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What I learnt at a retreat surrounded by strangers and former first responders

Holly McGuinness
Updated July 12 2024 - 5:13pm, first published July 10 2024 - 4:48pm
The outlook from the yoga studio at Sage Manor, Bowral, where the group spent many hours crying, laughing and seeing healing in the process. Picture by Holly McGuinness
The outlook from the yoga studio at Sage Manor, Bowral, where the group spent many hours crying, laughing and seeing healing in the process. Picture by Holly McGuinness

Earlier this year, I spent a three-day wellness retreat with mostly retired and discharged female first responders and officers; what I learned there has been more challenging to put into words than I imagined.

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Holly McGuinness

Holly is a journalist for Australian Community Media, covering South Coast, NSW. As a born and bred Shoalhaven local, she's passionate about covering community concerns and amplifying local voices. To get in contact, email holly.mcguinness@austcommunitymedia.com.au.

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