Armed with the right sort of self-knowledge we have a greater chance of avoiding mistakes and make better life choices. Join us in Lisbon for this weekend trip of Sangria making, pottery crafting and pastel-de-nata baking. We will breakdown our personality, digging into those hard-to-access bits of our minds and analysing our behaviour, emotions and motivations. This trip is for anyone who wishes to understand themselves a little better. We will discover what motivates us and why and return home with a clearer understanding of ourselves, and how to align ourr actions towards the direction of a meaningful pursuit.
Spend the day wandering through Rossio Square, Lisbon Cathedral, or one of the many other cultural hotspots within walking distance of the accomodation. Features include a rooftop deck, patio, pool area, and comfortable cowork. Plus, a programme of additional activities including dance classes, wellness retreats, social nomad meetups, and more! Explore vintage shops and art galleries, enjoy lunch on the riverfront, or browse independent cafes in search of the best bica (espresso) and pastel de nata (custard tart).
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There is a common misconception that confidence is an inborn personality trait – that we are either born confident or not. But on the contrary, we strongly believe that confidence is a skill which can be learned and practiced.
The fastest route to confidence is to realise that all of us struggle with feelings of shame and with a sense of being an impostor; that all of us are deeply foolish and constantly anxious - and that therefore many of our worries, far from being grounds for giving up on ourselves, confirm that we are entirely normal, and as worthy of success as anyone else.
How to Be Confident teaches us:
The modern world places immense pressure on us to succeed, leading us to tell ourselves that we have to constantly strive, overcome huge obstacles and win in all areas of our lives. The unrealistic expectations we place on ourselves seldom allow us to realise that we will - of course - fail in some areas of our lives, particularly in our careers - and that failing well is therefore a skill we need to learn above most others. Many of us know how to prepare for success but we very rarely endeavour to confront failure as we should: with dignity, understanding, wisdom – and perhaps on occasion, a touch of humour.
How to Fail teaches us:
We all long to have sincere, intimate, warm-hearted and interesting meetings with friends and strangers - but too often, we fail to connect as we would like to. We will learn how to escape unfruitful and loneliness-inducing small talk and how elegantly to start to have properly enriching connections with others. We are not only shown where we are going wrong, we’re given practical guidance - and group rehearsals - in winning strategies. Not least, we will laugh together as we learn.
What will I learn?
How to Be Sociable teaches:
We are often so aware of what is missing from our lives that we fail to pause and notice what has already gone right or not yet gone wrong. We see so much every day without properly noticing it; we are so good at letting our ambitions for the future rob us of the joys of the present.
Become better at discovering and drawing value from the wonders that are already to hand. Learn how properly to live rather than simply going through the motions. Along the way, we learn to connect, to take joy in the sky, to feel less guilty about enjoying the good times - and to remember what we can legitimately smile about, even in the most challenging of eras.
What will I learn?
How to Enjoy Life teaches us:
1/3 of your life will be spent at work. That's 90,000 hours over the course of a lifetime - that's a lot of time potentially wasted on something boring and meaningless.
We strongly believe fulfilling your potential in the working wold is a vital part of living life with purpose and meaning. Whether you have ambitions to run your own company, teach, help and care for others or use your creative skills to change the world, we believe everybody has the responsibility to achieve their full potential, adding a valuable contribution to the world.
Together we will look at what drives us; our ambitions, commitments, passions and talents, identifying what may be holding back our ambition to change.
We live in a culture that talks a lot about finding love - but far less about the next part of the puzzle, making the love we have last. This workshop will provide a toolkit of skills for ensuring the health and vibrancy of a relationship over the long term.
We will learn together about Communication, Compassion, Listening, Playfulness and Diplomacy. Most of all, we will understand that it isn’t a sign of failure that we have ended up here; it’s a proof of commitment. We will learn that love is not simply an emotion to be felt, it is a skill to be learnt.
What will I learn?
How to Make Love Last teaches us:
Lisbon is having a moment. It is the place on everyone’s lips and its breezy sea views, glossy tiled facades and red roofs feature on many an Instagram feed. The food surprises, with a depth far beyond the famous pastéis de nata (custard tarts) that are so known and loved. There is history; from the 12th-century Moorish castle that dominates the skyline to the magnificent 16th-century Manueline monastery of Jerónimos, and the bombastic 18th-century heart of Lisbon, built after so much of the city was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake.
Share a room to save on budget, or stretch your legs in a larger, private room.
The closest airport is Lisbon Airport (LIS). Book a transfer with us for 18€ (less than a taxi) and our driver will be there waiting for you at the terminal.
There are 2 main Lisbon bus terminals close to Selina: Campo Grande and Sete Rios. Arriving at each of these stations puts you 25-30 minutes away from Selina Lisbon by car, or 40 minutes by metro. Metro/Bus ticket is 1,50€. Uber from Sete Rios 9€ and from Santa Apolónia 5€.
Flights, transfers and additional excursions are not included unless listed above.