Starting in mid-June, Terme Dolenjske Toplice Spa began offering completely new activities with elements of mindfulness, vitality and relaxation. Mindfulness is the state of being aware of the moment and its non-judgmental nature. More and more companies are starting to understand the value of wellness programs both in employee health and recruiting, and event planners are following suit. Sitting in sessions all day can wreak havoc on the body and mind, wellness therapies like the ones at Terme Dolenjske Toplice Spa help minimize stress and maximize enjoyment in learning sessions.
Mindfulness walking & Qi Gong are very pleasant and invigorating morning activities that awaken and refresh your body, filling you with positive energy. After an introductory moment, the path leads you through the health part in the spirit of mindfulness, through a field along the edge of the woods, where your attention focuses on conscious, mindful walking. By practicing mindful awareness of yourself and your surroundings, the path leads you through the woods where, in the middle of a glade, you will be able to connect with yourself through the exercises of Qi Gong. Qi Gong is an ancient energy practice that strengthens, harmonises and makes the body, mind and soul more youthful. The exercises include gentle, spiral movements that activate the ligaments, bones and bone marrow. You focus your attention on movements, breathing and the flow of Qi – our life energy. It is a very effective method of boosting your health, well-being and vitality.
Forest therapy The woods are a natural environment that is perfect for returning yourself to a natural balance and harmony with the help of woodland therapy. This is an undemanding type of exercise that incorporates a slow walk through the woods and includes stops along the way. None of these activities requires a specific level of fitness, only an openness of the mind and a readiness to take part. The therapy lasts 2 to 3 hours and begins as a mindful walk through the woods and continues by adding elements of woodland therapy – invitations through which you open up to all your senses and allow the woodland to pamper you with its healing effects. As a result of slowing down and gradually opening up your senses in order to gently become one with the woods, a connection is made with the woods, with nature, a connection that has been lost through our modern way of life, and you can more easily feel the genuine connection to yourself and consequently with all living beings around you. Using the woodland therapy you can slow down and calm your mind, restoring a deeper connection with your inner power and self-belief. It helps increase mental clarity, concentration and memory, which in turn helps gain insight into the challenges you face in life. In the wonderful woodland embrace you can also experience a healing of emotional scars and a freeing of the mind and body. We will also perform some energy exercises in the shade of the tree, further connecting with all the elements of nature.
Sound therapy with Tibetan crystal bowls; a gong and ocean drum is an ancient form of regeneration. The sound harmonises you and allows you to relax both hemispheres of the brain deeply. It stimulates the elimination of tension from all levels and the elimination of toxins from the body. After the sound therapy, your emotions are calmer and your mind clearer, while the sound vibrations are effective long after the therapy itself is over. After the sound therapy, you will once again feel in tune. The bowl sings “Ohmmmmmm”, a sound that revitalises the basic elements of DNA and activates the parts that we have yet to perceive or have repressed. Tibetan singing bowls are used for deep relaxation and muscle regeneration, reducing pain in joints, muscles, sciatica, bowels, headaches and migraines, injured spines, shoulder pain, poor circulation, alleviating tension and mental blocks, improving the flow of energy, as well as for eliminating toxins from the body. When you relax with the help of the sounds of Tibetan bowls and the gong, your concentration improves and emotional blocks are alleviated. With its vibrations, the sound can resolve mental and emotional pain (low self-respect, fears, worries, anger, anxiety, depression, insomnia).
Healing Sounds and an Inner Smile are also popular ancient breathing meditation techniques to help feel reenergised and full of vitality. The sounds transform strong emotions, relax the body, detoxify and cleanse the internal organs and improve the immune system.
The common denominator of all these programmes is mindfulness with the help of an open, understanding and compassionate attitude towards our guests, who would like to maintain a peaceful and relaxed mind.
Zen Program is a professional guided program, with the aim of effectively balancing one’s emotional and spiritual state. A carefully planned program stimulates the activation of all the cells of the body, the circulation of vital energy and the discovery of the best calming state within – a Zen that balances both physical, emotional and spiritual state of the body. It is individually adapted and accompanied by the Zen anti-stress diet, since it also has a significant effect on the establishment of a better mood and psychological relief of the body.
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