Retreat for Empath

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martha
@martha
2 years ago
18 posts

Does anyone know if there's a place where empaths can retreat to? Some sort of place where empaths can connect and spend time together? Or maybe connect one empath to another in local areas where they live in order to help each other.. just a thought because I'm looking for someone to talk to and find it really hard to talk to any of my friends or families because of the look I get and the body language that's given -it stops me from opening up..


updated by @martha: 03/11/17 08:26:57PM
Trevor Lewis
@trevor-lewis
2 years ago
272 posts

That's a really interesting question Martha!

I have just started a Meetup group for Empaths in Asheville, NC. It's a remarkable town but that's another story, suffice to say that it has an amazingly high density of Light Workers as well as being THE trendy tourist destination for 2015 in America.

I started the Meetup group (as a public service - not for profit) with few expectations but it has grown to 115 members in a matter of days.
See http://www.meetup.com/Calling-all-Empaths-and-Highly-Sensitive-People-HSPs/.

Asheville would be a fabulous location for an empath retreat. How much interest would there be for a weekend gathering here?

The Importance of Being Jonny
@the-importance-of-being-jonny
2 years ago
794 posts

I would love to go on an empath retreat for my birthday in the Eugene, OR area.

Trevor Lewis
@trevor-lewis
2 years ago
272 posts

When's your birthday? How about one on the East coast, one on the West (about 4 months apart, maybe?)

martha
@martha
2 years ago
18 posts

Maybe you can open up on in the West Coast area Trevor. There's probably a huge need for this type of retreat which could possibly explain why your meet up group explode in such a short time to over 100 people..

Are you feeling the West Coast Trevor :) ... or even Orgeon where trees of rich with life..

Lastars
@lastars
2 years ago
96 posts
Anybody else get over stimulated just by the idea of a large gathering? Even with Empaths.Somehow 'gentle' doesnt ever come to my mind....~*~...
Lastars
@lastars
2 years ago
96 posts
I've had many occasions to be in a room with 'light workers' and the egos were colossal. Not sure what a room full of Empaths or HSP would be like....~*~...
Trevor Lewis
@trevor-lewis
2 years ago
272 posts

If we got a dozen people together I would be thrilled ... and the starting point for the retreat would be "leave and personal drama at the door (it probably isn't yours anyway)" followed quickly by grounding, shielding and protection techniques.
I do understand than none of us are used to handling large groups well - although I am starting to get used to the idea in and around Asheville.

martha
@martha
2 years ago
18 posts

It's easy for us to know when something works verses something that would not and I can discern this type of gathering would work. Simply because we are gathering to recoup, release, and recover. We would gather to meditate and train ourselves as to how we can deal with the overwhelming colossal of emotions that we are dealing with each day from others especially if it's negative ones that tends to linger.

It sounds like this has not taken place yet so having a spot in the West Coast and East Coast that will enable empaths to run to in order to recover and recoup would really help.

martha
@martha
2 years ago
18 posts

Trevor,

Maybe having a spot on the East Coast and also on the West Coast to accommodate the West Coast folks would be nice.

This sounds like it was talked about and requested by many but never took place. I think it's a much needed thing. There's a place here in San Diego call OHI (Optimum Health Institute) where I went to for a week.. It's a great set up and great retreat, but even at OHI I was taking in emotions of others but I was there to recoup and recover.. but the set up is an optimal set up for Empaths! At least we know when we gather.. we are gathering to recoup, revive, and relax from the outside world and we are trying to replenish ourselves from the emotions of those whom we are around.

Lastars
@lastars
2 years ago
96 posts
Trevor, for me, when you say: "followed quickly by grounding, shielding and protection techniques" already speaks of intention/agenda and if I don't want to participate in those behaviours then I probably will be viewed as anti social or somehow unaligned. For me, it is someone putting their views/energy all over me, with what they believe to be good intent.The event is not something for me, others would embrace it....~*~...
Trevor Lewis
@trevor-lewis
2 years ago
272 posts

My intention would be to start with creating a weekend with a structure around an agenda that would be useful for a community of empaths.

To everybody: what would you envisage as being a suitable structure of such a retreat?

Personally, a retreat without somebody providing leadership and structure would not serve me.

Lastars
@lastars
2 years ago
96 posts
I'd say perhaps mini workshops (2hrs) over a weekend, perhaps repeating at different times with different speakers. Don't know how large an event you have in mind. I'd also suggest a couple of 'quiet' rooms for ppl who wish to take a moment....~*~...
martha
@martha
2 years ago
18 posts

Meditating excercises should be included and I definitely love Labstars suggestion of private rooms for alone time or self-reflection moments..

Trevor look into OHI aka Optimum Health Institute -and their program included exercise that are non strenuous in the morning for an hour... workshop with a speaker on eating habits nutritionist specialist, noon time was Alpha meditating exercise, lunch, mid afternoon was yoga, dinner, and than everyone split into their group of 4 for support....

People from all walks of life goes to this place and people from everywhere attend this place..You have the option of a week, or 2 weeks, or a 3 week program. I'm not a sales person for OHI, as I went there for the retreat purpose but ended up sponging in peoples emotional issues.. :( :( outside of those negative emotions -everything else was on point for renewing,... Oh and the food was all organic from the earth and the first two days I was not at all into this but on the 3rd day of not eating nasty processed food --- my energy and being felt renewed and revived... I just wished I didn't sponged those peoples negative emotions...

martha
@martha
2 years ago
18 posts

By the way, Good on you Trevor for starting a group.

I have a really hard time talking to family and friends about being an empath because they give me that 'are you crazy" look than the silence which can be deafening too..

and others have agendas and motives.. grrrrr

Evolving
@evolving
2 years ago
46 posts

Hello, Martha!

I have never been here, but I did find this link. Perhaps you may want to check out what is being organized for 2016?http://www.empathconnection.com/workshops.htm

It is my goal to open up a retreat and healing center. I want to find a place in south central PA. I've been on the lookout for years trying to find a grand estate by the river. I've been giving my vision lots of positive energy and putting together many workshops in my head. I know it will be awesome when it materializes. Just the right balance of relaxation, great food and creative outlets! I know it will be a draw for fellow Empaths!

Lotusfly
@lotusfly
2 years ago
410 posts

Trevor,

Your comment about not being interested in a retreat without a leader and structure, and clearly you want to be this person in control, increases my anxiety. Control = ego and inequality. It is "normal" behavior, not spiritually enlightening behavior -- the desire to be in control and have structure. It makes others feel less than and takes away their personal power. This is going away from the true nature and direction of where this planet should be heading.

There should be no leaders. There should only be people helping people as equals. I am no different from the ant on the ground who is just trying to survive.

Kindly,

Lotusfly

Trevor Lewis
@trevor-lewis
2 years ago
272 posts

Respectfully, Lotusfly, I think you misunderstand my intentions although I understand your anxiety. The world needs leaders who empower other people not control. Admittedly, in the "normal" world leadership has come to equal control. We need to change that, absolutely. But the world needs people who are willing to step up and take responsibility (take responsibility, not take control)... that is the starting point of being a leader.

Whoever is going to step up and organize the retreat is providing leadership.

Lotusfly
@lotusfly
2 years ago
410 posts

Hi Trevor,

I know you have good intentions. We all do :) The belief that there needs to be leaders (even just one leader) for things to run smoothly is the main problem in this world. It is what created the imbalance in this world - when someone is looked upon as better than another, and that is what happens when there are leaders.

No leaders does not equal chaos. Likewise, leaders does not equal order. Leaders disrupt the natural flow and functioning of this planet. It is what led to prejudice, hate, wars, etc. (the current state of our world). When we are not equal, we are in competition with one another.

What this world needs is not leaders...people who tell people what to do, even with the best of intentions...this world needs humble people who do not interfere but live by example and offer a little help (when asked) by encouraging another in a healthy direction to discover their own answers and path - to teach them to fish, not fish for them (and charge them for it). Because when people feel that they need to rely on another (a leader) to be happy, succeed, etc., the leader is not helping; they are hindering.

We need people helping each other at the same level. That is the only way there will be peace in this world. Any sense of a hierarchy (different levels) creates disorder.

Loving light~

Lotusfly

Trevor Lewis
@trevor-lewis
2 years ago
272 posts

OK, how we as human beings use and understand words is always challenging. Without Elise Lebeau's leadership you and I wouldn't even be communicating. Without the leadership of Elise and the moderators on this site, the site would have disintegrated under the weight of inappropriate discussions long ago.

Even within the partnership societies of indigenous communities, the wisdom of the elders is accepted as a basis for leadership.

And without your leadership, my initial comments would have gone unchallenged.

I acknowledge and appreciate your leadership by whatever name you care to call it. Thank you, Lotusfly!

Blessings,

Trevor

martha
@martha
2 years ago
18 posts

Beautiful.. I will check out the HTML link you've attached.

martha
@martha
2 years ago
18 posts

Trevor,

I still applaud you for starting up a group of people already. And if your group grew to 115 folks -than guess what? You are doing something right and whatever you're doing needs to continue and you need to continue it too..

I do have a question for you.... How should I approach being an empath? especially given that my faith in GOD and in CHRIST will cause others to frown upon me.. especially in with people. They will view this ability in a negative way. Do you know anyone in Los Angeles area??

Evolving
@evolving
2 years ago
46 posts

Thank you, Gene!

Lotusfly
@lotusfly
2 years ago
410 posts
Hi Trevor,Actually, I see Elise as a teacher. A wonderful soul who shared her knowledge freely, and simply, out of the kindness of her heart, because she empathized with others like her, wanting to help us by putting the information out there for when we sought it and when we were ready for it. She has no hidden agenda.We need more teachers in this world, people willing to share their knowledge to help others help themselves, just because. Just because we are one in the same.This world doesn't need leaders. Hitler was a leader. He did bad things and was killed for it. Jesus was a leader. He did good things and was killed for it.I do not want to be a leader. I am simply trying to find my way, like the rest of us.We need equality, and that means less leaders and more people helping people by helping themselves. And people helping people who feel like victims to feel able. And people who are neither victims nor leaders just may bring out the empathy in those who have rejected it in themselves, through the loving kindness and compassion that is in their heart, that is in all of us.Loving light~Lotusfly
RyuukoGo
@ryuukogo
2 years ago
110 posts

As mentioned by others I am not sure how well a group of Empaths will get along...or even 2 ...I plan to meet one in a few months.

Has anyone attended a group where there were several Empaths or just met one...if so how was it?

Lastars
@lastars
2 years ago
96 posts
RyuukoGo,I have numerous friends that are Empaths and have had hundreds, if not thousands of get togethers with one or more Empaths. There is far less likelihood of contention with a group of Empaths then probably any other group gathering. Empaths are scattered throughout society, they are everywhere successfully interacting amongst others.I am curious about your thinking/assumptions??What are you thinking is going to happen?...~*~...
RyuukoGo
@ryuukogo
2 years ago
110 posts

Lastars

Ihave been in a room with a few psychics and that didn't go well...lets just say I am very expressive verbally and non-verbally about my dislike for them.

I have never been physically close to another Empath that I was aware of...but I do know that if I am less than 50' from a narcissist I can sense them.

I rather meet one Empath first as a baseline/reference then meet a group.

EmpathChakra77
@empathchakra77
2 years ago
12 posts

Hello Martha

I have found several groups in my area and it has been a blessing to associate with Lightworkers, Awakened and Ascended folks.

Example i live in Rhode Island and i found this place on google Connecticut Lightworkers Ascended Awakenedplus several face book pages that are fantastic..message me if you want the links or give me your approx area and i can find them for you

The Importance of Being Jonny
@the-importance-of-being-jonny
2 years ago
794 posts

February 8th.

Dice
@dice
2 years ago
284 posts

I think this is a good idea for Empaths that are ready. A few years ago we danced around doing it and thought it could be beneficial. Sounds good to me :)

careyleefarnsworth
@careyleefarnsworth
2 years ago
58 posts

goto meetme.com there are empath groups there.

martha
@martha
last year
18 posts

I'm in Los Angeles area.. :)

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