holistic wellness retreats
re-write your life story
The human being is made up of the body, the mind and the spirit but those different aspects are not necessarily united within an individual. The higher mind acts as the binding force that unites the physical and spiritual aspects within us but in order to reach our higher mind we have to free ourselves from any obstacles that stand our way to the top. What happens most of the times is that we are consumed by the lower mind which processes information coming from the senses. We are so busy looking for happiness in the outer world that we forget to search inside ourselves for the answers to our worries. We do not work our way to self realization. To many people, completeness is something that can be found in a shop. The more we attend to our physical needs and overlook our spiritual self, the more we suffer isolation, loneliness and depression.
To reach self-realization, we have to work through the physical level: that means keeping an open heart, able to feel empathy, compassion and unconditional love. It also means cultivating an open, intuitive mind. We all have a creative side within us and once we get in touch with it again, we can feel free from hurt and pain and also feel powerful enough to initiate change.
Artwork is therapeutic, it’s a process that leads to self discovery. When used together, colour, sound, movement and creative visualizations, have a synergizing effect, tapping into the unconscious and bringing forward emotional blocks that affect our overall wellbeing. They also open a channel of communication within so as we can escape the cold reasoning of the lower mind and tune in to the intuitive and spontaneous energy of the higher mind. As a result, we can discover new pathways and solutions to problems that stem from the past and from inefficient practices or habits. Negative patterns are usually repressed so transformative therapy techniques can help us gain a deeper understanding of who we are and why we feel the way we do.
Our Transformative Therapy Retreats will help you put things in perspective, relax and release the mind from restrictive and negative thought patterns. They will also enable you to open up and embrace the true meaning of life.
Activities include art & drama therapy, yoga for the creative mind, life-coaching and journaling sessions. Ideal for both small groups and solo travellers.
Information on our upcoming Transormative Therapy Retreats is soon to be released.
The Success is My Choice training week
This strategic planning and leadership bootcamp is focused on giving aspiring leaders and small business owners the knowledge and the practical skills they need to build a winning brand from the ground up.
It also aims at
training, inspiring and empowering participants to lead their way to the top
helping them understand and practice the art of building their own brand
providing them with the necessary skills and tools for a successful brand campaign
encouraging networking, sharing of stories and support among participants
Planning, Resources & Budgeting
Identifying an Audience
Vision-Mission-Goal: Building a personal brand and boosting your presence
Community engagement / Identifying high-level opportunities to advance your brand
(Social) Media communication
Crisis Management / Stress & Coping
Do you want help in building your own corporate event?
Healing is not a matter of spontaneous recovery from a disease - it is a gradual process. The healing process is helped or hindered by our readiness to change and our trust in changing. The path to healing is not self-evident but healers can serve as a guiding light. They can help you transform your life by teaching you to pay attention to the parts that require balance and care.
Meditation taps on those parts of the body that suffer from energy loss or
imbalance. Focus activities that address the heart/mind relationship are also to be found at the center of our personalized program to help you get rid of mental clutter, start over with yourself first and become the new-you.
During this getaway, you will learn how to focus, direct the flow of energy to the right places and listen to your needs. As a result of meditation practice, inspiration will come about naturally, emotional well-being will be taken care of and change will happen by means of a liberating experience.
The program also includes hiking excursions, healthy cooking sessions and coaching workshops. Massage and foot reflexology treatments are offered on demand.
Want to learn more about our detox getaways?
Re-writing your Life Story
Re-Writing Your Life Story is a 7-day intensive program - based on the guide book by psychologist and creator of The Healing Tree community Despoina Limniotaki - that will help you put your life in perspective and realize your dreams.
The program gives you the tools for creative & critical thinking and incorporates activities, ideas, bittersweet truths from everyday experience plus teaches you therapeutic techniques that will inspire, motivate and slowly train you to become your own success story.
Through the Re-Writing Your Life Story program you can experiment with daily strategies such as Journaling, Planning, Assessing, Practicing Mindfulness etc. The program addresses several areas of your life: personal, business, health, relationships and many more.
It will also encourage you to embrace change, act on your wishes and be your best self. The program’s goal is to show everyone that they can achieve anything they set their minds to and live a blissful life.
Do you want to become a member of the exclusive Re-Writing your Life Story club?
Do you want to inspire more people with your
Re-Writing Your Life Story brand new skills?
Then by all means tag #yourlifestorybook in your Instagram photos.
"Crete - Sense the authentic"
Staycation (home) online makeovers
We have broken the connection with nature and have turned away from sunlight. The modern way of living keeps us trapped inside dark offices or in the house, where we spend many hours a day working or worrying about the future. We have stopped listening to our inner selves and have neglected our emotional and spiritual sides. We have developed a dependence on physical medicines and screens to fix our ailments. What we have really forgotten is the fact that the ailments spring from the very act of ignoring who we are and what we are made of.
During such difficult times and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt we had no choice but to sit around and wait for the days to pass. There has been loss and desperation, fear and stagnation. Yet, it is still possible to dream, plan and prepare, embrace both negative and positive feelings, release unhelpful thoughts and redesign the world we want to thrive in.
The Healing Tree community offers a valuable selection of online programs on wellfulness, mental health management and mindful-living coaching to support and help you get ready
to open the door to the new you.
Solo Travelling for Women
Wanderlust in a post-pandemic era has become a dream and a crave: being worry-free to explore, visit and experience the world again, can only seem cathartic after so much pain and constraint. The COVID19 prevalence made use of all our coping mechanisms and skills – we learned how to psychologically survive, make sense of novel situations, declutter our inner and outer space and take care of our nearest and dearest. This has been a journey in itself, albeit an esoteric one. But now we feel like escaping on our own terms. Traveling appears to be one the most obvious answers to the question of the first thing that comes to mind as a future plan.
Is it time yet?
The sure thing is that traveling trends, decisions and choices will not be left unaffected by our latest collective experience.
But although most people cannot yet narrow down their list on the places they want to find themselves vacationing in the future, travel experts, bloggers and coaches already know that the pandemic will have us consider more conscious,
true-to-the-heart pathways: it is not the “where” but the “how” that is going to be adapted to safer, more responsible and more sustainable change. And solo traveling, having reached a 18% of global bookings in the past, can again be identified as a key trend for three, premium reasons:
a) for the need to embrace more challenges while personal distancing, b) for its transformative nature and c) because of the knowledge that one is in control of their own fate, schedule and budget.
For women, traveling solo is more than taking a trip.
More and more stories of courageous women that took up the opportunity, offer an inspirational alternative to the misconceptions people hold about setting off on your own.
The freedom, the choices and the road ahead, comprise a pilgrimage. The ritual of preparing oneself to face both the unknown and their fears, resembles the passage to a newly defined maturity.
For them, solo travelling has been a liberating experience.
Healing as a Shared Experience
Healing is a topic of great historical significance
for the Greek.
Ancient Greece was a period in time bustling with rituals around the experience of health and decay, all incorporating the concepts of both physical and mental wellbeing. Healing processes were strongly influenced by religious and cultural norms, creating a place inside where mythology, spirituality, ceremonies and everyday beliefs were interwoven, long before they served their way into the sanctuaries - the actual spaces that offered organized medical assistance. Because of the above, healing processes were rich in symbolism and expression, allowing patients to tell their own story and to derive meaning from what had happened to them, in a way that can be more or less understood today in terms of psychotherapy. Healing represented an art and a tradition that incorporated different practices, being both personal in the way people were held responsible for their health and communal because the idea itself allowed for shared experiences and the forming of bonds.
Little of its original elements can be found in today’s system of care in Greece, where mental health is highly conceptualized along the medical illness model and the word “healing” has largely been reduced to philosophical talk. Instead of history serving as a paradigm that could contribute to our understanding of how people face the challenges of traumatic events, live with mental health conditions or try to balance everyday stressors, we treat people in isolation, largely in-and-out of institutions whereas treatment is mostly confined to prescribing medicine and fixing the body. There are no references to personal narratives or the forming of relationships.
We propose that contemporary spaces should be co-created to facilitate overall wellness and nurture all dimensions of the mind, body and spirit connection.
It is not the built environment that brings about positive change but the journey of transformation.