8 Lessons Learned:
The Benefits of Women Communication and Wellness Workshop Retreat
For many centuries now, many women have felt marginalized and powerless to change the diverse situations that they face in life. They have always felt that their male counterparts enjoyed the cream and the best part of the cake while they are left to contend for the crumbs. In the past, women had no voting rights and many suffered injustices such as sexual assault. Fast forward to today, women still suffer from emotional and physical abuse. They feel inadequate to provide for their families financially, emotionally and intellectually. Many women feel that men are favored when it comes to employment opportunities. The truth of the matter is that over the years, so many laws have been enacted to enforce affirmative action and to bring the women marginalized at par with their counterparts.
It is a fact that women are an integral part of the society. The first people who should realize this fact, is the women themselves. The saying goes that if you educate a single woman the whole nation benefits. This is because naturally, women are caring and compassionate. They will go out of their way literally, to take care of the needs of others including total strangers. They are keen on details. They are not satisfied by “doing something about it”, they are keen to do it right and to reach the most vulnerable. The problem is that the women are so accustomed to playing second fiddle that they neglect their role in society. Women feel helpless to even effect the necessary changes in their own families. How will they then change the world? The solution lies with the women themselves.
Many women have realized the need to empower each other in order to attain their life objectives. Some groups have seen the need for women to come together and are periodically organizing retreats to achieve this goal. A case in point is the women communication and wellness workshop and retreat. In this retreat, the attendees and members are empowered, and taught many life skills. Importantly, being that it is a retreat or a workshop. The attendees get to relax, forget about their problems and enjoy themselves for the duration of the retreat. They get to undertake many activities that help their minds to relax and rejuvenate.
These retreats and workshops give the women an opportunity to connect with their kind. It is a great opportunity to meet genuine and lifelong friends. The workshops encourage the women to share their experiences and achievement. In these meetings, the members’ confidence is built up by building each individual member up. It is only when a person reflects on themselves, heals and builds their self-confidence that they can go out and touch the lives of others. When the women become better people to themselves, they make better sisters, better friends, better mothers, better wives and colleagues. In these meetings, women are taught on how to be better communicators. Even though women are soft-spoken, they can still be assertive and communicate well with their family members or other members of the society, in order to attain the changes that they desire.