BE CREATIVE Full Day Retreat
What would it be like to dedicate an entire day to being creative and playful?
You can have such a day at the Wholistic Woman BE CREATIVE Retreat!
Human beings are made to be creative…but we are not all alike in our creativity. We use it in different ways and to different degrees. Practicing creativity has many benefits. According to researchers Ebersole & Hess, (1998) creative expression:
- Creates balance and order
- Gives a sense of control over the external world
- Makes something positive out of a loss, bad experience or depression
- Maintains your sense of integrity
- Helps resolve conflicts
- Makes thoughts and feelings clear
- Contributes to a greater sense of well-being and personal growth
In addition, creativity can help you build better relationships. Imagining how things look through another person’s eyes can enhance your empathy and understanding. And deciding to try a different way of responding than usual when someone irritates or annoys is a creative way to avoid difficulties.
At this full day retreat you will have the opportunity to learn and experience a variety of creative outlets, such as:
In this breakout session you will enjoy the freedom to express your own individuality in visual language. Intuitive painting is a discipline of helping and healing that uses paint for discovery and change. It helps to open your senses and access your imagination, so you can find what goes on deep inside your unconscious mind. Your own images will tell the story of what’s no longer working for you and even bring your own resources to the surface. Together we can read your images and find out what needs to be addressed so you can move forward. Play and grow a life you love living. No painting experience is required; just bringan open mind and let your brush do the work.
Facilitator: Elisabeth Vismans
A Woman’s Guide to Integrative Nutrition
Do you ever feel stressed, overwhelmed and confused about what’s healthy? Do you find yourself listening to conflicting information about what to eat, how to prepare foods and the best way to live for prevention? In this session, we will discuss some of the most common health concerns facing women today and identify simple ways to nourish the body while creating balance and achieving happiness. You will learn simple and easy ways to prepare healthy meals for you and your family, the benefits of seasonal eating, and the top foods for women’s health. You will participate in a creative and interactive exercise to help you find balance in your own life and take away a road map for success.
Facilitator: Kim Wilson
Care for your Body with Bath Teas and Essential Oils
How often do you take a break from your fast-paced life and take care of your body? Some of us may go to the gym, take a bubble bath or get a massage. Have you thought about adding the use of self-care products that will help you feel your absolute best? During this Be Creative activity, you’ll learn how to make bath teas, as well as how the use of essential oils can help your body internally and externally, so that you can take the most care of your body and feel fabulous!
Facilitator: Casey Clark
Self-Compassion Power Pages
With self-compassion we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend. ~ Kristin Neff
Learning how to accept ourselves exactly as we are while at the same time motivating ourselves to reach our highest potential is one of the fundamental principles we practice at Wholistic Woman Retreats. The truth for so many of us is that we talk to ourselves in ways we would never talk to a good friend. We set our personal standards too high, we are quick to judge ourselves, and our self-talk can be very mean and ugly.
In the Self-Compassion Power Page break out session, Coach Laura will guide you through an interactive activity to create more loving kindness towards yourself. You will walk away with an artistic expression that will help remind you to practice self-compassion on a regular basis.
Facilitator: Laura Hall
Tap into Your Miracle Day with Personal Self-Care Practices
In this breakout session our focus will be maximizing everyday of your life with some EXTREME SELF CARE. Hal Elrod’s book “The Miracle Morning” illuminates six powerful personal development practices known as the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. (silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, scribing) and how they can change our lives from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether you want a to make significant improvements in a few areas or follow a template for a major overhaul, this workshop will broaden your understanding of self-care and have you ready to begin.
As an added self-care bonus, you will learn the Chinese practice of Emotional Freedom Technique also known as Meridian Tapping. This is a leading edge, evidence-based self-care practice that can resolve physical pain, and emotional distress in a matter of minutes. It is easy to learn, free, simple to do, and highly effective.
The workshop will help you tap into the essence of who you are and what you personally want for your life. It will encapsulate it into your very own Creatively Designed Extraordinary Miracle Map. You won’t want to miss this!
Facilitator: Kat Middleton
- 8:00–8:30 am Registration – Continental Breakfast
- 8:30-9:30 am Welcome to Wholistic Creativity with Carol deLaski
- 9:45-11:15 am Creative Breakout Sessions (choose one)
- Tap into Your Miracle Day – Personal Self-Care Practices with Kat
- Self-Compassion Power Pages with Laura
- 11:30-12:00 pm Options: Creative Movement; Visit the Marketplace; Journal
- 12:00–12:45 pm Lunch
- 1:00-2:30 pm Creative Breakout Sessions (choose one)
- Care for your Body with Bath Teas and Essential Oils with Casey
- A Woman’s Guide to Integrative Nutrition with Kim
- 2:45-4:15 pm Creative Breakout Sessions (choose one)
- Intuitive Painting with Elisabeth
- Coaching Round Table Options: Visit (or revisit) the above coaches to continue learning their topics, explore creative writing with Carol, and/or get laser coaching with Jane or Donna
- 4:30-5:30 pm Closing: Connecting the Dots Creatively with Kelye Rouse Brown
- 5:30-6:30 pm Celebration Reception
Register for the Be Creative Retreat here. Whether you come on your own or bring some friends, we’ve arranged for special discounts on rooms and spa treatments so that you can make it a fun and enjoyable weekend.
Optional: Expand your Retreat: Contact Turf Valley (410-465-1500) to reserve lodging for Friday and/or Saturday night. Mention: Wholistic Woman Annual Retreat or group code: 2848ZZ to get your special rates. Personalize your stay with add-ons like in-room enhancements and A La Carte amenities.
Be sure to check out the spa offerings for additional self-care during your weekend experience. Mention group code 2848ZZ to receive a 10% discount on any spa treatment.
Make your reservations now. Special pricing on lodging and spa available until 2/25/18. There are a limited number of spa appointments throughout the weekend – be sure to register early.
- 3:00 am - 1:30 pm
- Turf Valley Resort 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott, Maryland, 21042, United States