Heal Differently: Mindfulness Based Personal Development Retreat with Horses
Horses, along with mindfulness practices, can become your partners in healing. They allow us to experience the serenity of the present moment and provide mirrors of our own emotions, ways of communicating and challenges we face in human relationships. 'HEAL DIFFERENTLY' programme was carefully designed to provide you with a unique approach to personal growth, insight and healing involving the horse-human relationship. Its focus is on emotional growth and learning, psychological exploration, enhancing relationships, awareness of the present moment and improving communication.
You will learn to:
Practice mindfulness formally and in your daily life
Cultivate the attitudes of mind that incline you toward compassionate engagement with yourself and the world
Handle emotions and challenging situations with greater ease
Be more embodied and connected to yourself and the world around you
Support yourself at times of difficulty or failure
Take steps towards appreciating yourself
Be less judgemental of yourself and others
Work with emotions skillfully in a body-oriented way
The heart-opening equine programme will enable you to:
Introduce yourself to and interact with horses
Participate in unique experiences designed around your specific needs and those of the group
Become more aware of your social and emotional patterns
Develop skills in leadership, problem-solving, teamwork, creative thinking
Experience increase in your confidence and self-esteem
Form a bond with a particular horse if you wish to
Explore your learning with the group or individual facilitators
Experience farm-life first hand and engage in some tasks, such as feeding the horses
This retreat will be facilitated by Luka Hadrych, who will teach mindfulness and compassion-based approaches. The equine-assisted programme will be led by Victor Muscat, who holds a lifetime experience in managing and caring for horses and is experienced and certified in facilitating equine-assisted therapy and equine-assisted learning. Victor is a natural communicator with the horses and understands their language. He holds very particular bond with his herd and sees horses as his partners in facilitating programmes and healing modalities that he offers on his farm on the island of Gozo in Malta.
Shared room: £125 per night £750
Single occupancy: £155 per night (£930)
Reduced fee places at £550 are offered to people with their own accommodation arrangements in Gozo
One reduced place at £500 is available to a person who is willing to offer extra support to our chef in the preparation of meals
10% discount for couples and other bookings in twos.
A limited number of non-participating partners are allowed on this retreat. Please contact us for details and to check availability.
If finance is a problem at the moment and you feel you would benefit from participating in this retreat, please get in touch.