Do you ever feel off balance, as if your emotions are controlling your life? Replaying conversations and wishing you’d acted differently? Have you ever tried bottling them up only to find they resurface at another time?
Everyone experiences overwhelming emotional reactions from time to time. Mostly we catch ourselves in time, but sometimes not. These reactions can lead to what emotions expert Dr. Paul Ekman calls regrettable emotional episodes. Even just a few of them can have a long-term and devastating impact on key areas of our mental health if we don’t learn how to overcome them.
With a little effort, we can take control of our own wellbeing. By cultivating a few simple skills we can improve our relationships and resiliency which are at the core of our mental and emotional health.
Starting with the core mindfulness practices, this five-day retreat will move organically through the insight, empathy and compassion practices that bring about emotional balance and mental health. With a light sprinkling of theory and discussion, participants will return to their lives able to choose which practices are best for their own changing circumstances. This is a powerful opportunity to reboot our emotional lives by stepping outside our normal routine and focusing undistractedly on developing high levels of mental health and wellbeing.
Facility fee $200. Accommodation and meals available separately.
Corey Jackson has a degree in Sanskrit and Psychology and also works as a Tibetan-English translator. He is currently doing a Research Masters in mindfulness at the University of Sunshine Coast and is passionate about bringing the benefits of ancient wisdom to the modern world.