At Therapy Retreats we understand the pressures modern life imposes on individuals and couples.
A busy lifestyle, a demanding job, foreign travel, child-care issues can all lead to time pressures which prevent clients taking up a longer, residential retreat to deal with their concerns.
Due to an increase in demand we can now offer in 2019 an intense, one-day 'Taster' retreat which enables clients living within travelling distance of our venues, or who are prepared to travel further, to explore their concerns and obtain a professional insight into their resolution.
This can be the first step to turning things around and gaining the insights, knowledge and a 'Tool-Kit' to start making the necessary changes. The content of this retreat is suitable for addressing both individual and couple issues (as listed in 'Our Retreats'). The programme is designed to meet each clients/ couples individual and specific needs. It is not a 'one size fits all' programme.
The programme for this Taster retreat covers many of the concepts required for clients to understand the dynamics behind their problems and the process by which they can start changing things for the better.
It is a compressed programme of the longer retreats and contains much of the material we cover at length, usually over a few days. It is therefore a little more demanding but client feedback shows the material is well recieved and considered valuable and helpful. Many clients go on to book a longer retreat when they see the value and relevance of the programme.
Content of Programme for a one-day 'Taster' retreat :
Coffee, lunch, afternoon-tea (breakfast is provided if clients wish to arrive the night before and stay at the venue)
Review and Update of PERSONAL DETAILS FORM information sent previously during booking process
Analysis and explanation as to origination and causes of current problems, concerns or issues to be resolved
Concepts essential to an understanding of how you developed the problem in the first place and how to overcome it are fully explained - most of these will be a revelation as they are rarely dealt with in traditional counselling approaches. Without these you will not make progress; with them you will see what you have been doing wrong all this time
Techniques of thinking, feeling and behaving differently in order to overcome the problem are explained and taught. These include the concepts of INSTANT IMAGE and TIME THERAPY which are unique to the Therapy Retreats programme. Essential TOOL-KIT to ensure maintenance of progress after retreat
Approaches to the reduction of anxiety, stress, anger, conflict, poor communication, selfishness are explored and how to maintain a new calm, relaxed, confident persona are taught. This includes our CRC (Calm, Relaxed, Confident) programme as well as an Introduction to Mindfulness and AutoHypnosis.
For One Day Taster Retreat FEES see our FEES AND RETREAT DETAILS page under OUR RETREATS. A reduction is made for clients who wish to go on to benefit from a longer retreat at a later date
"Expertly guided to get our relationship back on track. David offered a fresh perspective to our long established patterns of unhelpful behaviour plus tools to help us change things". "The retreat from start to finish is for couples that truthfully are there to really work. The outcomes and rewards reflect the work put in. Very pleased with content as the programme was flexible and tailored to meet our needs. We would highly recommend David. "
Brian and Rebecca, Somerset. July 2016
"Unlike other therapists David doesn't just listen and talk - he probes, provokes and stimulates thinking and sets tasks and objectives. Provides suggestions for appropriate action. David really gets to the crux of the matter. Very perceptive. Worth all the work to be rewarded with positive results."
Glyn and Sue, Hampshire. October 2016
"The weekend has opened our eyes to where our relationship went wrong, and then brought us together again. David is able to see the wood for the trees and make sense of an overwhelming amount of information to help you get to the heart of the problem. No beating about the bush - straight to the point!"
Michael and Vanya, London. January 2016
"Our only regret is not coming to David sooner. What a difference just a few days can make. Thank you for giving me back my husband". "We would unreservedly recommend 'Therapy Retreats' to anyone experiencing relationship difficulties. Keep up the good work. Found it far better than 'Relate' counselling."
Jackie and Claude, December 2016.
"Arrived hopeless, left with a completely new sense of hope and optimism. Wonderful and life-affirming."
James and Effie, London. February 2016
"We arrived in low spirits! David very skilfully unpicked the mess we had got ourselves into. His straight talking and knowledge coupled with his ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly has put back where we wanted to be - feeling happy, relating to one another positively and excited about our future."
Sarah and Adam, Oxford.
"I wish we had found this retreat a long time ago! I would recommend it to any couple needing help and guidance. So much more effective than all the time we wasted with those week by week sessions. We were initially about to separate and David has helped us back to a place where we feel positive and optimistic about our future together. He is very warm, professional, direct and no fluff! Thank you for your guidance and strategies."
Chris and Heidi, Leicester.
"We are changed when we understand something we hadn't known before."
"The purpose of life is to be happy"