Advice on how to be with a homesick retreat participant
We recently had someone visit who seemed to be doing well for the first two days of the retreat, but then something changed and they appeared to be homesick, and contemplating going home.
We decided that we would design a really fun-filled day to help that participant to come into the moment and have a great time. We have so many amazing places to go here that we can do whitewater rafting, hiking through the rainforest to waterfalls, swimming at secluded beaches, and then there is yoga and singing and laughing and dancing. We try not to take life too seriously, and rather treat every day as a celebration. For that retreat participant it was just what she needed, and she ended up staying for another 10 days and loving her time here.