Re-Discovering Your Best Self Retreat
14th -22nd May 2021
About the Event
During the COVID-19 pandemic you may have experienced challenging living and working conditions which might leave you feeling uncertain, disorientated perhaps even a bit lost. These pressures and for some, just slowing down and having time to notice and reflect on your life, may be prompting some big questions: 'Do I want to continue leading my life this way?", "Is this really the work I want to do? "What would really make me fulfilled and happy?" "What's the right thing to do?". You might be considering what you want from this 'new normal', what will bring greater meaning and fulfilment in your life?
Going on a retreat is an opportunity to ground ourselves in our true identity, to re discover our true self. It is from this place, our "inner compass", that we are best placed to make decisions and choices about the big things in our lives: work, relationships, love and leadership.
The retreat process is twofold. The first part is an inner journey exploring what your life experiences have taught you about who you are. The second stage is an outer journey. An exploration of how you can be the best expression of your true self going forward.
In pre-COVID times you might have gone away to a retreat house to explore these questions. With "Re- Discovering your best self" online you can go on a powerful, reinvigorating retreat journey with up to three other companions facing similar challenges, guided by two experienced retreat facilitators, over the course of six sessions, in the comfort of your own home.
The "Re-Discovering your Best Self" Stay at Home retreat is for anyone who is:
• Bored, stuck in a rut, not knowing what they want
• Going through a major life transition: finding work, retirement, divorce, bereavement
• Faced with big opportunities but uncertain as to how to proceed
• Facing a life dilemma, they're struggling with
• Feeling like they are only just getting through each day, surviving life
• Studying, working, or out of work
Style and approach
Retreat facilitators Cathy Brown and Mike Mullins have a supportive, empathic style and will create a safe, intimate space where everyone is given an opportunity to share and be heard without judgement. The retreat will run over the course of six sessions with a minimum of two and a maximum of four retreatants. Retreat sessions will be face-to-face on Zoom for 1.5 - 2 hours per session, focused on a pattern of guided personal reflection and small group sharing and discussion. Retreatants will be invited to complete personal reflective activities between each session. The six-day flow looks like this: Session 1 - Introductions and motivations Session 2 - How did I get here? Session 3 - What do I want? Session 4 - Change and transition Session 5 - Who am I at my best? Session 6 - Moving forward.
Fees and dates:
The next 'Re-Discovering Your Best Self' Stay at Home Retreat (online) will be held between Friday 14th May to Saturday 22nd May with sessions at these times:
Session 1 - Friday 14th May 6-8pm
Session 2 - Saturday 15th May 9.30-11.30am
Session 3 - Monday 17th May 6-8pm Session 4 - Wednesday 19th May 6-8pm
Session 5 - Friday 21st May 6-8pm
Session 6 - Saturday 22nd May 9.30-11.30am
If you are employed the fee is £300 + VAT
If you are un-employed or a full-time student the fee is £50 + VAT
Early-Bird Rate: For bookings made before Friday 16th April the fee is £250 + VAT
This includes six 1.5 - 2-hour Zoom face-to-face retreat sessions, a 38-page 'Re-Discovering Your Best Self' Work Book, comprising guidance notes, worksheets and resources to use to capture your learning and a follow-on 1-1 with Cathy or Mike.
To go on the retreat please contact Mike Mullins at firstname.lastname@example.org