“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find
it hitched to everything else in the universe”

John Muir

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Therapeutic Retreats

At various times in the year, I facilitate therapeutic retreats for those who wish to further explore their selves and their lives away from the hubbub of work, family, friends and home. These retreats are strictly limited to very small groups.

Taking place in early January, the New Year Recharge is a two-day retreat with the aim of situating ourselves emotionally at the start of the calendar year, re-charging our psychological batteries after the Christmas and New Year periods, and getting ready to face the New Year positively and with real hope.

New Year Recharge 2015 will take place in rural Herefordshire, against a backdrop of open fires, organic cooking and the intimate sharing of hopes and fears for the year to come in a very nurturing, positive setting.

Spring Gathering is a wonderful celebration of our inner selves and our lives, echoing the spirit of renewal and vitality that is found everywhere in nature at this time of year. Spring Gathering 2015 is a two-day retreat taking place in rural Shropshire, where we fine-tune ourselves and our emotional energy in a peaceful and joyful setting. Music, meditation, wildflowers and organic food all help us ‘check in’ with ourselves and our fellow Spring Gatherers over the weekend.

Autumn Retreat is aimed at providing a reflective and contemplative space where we can access our inner voice and examine our year-to-date before the onset of winter, with a focus on ensuring we have the emotional warmth and nourishment needed to see us through the coming months. Over two days, for Autumn Retreat 2015 we will take time out in the Cheshire countryside in October, using eco-therapy to learn lessons from the natural world that we can then apply to our own lives. At Autumn Retreat, we look at the year’s natural cycle and our own human life cycle with a focus on self-care and real attention to our own emotional and physical wellbeing.

Retreats are aimed at anyone who wishes to realign and replenish their emotional selves in tune with the year’s natural cycle, and you don’t have to be a regular therapy patient to attend.

For more information about any of the retreats or to book a place, please e-mail me at jcsmith@therapy-cheshire.co.uk or call me on 07811 981645.

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Very good facilitation – encouraging and warm.

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