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Finding My Voice - A Mindfulness Retreat

Teacher: Annika Nicol
Cost: 2 days accommodation + R400 surcharge
Dates: Friday 12 April 2024 - Sunday 14 April 2024

annika nicolDo you struggle to speak your truth? Feel scared to say or sing what is in your heart? Many of us hold back and listen to the critical voices in our heads. Over time, we may start to feel blocked in our throats, scared to speak what we feel, to make sounds, or to sing. We make ourselves small and hide our voices - fearing rejection or judgment. Can you listen to yourself and appreciate the unique sound of your voice? Can you bring consciousness to the way you express yourself?
On this Mindfulness retreat we will deepen awareness of our voices and bodies. We will work with movement and the sensations in our bodies to help us open our throats and give voice to our experience – in the here and now.
You are invited to come and explore your unique expression - to connect with your voice, to speak and sound from your heart, to sing regardless if it is in tune or not... No previous singing or sounding experience needed to benefit from this retreat. This non-judgmental process, held in the safe container of a group, will support you to find your own authentic voice.
There will be periods of silent and sound meditations, singing, sharing and enquiries. In between sessions the retreat will be held in silence.

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Annika Nicol has been practising as a Clinical Psychologist since 1997. She is a trained singer. Her original degree was in Music and Psychology and her Master’s dissertation in Music Therapy. She worked as a Psychologist in the NHS while living in the UK for 10 years. Her work included Music and Movement groups for Mental Health patients. She has been involved in meditation and Mindfulness practices since 1999. She trained in Mindfulness Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute in Devon(UK) from 2000 to 2009. Annika feels passionate about supporting others to be more present and connected to their bodies and voices - to be alive in the here and now. She currently lives and works in Cape Town and runs a private practice as well as leading Mindfulness retreats.