Arizona Retreat: The Ultimate in Mindfulness
Restival, the lovechild of a retreat and festival, is held deep in nature in off-the-grid locations, around the world with indigenous tribes. We create experiences where people rest in comfort amongst nature with the people of the land and totally disconnect from technology. Restival stands for reconnection – to yourself, one another and the earth. Our upcoming Arizona Retreat in the fall can assist you in your quest for mindfulness.
Perhaps the most useful and widely accepted definition of stress (mainly attributed to Richard S. Lazarus) is this: “Stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that “demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.” In less formal terms, we feel stressed when we feel that things are out of control.
The Holmes and Rahe stress test was developed in 1967 by psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe (pronounced Ray) to gauge how life changes and events relate to stress-related illness over a 12 month period. It allows a participant to quantify the accumulated stress of their recent life and begin to acknowledge the difficulties of the year. Calculate your risk by adding up the numbers correlated to the stress inducing event:
- If a person has less than 150 life change units they have a 30% chance of suffering from stress.
- 150 – 299 life change units equates to a 50% chance of suffering from stress.
- Over 300 life units means a person has an 80% chance of developing a stress related illness.
Stress Scale Test
In the past 12 months, which of these have happened to you?
|Death of a spouse||100||Son or daughter leaving home||29|
|Divorce||73||Trouble with in-laws||29|
|Marital separation||65||Outstanding personal achievement||28|
|Jail term||63||Spouse begins or stops work||26|
|Death of close family member||63||Starting or stopping/finishing school||26|
|Personal injury or illness||53||Change in living conditions||25|
|Marriage||50||Revision of personal habits||24|
|Fired from work||47||Trouble with boss||23|
|Marital reconciliation||45||Change in working hours, conditions||20|
|Retirement||45||Change in residence||20|
|Change in family member’s health||44||Change in schools||20|
|Pregnancy (your own)||40||Change in recreational habits||19|
|Sex difficulties||39||Change in religious activities||19|
|Addition to immediate family||39||Change in social activities||18|
|Business readjustment||39||Mortgage or loan under $10,000||18|
|Change in financial status||38||Change in sleeping habits||16|
|Death of close friend||37||Change in number of family gatherings||15|
|Change to different line of work||36||Change in eating habits||15|
|Change in frequency of arguments*(significant interpersonal relationships)||35||Vacation||13|
|Mortgage or loan over $10,000||31||Holiday season||12|
|Foreclosure of mortgage or loan||30||Minor violation of the law||11|
|Change in responsibilities at work||29|
Were you surprised by the results? Often times we have no clue of the effect until the stress begins to manifest itself both mentally and physically.
Restival Arizona is held over five nights/six days, with a choice of two dates:
Thursday 8th September – Tuesday 13th September 2016
Friday 16th September – Wednesday 21st September 2016
If you’re looking for the ultimate refresher for body mind and soul, check out our upcoming Arizona retreat here. The experience is truly life-altering.