Mental Health Retreat
Rethinking the imprints from our mothers, fathers and culture
As the field of psychology has deepened over the last century, it has found that one of the major causes of mental health issues stem from our childhoods and our family of origin.
Having overvalued the yang or masculine qualities of personal identity and accomplishment many people today wrestle with the shame of failure, or not measuring up to an image of success and strength. Increasing work demands have put pressure on providing time for self-care and relationships, heightening our anxiety.
While individuality has its place, our lives are ultimately enhanced by the yin or feminine domains such as relationships, love, acceptance and having an inner life as well as outer identity. Many mothers have wrestled with guilt when it comes to attempting to be a perfect mother while juggling work and other obligations.
Both our fathers and mothers have been muddied by this cultural legacy. A lack of integration within parents has seen the rise of absent or neglectful fathers as well as devouring or martyring mothers.
Carl Jung felt that fully actualised adults breed functional children, saying:
“Beyond the human obligation to look after ageing parents and to maintain a friendly relation with them, there should be no other dependencies, for the young generation has to start life anew and can encumber itself with the past only in case of the greatest necessity.”
In his own life, Jung was expected to carry on his paternal lineage of entering the clergy. Through the feminine, or soul realm, he heeded a dream where he witnessed a giant excrement collapse through a church roof. He took it to mean that formal religion would be a stagnant career choice and so he forged his own path, pioneering a soulcentric form of psychology.
Rather than tend to the symptoms, our mental health retreats explore the root causes of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and other debilitating emotions. Healing your imprints, is a program that explores and excavates your beliefs and the behaviours they manifest as.
For a more experiential approach, you might be interested in this healing retreat we offer.
Alternatively, we can custom design a program that blends the two approaches.
Counselling, family constellations, theta healing, archetypal psychology and many other holistic therapies are available during your time with us.