It’s been a busy month for us here. Apart from the usual stuff that goes on for all of us, we have been moving step by step towards seeing our plans and hopes become a reality. Our newsletter is going bi-monthly! due to popular demand, we are now publishing an update blog for telling our supporters what we are up to and a musings blog which will be focused on thoughts and musings!
Our one to one therapeutic work continues to grow rapidly and we are seeing a very sharp climb in people joining us from all over the world. Our friends in the USA have been very active in connecting to us over the last couple of months which has seen us become very busy offering our unique online therapy model.
Our beautiful retreat in the Cyprus mountains is being completely renovated at the moment. We are working really hard to make sure it is finished, ready for the summer to welcome our many guests who are staying with us and undertaking some of our many counseling and therapeutic programmes. Whilst this is ongoing we will continue to see you at our temporary offices in Paphos and Limassol.
The end of summer will see the launch of our essential oils range which will be available on our site and through our Amazon and eBay shops which we are very excited about. More about this in a future post!
All in all, it is a very exciting time. It’s taken a lifetime of work to get to the place we are now and to see some of the ideas and plans finally become reality after 20 years of navigation is incredible. There have been so many challenges over those years and the last 7 years, in particular, have been the most challenging…. but i like to think that we don’t just talk the talk! It’s been tough but we have emerged. Some edges have been rounded off, wounds have been healed and energy restored.
It's also worth mentioning that a large part of what we earn goes towards building our support for people that desperately need therapeutic support but can’t afford it. Especially in a place where there is no national health service. We have many people come to us for help who simply can not afford it and we have yet to turn anyone away. By the end of this year, we will begin our first free out of hours support line. This will operate with experienced and trained volunteers offering phone support during the pinch points of weekends and evenings. We are developing links with Charities and creating our own resources to support people at a crisis point.
We will also be going on the road between November and March to tell people about what we are doing and build relationships so look out for our Arkesie roadshow information!
Thank you for your support, and for those of you who have been supported i truly hope you are feeling better in yourself.
Keep an eye out for our forthcoming newsletters, and please do spread the word!
Arkesie offers one to one counseling, therapeutic support, training and supervision for professionals. Arkesie also provides a retreat for rest and recuperation and is working towards being a center of excellence.