Journey of Self-care Series / Fill up My Cup 2021, Elwood - What's On St Kilda
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Journey of Self-care Series / Fill up My Cup 2021

Start 2021 as you plan to go on: making your wellbeing a priority. Monthly mini retreats to attend to your self-care.

About this Event

Start the new year as you plan to go on: relaxed and rejuvenated. With almost every aspect of life planned to the minute, now’s the time to plan for your own self-care. Imagine looking at your diary and finding ‘self-care’ prescheduled – all you have to do is show up and relax.

A question for you. Does this sound familiar...?

So often you've 'filled up your cup' only to have poured its contents into situations around you that have needed attending to. And then, you were left with an 'empty cup', the contents of which never had a chance to attend to you.

The Journey of Self-care Series consists of 3 x ½ day mini retreats for you to relax and recharge so you can 'fill up your cup' and then some - so there's something left for you!

For one afternoon each month, absorb the sense of calm that comes from:

• Working the stress-knots out of the body with a bit of gentle, mindful movement,

• Breathing deeply and easily and,

• Settling into the sweet territory of stillness with a delicious relaxation practice.

During your Journey of Self-care, wind down as you create personally meaningful, positive self-care habits over the course of three consecutive months:

Mini Retreat #1: Saturday, 6 February 2021 (1.30 PM – 5.30 PM)

Mini Retreat #2: Saturday, 6 March 2021 (1.30 PM – 5.30 PM)

Mini Retreat #3: Saturday, 3 April (1.30 PM – 5.30 PM)

Benefits of cultivating self-care and self-compassion include:

• People who score higher on self-compassion also report lower levels of anxiety and depression,

• They also show less rumination and thought suppression, and

• When people become more self-compassionated, they're more likely to correct mistakes and make changes that are needed.

Why three, half-day retreats?

We know that for most over-stretched professionals it’s not realistic to carve out time for regular week-long retreats. In fact, sometimes just trying to do so causes more stress and that’s the last thing we want to do!

We also know that it takes about three months to create a new habit. This series is your time to reflect on what self-care genuinely looks like for you and to then plan to set yourself up to regularly attend to your wellbeing in everyday life, life outside of the mini retreat.

You will also measure and monitor your resilience and perceived stress throughout the journey so that you know how you’re tracking.

This series of three, half-day mini retreats is your pathway to self-care. Each session includes:

• Gentle mindful movement practices that are a blend of Hatha Yoga stretches and the flowing, rhythmic movements of Qi Gong,

• Deep breathing exercises to calm the nervous system,

• Guided meditation practice to relax the body and ease the mind and,

• A deep relaxation practice.

Your Journey of Self-care Itinerary

Mini Retreat #1: Saturday, 6 February 2021 (1.30 PM – 5.30 PM)

Destination: The Four Pillars of Resilience

• Create your Personal Self-care Strategy

Mini Retreat #2: Saturday, 6 March 2021 (1.30 PM – 5.30 PM)

Destination: Stress + Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms + Coping Strategies

• Identify your Personal Stress Dynamic + learn how to calm an anxiety attack in less than 1 minute

Mini Retreat #3: Saturday, 3 April (1.30 PM – 5.30 PM)

Destination: Befriending Your Inner Critic with Mindful Compassion

• Meditation cross-training practices to strengthen your brain’s attention systems

Investment Options (Introductory price for this first series of 2021)

• Fees listed are reduced to 'Introductory' for this first series of 2021only.

*There will be a small additional booking fee charged by Eventbrite.

$499 (+ GST): Full Access Pass - Journey of Self-care Series

• 3 x ½ Day mini retreats

• Light refreshments / Afternoon Tea

• 6 x Mind Your Mojo Videos: In between your monthly retreats receive weekly videos to help keep your self-care front of mind. Each video is approximately five-minutes in duration and comes with a printable resource with a few extra tips and in some cases, links to relevant podcasts, Ted Talks or videos.

• Workbook: Each participant will also receive a workbook to support your experiences along the way, and, handy to refer back to once the series has concluded.

• Each participant will also receive a copy of a popular stress-management book.

• Community Support: Each participant will have access to a private Facebook Group to connect, support and share information and experiences.

• Participants who require require additional support during the series are invited to reach out to Angela directly for confidential one-on-one, mini Mind Your Mojo chats.

$259 (+ GST): Single Access Pass* – 1 x mini retreat

• 1 x ½ Day mini retreat

• Light refreshments / Afternoon Tea

*If you prefer to register for a singular mini retreat, please contact the organiser directly: / 0404 912 804.

Registration is strictly limited as we will be adhering to ALL Covid-related safety protocols.

Refund Policy

• Cancellations made with notice of 7 full days or more will receive a full refund, with the exception of booking fees charged by Eventbrite. For example, to receive a full refund of AUD $499, cancellations must be made no later than 29 January 2021. Booking and credit card fees charged by Eventbrite cannot be refunded.

• Cancellations made with notice of less than 7 days are not eligible for refund, however, participants are welcome to transfer their registration to another person.

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What to bring

Bring your stress and prepare to leave - at least some of - it behind.

Please wear clothing that allows you to move freely and relax comfortably.

With respect to the Covid-restrictions, we encourage you to bring your own mat. However, if you do not have one, that's fine, please let us know and we will have one set aside for you.

For the same reason, we are not able provide bolsters, blankets, blocks or any other such equipment you may usually have on hand to practice. If you have your own, please bring them along.

And of course, you are most welcome to bring along any additional items that provide comfort such as cushion, blanket and / or eye covering.

During relaxation, the body tends to cool down. You may wish to have a shawl, blanket, and / or socks nearby to keep you cosy.

Perhaps a journal and favourite pen to capture notes of your experience throughout the day.

"Resilience is about how you recharge, not about how you endure."

Shawn Achor, Harvard Business Review, 24 June 2016

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