Emotional wellness retreat: Best destinations to beat anxiety and depression

Emotional health is as important as our physical health (if not more) and the fact has been confirmed by modern research. Healthy eating habits not only keep you physically disease-free, but also keep your emotional health in top condition. Emotional wellness retreats exist across the world with a target to boost your mental health.

Vacation packages they offer are custom designed to deliver emotional healing at their wellness retreats. A carefully studied combination of diet, meditation, exercise and consultations is put in place for customers to achieve optimum benefits. One element common to these emotional detox wellness retreats is the repositories are built amid nature.

Distancing from the noisy city life, at least for some time, works wonder in recharging your emotional batteries. Mental wellness retreats have been set up by the sea, at foothills, and in green habitats.

When you need emotional healing at wellness retreats?

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That your response to an emotional healing retreat should be tied up with some signals is not always the criteria. You may visit a retreat whenever you feel like. Still you may get certain subtle cues that tell you it is time for making a vacation in a secluded nook. The justifications are:

You badly need a change of scene:

This craving for a shift of scenario starts gnawing at you. You should respond to this call from within. Neglecting this would only aggravate the feeling of restlessness. Your peace of mind and equilibrium that sets your core right would get disrupted.

Mental uneasiness and emotional anxiety would occupy a greater portion of your waking hours. They may visit you in sleep too. A visit to an emotional healing retreat will keep you grounded. It will help your mind regain lost strength. Clarity of thought and action is once again be reinstated in you.

Feeling fatigued and depressed:

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Your mind is always in constant motion. It is processing information, rejoicing achievement, solving issues and getting depressed at failures. Chief factors leading to dreariness are:

  • Drug abuse
  • Unemployment and being sacked from current employment.
  • A traumatic experience in formative years.
  • Physical and mental disorders.
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of interest and enthusiasm

For a solution, mental support is imperative and emotional healing retreats with their knowhow and resources provide an answer.

Post-traumatic healing:

You never know what tests life throws at you in your journey. Obstacles and challenges pop and you get set to surmount them along with solution models designed by your parents and mentors.

These are not professional models, although you succeed to overcome issues, bitter experiences encountered leave a permanent dent.

Programs designed by emotional healing retreats are manufactured by professionals. They take care of your emotional side with an inbuilt shock-absorbing cushion.

A perpetual feel of all-consuming anxiety:

Frustrated depressed lonely man

You are in a hub of frenzied activities and frantic pace that often drowns your yearnings and dreams. Your inner self often gets detached from your consciousness. Emotional healing retreats bridge this gap. Amid peaceful solitude, you can reconnect with your core to achieve emotional wellness.

The fear factor:

Whenever you sense danger coming your way but fail to predict its form and direction, a knot forms inside. This, however, keeps you alert and wakes you up to the imminent threat. But if you have to cope with this situation throughout life your complete involvement in life’s joys and challenges gets truncated.

You need to get over this fear factor and emotional healing retreats fit in as a savior. Here you have the scope to recognize your fears, intercept them and finally overcome them.

Lessons taught at these retreats elevate the quality of life. You learn to face the fear element, take it by the horns, and bury it with will force.

Mindful retreats:

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Mindful retreats have a significant role in enhancing your emotional wellness. Apparently, they look like a spa with wonderful natural settings and complete with every arrangement that sets you cozy and relaxed. But it is more than just a pleasure resort.

It provides you a meticulously devised structured program that will offer you a relaxed vibe in the first place. On top of that with its unique features, it will give you an emotional healing experience elevating the quality of mindfulness that you already have.

Salient features:

  • Offers sufficient time and space for relaxation.
  • Group and private meditation opportunities within a structured framework.
  • Handles your current emotions and teaches you subtle yogic stances to contribute to your emotional health.
  • Helps teach you the art of breathing and how to focus inward inviting inner peace and banishing stress.
  • A right combination of diet, yoga and pranayama designed by experts help you attain emotional detoxification. Your mind is cleansed of all emotional blemishes.

Completion of emotional wellness vacation:

When you get back home from the retreat, you feel you are a lot better emotionally. You feel relaxed and more balanced. Life seems to be under your full control. Your confidence level runs high. It is not the end of an eye-opening sojourn with the vacation coming to an end.

It is just the beginning, an awakening that gets you in congruence with your inner peaceful self. It adds new meaning and purpose to your life. The zest for a living gets multiplied once you complete the emotional retreat session.

Let us explore some emotional wellness retreats across the world. These retreats and their traditional tricks do well to restore your emotional balance:

Thailand, Kamalaya -Learn to accept changes in life:

Thailand, Kamalaya

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This retreat is endowed with learned coaches who teach you with dedication to embrace changes in life. In the process, your emotional strength comes around with a rise. Healthy lifestyle modifications are inculcated and traditional healing methods help you remove stress and bring coherence.

This is an ideal Ayurvedic spa holiday destination with holistic therapies. You can attend yoga sessions to attain inner peace and emotional reinforcement. The wonderful Lamai beach is close by where you can enjoy swimming in turquoise water. A vacation spent here makes you prepared for any challenges coming up.

Thermal Sea retreat, Hungary:

How about a thermal spa in hotel Delibab, Hungary costing USD 381, for a weeklong wellness package? Medicinal baths, thermal pools, sauna and water parks not only pamper you to the brim. They de-stress you too. Feel the magic of being anxiety-free here and when you can swing it pay a visit to the nearby town of Hajduszoboszlo. It is the city in Hungary with intense sunshine.

Shreyas Silent Retreat, India:

Shreyas Silent Retreat, India

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Located off the fringes of Bangalore city limits, this peaceful refuge is the right place for rehabilitative meditation. Your emotional health is enhanced and the sound of silence work wonders to benefit your mind. Massages are restorative and attending a session infuses enough vitality to keep you fighting fit.

Candle meditation is an interesting feature. You focus your attention on a flickering flame while scaling heights of consciousness. Outdoor yoga classes are designed for improving core strength and emotional poise. Diet offered is highly nourishing and modeled on Ayurvedic concepts.

Restorative Yoga retreat, Ericeira, Portugal:

This Portuguese fishing village offers loads of charm that is set in a quaint atmosphere. Pubs and eateries are scattered across the picturesque shoreline. The place has come to limelight for being a perfect Yoga spot for mind resurrection. It has been a great surfing spot as well.

Vacationers are offered varied opportunities that go a long way enhancing your mental and physical potential. These include yoga, massages, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, long strolls and carefully prepared nutritious vegetarian meals.

Maya Ubud- A spiritual journey, Bali:

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The retreat at Maya Ubud brings to its customers the traditional holistic therapies to improve physical and mental wellbeing. Yoga and meditation classes are regular features. They ensure balance and cultivating a positive attitude towards life eliminating emotional stress.

The rustic Bali is enchanting and so are the lush rice fields and unspoiled sea beaches. A long walk amid the tranquil stretch is highly rewarding. Getting a Balinese massage would be a cherry on the cake leaving you completely resuscitated.

Ayurvaidyasala, Kerala:

This is a picture-perfect wellness retreat on the shores of the Arabian Sea. Unique therapeutic techniques emphasize on Ayurvedic medicines. Services offered are:

  • Shirodhara
  • Abhyangam massage
  • Vasthi
  • Meditations
  • Early morning sessions of Surya pranam
  • Ayurvedic medication to take care of your ‘doshas’ and set them in tune
  • Ayurvedic nourishment

In between your wellness sessions, you can take a trip to mind-blowing backwaters. You feel relaxed, rejuvenated and detoxified.

Atmantan, Maharashtra:

Atmantan, Maharashtra

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This retreat by the magnificent Sahyadri Mountains specializes in detoxification and flushing out heavy metals from your body. The objective is to block the chances of chronic inflammation and cell oxidation. The medical team here is experienced and well-read. Following treatments available here are:

  • Colon hydrotherapy
  • Moxibustion ( Heat therapy)
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Infrared sauna baths
  • Regular Yoga classes
  • A healthy diet plan to set your hormones right and restore balance.

The Mango Tree Villa is a much sought-after stay with the spectacular Mulshi Lake to set your eyes on.

Five elements yoga retreat, Croatia:

It is located in the village of Rovinj, rich in history and facing directly the Adrian Sea. Lying on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, it is a treasured find for wellness enthusiasts. This emotional wellness retreat is simply cut out for removal of anxiety and depression from your life.

Services offered include meditation, yoga, elucidating sermons and several unwinding options availed in a group or in private. This USD 718 seven-day wellness vacation includes daily breakfast and lunch which are highly salubrious.

Sha Wellness Clinic, Spain -Anti-stress program:

Sha Wellness Clinic, Spain

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The beauty of the Sha Wellness program is that it has become a legend in fighting off depression and anxiety. The approach is more medical centered on your physiology and psychology. The idea is to make a close medical evaluation of your mental and physical health. Therapies are put to application accordingly to enhance your mental and physical health and eliminate negativities that may be clouding your mind.

Natural therapists, nutrition and bioenergetics specialists come to attend you. Services include mindfulness classes, Tai Chi sessions, yoga and traditional techniques to overcome anxiety and depression.

Santa Fe, New Mexico:

This is a city of artists and travelers with a creative bend. Georgia O’ Keeffe museum is quite famous showcasing over 3000 works of various artists. Programs are carefully designed and cover:

  • Open-air baths
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Culinary tutorials
  • A puppy studio to spend quality time with darling little puppies.

Kyoto, Japan:

Kyoto bamboo forest

Kyoto is where the famed Japanese wellness ritual of forest bathing has been originated. A visit to the Arashiyama Bamboo grove would be a completely serene sojourn. Meditation in nature is the idea behind forest bathing. Soak up the green ambience enveloping you and be in unison with the spirit of nature.

Make your stay in the Japanese style inn called Ryokan. Japanese hot springs known as Onsen are excellent stress busters. During autumn, temples and shrines are open to the public. A visit to these revered sanctorum would cleanse from within.

R&I Scotland Adventure, Scotland :

This is a small country with no dearth of natural beauties. Wonderful lochs, splendid dales, breathtaking highlands and serene beaches make for super emotional wellness retreats. R&I retreat offers hiking, Biking, canoeing and reindeer spotting.

Be one with nature and cut out all links leading to stress and anxiety. On your return, you find a whole new dimension of bliss added to life.

Napa Valley, California:

Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley is ideal for stress releasing. So why not spend a weeklong holiday here? Natural beauty is enchanting and so are the organic wineries. Having a soulful grub at the Oxbow Public market would be a lasting gourmet experience. Experience the vine trail either on a bike or on foot. It would be a memorable trip either way. Your inner self gets a shot of revitalization.

Shanti Som Healing Retreat, Spain:

The Andalucia region of Spain is known for its placidity and Shanti Som is the very essence of peace. Holistic healing techniques for inner detoxification channel all your positive energy in a productive route. Here you get to feel the pulse of your emotions. Meditation, reiki sessions, mindfulness trances and yoga are top features here. They improve your emotional health.

Ayurveda Resort, Sunhoff, Tirol, Austria, Ayurveda Relax and Feel Good Retreat:

Ayurveda Resort, Sunhoff

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Services delivered at Sunhoff are designed to eliminate stress and help you achieve a crystal thought process. Attainment of these enables you to cope with personal problems and solve them. Programs include:

  • Ayurvedic full body oil massages
  • Himalayan salt and oil scrubs
  • Breathing techniques
  • Meditation and yoga.

The above programs fortify your nervous system and trigger positive energy.

Mount Warming Yoga Retreat, Australia:

Mount Warming Yoga Retreat is designed with dedication to improve your emotional wellness. Mind-enhancing features include yoga tutorials, exploring wisdom written in Bhagavad Gita, meditation and receiving priceless sermons at Hare Krishna Temple.

Kurotel Brain Booster, Brazil:

Kurotel Brain Booster, Brazil

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This retreat nestled in the pristine Grannado Mountains is the right place to improve your cognitive potential. Programs are drawn up by eminent neuroscientists that include:

  • A buzz session with psychologists for attaining mental and emotional bliss.
  • Learning the tricks of stress management
  • Creative coaching tutorials to activate your brain and optimize its functioning.
  • Exercises to get quality sleep.

 Taghazout Surf and Yoga Holiday, Morocco:

Set in the shores of Moroccan Atlantic the retreat offers absolute rapture. The breeze blowing in is itself a great soother. Programs range from regular surf and yoga tutorials, traditional Turkish baths, meditation to achieve clarity of thought to visiting Agadir souk and watching the million-dollar worth sunset in a temperate mood.

 Shambala Mountain Center, US:

Shambala Mountain Center, US

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Here you have the opportunity to get lost in a reverie in a 600-acre sedate Buddhist monastery perched on the Rocky Mountains at a height of 8000 ft. Depending upon the season of visit programs offered cover hiking, running and snow hoeing. Besides these, tourists have the choice of designing their own vacation packages including meditation and mindfulness, yoga sessions, body and mind consciousness workshops.

Baja California Peninsula, Mexico:

This retreat has an array of tranquil beaches between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. The idyllic Pamilla on the sea of Cortez in Los Cabos is a fabulous wellness retreat. Services offered include:

  • Yoga classes
  • Spa therapies
  • Mindful healing seminars

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