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Vitality Management

Vitality Management

5 DAY RESILIENCE AND VITALITY RETREAT

Join Sharon Burgler  on beautiful sunny Aruba where she will work one-on-one with you to explore the impact your work in having on your emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. Sharon will then tailor an individual program of proven strategies and practices to allow to regain control over your life and health so you can return to healing others with renewed enthusiasm, vigour and resilience.     

DESIGNED FOR DOCTORS EXPERIENCING 'BURNOUT'

The Forsalidad 5 Day Vitality Retreat is aimed at the specific issues associated with the sustained stress faced by medical specialists and general practitioners that can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion and cause cynicism and burnout.

If you are a physician in this particular cycle of your career you are at the greatest risk; your duty of care is not just to your patients it is also to yourself, don't let it happen! 

BEING A PHYSICIAN ISN'T EASY

Outside of the medical field, the general population often have no idea of the complexity and weight of the daily stresses you are dealing with.

  • Having bad news conversations and dealing with patient suffering.
  • The heavy responsibility of making  major decisions on behalf of others.
  • Working long shifts and being summoned to provide. instant urgent care.
  • Acting under the scrutiny of patients, family and the media in an increasingly litigious world. 

ARE YOU GOING TO GET TO RETIREMENT IN GOOD HEALTH?

Research indicates that 1 in every 8 physicians suffer burn-out from being in a state of chronic stress that leads to physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism and detachment and  feelings of apathy and hopelessness.  Many report symptoms of fatigue, depression,  insomnia, anxiety and cynicism. They drag themselves to work and count the days until their retirement- sometimes with the help of medication or alcohol.

Does this ring a bell? You are not alone, you care for the sick, the suffering, the dying and the grieving. To protect yourself you need sustain an almost superhuman level of professional resilience, but you are human, eventually something has to give.

WHAT THE FORSALIDAD 5 DAY ARUBA VITALITY RETREAT CAN DO FOR YOU

1. Offer you sanctuary, peace and tranquillity from your hectic life

2. Help you reconnect to the energy, ideals and compassion you had when you started on your journey as a career physician;

3. Remind you that you are not made of stone. Medicine is really, really tough and you are under a lot of pressure; chipping away, accepting and dealing with all that you've seen can help you discover the brilliant diamond you've created within;

4. Learn that your oath to do no harm extends to you too. Discover practical, actionable and healthful physical, emotional and mental strategies for all facets of your professional and personal life so you can be the best doctor and best person you can be.

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'NO MAN IS AN ISLAND' BUT SOMETIMES WE FEEL STUCK ON ONE

Burnout can often leave you feeling isolated, your loved ones may start to feel far away and every way you turn there seems to be obstacles. This is when you need a guide that knows this difficult terrain and can neutralize the negative survival strategies that are holding you back, to help you learn to trust in your decisions again, to bring you back your sense of self and show you the path back to a more connected, vital and happy life.

The Forsalidad Vitality Retreat is as unique as you, it is tailored specifically to your personal needs and desired outcomes.

Within the program Sharon will help you develop positive self-awareness; clearer communication across all areas of your life; greater personal leadership; healthy management of emotions; and establishing personal boundaries.

LIFE IS HECTIC. ARUBA OFFERS TRANQUILITY

The Forsalidad Aruba Vitality Retreat takes place entirely outdoors, allowing you to totally detached yourself from your busy and stressful work life.

Aruba is a perfect place for an experience based personal development retreat. The healing sunlight and picturesque landscape is naturally relaxing and restorative.

Aruba is an island where metaphors abound. With its diverse landscapes and coastlines it is ideal for gaining personal insights and releasing emotional blockages to give yourself more space, energy and self care to create a happier healthier lifestyle. 

BREAK OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

The high levels of pressure, urgency and long hours you are exposed to in your work may not be the most 'comfortable' of comfort zones but it is this cyclic routine of stress that you have become so accustomed to that it feels 'normal', but it is not and it is draining your energy, enthusiasm and life force.

You need, and deserve, a complete break from this unhealthy routine, far away from hospitals, clinics and desks and to get back to nature. To put yourself first for a change and have new and exciting experiences to reactivate the healthful emotions of joy and exhilaration that will give you back your vim and vigor. 

Aruba is a small island, yet ‘mighty’ in everything: beautiful beaches, friendly welcoming people, fascinating caves and so much more, and it is here that Sharon Burgler has created a totally unique and customizable outdoor experiential retreat to help you to move away from fixed patterns of thinking and behaviour.

Here are a couple of the retreat's experiential activities:

Rediscover your sense of control and power as you explore Aruba's rugged terrain by 4WD and gain valuable insights in dealing with difficult or tense situations.

Spend a half day on horseback; these intuitive and powerful creatures always mirror the emotions of their rider, compelling you to find your centre and sustain a state of calm control.     

After registration Sharon will devise a full program of activities for you.

WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT THE FORSALIDAD VITALITY RETREAT

"Sharon taught me to find a good balance between work, family and myself. Balance is always good, but the older you get the more important balance is. Through my conversations with Sharon my effectiveness increased in my work and the emotions in my life have found a place of benefit of my family. By choosing good I've become stronger. Arthur Verdellen (Consultant and project leader, Amsterdam)

"Sharon is a warm, welcoming but also an energetic professional. With her individualized approach she makes you quickly separate from your existing situation and discover your own essence = core values ​​and strength. Thus it allows you to make life choices which fundamentally contribute to more happiness. One or more meetings with her are a valuable reminder and a starting point for new opportunities and a sunny perspective. For me to meet with Sharon led to the choice of a new job and a better balance between work and private life. R.v.B. (working in medical relief organization)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHEN DOES THE RETREAT RUN?

The Forsalidad Vitality Retreat takes place several times each year and lasts for five days. Depending on the activities planned personal development sessions run from 8:00 to 14:00 or 16:00 to 22:00. The remaining time is yours to relax, reflect and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the island.

IS FURTHER DEVELOPMENT COACHING AVAILABLE?

Yes, Sharon Burgler also runs a Medical Leadership 2.0 master class that can be completed in part, or whole, prior to or after the Vitality Retreat.

After the Vitality Retreat Sharon can also provide additional personal coaching via Skype or FaceTime.

WHAT ACCOMODATION IS AVAILABLE?

Aruba offers many wonderful resorts and accommodation options. Because personal preferences, tastes and budgets differ the Forsalidad retreat allows you to choose how you get here and where you want to stay while on Aruba.

That said Sharon can personally recommend the following three options as being in line with the Forsalidad Vitality Retreat's mission to reconnect you with your life force.

•       Sunset Beach Studio https://www.arubasunsetbeach.com

•       Wonders Boutique Hotel http://wondersaruba.com

•       Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa http://www.manchebo.com

CAN I BRING MY PARTNER?

The Forsalidad Vitality Program is designed to be a one-on-one personal and experiential journey just for you; to take a break from everything in your life; it is vital that you allow yourself time alone to reflect on each day's learning and insights, for this reason it is not recommended that partners come for the 5 days that the course is run.

However after the 5 days are through your partner is more than welcome to join you for a joint holiday to enjoy all of the wonderful attractions that Aruba has to offer.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE OR SIGN UP FOR THE FORSALIDAD VITALITY RETREAT?

Use the Contact link below to send Sharon an email, she is happy to answer any questions you may have and arrange an appointment for a free Skype call to discuss your current situation and work out an individual program just for you.

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Learn to set your boundaries. Relax. Get rid of your obstacles. Return spirited, vital and energetic back to your work.

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