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This retreat offers an effective and holistic approach to managing and healing post-trauma suffering. This retreat is specifically designed to assist people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to reclaim their lives and create greater control over their emotional equilibrium and their choices. It's time for you to manage and reduce your PTSD by joining this healing retreat!
Located in the main building and also in lodges within the grounds, the accommodation is in either single or twin share room. All rooms are spacious and comfortable with central heating and en-suite bathrooms.
Your partner or friend can enjoy a stay at Quest for Life Foundation Australia as a casual guest while you are doing the program. There is a lesser fee which includes all meals and accommodation but not the program. For this information, please send Quest for Life Foundation Australia an inquiry.
The damaging effects of traumatic experiences affect people from all walks of life. Survivors of serious accidents, natural disasters, rape, crime, torture, war, and other horrifying events may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). People in professions such as the military, fire fighters, paramedics, emergency workers, police officers, and psychologists are also vulnerable to this debilitating condition.
Drawing on an understanding of trauma, its effect on the brain, and simple techniques of yoga, mindfulness, relaxation, and meditation, you will learn practical skills and tools which bring relief to the troubled body, mind, and spirit. Throughout the retreat, you will explore and experience methods to use in everyday life for healing the nervous system and managing the mind and emotions. With regular practice of what you will learn on the retreat, the intensity of PTSD symptoms can be managed and significantly reduced, restoring hope and quality of life.
This retreat will begin at 16:00 on day 1 so please arrive between 14:00 - 15:30 to register. It is important for you to be present for the start of the first session which will begin promptly at 16:00. The retreat will conclude on day 5 with lunch at 13:00. The retreat requires your full commitment to attend for the duration as the final sessions are crucial to your understanding of the week’s experience.
If through some unforeseen circumstance you’re running late on the first day, please let Quest for Life Foundation Australia know.
After this retreat, it is expected that you will:
This retreat will take place at Quest for Life Centre. Quest for Life Centre is at Killarney House located in nine acres of landscaped gardens in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales. The grounds provide a tranquil, private, and productive environment available for exclusive hire. From the moment you enter the gravel drive, you begin to feel renewed, refreshed, and inspired.
Though the dietary needs of the guests may differ widely, the philosophy of natural, seasonal, and whole food underpins every dish. The serving of fresh, healthy, seasonal food is integral to the center’s retreat and it is gratifying to see the physical improvement in guests’ health over the space of a few days - good food really does nourish the spirit as well as the body. Served in the dining room overlooking the gardens, breakfast, morning tea, a 2 course lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner are included as part of the fee.
Quest for Life Foundation Australia can, and often do, cater to any specific dietary requirement. The vegetables are from the Quest for Life Foundation Australia's kitchen garden. Pukka teas, filtered water, and coffee are available and they highly recommend brewing yourself a cup of tea and taking it outside to enjoy the beautiful gardens and the fresh country air, while you reflect on your stay. However, alcohol is not allowed in this retreat.
Quest for Life Foundation Australia's counsellors and therapists are all highly trained, qualified, and experienced. Massage therapists have all completed post-graduate training in massaging people with cancer or other serious illness. Massage therapists charge 100 AUD per hour and the counselor charges 100 AUD per hour.
Berrima Buslines operates a service from Moss Vale to Bundanoon four times a day. Some services coincide with train arrival times.
CityRail operates regular services from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Campbell town and then onward to Moss Vale or Bundanoon via the Southern Highlands Line. CountryLink operates services from Sydney Central station to Bundanoon via the Canberra or to Moss Vale via the Melbourne services. CountryLink also operates a service from Canberra to Bundanoon. Bookings are essential on CountryLink trains.
From Melbourne, the Melbourne to Sydney CountryLink train will set down passengers at Bundanoon when this is specified in your booking.
Moss Vale, 18 kilometers from Bundanoon, is the nearest town to which there is a frequent rail service. If it is not possible to get a suitable train to Bundanoon, an option is to travel to Moss Vale and take a taxi from there to Bundanoon. The taxi fare is approximately 50 AUD (more on Sundays and public holidays).