Destructive anxiety is on the increase in today's world. Stress, panic attacks, anger, irritability, social anxiety, work presentations – all can give rise to a sense of fear and helplessness.
This retreat is designed to eliminate worry and anxiety and let the new you rise, phoenix-like, from the ashes of your past. This is where you will learn how to lose anxiety, stop panic attacks and hyperventilation, remove symptoms of nausea, palpitations, dizziness and General Anxiety Disorder, eliminate stress, subdue anger, banish tension, overcome irritability and learn how to regain control of your life. In other words, to become stress free – at work, at home, at all times, which is why it could be called the 'NEW-YOU' retreat. If you are anxious – you need this retreat!
'Normal' anxiety, that associated with an exciting event like going on stage and giving a powerful performance or running from an attacker, is one of the body's healthy and natural responses to an increase of adrenalin. What we are concerned with eliminating at Therapy Retreats is unhealthy anxiety. That is the anxiety that arouses fear, the anxiety that causes people to dwell on mistakes of the past or worry about events in the future. The anxiety that leads to the frequent 'W-questions': 'What if this happens?', 'Will I cope?' , 'What will I do if...?' and so on. In other words, the anxiety that destroys tranquillity and makes it impossible to feel peaceful and calm.
Many normal life situations can be sources of anxiety – for example expecting a baby, bringing up children or starting a new job, and it is anxiety that destroys the enjoyment and pleasure of these events.
The Director of Therapy Retreats, David Keighley, will be leading this retreat personally. He has years of experience in successfully helping people to overcome anxiety and enable anxiety sufferers to start enjoying a life free from the dread and disquiet of the past.
Helping you to:
"Last weekend I attended social events, the cumulative anticipation of which would normally have had me in a state of functional paralysis, and am thrilled to report that the presenting problem has been resolved. A very big thank you for enabling my release from prison."
"The retreat was very helpful. Each days programme was tailored to address anything that came up from the sessions. David is well qualified to combine the psychological and spiritual when wanted. The strategies and exercises have helped me meet my needs since. I would recommend this retreat. Talmage House is a lovely location for peace and quiet."
"I didn't know what to expect from a therapy retreat and doubted that my problems could be fixed in such a short space of time. David didn't spend time dwelling on the past and his matter-of-fact and sometimes humorous approach had me feeling different after just the first day. Since the retreat I have never felt better about myself and I have effective strategies to deal confidently with situations that used to have me in a state of complete anxiety! Life is very different (for the better!!!). It was truly the best investment I have made in years. Thank you."
Sara Tomlin, of Hertfordshire, wrote this after a recent private retreat at Talmage House in April this year