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Being @ Work: A 1-Day Retreat for Transforming Burnout

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HuisDIEvers

45 minutes from Antwerp or Brussels

Michel Theysstraat 60

Diest

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Being @ Work: A 1-Day Retreat for Transforming Burnout Culture

As the rise of burnout increases, we see more and more prescriptive measures. Eat healthily, get plenty of rest, meditate, try some yoga, etc. While taking care of ourselves and managing stress are indeed important, burnout is not strictly an individual challenge. It is a collective one.

Have you been down the road of burnout, maybe even more than once? It is debilitating, isn't it? And because it is largely framed as an individual issue, burnout can be socially isolating, leading to feelings of shame—even though it is a major global phenomenon. It makes no sense to peg burnout as an embarrassing personal failure when so many of us are facing it.

Let’s rethink how we work. Join us on May 10 in Belgium.

We’ve all heard the saying “Be the change you wish to see in the world” (it's attributed to Gandhi, and even though he never said these words, they make a lot of sense). Yet we still need to establish healthy ways of working. The industrial era is behind us, but it still defines how we work—mechanistically, with an overemphasis on productivity (which we see being carried through to the robotization of work). This way of working is detrimental to ourselves, our teams, and for the whole of life on this planet.

You will walk away from this 1-day retreat feeling rejuvenated, more connected to others, and enlivened by a deeper sense of purpose.

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Being @ Work is practical and purposeful.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY, WE WILL:

  • Practice being at ease—in our bodies, minds, and spirits

  • Gently address patterns that can gridlock creative growth

  • Realize the deeper why behind all of our work

  • Consider a whole-person, whole-society, whole-planet approach to purpose

  • Envision collaborative, courageous policies of care


WE'LL ALSO EXPLORE USING TOOLS OF TRANSFORMATION:

  • Contemplative practices (story sharing, writing and/or drawing, mindfulness)

  • Leadership practices (self-inquiry, bridge-building, presence)

  • Possibility practices (imagination, knowledge, perspective)


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Being @ Work Retreat Details

WHEN & WHERE
Our retreat date is May 10, 2019. We’ll begin welcoming you at 9:30am. The retreat officially begins at 10:00. We’ll close the day at 16:00.

Being @ Work will be held at HuisDIEvers, a historic cultural house in Belgium, about 45 minutes by car from either Antwerp or Brussels. You’ll receive directions for travel by car and train ahead of the workshop (you can also check out the map at the bottom of this page).

PRICE & FOOD
The €125 fee (exc. VAT) makes this a sustainable offering for us—it covers our retreat expenses while giving us some pay for the time we’ve invested. The fee includes coffee and tea, herb-infused water, juice, fresh fruit, and healthy munchies.

We’ll enjoy a picnic-style meal. Please bring your own bag lunch. Feel free to also bring a potluck dish to share.

A note on refunds: You can get a 100% refund if you cancel 30+ days before the retreat. Thanks for understanding that we can’t issue refunds beyond this point. Want to transfer the retreat to someone else instead of getting a refund? We can do that!

PARTICIPATION & SIGN-UPS
Since English is an international language, we will go with that. We look forward to meeting you!

Come ready to share who you are—your genuine self and your stories. Please bring your favorite pen and notebook, as we'll go on a few writing journeys. Dress comfortably (it's all about ease, after all!). If you want to bring your yoga mat and/or meditation cushion and/or any relaxation props you love, we welcome that.

Smaller groups tend to provide the best conditions for transformation. We’re therefore limiting retreat participation to 10 people. With that said, we’ll need a minimum of 7 people to make the retreat possible. If we don’t have 7 sign-ups by April 26, we’ll cancel the retreat and fully refund everyone.

QUESTIONS & CONTACT
Have questions about this Being @ Work retreat? Please see the Contact button toward the bottom of this page. Want to know more about your hosts Fabiola Benavente and Kimberlyn David? Scroll to the About Us section below.

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45 minutes from Antwerp or Brussels

Michel Theysstraat 60

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Belgium

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