Retreats and Workshops

Boarding School. A privilege or hidden form of Child Neglect?

Are you a Therapist working with adults who have been to Boarding School? Or someone interested in how a boarding school education may impact a child’s upbringing and subsequently their behaviour as an adult?

Come and join me for this online workshop next Wednesday evening – 4th November. 6-8pm.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/boarding-school-a-privilege-or-a-hidden-form-of-child-neglect-tickets-122359302969

Seasonal Transitions – An Afternoon Autumnal retreat..

Saturday 3rd October and Saturday 24th October 2020.

Escape for the afternoon and spend time coming together with a small nurturing group of women, in beautiful wild Sussex countryside on the Knepp Valley Estate, a 30 minute drive from Brighton. Here you will have the opportunity to let go of some of the individual and collective traumas of the past six months, nourishing your minds and body, and aiding your transition through the seasonal change from Summer to Autumn.

We will be in the Yoga Garden’s spacious Yurt which has big, open double doors, with sides that open. Spaces are limited to six as we need to be socially distanced to keep to the guidelines. There is ample car parking. The Yoga Garden provides a unique venue for appreciating the beauty of nature and for healing mind, body and spirit.

The afternoon retreat runs from 2-6pm.  Cost is £60.

Dates : Saturday 3rd October 2020 – Sold Out.

Saturday 24th October 2020.

You will need to bring your own snacks and water bottle due to guidelines. A warm blanket and wooly socks may also be nice….

What will happen…

We will meet at the yurt at 2pm, and begin with introductions and a guided relaxation and mindfulness meditation, to help us feel grounded in our space and leave our chattering heads at the door. We will move into a facilitated reflective space in which we can share our experiences over these past six months, our grief, the changes we have encountered in ourselves, in others and our lifestyles. Our individual and our collective losses as well as our fears and our hopes for this next year ahead. The space is yours to bring whatever you wish, or equally to participate in silence. You may even find youself doing a bit of dancing…We will have a break in which you may choose to take a stroll through the beautiful wild grounds, take a dip in the gorgeous wild swimming pond or take time out out alone. We will return to focusing on the months ahead and what we need in order to transition into Autumn, using a guided visualisation which will offer you support.  On leaving, you will feel nourished, connected and more able to transition into this next season.

Knepp is a 3,500 estate just south of Horsham in West Sussex. 30 minutes from Brighton and an hour from London. This is truly a beautiful environment and knowing how being immersed in this nature has its own restorative effect, I was so happy to have found this loving space in which I could offer this space for us to come together. In the last 20 years the land has been devoted to a rewilding project and its aim is to establish a functioning ecosystem where nature is given as much freedom as possible.

For more details about Knepp, here is the link. https://knepp.co.uk/home

“Thank you so much for such a spacious time today. It was really really good. You held the space so well and with just the right balance of intimacy, serioussness, fun and movement.”

“Wow, I feel amazing. You created such a safe, warm, nurturing environment with such a lovely group of ladies. It felt so freeing and just what I needed to “Simply be, ” let go and reconnect with my body and to free my mind. Thank you so much. I feel so joyful.”

Please email me to book: counselloramelia@gmail.com