Friday 16 – Sunday 18 June, 2017
Friday 13 – Sunday 15 October, 2017

Join internationally renowned author, illustrator and speaker, Matthew Johnstone as he hosts his Being Mentally Healthy specialty retreat at Golden Door. The focus will be on becoming mentally healthy, living life with a focus on wellbeing and developing resilience. In his sessions Matthew will cover:

Stress Less: Harvard researchers have found that 75 – 90% of GP visits are caused by stress. Stress is a natural part of life but it seems we are more stressed than ever. Matthew Johnstone will present an evidence based talk on how we can reduce, manage and live with stress.

Tough & Up: Becoming mentally healthy – why it’s so vitally important to look after our mental and physical health. This session also covers resilience and how to bounce back from adversity be it emotional, physical or experiential.

Quiet the Mind: The last session is a lateral, creative yet practical guide to understanding meditation and mindfulness. If your soul aches or your mind is too busy this is where we learn how to take a moment. Throughout the retreat there are giveaways and leave behinds.

If you’d like to know more about Matthew visit: www.matthewjohnstone.com.au

About Matthew Johnstone

Matthew is a passionate mental health and wellbeing advocate and spends much of his time on the speaking circuit. Matthew is the Creative Director at the Black Dog Institute, where alongside some of the best minds in the mental health arena, he develops and delivers illustrated programs on mental health, resilience and wellbeing.  A video Matthew created for the World Health Organisation based on I Had a Black Dog for Mental Health Awareness Month is the most viewed video in the history of W.H.O and has had over 6 million views on YouTube. Matthew has written, illustrated and photographed 8 books, 6 of which have been international best sellers. In addition to creating books and doing talks Matthew is also a wellness and wellbeing coach, something which dove tails perfectly with all of his other pursuits and passions.

Video: Tough and UP talk by Matthew Johnstone

WHAT PREVIOUS RETREAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID

“Matthew shared his journey and knowledge with us with complete honesty and integrity. This workshop was invaluable”

“Matt’s message is one for all, he delivers it in a very understandable, creative and caring way. Awesomely excellent.”

“What an amazing man Matthew is – he is an empathetic speaker, doesn’t put any pressure on participants to do anything more than sit and listen.”

“He was funny, and his books are amazing. I am certain my light came back after listening to Matthew.”

“Matt showed us how simple but effective tools can create wellbeing and better mental health. “

“Best investment I’ve made in years.”

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Add this Retreat to your stay for only $395 per person*

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT OUR RESERVATIONS TEAM ON 1800 212 011 OR COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY.

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