IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!
We are excited to announce our Replenish Retreat for therapists this year at St Joseph's Spirituality and Education Centre, located in Kincumber on the Beautiful Central Coast, NSW. A retreat to connect with other Counsellors, Therapists, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, Coaches and Psychotherapists. Regardless of your modality, our aim is to provide a safe space where you can learn from each other, pull back, relax and have some fun. You will also develop new skills which will enhance your work and enable you to be the best version of YOU.
As therapists we are constantly holding space for others. This can have an effect on your overall well-being. Replenish Retreat provides the opportunity for you to share your experiences with other therapists and care for your own needs. We are all seeking better health, a better way of being. Give yourself the gift of time away from life’s demands. We will support you in a calming environment to check in with yourself. To take time to recharge, take stock and make changes to enrich your life.
At Replenish Retreat each part of your system – your mind, body and soul - will be nourished so that when you leave you will have a clearer vision of who you are and your life purpose.
ALMOST EVERYTHING WILL WORK AGAIN IF YOU UNPLUG IT FOR A FEW MINUTES... EVEN YOU!
You know the importance of self-care and champion it to your clients but are you following your own advice? As therapists, what is self-care? This retreat is aimed at nourishing and developing all parts of your system so that YOU and your world can benefit from your overflowing cup both personally and professionally.
WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM ATTENDING REPLENISH RETREAT
- The opportunity to connect and be inspired by fellow practitioners in a luxurious and secluded environment
- Enjoy amazing food and ample rest time, time for massages, yoga, long walks around the property, swimming, or just being
- Reconnection with YOU, with your passion, your meaning and your purpose
- The ability to take stock of your present professional and personal situation
- Regain balance
- Connection – with self, others and nature
- Support/peer supervision
- Learn techniques on how to manage stress while dealing with the demands, challenges and long-term side effects of being a therapist.
- Have an embodied experience of what self-care is like
- Calm your mind and body through daily yoga and meditation
- Explore your physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual needs. Reflecting on whether these are being met
- Have some Fun
You will gain all of this via a group environment using creative and experiential techniques.
There will be ample opportunity to be as busy or as relaxed as you choose. At St Josephs Spiritual Retreat centre there are acres of beautiful grounds/gardens and bush environment which overlook Brisbane Waters. So you can choose to wander and be in the serenity of the environment (which includes a Labyrinth) or you may choose to have a sleep, relax by the pool or connect with other like-minded therapists. Remember, this is a time where it is all about you and what you need to do for YOU.
NOT ONLY PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT BUT APPROVED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS INCLUDED WHEN YOU ATTEND REPLENISH RETREAT
A unique experience to invest in your whole well-being whilst gaining 20 OPD/CPD points via the following professional development opportunities:
Neuroplasticity - Working with your clients to rewire their brain and change their life.
Meditation and Mindfulness - How to incorporate Meditation and Mindfulness into your clinical practice
Gestalt approach to working with phenomenology, awareness and from a Field perspective (with guest presenter, Phil Oldfield)
Personal Development - via a process group, which includes empty chair work and experiential exercises
Resource therapy - (optional session) Working with your clients using Resource therapy techniques. Learn the basics of this powerful and transformational therapy. This short session is practical, interactive and will provide you with immediate and effective techniques for resourcing your clients.
Please note that to be qualified as a Resource Therapist, there is a requirement to complete more training. However, this optional session is designed to introduce you to working with Resource States and provide you with basic skills, so that you can begin applying some Resource State techniques with your clients.
The retreat experience includes:
- 4 nights in a single room with ensuite
- Delicious healthy meals (dietary options available upon prior request)
- Pyscho educational Group work
- 20 ongoing Professional Development Points (approved by PACFA, ACA and AHA)
- Peer supervision
- Group process
- Luxurious long lunch breaks
- Movement and dance
- Optional massage treatments
- Opportunity for bush walks or just relax by the pool
- Time to chill out and have fun with like-minded people
RENEW. REJUVENATE. REPLENISH.
A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
PD POINTS & PEER SUPERVISION
FOLLOW YOUR BLISS!
BA Sociology, Grad Dip Gestalt Therapy, previous Director Sydney Gestalt Institute, Gestalt Trainer since 1986, Founding member of GANZ, previous lecturer at Jansen Newman Institute
GUEST FACILITATOR - PHILLIP OLDFIELD
Phillip Oldfield – BA Sociology, Grad Dip Gestalt Therapy, previous Director Sydney Gestalt Institute, Gestalt Trainer since 1986, Founding member of GANZ, previous lecturer at Jansen Newman Institute. Has delivered programs for government departments, hospitals, community organisations, businesses and conferences.
Phil provides supervision and specialist training and facilitates groups for therapists. Presently running Gestalt Retreats with co-Director of SGI Rhonda Gibson-Long in Northern NSW.
Phil has a private psychotherapy practice in Surry Hills. He is a highly experienced therapist providing counselling and therapy for teens, adults, and couples.
Areas of clinical focus:
- Eating Disorders
- Grief Anger
- Relationship Issues
- Life Transition
- Existential abyss
- LGBTI Couples & Individuals
- Couples Therapy
“Gestalt is more than a passion for me. It is a framework for living, an art form and a powerful tool for healing.” - Phil Oldfield.
Gestalt Psychotherapist. Diploma in Family Constellations, Senior Support, Petrea King’s Quest for Life Centre. Storyteller.
SUPPORT PERSON - KELLY CORLETT
After years attempting to perfect her role as Mother of the Year to three children and playing Chief Enabler to the rest of her family, Kelly was lifted out of her busy life by a succession of life-threatening illnesses.
Whilst attending a retreat she eventually ‘met’ herself and became fully aware of the gift of her own life. She is now passionate about encouraging others to live their best life and share her experience in how she found solace in the worst of times.
"Through my over responsibility to others, I gave away my responsibility to myself. I decided I wanted to live MY best life, but without knowledge of my first nature, I wasn’t equipped to make any choices. I finally valued myself enough to ask the question - what is important to me?" Kelly Corlett.
"...and the day came when the risk to remain tight, in a bud, was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Elizabeth Appell
Master of Gestalt Psychotherapy, Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Clinical Resource Therapist, Certified Resource Therapy Trainer, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Supervisor and Group Facilitator, Facilitator at the Petrea King Quest for Life Foundation, former Trainer at Terrigal Gestalt Institute and Hypnotherapy Training Australia
FACILITATOR - TAMIKA DWIGHT-SCOTT
Tamika works in private practice in Matcham, is a trainer at Hypnotherapy Training Australia and works as a facilitator at the Petrea King Quest for Life Centre. She is also part owner of Passion for Living Retreats where, along with her business partner, Penny Brenton, she runs retreats in Bali and Australia.
Tamika is passionate about group work and sees the value and transformation that occurs when you allow yourself to pull back and connect with others. Working from her heart and as your facilitator; she brings authenticity, wisdom, compassion and understanding to the program. Loving what she does, Tam believes passing on her knowledge, life skills and wisdom is her purpose in life.
Tamika looks forward to spending time with you at Replenish Retreat, where she ensures a safe, supportive environment for healing and transformation. Working with an integrated approach, she offers support in a transparent and open way which enables connection between mind, body and emotions.