As an experiential therapist, I often do an exercise with people as an ice breaker, what is in a name? There is a story there, a purpose as to how you came into this world, it is always striking to me what is in a person’s name. And if we listen, really listen, we can hear their story, behind the story.
So how was your name given to you, do you know your story behind your name? It is a wonderful and FUN way to get people to know each other quickly. Our names tell a story about how we came into this world, it can be funny, sincere and often heartwarming. Improvisational exercises like this are a wonderful way to get to know each other. This is something you could experience in the first gathering at a Love Your Life Coastal Retreat.
Do we listen to one another, I mean really listen? When I do wellness retreats, people are blown away by the connection they feel to one another. There are a few reasons for this, first I believe, it is because we are hitting pause and slowing down our busy lives and listening to one another, something we are doing so much less and less of in our very busy, very technologically based lives. The second equally important reason is probably simple human connection, with all the electronics in our lives, there is a constant buzz, one that is not part of our intrinsic nature to quiet our hearts and our minds.
Ask yourself, when was the last time I really listened to another person, without interjecting your own story or commonalities. When was the last time you really listened to your own inner voice? If we still our minds and our hearts enough to let in all the intuition available to us, there is a feeling of peace and contentment there.
Here at Love Your Life Coastal we invite you to take the time to really listen and slow down your busy life, by gifting yourself a wellness retreat in 2018!
We are returning to the luxurious Caracol Che in Rincon Puerto Rico March 2018, click here for more info!