Personal Retreats in Bali for Managing Stress, Depression, Mental Health and Increased Wellness
In recent years, group and personal retreats have become more popular than ever. People recognize what a positive impact an issue focused retreat can have on their mental, physical and emotional health.
If you are dealing with stress, depression, burn out, or just need a break to focus on increased wellness, and are wondering if a retreat in Bali would make a difference in your life, here are some of the benefits…
Getting Away From Everyday Stress
There is a lot to be said for getting away from what you see and do every day – and it is not running away. A retreat provides the opportunity to be in a new place that has no emotional baggage and provides a respite from everything you normally encounter. This break from the usual routine makes it a little easier to set aside the stress you normally deal with at home, at work, or in some of your relationships. Once you are outside of your ‘stress zone’ it becomes easier to take a balanced look at your situation and assess which parts of your life need to be managed more effectively. Whether the retreat is just a week or a longer period of time, the effect is lower stress levels which in turn has a positive impact on your mind and body. You will also be returning to your normal life with a re-energised focus and a clear determination to improve stressful areas of your life for the better.
The Great Outdoors
Life gets busy and you don’t have a lot of time to do things outdoors. The Lighthouse Bali retreats offer you multiple opportunities to spend more time in the open air and enjoy refreshing sea breezes and sunshine on your skin. Along with increasing your natural production of vitamin D3, being closer to nature for walks or maybe a therapy session in the garden of your villa can do wonders for your mental processes. Being close to nature is proven to reduce the production of cortisol—our primary stress hormone.
No Planning Pains
One of the major plus points of The Lighthouse Bali retreats in facilitating rest and relaxation as compared to an ordinary vacation, where you spend an extraordinary amount of time researching and planning activities – we take care of everything for you, based upon your needs and wants. This means you don’t have to worry about things like scheduling, reservations, commutes, waiting in lines, finding locations, etc. Even though you may handle such mundane tasks in your daily life, these tasks become particularly stressful when you are in a new and unfamiliar location and dealing with a different language. The Lighthouse Bali Retreats allow you to focus solely on your own well-being and truly offer you stress free time-off. We have expert clinical and wellness practitioners, as well as the “inside scoop” for some of Bali’s ‘hidden gem’ expeditions and activities.
Bali is also known for its spirituality, colourful ceremonies and serene way of life – and it is also an incredible destination for enjoying new experiences. From sunset meditation on the beach through to adrenaline pumping white water rafting, surfing, and ATV riding, we offer a wide range of choices. Trying something new, or doing something which you never thought you could do, can be incredibly empowering and a huge confidence booster.
Communicating in a Safe Environment
Maybe one of the reasons you are seeking one on one counseling or attending a retreat is because you are feeling burnt out, stressed, depressed, anxious or suffering from a form of trauma. Within the environment of the retreat, there is time to explore what is happening inside and why you are feeling the way you are. If you opt to include counselling sessions with our professional team, you’ll be in a safe and supportive environment.
While there may be the need to pursue more in-depth therapy after the retreat is over, our team will help you to understand yourself and equip you with tools to take home when you leave, helping you transition towards a path of wellness and recovery. Should you wish to continue with the same counsellor from home, our clinicians are available for online sessions.
Retreats and Sleep
As any psychotherapist or other medical professional will tell you, inadequate sleep generates all sorts of negative effects on the mind and body. There is more stress on the heart. The immune system will not function as well as when you are have had a good night’s sleep. People tend to become more easily irritated and have trouble concentrating. Since part of the retreat will focus on letting go of stress and other factors that interfere with sleep, you may have the first truly recuperative rest that has come your way in a long time. As you sleep more soundly each night of the retreat, you will find it easier to concentrate on the sessions, learn more from them, and begin to feel better about yourself and the world in general.
There are many other benefits of immersing yourself in a customized retreat. Depending on what sort of situations you are facing, planning to attend a retreat could be just what you need. Resolve to actively participate in the schedule with your team, trust in the process and see what happens. When it’s time to go home, you may find yourself feeling better than you have felt in years.
We understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help for yourself or for a loved one, but it is the first step towards a happier, healthier and stress free way of living.
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