Two Rivers Retreat, Koh Phangan, Thailand, 31 August – 8 September 2019 2019-04-01T01:32:53+00:00
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A week-long mindfulness and healing retreat on a beautiful island of Koh Phangan, Thailand, by experienced psychologists and experts in mindfulness, 31 August – 8 September 2019

Call us to get more information: +61 422 830 633

Do you feel you always have too much on your mind?

Are you critical towards yourself?

Do you find it is hard to relax and be present?

Do you want more satisfaction from life?

Do you want to learn valuable skills while nourishing your body and mind?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, this retreat is for you.

With only one retreat a year, this is your chance to do something for yourself, take time off to focus on improving your quality of life and to slow down, build your resilience, connect with yourself, and learn effective tools that will change your life long after the retreat has ended.

Everything at the retreat is taken care of, so all you need is to book a place and show up, and we will to look after you! Plus with two experienced facilitators per group, you know we’ve got your back.

What you will get

When we give ourselves what we deserve and invest in ourselves away from our day-to-day life, we can make sustainable changes to our wellbeing! Give yourself a gift that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Our retreats are a fun, practical exploration of the powerful skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. Run by experienced psychologists, you will learn a number of powerful tools as well as deepening your self-awareness and clarity around what is really important in life.

You will also get to relax and slow down, improve your physical health through healthy eating, meditation and yoga, and perhaps most importantly, form genuine connections with other like-minded people.

As well as relaxing and being pampered, you will learn simple, evidence-based tools to help you:

  • Manage your stress better
  • Relate to difficult thoughts and emotions in a healthier way
  • Be kind to yourself
  • Respond better to life’s challenges (rather than reacting in unhelpful ways)
  • Develop a daily mindfulness practice and use mindful self-compassion skills in everyday life
  • Increase your self-awareness and learn how to let this guide your choices and goal-setting
  • Be more present with yourself and others
  • Develop emotional resilience and balance
  • Improve concentration

According to recent research studies, mindfulness and self-compassion are related to reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, better emotional well-being, relationships, and self-care.

Package highlights:

  • Green and peaceful location on an island of Koh Phangan, Thailand, booked exclusively for our group
  • 8 nights 7 days deluxe eco-resort accommodation at Yoga house or nearby accommodation (private rooms, twin share rooms and one luxury dorm 4 people sharing)
  • Carefully curated program based on mindfulness, mindful self-compassion, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy principles
  • Workbook to help you take what you learn back into your everyday life
  • Two experienced facilitators, both of whom are experienced clinical psychologists
  • Small group size [maximum 20 people] providing community, connection, and a personalised approach for each attendee
  • Healthy and delicious meals each day, including local Thai dishes and pan-Asian flavours..
  • Yoga sessions every morning
  • Mindful cooking class exploring local cuisine
  • Mindful nature walk
  • 1 hour Thai Massage
  • We can also help you to organize transfers (for additional cost)

Program

Based on neuroscience and the latest research, we have put together a program combining mindfulness and self-compassion practices, as well as powerful tools from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

The program is interactive and engaging. It includes some theoretical background, lots of practical exercises and an opportunity to practice mindful communication so we can share experiences and learn from one another.

Timetable:

7am-8am – yoga-optional
8am-9.30am – breakfast
9.30am-10.45am – course
10.45am-11am – morning tea
11am-12.30pm – course
12.30pm-1.30pm – lunch
1.30pm-2.45pm – course
2.45pm-3pm – afternoon tea
3pm – 6.30pm – mindful cooking class and dinner

Location

Wonderful hosts at Yoga House have been making their luxurious amenities available for healing retreats and escapes for many years. We are lucky to have the entire place to ourselves for our 7 day-long retreat.

With its natural surrounding and intimate setting, The Yoga House is a perfect place for a wide range of activities and workshops and at the same time it is ideal for relaxing ,taking time out, and experiencing Koh Phangan’s special vibe.

Although private and secluded, The Yoga House is only a few minutes from Koh Phangan’s main beaches, villages and the main town.
Shared/ private bedrooms with air conditioning, open study room with comfortable sofas and views of palm trees and garden, and beautiful swimming pool are available for our guests.

Tickets

Type Description Price Booking
De luxe Dorm more info>> $2100 Book
Twin share more info>>  $2500 Book
Private room more info>> $2950 Book

About us

As clinicians, we’ve spent years helping people grow, overcome challenges and unlock the joy within them. It’s very personal work and it means a lot to us. We also love travelling the world. We’ve visited countries and connected with cultures from Mumbai to Rome. It’s how we unlock the joy within ourselves. We have been creating the Two Rivers Retreats in some of our favourite places on earth to unite these two joys and share an experience with people who want to connect, learn, and grow.

This year our retreat will be on a beautiful island of Koh Phangan, famous for its stunning beaches and peaceful calm atmosphere, only several hours’ flight from Australia. Koh Phnagn is well-known as a place of spiritual pilgrimage, yoga schools, healthy life style and chilling on beaches and enjoying sunsets. We couldn’t think of a better place to relax, explore and connect.

P.S. Full moon parties are also held on Koh Phangan in a different part of the island; our location is far away from those parties.

Hi, I’m Alla.

Mindfulness and mindful self-compassion are at the core of my practices and techniques, both personally and professionally. Learning to ‘live the now’ is a simple and powerful principle that has changed so many lives, including my own. I know it can change yours too.

I really love working with groups. I have done so for many years in many different settings. It’s intimate, connected and so fulfilling for me personally. My own experience is backed up by scientific research: supportive group work can go above and beyond individual therapy to help people heal and grow all around the world. I know it can help you too.

My experiences in Koh Phangan have been amongst the most joyful and satisfying in my life. Exploring the stunning beauty of the island, chatting with other travellers, enjoying yoga, healthy eating, and simply having fun – each of my visits to Koh Phangan is a pilgrimage I treasure.
So… you can see why I am so excited about this retreat!

Alla’s website>>

Hi, I’m Richard.

Twenty years ago, I was depressed and disengaged from my university studies when I stumbled upon mindfulness by chance. It completely changed my life. My depression lifted, I could concentrate more and my grades improved. Mindfulness also helped me develop a kinder, more compassionate relationship with myself.

In the decades since, I have taught mindfulness and self-compassion to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. I love seeing how simple, practical changes can radically improve people’s lives and relationships.

This is why I’m so excited about running the retreat – I look forward to taking you deeply into these practices and helping you transform your relationship with yourself, as well as giving you practical tools you can take back to your everyday life.

Richard’s website>>

Feel good about yourself and enrich your life through mindfulness, mindful self-compassion, and values-based practices

Contact us:

e-mail: info@insightpsychologycentre.com.au

mob: +61 422 830 633

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*Exclusion Criteria

Please note that mental health facilities in Bali are quite basic, so for your benefit and the benefit of other group members, this retreat is not suitable for those who:

· Experience symptoms/behaviours so extreme that they could not benefit from the retreat (for example, acute psychosis, significant substance abuse, severe PTSD, depression and anxiety).

· Are at high risk of self harm, suicide and/or harm to others

· Have difficulty functioning appropriately in a group setting

· Are suffering from poor cognitive functioning

· Have difficulty understanding English (all retreats are offered in English).

Please find  Terms and Conditions here >>