IBme has been one of my greatest experiences, and one that has and will continue to influence and shape every moment of my life. I came seeking a community of individuals who share my desire for personal growth and found exactly that but so much more. When people ask me why they should go on retreat with IBme I simply tell them that it is the single greatest investment they could ever make in their personal growth, mental health, and overall life. The mindfulness skills taught at IBme are invaluable and translate over into my life on a day to day basis, even without meditating each day. After attending for three years I have seen mindfulness effortlessly translate into simple everyday aspects of my life, from listening more attentively to people I'm speaking with, to truly tasting and appreciating my food. Linking mindfulness into my everyday life has become second nature. IBme creates the safest, most nurturing environment I've ever been in due to their insanely receptive, kind, and interpersonal staff.
For me, IBme has provided me with the tools needed to cope with my everyday experience which in turn, has provided me with the most valuable life-long skills any human can acquire to truly live their experience positively. I have friends and family who look at my personal growth and are in awe and confusion of where it has come from. After attending my first retreat, I remember thinking that "if everyone in the world attended one week of IBme there would be world peace". The compassion, empathy, love, and understanding I feel while attending IBme brings out the most beautiful side to everyone attending because of the shared sense of community and desire to support one another: something often lost in today's society.
IBme has provided me an environment to learn skills that have and will continue to transform my life for the better. Mindfulness is secular and can be added to any person's desired faith or lack of. The simplicity of the mindfulness techniques taught is what makes the program so valuable because anyone can take what they learn and apply it to their lives.
I'm so grateful for the opportunity to attend events held by IBme and would recommend them to anyone of any age because I know that it will have a positive effect on their life. IBme has nurtured my personal, mental, and spiritual growth more than I could have imagined going into it, and that is because they taught real life skills that I continue to work on and apply to every aspect of my life.