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Why go on reatreat? See this page for why retreats have been important for me. Retreats can offer us a stepping back from life – in order to return to it more happily and creatively. I offer retreats for groups and individual consultancy. Read more about my consultancy work, which includes personal development and the enneagram. My feature on retreats was published in the Daily Mailread it here.


The Hermitage

Seaford, East Sussex

Would you like to get away for a day or two and breathe some sea air? Do you need space to think and reflect on your life? Then maybe The Hermitage is for you. Set in Seaford, on England’s south coast, The Hermitage is a 12 minute walk from the white cliffs and the sea. And a 20 minute walk from the stunning views of the South Downs Way, taking you to Cuckmere Gap and the Seven Sisters. Should you wish to include a meeting with Simon during your stay, this is possible. 

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Julian of Norwich retreat

14-18 October 2019
Sheldon Centre, Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter EX6 7YT

Julian of Norwich was the most remarkable of the 14th century mystics, whose Revelations of Divine Love has only grown in substance down the centuries. On this retreat, in a contemplative spirit, we sit with Julian in her cell in 14th century England, listening both to the remarkable times in which she lived; and to her life, her words and her soul. 

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A retreat for spiritual directors

28-31 October 2019
Drongen Abbey, Ghent, Belgium

I'm leading a retreat for spiritual directors this October at Drongen Abbey, Ghent, Belgium. The retreat has been organised by the Diocese of Europe, and the theme is Julian of Norwich. 

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The Beautiful Life retreat

30 March – 3 April 2020
Llangasty Retreat House, Llangasty, Brecon, Powys LD3 7PX

This retreat offers a contemplative experience including input from Simon, meditation, sharing, silence, and time for yourself. Here you will find community and solitude, rest and inner search, loosely based on material in Simon’s book The Journey Home (originally published as The Beautiful Life.) 

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