Transformational Retreats

Booking now for 2020

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Would you like to uncover more of the true, authentic you? To harness the power of your mind? Are you are seeking more for your life? To meet and exceed your goals? To grow your capability? Improve your mental and emotional health?

These transformational retreats will help you find more of your ‘inner gold’. If you’d like to remove limitations and expand towards more than you may believe possible in whatever area of your life you choose to bring focus to – business, sport, home – then this is for you.

“Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can plant flowers. Or you can grow weeds”.

You will learn how to:

  • Harness the power of your conscious & subconscious mind
  • Learn advanced techniques of mind and heart power
  • Create new, positive neural networks
  • Break old habits & unhelpful ways of thinking
  • Create an upgraded personal reality to manifest goals
  • Remove limitations
  • Be inspired with possibility
  • Optimize your wellbeing
  • Explore methods to facilitate integration of mind power into your body’s physiology

With Karen Darke:

The Retreats will be led by Dr Karen Darke MBE

They will be held in the Highlands of Scotland or the island of Mallorca, Spain.

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Karen is a specialist in the psychology of high performance, a Paralympic gold-medallist, speaker and author. She has a PhD in geology but switched focus to studying “Inner Gold”. She has an MA in Development Training, an MA in Sports Performance Psychology & Diplomas in Hypnotherapy, Motivational Coaching & Clinical and Pastoral Counselling.

Read more of Karen’s “Find Your Inner Gold” story in this ‘Procurious’ blog

From Mountains to Medals : Finding Your Inner Gold

“Ability is a state of mind, not a state of body”.

We all have incredible power within us to change our thoughts, our emotions, and our energy field. We can all learn to be our own alchemist, to transform unwanted emotions or experiences into gold, be creators of our reality, change our performance, our wellbeing, our world.

Karen could be described as a modern-day ‘Alchemist’: an adventurer, athlete, speaker and author, Karen’s purpose is all about inspiring and impacting, about turning challenge into opportunity, finding ‘inner gold’. Karen started out as a geologist in the Bolivian Andes researching and searching for gold. But a life-changing accident that left her paralysed led her away from being a ‘rock-doctor’ to a quest to achieve Paralympic gold.

Finding Your Prime in 79

Karen is fascinated by the importance gold has had on her life. Her gold medal in the sport of hand-cycling in Rio 2016 was the 79th medal for Britain, and 79 being the elemental number for Gold led to Karen creating ‘Quest 79: Find Your Inner Gold’. The project has seen Karen cycle 7 continents and 9 rides, raising £79K for Spinal Injuries and encouraging people to step out of their comfort zones and discover passion, purpose or ability: their ‘inner gold’.

Karen views life as an adventure, and embraces all its’ experiences as opportunities to learn and grow. She has experienced some extreme lows on her own roller coaster and knows how trauma and life events can lead to fear and pain.

She has also generated some highs on her roller coaster, exploring and extending the limits of possibility physically, mentally and emotionally. She has skied across icecaps, kayaked at extreme latitudes of the planet, and handcycled the world’s biggest mountain ranges and longest rivers. She has also extensively explored and studied what goes on ‘inside’, from the power of the mind and thoughts to enable performance, to the impact of high frequency emotions to transform and heal. Her career as an athlete and adventurer combined with her unique studies of mind, wellbeing and healing make Karen a specialist in transformation.

Finding Your Inner Gold

Karen recommends starting with a few simple steps.

(1) When difficult or unwanted things happen, hold back from reacting and instead ask “What can I learn from this? How can this make me stronger? How can I use this experience to help myself or others?”. Know you are going to learn something useful.

(2) Be the observer of your own thoughts, and practice stopping or changing the unhelpful ones. Transform limiting thoughts into curious, expansive thoughts: for example, change “I’ll never manage this” into “This is interesting as I’ve never done anything like this before…I wonder what will happen next”.

(3) Develop your self-awareness and take a gardening approach, digging out the unhelpful weeds! (Your mind is the garden, your thoughts are the seeds, you can plant flowers, or you can grow weeds). This way helps you to stop getting caught up in ‘stories’ and being a victim of circumstances, to become the creator of your reality. Karen has distilled valuable learning and lessons through her years of experience and study so that she can share them with others.

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