What a week it has been. We have just had a check in session with Katrina and the wonderful stories of the other participants have been so inspiring. Many people did the retreat while working, while in lockdown, while looking after children and --this is a hard one - while others in the household were eating ordinary meals in front of them. With support from Katrina and other members of the group we all did it!
It's quite a commitment making your own juices and soups (much nicer to go to the Highlands and have them brought to you !) but its very do-able and I can't recommend it highly enough.
I feel full of energy - a nice steady natural kind. I feel calm and positive (and I am not rushing back to news/tv/social media/hype of any kind). I've lost a few pounds and -hurrah - that 'muffin top'. So I am trying on the cothes I didn't want to wear and thinking 'Yes I can wear that again and feel nice in it'. You know I like clothes :-)
I slept a lot the first few days - naps in the hammock - the weather was lovely and I had headaches for two days and I listened to what Katrina calls Body Messages and paid attention.
The body's default setting is to heal. I have come away with new knowledge, and confidence that I can help this happen, suggested transition routines and meals, lots of references to follow up, and a recovered optimism which I was afraid I was losing. The retreat was as much a mental reset as a physical one for me, and for many of the participants. I'm happy.