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Live Awake, Alive, Open – Essence Introductory Live Retreat – a Self-Enquiry course

Essence is a profound approach for increased freedom, ease, happiness and creativity, and for the letting go of perceived and conditioned limitations. You will Let go, Live Light, embodied.

This retreat weekend will allow you to experience deeply and understand some of the most fundamental aspects of the Essence approach confidently so that you can fall in love with whatever is happening, with any thought or feeling or memory, at any time, whether in your own quiet space or actively engaged in life so that you enjoy natural beingness, feel free of old issues and problems and create a life of ease, happiness and joy.

Reap the benefits of this extraordinary way of dissolving limitation and emotional reactivity.

Essence can be used in the moment, in all situations and in all interactions to enhance every area of life.

This Essence work is all-new, and even if you have worked with Joy for many years you will experience a very significant and permanent shift in your awakeness. if you have only attended live circles so far, you will find a whole new arena of transformational material in this carefully structured Live Essence Retreat weekend.

These are the Benefits you will receive

  • You will notice real, measurable benefits in all of the areas described below and see manifest positive change in every area of your life on  a practical level -such as in health, abundance, relating, social skills, spiritual realisation, and more – that you are choosing to work with during this course.
  • You will be able to rediscover your own power, energy and fulfilment within a moment, in any situation
  • Your full, natural presence will be inherently able to create the perfect creative solutions and next actions for you, and you will know how to facilitate this for others
  • The Essence approach can unleash a process of accelerated awakening that creates tremendous clarity and guarantees success in areas of your choice.
  • You learn approaches which are supremely aligned with any spiritual practice or personal development approach.
  • You will learn how to stop suppressing emotions or expressing them destructively and let go of them instead. Letting go of negative emotions, thoughts about the past and worries about the future, old patterns and limits allows you to be happy, right now. Then you can experience the freedom, creative power and joy of the present.
  • You improve your relationships, create increased financial security, and dissolve the fears that prevent you from achieving your goals.
  • This course will help you to let go of blocks to self-motivation and effectiveness
  • You will be able to manage stress, anxiety and challenging situations with natural ease
  • You will learn a process to allow sound, grounded decisions to emerge
  • You will increase the fun and joy in your life
  • perform well under pressure
  • Enhance energy, and resolve health problems.
  • Go along easily and happily with the flow of life.
  • And …learning how to let go of striving using the Essence approach allows your dreams and goals to materialise effortlessly. Expertly manifest what is right for your life with ease
  • Energetic transmission will be strong
  • You receive a workbook you can use for your whole life
  • You get lots of time working in pairs and, if you wish, there will be some opportunity to work one to one with Joy, doing deep drilling down to create freedom and ease with regard to your issues and goals.
  • You will be able to request help one to one at times from the trainee Essence coaches, who are experienced and soon to qualify

More benefits for You

When the Essence of life is embodied, the more alive you are; you are also physically stronger, more supple, flexible, and have great mental clarity.

Though the mind is tranquil, there is a focus and collectedness which doesn’t become distracted. Energy and intelligence is downloaded directly. The right actions arise, the best decisions are apparently made. And these benefits below exponentially increase, daily, as you apply your learnings

  • Clarity : how to recognise projection, limitation and trance. How to understand and integrate the changes that are happening in your own journey of awakening
    The Power of Presence: how to step out of your own way and how to show up in your own life and with your clients free of all internal and external distraction.
  • Essence of Awakening:
  • Dissolving Limitation:Your inner freedom and recognition of what limits ease, flow and happiness in any situation relates in direct proportion to your outer circumstances. You will learn through experiential exercises a profoundly simple approach to releasing fear, limiting beliefs, judgement, anger, sadness, anxiety and so much more. You will learn how to safely experience and release energetic charges which are the basis of emotional reactivity, and which inhibit your ability to respond to opportunity.
  • Essence Embodiment : Your own unique programme for homeplay committments to support you in living awakening consciousness in every aspect of personal and professional life.
  • This weekend Retreat is valid for CPD points and a receipt can be provided for tax purposes if your advisor supports your professional training as tax-deductible.
  • This is a highly experiential course. It is therefore relevant to all people workers and all who wish to go deeper into their own freedom but work in other arenas. Your inner work is on those areas you wish to work on, specifically relevant to your own life and/or practice.
  • You will discover what works…and what DOESN’T work to create ease, happiness, success and fulfilment in your own life and how to apply this learning for others’ benefit you are with your clients and groups.
  • A taste of the awesome power of authentic, conscious community. its gifts of accountability, support and nourishment and lots of interaction with other students, opportunity for dialogue, Q & A, with Joy Hicklin-Bailey and other coaches, is available.

…..And much, much more. This retreat will bring benefits for the rest of your life.

What You Say and Who Attends This Course

This is an all-new Retreat. It is suitable for you if you are new to Secret Garden and have been long term explorers of your inner life, and for you if you are drawn through a current life challenge or a curiosity. It is also suitable for those who have explored awakening in Secret Garden for years. You will receive much that is completely new for you. If you know this Secret Garden, this Weekend Retreat will be an excellent support and fresh context  for you if you are currently in a live ongoing training or having private sessions with Joy. Life moves, the spirals in being and in awakening are endless, and ever-more rewarding. if you are committed to your explorations, and wish to go further after the weekend, the Essence webinar Courses are specifically designed to give regular, direct experience of Secret Garden in the most accessible way possible-in your home – so that the live sessions and circles are sustained during your ordinary life.  Here is some unsolicited feedback from clients & group participants who have benefited from Essence Online recently and also Essence Live circles.

Dismantling Your Limits to Living Life Wide Open

The Essence Live Weekend Introductory Retreat is totally complete and highly life enhancing in its own right. You can also benefit in preparing for the weekend and deepening afterwards by working at home at your own pace with the Essence Online webinars. The material and approach is complementary. The Essence Live Awake, Alive, Open Retreat  can also be a springboard to the life-changing further life skills and/or professional training. The benefits of this Retreat deepen hugely if you choose to go further with the Essence Awakening Training which includes a 5 day Live retreat in 2019. While deepening your own freedom in being, learn how you can help clients and/or loved ones learn this approach. If desired, you then have an opportunity to work – with your own independent practice and business – as a Secret Garden Essence awakening coach as part of your professional life.

If you wish to build on this foundation and experience the Live 5 day Essence Awakening retreats in 2019, you must also be a graduate of the Online webinar course, Let Go, Live Light ho’oponopono Forgiveness compleing the 4 90 minute modules by summer 2019 latest) During those Live Retreats you will learn how in exponentially deepen your own freedom in every area of your life, and also to facilitate others in dissolving limitation. These profoundly awakening Live retreat events are open to you if you become a graduate of these Essence webinar courses, and allow you to experience how to deepen your coaching/people practice, help those in your life more effectively and enrich and energise your own life at the same time! If you are sure you wish to go deeper still, then please let us know of your interest in the Essence Awakening Coaching Training, starting 2019, which includes both Online webinar courses and a further Live retreat.

Details For Your Live Weekend Retreat of Essence Exploration 

Carefully structured interactive and experiential sessions. Learn as participants bring material to Joy for guided facilitation – there will also be guided individual explorations, questions to enquire into and guidance in setting outcomes and integrating awakenings.

  • Guided whole group processes
  • Interactive sessions with pair practice
  • Individual Guided facilitation.
  • Question & answer

You can return to the workbook anytime to deepen your experience and understanding and enjoy and benefit more and more deeply from the guided inner enquiries time after time

If you wish to participate in the essence Awakening Training or the Essence Coaching Training, you must complete this course

Venue Central Stroud in the splendid Old Town Hall, and evening at a private home in a beautiful, wild valley of Gloucestershire

What you will discover on this Live Retreat

  • Getting into habits that support your learning and process
  • How does the Essence approach really work?
  • What do you normally do with your feelings and thoughts?
  • How can you fully embrace feelings such as fear, thoughts that bother you and judgements that separate you, instead, and then easily let them go? And why is this important? And when are you likely to resist that?
  • What are the stages of awakening?What sabotages waking up?

Releasing stuckness – How do you overcome addiction, unwanted habits and procrastination?

  • How do you fully embrace resistance, procrastination and stuckness & free yourself from them?
  • Discover how you can bring yourself back to presence, truth, just being, Essence
  • Learn how the Essence approach can be applied every day at work and in your personal life to enhance peace and fulfilment.
  • eg How you can deal calmly with stress, challenges, difficult confrontations and occasional heavy workloads
  • eg How to begin to use this approach with wellness issues

Improve and deepen your relating with family, friends and intimate partners

  • Learn about the hidden drives which are saboteurs in your relationships
  • Learn to embrace these drives and dissolve them easily
  • Learn a very powerful approach to dissolve conflict in the moment
  • How do you relate with ease and authenticity to others? How do you become more comfortable with others’ emotions and patterns?
  • Discover how you can motivate others effectively
  • How you can enhance relationships within a team and organisation, simply

Deeper self-healing

  • Letting go of old trauma, grief and rage using the Essence approach
  • Clean up old memories running you in the background
  • Discover, embrace and let go of the core wanting in your life

Clear and confident decision making

  • Discover how you can set and energise goals that work for you so that you achieve your objectives
  • Know which actions to take to achieve your goals yet stay with the wonder, power and perfection of what is here now always
  • You dissolve old identities and perhaps unconscious roles, and moving into what serves you now
  • Discover that your full, natural presence is inherently able to create the perfect creative solutions and next actions
  • Confidently know how you can be more in touch with your own power, energy and fulfilment within a moment

Suggested Follow Up Practice

Work through the Essence Online webinar series and the Let Go, Live Light Essence Forgiveness Webinars These are detailed explorations of many aspects of awakening work. You will benefit from the information you wont find anywhere else, the Q and A sessions and many deep meditations and carefully structured individual exercises which help you get underneath resistances and projections and move through to present moment and its power.

at least once a week Aliveness Moving, Stillness Listening Meditation

If You Want To…

  • Get out of your own way
  • Enjoy a rich, intimate relationship life
  • Ease transition to new phases of life
  • Learn a wonderful decision making process
  • Achieve goals which are truly appropriate for you and your growth
  • Realise your love, presence, openness and peace, the power of just ‘being,’ celebrating this man or woman that you are………………

…this weekend introductory Retreat is for you- get access here before it goes away!

Act now, before the early booking deadlines! (Credit given on Retreat fee for Essence Online already booked, just email Joy) 

Book before the early booking deadline ONLY and receive exclusive discount codes which will give you £50 off each of Essence Online webinar course or Let Go Live Light Forgiveness webinars (total discount £100). You receive these Discount codes upon purchase of the Live weekend retreat), PLUS a Bonus meditation, value £29, entirely FREE AND a bonus free Online Event in October entirely FREE, value £79. Plus early booking and 2 person discounts on top! Total Value of these discounts is up to £277! Remember places are very limited so book your place now.

This Essence Live Weekend Retreat is radical, it goes direct to the root, to essential nature-this is the core beyond story, thought and feeling, we return to over and over again. Awaken to your true nature, to Essence. All problems dissolve then. Miracle solutions arise.

Discover the infinite power & creativity that is, when you let go into life, here, now

Essence…the true source of your joy and blossoming

Wake up, surrender to the joy of being