively creative retreat that is specifically designed to active the brain to change; breaking through resistance and old patterns that have kept you stuck up to this point. And each person will leave the retreat with a song, written during the retreat by Mr. Mulvey, that is made for them, to access as needed as they continue their journey of change long after the program is over.

This retreat is for you if:

  • You have done therapy, read self-help books and been on wellness retreats with minimal success in transferring what you’ve learned back to your day-to-day life.
  • You have a ”high-performing brain”, but suspect you need something different to go to a new level.
  • You are “stuck”: in life, in a relationship, with past memories, in a mood/health pattern, or just an unhealthy way of thinking which you know you need to change but can’t.
  • You love music and its power change mood, lift spirits, and heal… and are seeking a creative way to harness its power for your own life.


People with any of the following:

  • marriage/relationship conflict
  • personal growth goal for the new year
  • addiction/habits to change
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • trauma (childhood or current)


Enhance the change process of your 4-day experience by working with Dr. Fleming’s cutting edge, safe, non-invasive neurotechnology to improve neuroplasticity, wellness, thinking, sleep, anxiety/stress, and much more.

Additional Fee: $850

Watch Dr. Fleming & Peter Mulvey’s Trailer on Harnessing Music for Brain Change

“Songwriting, in this type of setting, whether at the amateur or professional level, is a millenia-old exercise for fostering creativity and problem-solving, for anyone at any age….”

– Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., Neuroscientist of Music Perception & New York Times Bestselling Author of This Is Your Brain on Music and The World In Six Songs

This Coaching Retreat Includes:

  • 4- day 3 night stay
  • All meals during retreat



  • An increased possibility of truly changing
  • Better understanding of the myths and illusions surrounding the art and science of helping and being helped… and where in one’s own life the self-deception lies
  • Improved sense of clarity, purpose, hope
  • An experience with music you can take with you to use to continue to change your brain (enhance neuroplasticity)
  • A song, written just for this moment in your life, which you can take forward with you
  • A soundtrack for your life


Your host:
Dr. Kevin J. Fleming

“A provocative and highly constructive challenge to our basic assumptions. Dr. Fleming will have you re-thinking many of your existing ideas and practices.”

Gerald Zaltman

Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business School and Partner, Olson Zaltman Associates

[H]is work is rich with both sophistication and humor around the irrationalities of human decision making (neuroeconomics) and how to get the brain to change these tendencies in us all.

His clients have included top government officials (including coaching a Cabinet Member for the Clinton Administration) as well as elite Fortune 100 executives on various psychological aspects of healing. His corporate clients have included such notables as The University of Notre Dame, E&J Gallo Wineries, City of Calgary (Canada), Pfizer, Chevron, and Davita.

In addition to being considered as one of the top change agents globally (published with the great Marshall Goldsmith, the late Stephen Covey, and Deepak Chopra), he is the U.S. Ambassador for the International Regulatory Body of Coaching and Mentoring, affiliated with the U.N. He is also on the Advisory Board (Neuroscience Specialist) of Eon Sports, Inc., a neuroscience based virtual reality training company for professional sport teams worldwide. His thought leadership and work has been chosen to be a feature of an upcoming Hollywood feature film documentary (directed by Oscar winner Eva Orner) on mental health innovations in America. He resides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Tulsa, OK and enjoys singing/songwriting and recording as a semi-professional recording artist (

[M]ulvey is an iconoclast within the singer/songwriter world. Restless and inventive, he has made seventeen records,
spanning rock and roll, folk, Jazz, spoken word, and Americana. A long-standing gig at the National Youth Science Camp led to
a spoken word piece, “Vlad the Astrophysicist”, which became a TEDx talk, and then an illustrated book. In 2007 he began an
annual late summer tour by bicycle instead of by car and airplane- the 10th annual bicycle tour will happen this September. He has taught songwriting and guitar workshops at the Swannanoa Gathering and at various folk festivals across the U.S.

Your host:

“Peter Mulvey is all substance, which is his style.”

Boston Globe

Day 1

1 – 3 pm – Arrival from airport to resort

4 – 6:30 pm – “Off The Couch” Presentation/Kick off Talk by Dr. Fleming – “Disclosing what the truth is that shrinks don’t tell you ”

6:30 – 8:00 pm – Cocktails, Dinner, and Concert by Peter Mulvey

Day 2

8:00 am – Breakfast

Breakout Sessions – Creating Your Song
Group 1 – Work with Peter on Songwriting

Group 2 – 1:30 PM – Free Time

  • Time for Spa
  • Whale Watching Excursion
  • Optional Neurotech intensive with Kevin Fleming

6:30 PM – Dinner on your own


Day 3

8:00 am – Breakfast

Breakout sessions – Creating Your Song; Cont.
Group 2 – Work with Peter on Songwriting
Group 1 – 
1:30 PM – Free Time

  • Time for Spa
  • Whale Watching Excursion
  • Optional Neurotech intensive with Kevin Fleming

6 PM – Dinner on Your Own

Day 4

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Concert and song performances with Peter
Sharing our Before and After Experiences

1 PM – Departures

Monarch Beach Resort

[W]inner of the prestigious AAA Five Diamond and Premier Resort Gold Medal Golf among other notable distinctions, Monarch Beach Resort offers guests an unmatched escape that embodies the barefoot elegance of Southern California’s coastal lifestyle. In Addition to our pristine beach, refreshingly, modern accommodations, and celebrated beachside dining, resort guests enjoy warm, personalized service from our Monarch Beach Resort Hosts and unique experiences for every age and interest.




[O]ur Dana Point resort features several celebrated restaurants that showcase the fresh flavors of Southern California and Monarch Beach’s coastal setting. Enjoy thoughtfully orchestrated dishes accompanied by breathtaking ocean views at our resort restaurants.


Miraval- Life in Balance Spa

[J]ust as no person is the same, no Miraval spa treatment is the same. Our spirit-reviving, soul-powering treatments are customized to your needs to help you achieve what you need, in the moment. In addition to massage, facial treatments, fitness and meditation classes, our guests can relax at our spa pool, enjoy lunch at the Spa Cafe, or retreat to a cozy lounge. Embrace the feeling of life in balance at Miraval.

Adventure & Excursions

[M]onarch Beach Resort is the most vibrant, luxury beach resort in Orange County, offering an unmatched level of services, indoor and outdoor activities, and exclusive wellness programs for those seeking new and exciting ventures. Whether you want to take on 18 challenging golf holes during a weekend getaway, discover a quiet haven to work on your yoga poses, or want to treat your family to a week-long beach escape, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at our coastal Southern California resort.

You can fly into 4 major airports:

  • John Wayne- Orange County Airport – 21 miles
  • Long Beach Airport – 41 miles
  • LAX – 60 miles
  • San Diego International Airport – 68 miles
  • Additional spa treatments can be purchased during the retreat if desired
  • Deposit Policies: To reserve your spot a non-refundable deposit required of $500.00 per person, balance must be paid in full by January 2, 2018
  • Cancellation policies: Any reservation must be cancelled by January 2, 2018 to avoid penalties, the non-refundable deposit of $500.00 will not be returned
  • Have any questions? Please contact us directly at

* This retreat does not include round-trip airfare, incidentals such as souvenirs, additional tours not part of the itinerary, and spa treatments. It is highly encouraged to purchase travel insurance. Dates are subject to change.


One Time Special Offer!!

One month of personal, health, or executive coaching to tap Dr. Fleming’s insights for change

  • Access as needed to neuroscience-based assessments
  • All access, 24/7 based virtual coaching (phone, text, email)

Fee: $2995

If you cannot attend the retreat, but are interested in signing up for coaching sessions