Self-Discovery Retreat - "Find Yourself"
12th -14th of October - Finland
“Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.”
- Carl G. Jung
Some of us are seeking for a deeper connection with our inner dimension, bringing with it a stronger sense of purpose and the acceptance of how our thoughts, consciousness and mind are connected; creating our own experience of life. If you are looking to renew your life-plan, improve your self-awareness and self-acceptance, connect with your inner dimension and develop your growth mindset for smoother anxiety and stress management, and increase your wellbeing, then this is the retreat you were waiting for.
Back in January, Harvard Business Review published back in January a research that suggests that when we have a high level of self-awareness, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively*. It is said in this article that there are two main dimensions of self-awareness. The first, which the study calls internal self-awareness, represents how clearly we see our own values, passions, and aspirations fit with our environment, reactions (including thoughts, feelings, behaviours, strengths, and weaknesses), and impact on others. The study found that internal self-awareness is associated with higher job and relationship satisfaction, personal and social control, as well as happiness; and it is negatively related to anxiety, stress, and depression when the level is low.
The second category, external self-awareness, means understanding how other people view us, in terms of those same factors listed above. The mentioned research shows that people who know how others see them are more skilled at showing empathy and taking others’ perspectives. By using this we tend to have a better relationship with others, feel more satisfied with our context, and see others as more effective in general.
It is easy to assume that being high on one type of awareness would mean being high on the other. However, the research has found virtually no relationship between them, so those are two dimensions to work in parallel.* So first understand yourself, then understand others before you are understood.
The magazine Scientific American Mind also noticed in its issue from spring 2018 that "a wealth of psychological research shows that a mental downtime is vital for productivity and health." This is directly linked to the ability to take breaks, detach and calm our minds. It was noted in the same magazine that "the power of reflection gives the insight into our own thoughts, metacognition, as key to high achievements it all domains". "Self-control is not just a puritanical virtue. It is a key psychological trait that breeds success at work and play -and in overcoming life's hardships."**
During our Self-Discovery Retreat, we will be working with all those dimensions. It will be held at a location in the Helsinki region (to be confirmed at a later stage). The group will be limited to only 10 participants and the retreat will be taken place over 3 consecutive days, which means that the participants are expected to remain overnight at the location.
The 5 core areas of work for our program are built around the following pillars, based on how to develop your:
If you are interested to hear more about it and see all the different packages available for the retreat, pre-register through the button below and we will contact you shortly with more information.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Ruth & Marc
*Text extracted from the article published by HBR: https://hbr.org/2018/01/what-self-awareness-really-is-and-how-to-cultivate-it
** Text extracted from the magazine https://www.scientificamerican.com/magazine/special-editions/2018/special-editions-volume-27-issue-1s/