Julie Smith – leading the Retreat
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With over 20 years of global corporate management experience, Julie knows first-hand the stress of working in a corporate environment and living a fast-paced lifestyle.
Her vast experiences led her to discover the transformation that meditation brings to life. Today she teaches Success Through Stillness, a simple and proven programme that takes you on a journey where success and stillness unite harmoniously.
Many of her students initially find it difficult to unplug from the chaos, stress and overwhelm caused by a demanding and pressurised life. Meditation has helped them to restore balance, calm their overactive minds and build lasting resilience.
Julie is an accomplished speaker and commentator on issues relevant to realising Success Through Stillness. She also authored the chapter "Managing conflict in the workplace" in Tell Stories Get Hired.
She is currently on the board of the Contemplative Consciousness Network (CCN) charity, which supports the integration of science and meditation.
Oct 11 - 14, 2018 (4 days)
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jane January 10, 2015
Like so many of us, I lead a busy and stressful life. I still clearly remember leaving the first class I attended with Julie - I didn't think it was possible to achieve such a level of calm from meditating. I leapt at the opportunity to go with Julie for a weekend retreat in Dorset. I was stressed - getting out of the office to even get there seemed a mammoth task, and was anxious at what the weekend had in store! Instantly on arrival, Julie put me at ease, and the beautiful location was perfect for such a retreat. As we commenced on Friday evening, I could slowly feel the stress depart and clarity return. Over the next two days, I was amazed at the impact of the meditations. Overall, the sense of calmness, and perspective returned and stayed with me for some time. Importantly though, I realised I was the one in charge of my own life and health, and meditating could only be a great thing that would improve it. What I particularly enjoyed is that all the participants could move along at their own pace, and there was no pressure put on you. Julie has been a wonderful teacher to me, understanding my concerns and needs (now I realise my concerns about meditating are often the same as everyone else's!). She is great at explaining the concepts, and practice, and importantly is completely non-judgmental. With her background in the corporate world, she has lived the life that many of us find so stressful. Her caring nature is much appreciated by her students, as is her wonderful sense of humour. I know that each time I see Julie I will learn something new, and be grateful I started on this journey with her. Rating 10/10 – Jane Atkins
emma January 10, 2015
I finished work on Friday afternoon feeling anxious and stressed, extremely ready for, looking forward to, and yet a tiny bit apprehensive of the weekend ahead. Arriving at the retreat location in Dorset, I immediately felt a sense of peace. As the weekend progressed I began to feel so much more relaxed and happy and by Sunday afternoon I felt like a different person. I hadn’t realised quite how tense I had been and I left with a feeling of tranquility that lasted into my working week. I would recommend one of Julie’s meditation retreats to anyone who needs time to themselves and wants to restore balance and a feeling of calm into their lives. Rating 10/10 - Emma Hawkins