The plan for The Countryside Retreat is that you will be able to come and experience something truly special….stop the world for a while to recharge. Detach from work or every day life, to lift the spirits and improve your physical and mental health and well-being.

The Countryside Retreat will be open for several days a year for 1 & 2 day events to take place during the summer months June – September.

Our events will be fun, eye-opening and interactive so you can practice what you’re learning as you go along and make great progress.

Prospective Wellbeing & Resilience Courses (including accredited NLP)

Have the fulfilling life you want. Be inspired, energised and overcome what is holding you back. Use positive thinking strategies to become calmer. Improve your ability to deal with difficulties. Switch off that negative inner self talk. Learn how to ‘just be’ with strength, calm and focus.

Learn to thrive by introducing practical tools into your life taken from the behavioural and social sciences. Be introduced to meditation and mindfulness as powerful ways to relax with positive, non-judgemental mindset skills.

For those wanting to take things further and develop some life-changing NLP skills, we also run accredited NLP courses.

Click here for a typical course schedule. Click here for NLP course information.

Prospective Walking & Mindfulness Experiences

Enjoy gentle, low level, guided walks combined with mindfulness activity, meditation and reflection for small groups of walkers.

Connect with yourself and your surroundings, pay attention to what is happening in the here and now without judgement. Learn how to interrupt negative self-talk and the tendency to over-think so you can become kinder to yourself and enjoy a calmer life.

Level of physical fitness needed: ability to walk for 2-4 hours at a time over varied fairly low lying terrain. Ability to climb over stiles.

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Prospective Folk Music Gatherings

Enjoy playing and learning folk tunes with others in a small group as a stepping stone towards achieving greater confidence. This will be for instrumentalists at an ‘improver’ level.

There will be plenty of playing, supportive discussion and musical guidance. Each day will have free time built in to just chill and enjoy the surroundings and local area.

‘Improver’ musical experience/ability required

  • Able to play the notes/chords on your instrument comfortably
  • Able to play a few tunes
  • Understand how to accompany (if a percussionist)
  • Play an instrument associated with traditional folk music.

Playing speed will be varied to suit everyone; a slower pace with repetition while learning new tunes and a relaxed session pace at other times.

Click here for a typical gathering schedule.