real time decompression.

one day group retreat - only 2 spots left

 winter || august 11, 2019

 

Stress is the biggest threat to your libido.

Are you ready for that to change?

Are you willing to come down from stress + execution to see what you can feel underneath all that?

Because it’s in the underneath that your libido is hiding.

And the truth of this is liberating. Empowering.

Decompress is the one-day retreat curated to help you cultivate your very own way of giving yourself respite from the high-achiever mode so that you can experience the deep stirrings of your libido.

 

This is a call to you. Are you:

…a giver that struggles feeling comfortable receiving?

…constantly waiting for someone else to give you the green light to take time out and have space?

…going into intimacy (and staying) constantly in your head rather than being in your body?

…the woman that opts out of doing anything in groups but you secretly crave this primal human tradition?


I’m calling out to the women who are teetering on the edge - painfully separated from their magnetism.

The women that are ready to be liberated from the shackles of stress.

The women that get that they can’t keep going the way things are.

And above all, I’m calling out to the women who want to do this for themselves. By themselves.

 

Why you need decompress


You aren’t alone if you feel blocked with coming into a place of ease, comfort and chill whether on your own or with others. After all, you may well have been held back from being relaxed or completely present because you’ve been conditioned to think and act in a way that values that there is always something else to do. I mean, what would others think if you were just sitting around enjoying yourself and not being in execution mode, getting something done?

Potentially being seen as lazy is a genuine threat to all that you have strived so hard to achieve.


If you’ve read my book Permission, you’ll recall that the good girl identity has so many wonderful qualities yet her shadow side is to default to not speaking up for herself and causing a fuss. When your good girl identity persists well into womanhood, so much of your libido is left unacknowledged and all of those silent expectations that someone will meet your needs for you creates a lot of dissatisfaction.


When you don’t meet your own needs for space and decompressing, you are a shell of your truest potential.


You’ll become radiant when you allow yourself the space and time to step away from the repetitive, daily routine.


What I have witnessed (and personally experienced) is that when high-achieving women give themselves solitude and nourishment, they actively change their blueprint: that part of them that has experienced their libido and life in a predictable way up until this point. Decompress will actively shift that blueprint to reveal a woman that values the exhale just as much as the inhale…


Here’s how the day will go…


Phase 1: Anchor In (Element - Greenery)

10am: We'll start in the lush Brisbane Botanical Gardens and do some gentle down-regulation in nature. We are starting here so we can drop down and anchor in from the start and keep that thread going throughout the day. It is here you’ll learn my favourite moving meditation that I call upon 3 times a week (and no one knows you’re doing it!) As we will be in a public space, there will be more being in our bodies than talk happening here (I promise - no words about sex or libido will be uttered).


Phase 2: Demystifying the dance of your nervous system and libido (Element - Inner Sanctuary)

11am: We will then move to an indoor yoga studio nearby venue so that you can learn all about coming into your body in + out of intimacy, getting comfortable with receiving, being in the optimal zone for your libido to move into allowing + surrender and all my most select teachings about the female libido and nervous system.


1230pm: Lunch break


Phase 3: Introspection + pledging to decompress (Element - Inner Sanctuary)

1pm: Now that you have learnt and understood all about your own rhythms and intrinsic nature, it is time to delve deep into truly giving yourself permission to periodically come down from high-achiever mode. We look ahead to what is sustainable for you and how all of newfound wisdom can be integrated into your personal, real world life. After all, this is about more than one day. This is about harnessing your libido for life.


Phase 4: Embodying decompression (Element - Water)

2pm - 345pm: Water is most possibly the most powerful element that promotes decompressing. For our final phase, we will move on to Aquarius Spa Bathhouse to amplify the hum of our libido and to truly embody the down-regulation we have been installing throughout the day. This part is really special - you need this.


345pm: Close. The final 15 minutes together allow us to wade in the collective power of being in turn on (as opposed to our usual default of switched on) and ensures you walk away with that luscious feeling for as long as possible…


The Details

Sunday 11th August 10am -4pm.

Decompress will be held in Brisbane CBD and finer details will be given to attendees upon confirmation of your booking.

Investment

Investment is $297 super early bird (before June 30), $327 from July 1st and $347 from July 15th.

Payment includes attendance to the full day retreat, catered lunch and bathhouse admission. GST is included in the pricing.

This is what Hannah had to say about my previous group program Amplified

Before I came into Amplified, I was unsure, disengaged from my body and lost. I wasn’t able to identify my needs or wants sexually or own my sexuality. I felt like my sexuality had gone to sleep and I didn’t know if it would ever wake up.

Over the first few months, I began to feel a strong sense of empowerment and the shame that had dictated how I felt about my sexuality began to melt. We were learning so many valuable processes and strategies for owning our reality and it let me begin to stand strong in myself and feel that for the first time my needs are valuable.

I am so sad that our sessions have come to an end because I feel that they have just gone from strength to strength and I have walked away every time feeling inspired and encouraged. There have been so many incredible take aways but the biggest thing for me is feeling like I really own my sexuality again – it has awakened! And not just my sexuality but who I am as a woman.

Thank you Lauren, this has been invaluable!
— Hannah, Brisbane

 

With a maximum of 4 women in our group, we are able to:

+Explore everything on the other side of high-achieving habits, depletion, people pleasing and frustration.

+Realign the imbalance of too much chatter in your head and not enough expression emanating from your body.

+Bond over our shared desires and map out how we can translate them to our real world lives.

+Dissolve the tendency of showing up frazzled to ensure everyone else is comfortable and start expressing your needs as they arise.

 

Together is the only way for any of us to hit our maximum potential, to live in the deepest corners of our dreams and desires. To step boldly into our radiance and inspire other women by being a model of turn-on. It’s the most wonderful construct: your desires will set me free, and mine will set you free.
— Regina Thomashauer in Pussy: A Reclamation

 

I see so many women leave decompressing as the final piece of their libido awakening when it is decompressing that unlocks every facet of this work – boundaries, authenticity, permission, sensuality, body love, heart opening, speaking up, affection, gratitude, power, wildness, clarity and above all…liberation.


decompress is for you if you:

+Are open to participation, even if you feel shy, inhibited and lack confidence.

+Identify as an introvert - we will be vacillating between opening up and gently closing on a personal level over the course of

the day (hint: this is what our nervous system wants us to do naturally).

+Possess a keen interest in learning about what makes you you

+Have a curiosity about your libido and femininity, even if you feel like your head and body don’t “get” it

+Are willing to shed the dogma and rules that have governed your insatiable need to be productive and ticking boxes

+Are tired of living in a lacklustre way. You are wondering: where is the deep comfort of living in your personal truth?

+Have denied yourself the chance to be apart of a group of women but you secretly really yearn for this

 

Your problem isn’t that you aren’t sexual enough.

Your problem is that you don’t know how to access your sexual power.

Yet.
— Lauren White, Permission
 

Here’s what I can promise you…

+Transparency: I will shed a complete light on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to giving your libido permission to open and thrive

+A sense of belonging as you absorb the shared group wisdom

+Real world sex + life advice in everyday language

+Genuine connection with other women

+Ownership. No more thrusting the responsibility of your needs on to others. When your needs and skill set are in partnership, you are making a declaration and declarations allow desires to become your reality.

+Personalised support and all your questions answered through the Decompress day.

 

Why you can feel safe in your most vulnerable disclosure with me:

 

But you don’t need to do all of the retreats, tertiary education and 1:1 sessions that I have to get to the point of owning your sexuality. I have condensed all of that wisdom down into Decompress so that you don’t have to put all that time, effort and cash in. My own journey of coming down into decompressing despite worrying what everyone else thinks has been challenging. But the more I prioritise this as not only a need but a source of pleasure, the more natural it is.

The more I decompress, the more I own the truth: I am a sexual woman.

And I want you to be able to say this too.

This is what Shae had to say about my previous group program Amplified

Before joining Amplified, I was looking for a group offering women-to-women wisdom. Seeing Amplified advertised, I quickly saw it was what I was seeking, so I gifted it to myself for my 30th birthday.

During the sessions, the awakening was gradual and imperceptible but over time clear – I have learnt some timeless truths from Lauren that I’ll take with me wherever I go and impart those to fellow women near me.

After this group, I feel empowered to acknowledge my yes and no and to accept that my maybe is actually a no.
— Shae, Brisbane

 

The Details

Sunday 11th August 10am -4pm.

Decompress will be held in Brisbane CBD and finer details will be given to attendees upon confirmation of your booking.

Investment

Investment is $297 super early bird (before June 30), $327 from July 1st and $347 from July 15th.

Payment includes attendance to the full day retreat, catered lunch and bathhouse admission. GST is included in the pricing.

 
 
With Holly, Hannah and Shae at the end of  Amplified .

With Holly, Hannah and Shae at the end of Amplified.

 

FAQ’s

+ Why a group retreat?

Women flourish when they have other women as allies. The longer women try to exist without other women, the harder their hearts get. When we choose to remain in ongoing contact, we forge bonds and feel safe. All of my deepest learnings have taken place in the presence of other women and I am elated to be able to offer this to 4 special women who seek change and say yes.

+ When and where is the retreat?

Decompress will be happening near a full moon (great for intention setting). It is held in 3 close-by spaces in Brisbane CBD. Specific locations will be given to applicants on booking Decompress in the pre-retreat information pack.

+ What exactly will we do in Decompress?

Ahhh I know you want a play-by-play to put your mind at ease but I'm going to tell your busy mind something else...mind - there is nothing you can anticipate or prepare for. All you and body need to do is turn up and you'll be given guidance and instructions as you need them. The outline is all you need right now. Trust me on this one.

+ What do I need to do to get ready before we start?

You'll be given all the details you need to prepare for the day on securing your place.

+ Will I get any 1:1 time with Lauren?

You will certainly have my attention and support throughout this day but deep, 1.1 discussions are not possible due to the nature and timeframe of Decompress. If you need further personalised support, committing to a 1.1 process after the retreat day is recommended.

+ Decompress is not for you if...

You are seeking a passive learning experience where you listen and stay quiet (hey, this is sometimes all you need). I’m looking for women who are at a point in their lives where they value the healing, growth and clarity that comes from turning up and sharing, even when it feels daunting or anxiety provoking.

 
 

This is what Holly had to say about my previous group program Amplified

Amplified was life changing for me. Lauren and the women I shared this journey with were nurturing, compassionate and empathic. I walked up those stairs that first night with no idea the impact this group would have not just on my sexuality and femininity but my every day life and relationships. I discovered ways to increase pleasure in all areas. I cannot tell you how happy I am that I said YES.
Thank you beautiful women.
Thank you Lauren. You have indelible knowledge.
— Holly, Brisbane
 
 

So, are you ready to fully start giving yourself permission to decompress in sex, intimacy and life?

Good.

I think we’ll weave pure magic together.

I can’t wait to meet you.

Lauren xo