I was in the first group of women to attend the Haven Retreat. You would think that as a nonprofit first starting out there would be so many kinks to work out. I am sure they have tweaked things as they have done more retreats, however from my experience it flowed like a well oiled machine already.
I never felt so worthy, and honored for being myself and my journey--It has helped me begin to reframe my life and see what I am worthy of. Everything. Anything. Because just as I am, I am worthy. Worth something. Worth the space I take up on the planet and what is more--I matter in my corner of the world. Healing from sexual assault as an early teenager has been a journey--one I have had to do alone. I now have a network of women who understand and are on this journey with me. I don't know what healed looks or feels like, but I do know now that its not all pain. That it can also be a beautiful journey of healing and hope. And beautiful things.
I absolutely love this company! It helps so many women regain their confidence after tragic occurrences!
Love what the foundation do for women who have been sexually abused as children and adolescent's. Knowing that every $1 you donate they add $2 and it all goes into the retreat is amazing and makes me feel proud every time i place an order via my younique presenter michelle Robinson
I love that we can donate a percentage of our commission to go directly to the Younique Foundation. Amazing, loving people who started a company to uplift, empower and validate Women.
I loved every moment and everything I took back with me including my new friends. I had gotten so angry in my life and I feel a peace now that I have the tools that the wonderful and loving staff gave us. I will continue to reclaim hope!!!
I knew that the Haven Retreat was going to be life changing but never realized how much! I never realized how much of my life was consumed in negativity until I was there. Because of all the trauma in my life I felt like I always had to have a hard exterior and never let my emotions show. With the help of the therapists and my warrior sisters, they taught me it's ok to let go and let the tears flow when needed. I was taught different tools and coping mechanisms to get through the tough times. For this I will be forever grateful! I am learning to find myself and put my feelings first for once instead of holding back in order to protect everyone else's feelings. By doing this I have become a better friend and support for others because if I'm not happy I can't help others. I've made it part of my life mission to share my story instead of hiding with shame so that I can help other women that have been sexually abused.
In July of 2016 I had the privilege of going to The Haven Retreat put on by the Younique Foundation. It was such a huge help in my life and on my recovery Journey. I finally feel like I was set free. Free from daily depression and anxiety, free from so many of my fears, because of the help that they provided me.
I loved this experience. I went there when I literally had given up on life. I had hit rock bottom. It was such an eye opener. The classes you attend, the information you receive and the nutrition you are given is above and beyond anything I've ever heard of. The love, the respect and the bonds made there are forever. The landscape absolutely breathtaking. I left with so much more than I gave. Self worth, goals, peace and a healthy mind. I am forever greatful.
The most incredble place of peace and healing. I highly recommend it. The staff is amazing. Nothing like this anywhere else in the world. Literally.
Have you ever been asleep and here a loud noise and all of a sudden you are jolted awake? That is what The Younique Foundation did for me by creating The Haven Retreat.
My abuse started at a very young age. I learned to cope and survive. Constantly defense mode. Prior to this retreat, I was oblivious to my actions, thoughts and feelings as well as the thoughts feelings and actions of others. I had been conditioned to be strong and tough all the time. I would say and do hurtful things to the good people in my life, because good was not normal for more. If someone was being nice to me it was because they had an ulterior motive. My fight/flight train of thought would kick in. I allowed other people from my boss to my family to hurt me and I in turn would take it out on people who really did love me. That was my defense mechanism. I was coping and surviving but not living! I learned at this retreat that it is okay to not be strong and tough all of the time. I am not made of stone. I learned that my trauma was running my life. I learned to be more aware and mindful of others around me. When I came to this realization, I was jolted awake. For the first time, I was seeing life so much clearer!
If it were not for The Younique Foundation, I would still be coping and surviving, but not living!!
Everything from the grounds to the food is therapeutic. You cannot find this therapy anywhere else in the world. And it is free??!! The Younique Foundation should be a requirement for every woman that is learning to sail a similar ship as I am.
Thank you to all the staff for a new beginning!