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Vulnerability & Strength Mindfulness Retreat - Victor Harbor 10-14 Septembe...

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Bluff Resort Apartments Victor Harbor

123 Franklin Parade

Encounter Bay, SA 5211


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Nurturing sufficient moment-to-moment clarity, courage and conviction to cultivate visionary, wise leadership for our own lives, and for those we influence.

All people who are influencing others, are practicing leadership, regardless of their job title.

5 Days Residential | CPD 39 hours

Relating to other people is a living, breathing dynamic of leadership and followship. The Leadership Tango. There are moments when we are clear, confident and capable, and other moments when we are extremely vulnerable, sometimes self critical and self doubting. In moments of clarity, we lead ourselves in our own lives. In moments of vulnerability, we can get wobbly. Yet we need to be able to flow between leadership and followship regardless of our vulnerabilities.

Mindfulness helps clear away the trivial and needless worries about unimportant things

Leadership is about vision, focus and relationships. And every person in a leadership position reaches toward wisdom, is expected to have wisdom, and wants to be wise, even though it is not always easy to articulate what wisdom is or how one develops it. Humans have had the intuitive sense of the need for wisdom and virtue for millennia, especially in leadership.

As a leader you also have much expected of you. Not only do you ave the privilege of influencing others, you can also feel extremely naked, alone, and very vulnerable when there are no rules to guide you, and often no real idea about how you might gain new knowledge that will help you. Few things are more difficult, anxiety arousing and humiliating than for you as a leader to have moments where you just do not know what to do.

And, there is no rule book for life let alone leadership. As a leader you want to use your discernment and wisdom continually to decide how to best act in a given state of affairs. Mindfulness is one of the most powerful, albeit challenging, practices for developing wisdom in leadership. Mindfulness is simple, but not easy.

What is the Vulnerability & Strength Retreat?

This retreat combines mindfulness meditation, leadership theory, and Argentine tango as both medium and metaphor for leadership and followship to help you nurture sufficient moment to moment clarity, courage and conviction to cultivate visionary, wise leadership.

Who is this for?

If you want to be a leader who is mindful and inspired, and you enjoy learning in an exciting, innovative and mindful way, then you will enjoy this retreat.

You will

explore exercises that clarify and support your life vision, so that you maintain the right balance in your life, love and leadership.

practice meditations that help you deal with strong reactive emotions so you don’t lose time and energy and have more time and energy for what matters.

learn mindfulness concepts that help you cultivate an abiding orientation in yourself and your organisation toward wise action, wise leadership, and giving you great satisfaction.

develop new ways of seeing challenges that help you to be more than a great technician in your field, and instead be adaptive, wise and influential which ultimately will help your people and organisations flourish.

What's included?

Everything you need is taken care of including:
• 4 nights accommodation in a gorgeous apartment with your own room (at The Bluff Resort, Victor Harbor)
• All meals & refreshments - fresh and healthy
• Daily meditations and mindfulness exercises - walking, sitting, lying
• Movement meditations, leading to basic tango
• Leadership theory and exercises
• One-on-one mentoring session with Liana
• Individual reflection exercises
• Journal


Liana Taylor, MPsych (Clin) , Clinical Psychologist, International Mindfulness Teacher, Keynote Speaker and the leading provider of applied mindfulness training to professionals across Australia.


  • $3,495 standard fee (incl. GST)
  • $3,295 early bird price (up to 1 month before)
  • $2,995 super early bird price (up to 2 months before)
  • Or 6 month Payment Plan $708 per month (Total $4,248)
    To sign up to the payment plan click here, and contact us to confirm date of attendance.

You can attend this retreat

  • As an individual, stand alone retreat, OR
  • You can attend as part of your enrolment in one of the Applied Mindfulness Certifications.

Where does this retreat fit in the Applied Mindfulness Certifications?

The retreat is one of two retreats in Level 2 of the International Trainer of Applied Mindfulness Certification. Both retreats focus on different aspects of applied mindfulness. Both cultivate kindness, awareness, focus and emotional intelligence, and deepending insight. You can attend either, in any order.

What does the International Trainer of Applied Mindfulness Certification involve?

It involves 3 levels of training:

Practitioner of Applied Mindfulness Certification - 1st level program:

  • Mindful Conversations Course- 3-day intensive
  • MBCT - Mindfulness Essentials Course - 3-day intensive
  • Mindful Leadership Course - 3-day intensive
  • Assessment - take home

Master Practitioner of Applied Mindfulness Certification - 2nd level program:

  • In-Depth Mindfulness Retreat - 5-day residential
  • Vulnerability & Strength Retreat - 5-day residential
  • Teacher Training Masterclass – 6-month online
  • Assessment - take home

International Trainer of Applied Mindfulness Certification - 3rd level program:

  • Mindfulness in Action Retreat – 10-day retreat in South Island New Zealand
  • Wisdom in Leadership Masterclass – 6-month online
  • Assessment - take home

NB: Retreats are run subject to enrolments meeting minimum numbers.

When registering for this program, you are automatically registered to receive occasional emails from us with information and articles about mindfulness, and upcoming courses and events.

For more training dates and locations across Australia click here.

For more information contact Ellie or Susan.

Ph: 08 8272 0046 | mind@theaiam.com.au | www.theaiam.com.au

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