What does Empowerment mean?

20 November 2018
“Confidence and empowerment are cousins in my opinion. Empowerment comes from within and typically it’s stemmed and fostered by self-assurance. To feel empowered is to feel free and that’s when people do their best work.”
Amy Jo Martin, American author, speaker and entrepreneur

First, let me ask you this, What does the word empowerment mean to you? Does any solid definition, word, or feeling pop into your mind when you hear or see this word? Take a moment, if you wish, jot down the first few words or feelings that arise, without too much thought, when you hear or see the word; Empowerment.

The root word of empowerment is power. According to the dictionary, empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights. Empowerment is also strongly connected to feminism. By definition Women Empowerment is to increase and improve the social, economic, political and legal strength of  women, to ensure equal-rights, and to make them confident enough to claim them.

In the retreat we do not attach feminism to the concept of empowerment. Even if we are all women leading a retreat for women, we believe that empowerment is something which has no gender, like self confidence or self assurance. Empowerment means standing in the truth of who you are, unapologetically being you, and letting your life be the manifestation of everything you dreamed your life to be. What would it feel like if you felt free to be yourself? Because, there is no one else in the world that can be, you. Isn’t that pretty damn special? When it comes to standing up for what you believe in, do you feel confident to speak from your core and heart space or is there resistance?

Empowerment for us is also the power to overcome resistance. In our empowerment workshop “Find your Passion”, we teach you strategies to overcome negative core beliefs that no longer serve you. Together we will assist you setting goals that excite you and scare you at the same time. Not only will you be empowered and self confident during the retreats, we will also show you different methods of how to integrate your new found focus into your daily life.

Are you searching for someone to challenge you and get you back into the driver’s seat of your life while laughing out loud and dancing under the stars? Contact us for your Blue Hour Retreat.

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