Retreat/workshop : Finding the Balance
nights : arr. Tues 1st May, dep. Sun 6th May : £530 or €595)
We are very
conscious these days of the need for balance in life and how we live it … in a
global context - man and the planet … in a political context - due space for
diversity … in economics … and in ourselves.
It starts with us. If we are out
of balance, we are stressed and we don’t function properly.
Lack of equilibrium – lack of balance – can account for a
wide range of ills… anxiety, bad sleep, bad eating patterns, feeling depressed,
feeling stuck and no way forward, stressed…
But feeling ok is about more than not being stressed, it’s
about feeling confident and assured… about knowing that you can plan a way
forward for yourself and adjust your plans for what happens that’s not in your
control. Starting out is all about relating to ourselves. Getting on is all about relating to other
people.. So this retreat workshop takes
these two headings.
The first part – Starting Out – will be about listening to
ourselves : through meditation, in one-to-one sessions and in creative work,
the focus will be on the question: What
are my real strengths, how do I use them and how do I work around where I feel
The second part – Getting On – will be about relating to
others : continuing meditation and one-to-one sessions, but now incorporating
work on non-confrontational negotiation, listening to others and keeping our
balance, we will focus on: Being seen
and respected for who I am and what I believe.
Your time here will incorporate group sessions (using
instruction discussion and practice), meditation, one-to-one sessions,
individual work… all within the environment of companionship with privacy,
which we seek to create at Le Sentier Tranquille. There is plenty to read and listen to and
guidance will be given if requested. As
well, there will be time for just sitting chatting and relaxation.