Our retreats are for any adult who has been bereaved whether you've lost a parent, partner, spouse, sibling, other relations or even a close friend. It is s for those who need to take some time out for some self-care in a beautiful environment surrounded by compassion and support.
These retreats are first and foremost opportunities for self-care, there is no formal counselling or therapy involved although hosts are experienced and qualified to provide the right support when needed. The activities available to participate in as well as the accommodation and surroundings are therapeutic in themselves.
Grief journeys are not linear and there are no timescales, however we don't recommend the retreats for individuals who's loved one has died in recent months (within 6 months) as your situation is still new and raw and our retreat may not be the right environment for you. If you are seeing a counsellor, you may want to check with them or your GP what they think.
We have a well thought out itinerary for your stay, with plenty of opportunity for time to relax and reflect. With this said, it is entirely up to you how much or how little you get involved in the planned activities, there is no pressure to participate because this is all about self-care and you know what you will find helpful and what you won't. One guarantee is that there will be good food, great discussion and support with a few surprises throughout your stay.
Most of our attendees are on their own and what connects us is our experiences. You will be in a compassionate and safe environment, we are inclusive so will be making sure this is a good experience for all involved. Yes, it can feel a little daunting going into an unknown environment with strangers but be assured you won't be a stranger long and will be glad you joined us. From pre retreat communication to onsite check ins we will be making sure you have a positive pause & reset experience.