Thinking of Attending a Mindfulness Retreat?

 

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of being curious, engaged and in the present moment with your thoughts. We are in a very unique time where, through technology and mobile devices, we can access data and information at any time of day 24/7. This is amazing in many ways and can also be destructive in many ways. Why is it destructive? Being so plugged in all of the time means we stay continually in beta brain wave state which is a busy and logical state which fatigues the mind should there be no rest. We want to aim for an alpha state of mind in between these beta states, which is a more present and mindful state of mind, which rests the brain and opens up our observation and our creative mindset. We can then get the right amount of perspective we need to live a more balanced and healthy life.

What is a mindfulness retreat?

A typical mindfulness retreat is designed to give you a lovely experience of being connected and present to your surroundings. This usually means no mobile phones, computers or televisions corrupting your headspace and activities are designed to get you into your body and out of the logical planning brain. Some mindfulness retreats are simply meditative and require long bouts of silence and solo time. I find this can be challenging for many busy people as their brains are used to be plugged in and wired for action. Other mindfulness retreats (like the ones we run at Rezinate)in the space and silence, alongside creative and spiritual activities to engage your mind creatively and get the peaceful vibes flowing without sitting in a tortured silent state for too long!
We plan our retreats to be a dedicated time for reflecting inward and finding out what really matters most to you – through wisdom sessions, sound healing and fires with planned events. We teach people how to tune into their inner voice away from the clutter of everyday life and busy schedules through specific techniques that can be applied outside of the retreat space. Our mindfulness Retreats lean more toward the active side of things so that we can make most of your time away, but still inject that sense of peace and stillness within. We have designed the perfect balance of stillness and alone time with powerful short talks on how to transform and inject fun and inspiration into the days with visits to sacred waterholes and personalized healing sessions so you feel your individual challenges are addressed.

We call these mindfulness retreats ‘Healing Holidays’.

 

Benefits of a mindfulness retreat:

  • Peaceful and rested mindset and approach to life.
  • Time to get away and reflect without interruption.
  • Allows you space to deal with a big life challenge.
  • Reset after a difficult or stressful period in your life.
  • Fosters self-love and inner rejuvenation.

We have a customized 4-day sequence starting with unwinding, then moving into shadow work (releasing our baggage and darker thoughts), followed by grounding and earthing to get you out of your head and into your body, then into ‘recreation’ where you dream up and set a new contract with yourself. Finally, we end with the 90-Day Wellness Plan to take back your dreams and ideas into everyday life by translating them into a personal plan for you. This mix of inner reflection and tangible outer action has been a huge success and people say that leave with clarity and loads of energy. Some of our clients have changed jobs, written books and repaired relationships from our 4-day signature retreat.

 

What do people say about our mindfulness retreat?

 

“A chance to get back to nature and rejuvenate whilst being supported to improve your life. Fabulous. Fabulous. A beautiful mix of personal recharge, inner journey work, and great fun people.”

– Mark B, Sydney

 

“Rezinate created a wonderfully safe and supportive environment for me to develop the tools necessary to further understand myself and find my purpose, James and Debbie worked together perfectly and explain guide and unlock a greater understanding of myself both spiritually and practically.

I am already looking at how I can ensure I don’t lose touch with what I experienced and how I can make time to keep practicing ways to stay grounded. .. I have committed myself to a 90-day Action Plan and will be staying accountable with some of the beautiful friends I have connected with who are doing the same.

– Julia Cartwright

 

What happens in our mindfulness retreat?

Many other meditations or mindfulness retreats offer a series of body treatments alongside meditation sessions (silent or other) and nature connection. We have a customized 4-day retreat that starts with music under the stars, short wisdom talks to release any burdens, grounding and earthing activities at sacred water holes to get you out of your head and into your body, followed by dreaming exercises where you find out what matters most to you a and setting your own unique 90 day wellness plan to ensure you translate any goals into everyday life. This mix of inner reflection and tangible outer action has been a huge success and people say that leave with a sense of calm, rejuvenation and inspired new energy. Some of our clients have transitioned jobs, relationships, written books and started new businesses from our 4-day spiritual retreat.

Created by Debbie and James Pask (retreat facilitators and owners of Rezinate), this mindfulness retreat will really transform your world as it taps into Debbie and James’ vast experience and training in the fields of energy psychology, energy healing, personal and performance coaching, meditation teaching, metaphysical shamanic teachings and more. With a combined 40 years of experience, you will definitely get the mindfulness kick you are looking for with so much more.

 

How will you feel after our mindfulness retreat?

  • Healed and whole.
  • Ready to face any life challenges you have.
  • Calm and still, establishing what we call point zero.
  • Nourished and connected to your body.
  • Clear on your life path and goals for the next 12 months.
  • Lighter and more energized – mentally and emotionally.
  • Connected after spending quality time with like-minded souls.
  • Reconnection to the love of nature, spiritual connection, and peacefulness.

This retreat has it all!

 

With light,

Debbie & James Pask

 

 


 

debbie and james paskMEET YOUR RETREAT HOSTS

Facilitated by Debbie and James Pask. You will feel more clarity, more space, and rejuvenation and a solid plan to take with you. The post-retreat Action and Wellness Plan will mean you don’t get lost after you leave. If you think this kind of Mindfulness Retreat is for you, please get in touch! Email us at info@rezinate.com.au

 

 

 

How To Master Work-Life Balance?

It seems the more ambitious you are in business, the messier your personal life can get. True statement? Yes it is… if you fail to have a serious strategy in place to master the art of work-life balance.

There is nothing wrong with being a passionate executive or business owner. In fact, I am one of them and often review my strategies to make sure I am on track with personal well being and work-life balance. And even if you are not work focused, if you are working to make money in any form, these ideas still apply to you.

My top tips for shifting your mindset around work-life balance so you stay healthy?

1. You are the creative hub at the center of your world.

That means work is a creative expression of you. Your friends and social connections are also a creative expression of you. So are you children, your partner, the way your dress, your hobbies and your health. Remember to stay in the center of your world and not let any of those external things above GROW BIGGER THAN YOU. You are always bigger than your work, so if you are spending all day and night there or it is chewing up your spare time in thoughts, stress, worry or tightness – then it has become your master. Time to change the power balance.

2.Remember to spend time between an ‘intuitive or creative’ state and a ‘logical’ state at work.

The reason we often find it hard to find our work-life balance is not just because our job might consume our time and hours – it is because we are addicted to ONE type of output state – deliver, deliver and over-deliver. The ‘logical’ state. We run on achievements, ticking our task list off and smashing through the churn. To have any kind of flow state – we need to balance those high energy outputs with creative thinking time, intuitive dream states and more of a connecting social feeling. Doing guided meditation is a great option. We need to do what performance athletes do and take recovery times in between high output frenzy states. This allows us to recoup energy, and give us the fuel and power to sprint our race tomorrow. We become more productive this way. Those intuitive states allow us to feel a whole lot more balanced. Our work-life balance evens out when we apply this concept.

3. Add Meaning, Heart and Purpose to your working life.

If you don’t have a heart connected purpose to what you are doing, then you are definitely losing the race… When we connect properly our ideas and vision – with the heart and blueprint we have within us, it seems our energy increases and we aren’t then just investing time in a ‘JOB’ but more in a life purpose or deeper life contribution. This not only revives the heart but we feel more fulfilled in several areas of life and hence we are not out of balance with our career or work. Our work-life balance remains intact, at least somewhat.

You can see these mindset shifts create a better work-life balance mentality overall.

Have a think about your individual situation and see what you can do about creating a better work-life balance state.

 

 


Watch the video below for my 3 Effective Work-Life Balance Hacks
The one I mention about transitioning from work to home life is a common issue people tell me they have.

3 EFFECTIVE WORK-LIFE

 

Debbie Pask helps people to live a spiritual life and specializes in helping you move through major life transitions – whether that be career purpose, personal identity challenges, relationship conflicts at work or home, working through burnout/stress and more.

Are You An Email Addict?: 5 Steps to Breaking the Addiction

Technology is both amazing and awful at the same time. And email must truly be the ‘king of awful’ as so many of us become crazed and addicted to it. Sort of like crack addicts. We can’t stop looking at our phones, we open our email browser several times during the day to see what is going on and who might have ordered something, replied to our request or so forth. When we have any kind of extra time waiting in a queue, at the airport, taking a momentary pause or waiting for a meal to arrive, the email comes out quick and fast and it acts as a highly effective barrier to just being and feeling mindful with thyself.

Emails and mindfulness aren’t friends!

Here are the signs that e-mail is running your life and the addiction has taken over

1. You rely on email to dictate your daily workload and drive your ‘to do’ list.

2. You open your email browser more than 4 times per day.

3. Emails that you consider negative really disrupt your day or week.

4. You get anxious if you haven’t checked your email in a few hours.

5. You have an anxiety attack if you haven’t checked them in a whole day.

6. You experience a full nervous breakdown if you don’t access emails within 48 hours.

7. You start typing messages in the air cause your fingers start twitching when not on email – sort of like air guitar.

8. Don’t get me wrong, I love emails but the fact is many of us don’t have them under control. Worse yet, they completely control us.

Do you need to stop your binge-ing on emails and take back control of your work calendar and your life?

Intelligent people realize that containing emails and managing them in batches (not addictively) allows them better business focus, better business productivity, and outcomes, improved stress levels more mindful moments every day. Not to mention stacks of other great outcomes. We all want that right?

The 5 Steps to Breaking the Email Addiction:

1. Have email ‘windows’ in place.

Choose only 3-5 chances a day that you will open and respond to emails effectively and with intention. Use an app if you need. I heard an available app that blocks your email for a set period of time.

2. Don’t make email your first ‘go to’ task in the morning.

Think about your day ahead and THEME it. Do any ‘big thinking’ tasks first ahead of those bitsy emails. Emails are lazy and better served for the afternoon.

3. Plan to have a notepad, a pen, and some dreamy thoughts sometimes during your working day. Try getting outside or get away from your desk and feel the freedom away from that email device. We think better when we’re away from sitting at a desk and the laptop. It is a big psychological shift you need to commit so you can break the addiction. Start to feel improved from the energy you get when email doesn’t run your day.

4. Make it a game. See if you can improve your opening email times every week. If last week you opened your email 10 times, try beating the score and making it 9.

5. Explore what you really want to achieve in your career or work.

Decide whether you need the additional 1-2 hours every day you waste on reading and rechecking emails. Also, have an agreed turnaround time in your head. Training other people that you don’t read emails every hour (on the hour) is critical to take the pressure off.

Enjoy finding your inner Zen in the email addicted world we live in.

Debbie Pask