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Our Upcoming 'Silent' Retreat Dates:
Retreat Dates for 2024
They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them.
The irony is, the only place they ever needed to search, was within. "
(Romana L. Anderson)
FAQ and Answers
Do you believe you are living your life to your fullest potential?
If not, then yes, this retreat IS for you.
The Journeying Retreat is a healing journey.
– A healing of whatever it is you feel has been holding you back from living the life you always wanted to live.
– A healing of emotional issues.
(Which can include: lack of self worth, resentment, deep seated anger, pain of rejection, abuse of any kind, grief, depression, etc.)
This retreat is a very private journey; there is no group sharing.
We gather as a group twice a day.
This takes the form of:
A focus session in the morning – usually about an hour.
This is where a member of our team will speak on the topic of the day and team members may share some of their personal experiences. The session also includes music and readings. At the end of the focus session you are given your handout on the next topic.
An evening session
This can consist of music/a short meditation/story/ poem or reflection.
As the healing process is a journey you will experience it in stages. And this is where the companioning session comes in:
To help and guide you through these stages, you will have the opportunity to spend up to 40 minutes a day, 1-on-1, with a member of the team who will be assigned to you for the duration of the retreat.
This time is the “Non-silence” part of the retreat, so you will have the opportunity to ask your questions and mention any thoughts or concerns that may have arisen from your writing and the previous day’s handout.
You will be guided through the various stages of the retreat in a completely non-judgmental, confidential and safe space, all the while being reassured that what you are feeling is understood and quite normal.
The companioning session takes place each morning before the Focus Session.
While you do follow a set program each day, and much of your time is taken up in reflection and writing , there is also ample time for relaxation;
to enjoy some of the walks nearby or time on the beach.
This retreat is about you –
And for some people it is the first time they have ever taken time out
– just for themselves.
And you will come to realize that You Are Worth It.
The silence is valued very highly because it allows you to hear the wisdom of your own heart, and therefore come in touch with who you really are.
The silence keeps you focused on your story and is an integral part of your healing journey.
Some people think that the silence is a strange thing – until they begin to experience it.
Many people come thinking that they won’t be able to do the silence.
Only to find that they love it; that it is not difficult at all.
Particularly as they start to realize that the silence is taking them on the journey to their healing.
Six nights accommodation overlooking the beach
The retreat itself
All of the course materials
Evening meal on first day
Lunches (2 course) each day (these are large meals and some retreatants find they can save some of it for a snack later.)
Breakfast on final day.
(The accommodation is self-contained so please bring along your own food requirements for the meals not included in the package.)
This retreat is totally free of alcohol and all drugs. Naturally prescription medication will continue.
Our retreat costs $1395 and we have two payment options – see below.
This includes everything listed under the question: What does the retreat package include?
We are able to keep the cost at a minimum because our experienced team is passionate about the benefits of this retreat and so freely give our time and experience towards this end result.
We offer two payment options.
1. Subscription payment plan: Pay over six months. 1st payment at registration. *
2. Pay $200 at registration. Remainder to be paid two weeks prior to commencement of retreat. *
* Conditions apply: All registrations include $200 non-refundable payment.
The retreat will start at 3 pm on Friday, the first day, and end at 10 am on the following Thursday.
Have GPS or Google Maps? Great. Type in The Haven, Emu Park.
Don’t have GPS?
We will send you an information packet a few weeks before the retreat with all the directions and location details!
By Public Transport:
Land in Rockhampton Airport.
Buses leave daily for Emu Park. CLICK HERE to view timetables and cost. The bus we recommend is number 29 and/or 20.
Your requirements for breakfasts and evening meals – enough for 5 days.
Any snacks – fruit, chocolates etc. (Now is not the time to go on a diet!)
A journal and pens/pencils/highlighters
A torch, tissues, comfortable clothes & walking shoes.
This retreat is totally free of alcohol and all drugs.
Naturally prescription medication will continue.
We are passionate about helping every participant truly benefit from each retreat process.
We believe in the goodness and value of every person and
our desire is that each individual sees this in themselves.
Our aim is that this retreat enables each person to heal the emotional pain of the past so that they may live their life to their fullest potential. As each person heals, this then impacts on the lives of those we love, and on future generations.