OMG! The Best HEALTH AND WELLNESS WORKSHOP Ever!

Seriously I’m not joking! 

This is one of the very first wellness and mental health workshops in Zimbabwe and it execeeded all my expectations and the best part is, now its available online for free!

The day of the workshop didn’t start off great. We were running late, then we got lost and to make it all worse it even started raining but from the minute we entered our luck turned.

The first person we encountered was Mutsa Samuel. Undertaking something I’ve heard about, read about, watched on tv but never actually experienced in real life, meditation. 

I had tried, but how the hell do you manage to silence your mind?

From the very start early in the morning, you were greeted with this sense of peace and a loving environment and then we finally started learning.

The main questions of the day where: What is the under current of emotion from a Zimbabwean point of view? How has culture played a role considering the traumas and pain people are going through? 

The hosts did a great job of considering the different types of trauma we experienced as a people. 

Discussing topics such has how even our bodies and minds have changed to expect noise in town. 

That we become confused and even scared when we have electricity for too long.

Trauma is being removed from a place that you were previously safe in.

It can be acute: like an accident

It can be drawn out: like a sickness

We have become accustomed to scarcity and even that can be a part of trauma.

And from these questions some of the amazing lessons we learnt from this experience were:

Happiness is not a destination, we are here to learn how to happily live our lives but that is a journey.

You decide what direction your life is going because you decide how to react to events that are happening to you.

Decide what’s important to you. Respect your own boundaries and your needs.

Vulnerability is not something society looks at as a sign of strength, this stems from fear because we feel like if we open ourselves up something bad might happen but it can actually be good for us.

The vulnerability we have with ourselves: be honest about the things that work for you and the things that don’t work for you. Let yourself heal from the things that you have buried underneath.

Apply yourself intentionally to be able to live the life that you want to live. 

Do not outsource your happiness to other people, understand that other people’s behavior is a reflection of who they are and it is nothing personal against you and you’re an active player in your life so take your power back and validate yourself.

Happiness is not a destination, we are here to learn how to happily live our lives but that is a journey.

You decide what direction your life is going because you decide how to react to events that are happening to you.

Decide what’s important to you. Respect your own boundaries and your needs.

What is self mastery?

Knowing yourself and allowing yourself to know yourself, having the power to reinvent yourself when necessary, the ability to create and identify patterns.

Instead of getting a job, gain experiences

Instead of going to church, seek God

Look in the mirror, acknowledge your strength as well as your pains

Self Mastery is a process, something that needs to happen, again and again and again

Life is cycling, a lot of depression involves being stuck in the past, so how do we get to the present?

Don’t seek validation

Never need prayers, approval or sympathy

Fill your days up, never spend time idle or in an empty space and time

Find your purpose and stick to that purpose 

Don’t compromise your own reality

Never regret yesterday

Powerful Question: Is there a part of you attracted to the depression? Craving it and feeling drawn to the safety of it?

Besides all these amazing lessons, we also had an amazing meditation session, some brain work and yoga. 

In one day we had gained experiences and lessons that not only changed our perspectives but if you are interested in self improvement this is something for you! 

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Rachel Nyaradzo Adams

 

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