Also known as a vacation with intention, PERMA-V is a 7-day positive psychology retreat for positive psychology practitioners, coaches, therapists, educators and business leaders who want to connect, learn and recharge amongst like-minded people. The retreat offers the benefit of physical, emotional and psychological withdrawal from the stresses and strains of everyday life with a daily program that allows participants to connect, reflect, develop and play.
Retreat link – www.permavinitaly.com
Led by Louis Alloro with Sunny and Russ Watts, this year’s retreat is set in the amazing alps of northern Italy on Lake Garda – the largest lake in the country. The retreat will run from September 29th through to October 6th, 2018.
Louis Alloro is a positive psychologist, acclaimed speaker, and coach who will be leading the daily sessions.
Russ and Sunny Watts, are a husband and wife team who live on Lake Garda. They will be the adventure guides and connectors to the beautiful nature and culture of this magical spot in Italy.
What You’ll Do
PERMA-V includes daily excursions & adventures with evenings of cultural experiences & fun.
You have the option of arriving on the Saturday or Sunday and the workshops will take place on the Monday through to the Friday.
The workshops are a 5-Day learning experience called: Positive Psychology in Action.
This year’s theme is titled: Firestarter – bringing like-minded professionals together to unleash something hot.
Each workshop will include researched content, applications and opportunities for retreat participants to fire-start with each other: share missions and visions and see where your ideas and passions collide.
Topics explored this year will be:
- Paradox of + immunity to change
- Neural integration / prioritizing positivity
- VIA + Gallup strengths
- Navigating resistance & working with negativity
- Appreciative inquiry and design thinking /prospection
For a detailed list of the content of these workshops and daily itinerary, please visit this link.
What is Included? (highlights)
- 5 days (15 hours) of cutting-edge learning workshops in the latest science of applied positive psychology, organized around PERMA-V and including personal and professional tools for immediate application
- 1:1 coaching and play-time with instructors
- Beautiful hotel accommodations
- Fresh, delicious cuisine
- Guided Sailing Lesson, hiking, rock climbing, meditation and morning yoga, etc.
There are plenty more activities scheduled, again for a full list of what the PERMA-V retreat includes, visit the website.
What You’ll Take Away
Being a vacation with intention, you will leave with strategies for navigating your personal and professional life in a new and powerful way. With a retreat made up of so many like-minded people, engaged and interacting on a deep and real level, there will be no shortage of best practices exchanged amongst your new friends and colleagues for life.
Testimonials from 2017 Retreat Participants
“A wonderful opportunity to meet, commune with like-minded practitioners in a beautiful, historic location. We exercised all senses to savor, explore, discover and imprint our understanding and integration of positive psychology.” –Betsy Simmons
“Professional, positive, inclusive, diverse, incredibly knowledgeable, skillful, dynamic accepting, connecting teacher; much to learn and apply; amazing, fantastic activities to savor organized by extremely personable, professional, clear, communicative and helpful guides!” –Steve Arnold
Applications are open now for this unique opportunity with early-bird pricing available until May 15th, 2018.