Woman Kind Retreats
Kindness for Therapists
Venue to be confirmed
10am-5pm Sunday 10th March 2019
Why is it SO hard for therapists to offer the same kindness to ourselves that we give generously to our clients? We’re in service to family, to our children, to our clients and all under time pressure to get stuff done! But how can we be also in service to ourselves?
Kindness for Therapists is a retreat day for therapists, yoga teachers, facilitators, healers and coaches to receive nourishment and explore self-care that will effortlessly slip into your life and help you to stay topped up.
It’s an experiential day including a womb blessing and exploration for you access your inner wisdom, both guiding you to be kinder to yourself and giving you clarity on how to manage your energy.
Kate and Leora live in the real world with messy lives, and we know how hard it is to create space for self-kindness. This day is about telling you what to do or adding to your to-do list! Instead, you’re offered a re-set button, by creating a safe, cosy place where you can dive into your abundant inner wisdom, that is just waiting to be heard.
“Doesn’t every living being deserve kindness? Why should you be an exception?” – Sjanie Hugo-Wurlitzer
The retreat is open to anyone who identifies as a woman, of any age from menarche to post-menopause who works as a therapist, coach, teacher or workshop leader and is curious about how she can be kinder to herself. If you’re not sure if the retreat would be useful for you, get in touch and ask us more.
What you will receive
A bit like a feminine Reiki, this deliciously gentle healing nourishes your creative, feminine centre. It brings a reverence and grace to the exploration of what it is to be an authentic, well-resourced woman.
This is a unique combination of embodied movement inspired by Womb Yoga, self-care belly massage and guided visualisation. It combines the physical benefits of increased circulation, release and lymph flow to your womb and belly, with a deep connection to your innate wisdom by embodied listening. At Kindness for Therapists we’ll be using it to explore what is most needed in your working life AND what holds you back. As a side benefit, you’re also learning the ultimate in daily self-care!
The afternoon is dedicated to two seasonal explorations we’ve crafted especially for therapists. These practices will allow you to understand what your strengths and challenges are in your working life at different times in your menstrual and life cycle, getting into the details of how you can work to your own strengths and accessing clarity to truly allow kindness into your working lives. We’ve noticed that rather like Family Constellations, just doing this process creates energy shifts in your life without even trying!
At each stage of the day, there will be plenty of time to share as much or as little as is comfortable for you. The digestion and processing of new information is important when allowing change to happen, so we build in spaciousness to allow this to happen; particularly precious when we have so little of it in our daily lives.
To complete the day we’ll be supporting you in finding your way to allow these changes to happen. Everyone does this differently so we have a range of ideas for you to adopt.
We are offering a sponsored place for one woman on this retreat, you can nominate a therapist, coach, teacher or healer who sincerely deserves a nurturing and nourishing retreat day, just email Kate before 27th January to nominate a colleague.
Visit the Woman Kind website to find out more.
What are Woman Kind Retreats Like?
Here’s what people have said about the workshop;
“I was blown away…through a series of interventions we each built up a relationship with our wombs and that in itself was incredibly moving. The care with which they prepared for the day was awesome – every little detail from the yummy snacks to the pack of goodies we got to take home.”
“When I was younger, right up until a ‘Love your Belly’ workshop, I had always been aware of the arrival of my periods. They had been cripplingly painful, given me headaches & had lasted 5 to 7 days.
So from the workshop I now treat myself with kindness & respect. I honour myself each month by taking time to be calm, listen to my body & be gentle with my schedule so I can live & enjoy what my body is going through rather than masking & ignoring what my body is experiencing. So I’ve gone from not even knowing what a Mooncup is to using one. I now perform, womb yoga regularly, self, tummy or womb massage & I listen to my body.
My periods are cleaner, less painful, last 3-4 days from start to finish & for the last 4 months I can’t even map when they are due because the usual tummy & back-ache doesn’t resonate like it did before. Thank you from the bottom of my womb xxxx”
“I had absolutely no expectations what this workshop would bring.. and so was absolutely blown away by the simplicity of the breathwork, the power of the abdominal exercises and the expansion I experienced from the group womb healing mediation. Utterly amazing stuff. Can’t wait till the next one! ”
Rachael Posener, Halcyon Health
“A simple and deeply connecting way of nurturing our well being and honouring ourselves as women”
Dawn Rosser, Naturally Self Psychotherapy.
— Tamara Donn (@TamaraDonn) February 3, 2015
— Herts Holistic (@HertsHolistic) February 4, 2015
“Everything was wonderful”
“Loved it! I feel not only has my womb been blessed, but I am too!”
“I feel very relaxed, grounded and looking forward to exploring more”
Please get in touch for more details.