MIND BODY MEDICINE: HEALING THE SELF RETREAT
10 – 13 NOVEMBER 2022 @ BODHI KHAYA, STANFORD
A weekend of exploring new ways to nurture and care for yourself through movement, meditation, creative processing and Mind-Body Medicine.
In our time together we will explore several key techniques of Mind-Body Medicine. We harness the power of breath, meditation, engaged movement and creativity in ways that support healing from stress, trauma and illness.
By grounding techniques with engaged creative processes, movement as medicine, and meditation techniques, we explore the immense human potential to overcome obstacles between us and wellness, connection and growth.
Mind Body Medicine is a re-connection of body and mind into a cohesive, integrated system, capable of extraordinary self-healing and change.
A 3-DAY RETREAT WITH JAYNE AND GAIL INCLUDES:
- Skills for self-care and self-awareness
- Practices in movement and meditation
- Self-exploration through intuitive art-making and writing
- Access to walking & hiking trails in a sanctuary of natural beauty
- Swimming ponds & dams
- Comfortable & cosy communal spaces
- Time for rest and relaxation
- Opportunity to connect with like-minded people
- 3 nights accommodation at Bhodi Khaya Nature Retreat
- 3 vegetarian meals per day
- Numbers limited to 12 participants
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
JAYNE BULLEN – Advanced Mind Body Medicine Practitioner, Movement Teacher, Non-Profit leader, Certified Coach
Jayne runs Mind-Body Medicine groups and has spent two decades studying movement and meditation as the path to wellness. She is trained in various forms of dance including having apprenticed with Gabrielle Roth of the 5Rhythms, Ya’Acov Darling Khan of Movement Medicine having founded the school in Africa and leading it for seven years. She is a medicine woman who is also a certified coach, BodyTalk Kinesiologist and has studied Integrative Medicine. She runs a business that takes nutritional & lifestyle to healthcare as new treatment of disease
“Jayne provides a safe space for exploration about the ways in which you can improve your health and become more resilient in the face of life’s challenges” Public Health Director, United Kingdom
“The course led me to discover new things about myself and my environment. Under the guidance of Jayne I was led to find and explore inner strength, open my mind, calm my nervous, become aware of myself and what is around me and to look into my past and future. Jayne is a beautiful soul placed here to assist, guide and lead people into the light of knowledge” Electoral Director, Bloemfontein, South Africa
“Jayne’s strong yet kind guidance and the tools I learnt have changed my life for the better” Trauma Therapist, South Africa
GAIL SCHOEMAN – Heart Art creative process facilitator, Nia and Heart Dance instructor.
Gail facilitates courses and workshops in the power of Creative Process. Movement and art-making are applied practically as a means to develop awareness, break barriers, gain understanding, cultivate courage and honour authenticity. Through Heart Art she weaves story, visualisation, mindfulness, intuitive art-making and writing to foster deeper relationship with self and the world. Through Heart Dance and Nia, movement is encouraged for self-expression, expansion, delight, connection and groundling.
“Gail, once again you have taken me to new heights, new beginnings and new possibilities – all while safely holding me in the here and now. Your guidance, love and energy is what allows me to take that leap into both a creative and spiritual journey. Thank You.” Megan
“This is a space to have fun, a place to be quiet, a time to explore amongst kind, safe people and with the wonderful guidance from Gail.” Cheryl
“A really fantastic experience – a great opportunity for me to make tangible those aspects of myself that I choose to ignore or not trust. This was enriching and transforming.” Maria
ABOUT MIND BODY MEDICINE
Mind-body medicine is based on the scientific understanding of the inextricable connection among our thoughts, sensations and feelings, and our mind, body, and spirit – between ourselves and the social and natural world in which we live. CMBM’s approach to wellness is grounded in practical, evidence-based skills for self-care, nutrition, self-awareness, and group support. Mind-body skills (such as meditation, biofeedback, guided imagery, and self-expression in drawings, words, and pictures) are scientifically validated to reduce stress and restore physical and psychological health. The mind-body approach heals individual trauma and builds community-wide resilience.
ABOUT HEART ART
Heart Art practically applies art-making techniques and exercises to cultivate creativity, access intuition, activate right-brain thinking, inspire self-expression, immerse in mindfulness, and return to beginner’s mind. Creative processes mirror life processes. Life oriented themes are explored through visualisation, storytelling, writing and intuitive art-making. Heart Art is an outlet to express, reframe, transform and heal. Gain confidence in self-expression, learn to trust your intuitive voice and live a rich, full and creative life.