If you’re ready to restore a compelling connection in your marriage (or committed relationship), rekindle your love for each other & create a new blueprint for your life together – then join your therapist Izabella Siodmak on this private couples retreat
Watching the sun set against the mountains from the comfort of your warm bubbling spa, you reflect upon your first day. The first session together with your partner surprised you in how much was revealed and shared. This was already very different from the typical repetitive, going nowhere conversations you’d have at home. The questions the therapist asked led to some surprisingly useful insights about yourself and your partner too.
The presence of a non-involved third party gives you the safety to reveal much more of the hidden parts of yourself … the deeper thoughts that you’d kept even from yourself and the hidden emotions of resentment, fear, sadness, anger and the judgments that have built up. Only now, as you unpack this in the individual session, do you recognise that this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for; to discover the actual obstacles, release them and replace them with something more. And by getting away from the usual distractions of life and stepping into focusing solely upon yourself and each other, with the therapist’s support in this process, is the life-changing experience right before you.
So why should you and your partner attend this relationship retreat?
Yearning for a deep reconnection with your chosen partner?
When the previous closeness and connection turns to feeling worlds apart, it can be devastatingly unbelievable. The connection was so real once. And now everything you try only pushes your partner further away, making things worse and worse. Misunderstandings, built-up grievances and disappointments in relationships have a way of accumulating until it all feels like too much. Then, in the midst of conflict it can seem literally impossible to navigate your way back to an open heart and harmony. Through your journey, however, we’ll tap into the power of key communication gateways to unlock the specific language of the heart, restoring the energy that fuels intimate connection so you can embody love again.
Have you given up altogether, turning to secondary substitutes for affection and connection, whilst avoiding your partner yet the resentment between you only builds? And the real needs go unmet.
Yet somewhere deep inside, do you still believe it IS possible to have that special closeness and intimacy you’ve shared before?
Whilst we’re together I’ll pass on keys to help you meet your needs in a way that includes, rather than excludes, your partner. With the clear space to practice accessing your needs, communicating them and understanding the validity of your needs you’ll have this so well honed that you’ll be on the same team again, rather than fighting an opposing battle. I’ll also show you how to utilise attunement and this shared energy field in the appropriate way so that it becomes a platform for rich healing, growth, connection and fulfillment.
Natural Attitudes is nestled within Crystal Waters Eco-Village on an acre of beautiful, private land. Although only 1.5 hours from Brisbane, Queensland’s capital, you really do feel like you’re in another world. The healing energies of nature are very strong here and one of the many reasons why this site was chosen for the construction of the retreat. No pollution, fresh creek water, ample space for our organic veggie gardens and a positive ley line intersecting the property are some of the other reasons this place is so prized.
You’ll enjoy ample space and the gorgeous mountain views from your self-contained 2 room cypress cottage with a huge deck. Then, when it’s time for your therapy session, massage, embodiment practices, spa or sauna it’s just a short 15 meter stroll to the treatment room. If you need anything else to make your experience more comfortable we are available 24/7 within the main building near the treatment space.
In your spare time you can enjoy hilly nature walks or go to Pebble Pond for a refreshing swim. For those less active moments, your cottage has a day bed on the deck to rest, or fall asleep on! Inside your cottage there is a tempting selection of books, CDs and educational DVDs to further inspire you. You’ll come to realise for yourself, how each distinct component of the retreat experience has something valuable to contribute to you.
We’re ready to improve our relationship
You’d be forgiven for thinking that attending a health retreat means boring, uninspiring, bland food. Well, we like to pleasantly surprise. Our live, plant-based vegan meals are nothing short of tasty, healthy and visually appealing. A good portion of our fresh ingredients to make some of our signature dishes, come from our extensive organic gardens. For the rest of the ingredients we aim for local or market produce and organic where possible.
Eating foods that are alive and vibrant, full of enzymes and phyto-nutrients revitalises your body’s cells and organs, detoxifying your system whilst we work directly on shedding old emotions and behaviours getting in the way of the relationship with yourself and your partner.
This looks great!
So what can you expect if you spend 4 days and 3 nights indulging your body, heart, mind and senses together on a journey of exploration with your partner?
What if the level of love in your heart expanded so much that you couldn’t help but overflow that love freely to each other?
And what would it mean to you if you took home with you several heart and body-opening practices you benefitted from, so you can sustain a juicy connection more often?
You’ll come to understand so much more about each other in brand new ways. This can evoke a compassion where previously there was contempt. What would it mean to you to respond differently to each other as a result?
Would the reduced tension, stress and conflict be worth attending this totally private relationship retreat in the mountains near Maleny?
I believe the answer is a yes.
Plus you’ll get to benefit from my many years of private retreat facilitation (since 2003), trainings, resources, tools and information I can provide as well as the attuned way I precisely sense what’s going on energetically within yourself, your partner and the relationship between you. Come with an open heart and a willingness to create change and together we’ll make miracles out of molehills.
Typical Daily Schedule
We want to attend
- 12 Therapy Sessions (8 individual sessions & 4 couples sessions)
- 2 (1 each) Body-Energy Readings to pinpoint emotional blocks & defences evident in your body
- Three morning Embodiment Practices – breathing, sensing, grounding and clearing the energy in your body
- The powerful Full Self-Expression Process to clear conflict and release emotional charge
- 3 daily morning Embody Intimacy Exercises tailored to revitalise your relationship and rekindle the connection
- How to Repair Ruptures and heal from specific hurts
- Working with Attachment Styles to support safety & security (and improve ALL relationships)
- Exploration of individual defensive Control Patterns and how to loosen them and access your true needs
- Effective Communication Skills to foster compassion, intimacy and rebuild trust
- Private, boutique cottage accommodation for 3 nights & 4 days
- 6 delicious breakfasts (3 for both of you)
- 8 lunches (4 each)
- 6 Gourmet dinners (3 each)
- Unlimited use of ozone, chemical-free outdoor spa
- Unlimited use of the 2 person detoxifying far-infra red sauna
- Complementary use of books, DVDs, CDs
- Follow up couples Transitional Session via skype within 2 weeks of returning home
$3800 AUD All-inclusive
What’s Not Included
- Air fares
- Transfers from Brisbane airport are not included but can be organised at an extra cost of $150 AUD return. It is a 1.5 to 2 hour trip each way.
- If you’d like to catch the train from Brisbane airport to Landsborough we can pick you up from here ($75 return trip). It is a 40 minute drive from here to Natural Attitudes.
- There is no nudity throughout the retreat process
- No sexually explicit exercises are involved in any part of the retreat
Getting to Natural Attitudes is easy. At an extra cost of $150 AUD we can organise one of our drivers to pick you up from the domestic or international Brisbane Airport and drop you straight to the retreat and back. All you need to do is book your flight to arrive before 8am of the day of your retreat to ensure a 10am arrival and a departure flight after 8pm. If you have flown in on a previous day, we can also pick you up from your hotel in Brisbane city at 8am of your retreat day. If you’re looking for somewhere more quiet to stay in nature rather than the city before or after your retreat we highly recommend Maleny or Montville for the magic of the mountains or the Sunshine Coast for a beach vibe.
Your Retreat Therapist
About Izabella Siodmak
My fascination with relationships started when I was 9, sitting listening to my mother’s feelings about her relationship. My exploration of the relationship with our psyche, emotions, spirituality, body and sense of self as well as intimate relationship patterns, dynamics, defensive blocks and conflict resolution is never-ending and informs the private retreats I’ve been facilitating since 2003. My main qualifications include:
- Certified Exceptional Marriage Mentor (Embodied Couples Work)
- Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry, Biological Sciences and Molecular Biology)
- Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist
- Certified Life Coach
- Somatic (Body) Psychotherapist [graduating in early 2020]
I’ve also completed 50 hour yoga teacher training, reiki level II, relaxation massage, tantra workshops, trauma-informed practices, attachment styles and energy healing all which support me to more deeply sense what’s in the space between two people. Using the knowledge gained coupled with my intuition helps me to quickly get to the root of the issues in any relationship, which saves a lot of time and spares the frustration. Throughout your Revitalising Love Retreat I weave together effective, correctional relational approaches to support your relationship to thrive. With the right support, the energy between you can be so alive again.