A Free & Clear Mind - June 10-12 2018

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Firefighters Public House

6515 Bonsor Avenue

Burnaby, BC V5H 3E8


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Shenan Charania and Jacqueline Hollows have partnered up to host a retreat for professionals in Vancouver, BC.

For 3 days, we will be exploring the potential of the mind, and how gaining a deeper understanding of it can allow us to have a richer experience in all areas of life, whether its business or personal.

This event is for anyone who is looking to have more clarity and presence in their professional and personal lives.

Even the most positive and optimistic people will inevitably experience personal and professional setbacks and challenges. It is how quickly we rebound from these setbacks and how much baggage we carry forward that makes all the difference. Our resilience is equally linked with our ability to access our clarity of mind and calm at times of challenge and uncertainty. At this unique event, we will be exploring where wellbeing and resiliency comes from and how we can all access it regardless of our circumstances!

If you work or live in an environment where your wellbeing and resilience is being continually tested, this retreat is for you.

Event details are as follows:

Day 1 – Wellbeing and Resilience. Where does it come from? How we create meaning in all aspects of our lives. How confidence is a default and natural state for all of us. Group breakout sessions.

Day 2 - Uncovering Awareness. How do we see life. We all have levels of awareness and we are all doing the best we can with what we know. How our perspectives are created and what is the influence behind it. What is the most natural way to listen? How well do we listen to what influences our experience of life. Group breakout sessions.

Day 3 – What are the implications of understanding the mind. How we handle ourselves with grace when life hits us in the face. How we maintain our understanding of the mind and our resilience. How to get back to Resilience. How does a free and clear mind help us in our business and personal lives. How can we collaborate more and enjoy deeper and effortless relationships with our colleagues and family.

This event is designed to be an interactive one with the audience. The climate we want to create one that encourages a conversation of discovery.

The retreat is for three full days and you are requested to do no other work during that time. Give yourself the honor to experience the possibility of reaching new levels of your potential.

Jacqueline Hollows, and the Beyond Recovery team, has spent the last two years working with prisoners in a custodial environment. They have seen first-hand the challenges and strains prison and support staff are under. If wellbeing, clarity of mind and experiencing resilience were ever important, they certainly are for this group of professionals!

I invite you to watch this touching video of Jacqueline speaking about how she got into what she’s doing now.

Here is a glimpse of the work that Jacqueline does.

Jacqueline has also been running multiple 3 day retreats called ‘’Mind Spa’’ in the UK since Sept 2017. Here is what some of the participants are saying about their experience.

“There were a couple of times where I found myself drifting away to another place, a place of peace, contentment and fulfilment, the likes of which I have not experienced for many years. In fact on the final day I went home and was doing some tinkering etc then I found myself just smiling to myself for no apparent reason at all… strange and nice, very nice.”

“I used to think my busy thoughts were helping me, now I see that they can get in the way! After having returned to work, I feel more productive.”

“Giving myself a Mind Spa has made me realise how much time I spend worrying about things I don’t need to worry about.”

“A true spa for the mind. Really loved seeing wisdom popping off in people like self opening champagne… such a beautiful celebratory experience. I really got to experience sitting back from the inside, not having to do, not having to give, not having to get some place other than here… Sitting back from the inside, I saw the energy of thought, the energy of it to propel and ignite, and the no-thing of it that we have no words for… Blessed and bliss full.”

“I feel lighter and more peaceful, able to deal with anything.”

Shenan Charania is a transformative coach. For the past 4 years he has been working with various leaders in different fields helping them discover higher potential and cultivate their capabilities to live life with less restrictions, have deeper connections and experience their life and business with greater clarity, presence, and connection.

You can learn more about his work here.

Shenan also ran a 6 part series on the clarity of the mind in the summer of 2017 here in Vancouver, BC. Here is what some of the participants had to say about their experience.

‘’Thank you Shenan. You distilled and simplified a deep and sophisticated topic. Your analogies are so comical yet drives the point home. You reminded me to get out of my own head and create the experience I want. I look forward to more of these events!’’

‘’Thank you so much Shenan for sharing all these to the world. I can see it saving people from a lot of suffering. This has left room for more love, creativity, and compassion in my life. Thank you again for making my heart lighter.’’

‘’Just want to let you know how incredibly helpful and life-changing this series on how 'our thoughts create our world' has been for me. Understanding the nature of thought and that my relationship with my own thoughts is the single most important thing in my life is the most crucial and most effective thing I have EVER learned.’’

‘’It has opened up a whole new world for me. Everything is easier and lighter and life is definitely more fun.’’

‘’Understanding this simple and universal human truth and, therefore, not being afraid of thoughts/feelings anymore is so freaking empowering. It changes everything. I feel like it is the secret to the happy life everyone is looking for.’’

‘’WOW. I can now crystal clear see how when we start understanding ourselves and our relationship to our thoughts better, we can then create the relationships we really want in our lives.’’

‘’I feel like now I have way more access to the peace of MIND. I know it is always there now even when things seem crazy in the outside world. Thank you.’’


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

FireFighters Club is located next door to Metropolis Metrotown. Free underground is available. It is also just a short 5 minute walk from Metrotown Skytrain Station.

What can I bring into the event?

A light sweater or jacket for comfort.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact Shenan at with any questions or inquiries you may have.

What's the refund policy?

Atendees can receive refunds up to 1 day before the event.

The venue is connected to a restaurant/bar. There are also loads of other options for drinks and eats within 5 minutes walking distance from the venue.

We invite you to come and experience your potential grow in your professional and personal lives.


Jacqueline & Shenan

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Firefighters Public House

6515 Bonsor Avenue

Burnaby, BC V5H 3E8


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