Foot and Leg Centre Team Bali Adventure 2018!
We all know that it’s so important in life to take some time out. Time away from the hustle and bustle and the everyday routines. Time away gives perspective, clarity and calm. It creates space to be creative, focussed and vulnerable.
Recently, the Foot & Leg Centre Team took some time away, participating in a week long professional development conference in Bali. This time allowed us to reflect on a very busy 18 months. We explored and discovered new ways to enhance our client experiences and treatment options. We learnt how we can serve YOU better.
It also allowed our team to get to know each other on a deeper level, a chance to move out of our comfort zones, as well as make a difference to lives of others in Bali.
We stayed at ‘Villa the Sanctuary’ in Changgu. It was a beautiful venue, with each team member having a villa to call home. We spent the first half of each day tucked away in various parts of the Sanctuary, planning and working out ways in which we can serve our clients better.
The pool provided a refreshing chance to cool off each day when we finished our ‘work’. The pool table was well used, with a few hidden talents emerging from certain team members! Massages were enjoyed by all and beautiful fresh food was served to us every day in the amazing dining room which overlooked the pool with the hillside and river below.
A spirited night time game of ‘Capture the Flag’ tested our fitness levels, and also saw the competitive side of our team come to the surface! Many of us realised we were not as young as we thought we were. The game also gave the practitioners a chance to brush up on their acute ankle sprain treatment protocols when one of our fearless leaders, Mike Talbot, went down with the mother of all ankle sprains!
We were blessed with the opportunity to visit the Bali Life children’s home. The absolutely AMAZING team at the children’s home have created and nurtured a wonderful family structure for the children who live there. The most delightful, heart-warming kids we’ve had the pleasure of meeting who had the biggest smiles on their angelic little faces.
Our F&LC team had all personally donated money to purchase a new washing machine and cooktop for the home. With 42 children living at the home, you can imagine the logistics of keeping all of the kids fed and in clean clothes!
The home has a special place in our practitioner Michael Sarunic’s heart. His children, Mara and Noah, will be volunteering at the home in 2019 with a group from the Torrens Valley Christian School. The group is travelling with Steve Crocker (one of the teachers at the school), who with his wife, set up the Bali Life Foundation when they were living in Bali. Care has been passed onto the local community when Steve and his wife returned to Australia, but they make regular trips back with the students from the school.
We also visited Uluwatu Temple which sat on the top of a cliff face and provided stunning views of the coastline.
The team enjoyed an evening seafood dinner on the sands of Jimbaran Bay, while being serenaded by local musicians. We also visited Monkey Forest in Ubud, with a very cheeky monkey taking a liking to Emily Wilson and almost jumping on her head! Luckily, Michael Sarunic came to her rescue, as the rest of the team were laughing too hard to be of any use!
Changgu, Ubud and Seminyak provided the locations for some shopping trips, with a themed dinner one evening, with the dress code made up of something we had purchased on one of our shopping trips. Predictably, a few Bintang singlets adorned the boys, with the ladies choosing an array of printed tops and sarongs for the evening. Best dressed went to Emily Wilson in a gorgeous black dress with lace detail. You’ll have to ask her what her award was when you see her next!
Our Bali ‘time out’ gave us the chance to refresh, recharge and re-focus on the ways we can help YOU better. We’d love to know what you do to recharge and highly recommend scheduling your next ‘time out’.
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