Keep­ing Quiet Shut up and shut off at the Alpina for some much needed peace and quiet

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“Noise pol­lu­tion is a mod­ern plague,” stated a 2011 World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion re­port. It went on to say that the WHO found “over­whelm­ing ev­i­dence that ex­po­sure to en­vi­ron­men­tal noise has ad­verse ef­fects on the health of the pop­u­la­tion.” Add to this the mod­ern af­flic­tion of need­ing to stay con­nected at all times, whether through the con­stant mon­i­tor­ing of so­cial me­dia, or re­spond­ing to emails at any hour, and you end up with a mas­sive global pop­u­la­tion of peo­ple who are lit­er­ally long­ing for peace and quiet. En­ter si­lence tourism, the lat­est feel-good trend in the well­ness world, backed by stud­ies that prove spend­ing time in to­tal si­lence ac­tu­ally re­duces stress and in­creases over­all hap­pi­ness aware­ness. So how do you ac­com­plish such a black­out? Easy: book your­self into a spe­cialised ‘Silent Re­treat’ at the Alpina Gs­taad. The ad­van­tage is that this par­tic­u­lar des­ti­na­tion will al­low you to con­nect with na­ture as well as our your in­ner self, plus it’s fab­u­lous. The pro­gramme, which starts at 3,000 USD, en­ables you to shut up and shut off (es­pe­cially from elec­tros­mog) for four days of treat­ments and ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing med­i­ta­tion ses­sions with a Ti­betan Monk, Ten­zin Kalden. FYI, in the rare case where you might ac­tu­ally need to com­mu­ni­cate with a mem­ber of staff, a writ­ten note is al­lowed.

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