MINDFULNESS…a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique has been a major headline in 2017. In fact, TIME Magazine recently published a Special Edition dedicated solely to MINDFULNESS. Mindfulness has also influenced the travel trends with vacation planning. People are taking the time to go away to invest in themselves and become more MINDFUL while traveling either alone, as a couple or with a group of friends.
WHERE TO STAY? This past June, I experienced my own journey of MINDFULNESS at Miraval in Tucson, Arizona. The Mission of Miraval is “To inspire a life in balance through mindfulness.” Whether you are going through a divorce, recovering from trauma or need a “time-out” to take a breath and balance life, Miraval is the place for retreating for a few days to begin the healing process.
All-Inclusive: All packages include accommodations, meals, unlimited fresh juice and smoothie bar and freshly prepared snacks throughout the day.
Over 120 complimentary wellness activities, lectures and fitness classes weekly. Enjoy three pools and 24 hour access to our newly renovated Body Mindfulness Fitness Center. Complimentary shared Tucson Airport shuttle transfers and much more. Miraval is a no-tipping resort.
Before You Go: Before you arrive, it is important for you to put in the time to thoroughly review the schedule being offered during your stay. You will be able to choose from nutrition classes, fitness classes, mediation, and workshops for individuals dealing with trauma. The specialists on property also open a limited about of private sessions, therefore, if you are looking for more of an in depth personal session it is important to add this item into the requests prior to arrival.
My Personal Healing Moment at Miraval: I attended a complimentary group session with Brent Baum and was so moved by his work that I ran out of the session at the end to the front desk to grab a private session with him for the following day. Brent Baum is a Trauma Specialist and Creator of Holographic Memory Resolution. Brent helps people resolve emotions and pain associated with trauma. I am one of them. A few years ago, I was in an ATV accident driven off a cliff in the Dominican Republic. No helmet, knocked unconscious and ended up trapped underneath the heavy ATV compressing my body against the ground. I suffer from PTSD from this accident. I suffer from the doctors telling me I am a miracle. I shouldn’t be here. Why am I here? What is my purpose in this world that my life was spared? This weighs heavily on me. During my session with Brent, he used the visualizations of my accident and showed me how to work through this painful moment in my life to reframe the trauma and remove the emotional impact on me. One of my favorite quotes from Brent, “Trauma offers a gift by heightening our appreciation of how precious and fragile life really is. It intensifies our focus and realigns our priorities, forcing us to examine our intentions on the deepest level—determining what is really important to us and helping us decide where to commit our energies.”
MIRAVAL GIVES BACK: Miraval’s largest-ever charitable endeavor “Miraval Gives Back,” gives the gift of wellness to individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to visit the famed resort. Please Submit your nomination by December 31st: http://www.miravalresorts.com/about-miraval/miraval-gives-back/
Let Me ENHANCE Your Stay:
When reserving your stay at Miraval through Jet Set Getaways, you will receive the following special amenities:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily Buffet breakfast, served in restaurant
$100 Resort Credit, per person, per stay to use toward spa services, activities and private sessions (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
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