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Retreats

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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The Mindful Way

Mon-Fri, 13-17 Nov 2017
Sheldon, Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter EX6 7YT

On this retreat, through teaching, meditation and silence, we’ll ponder the purpose and practice of mindfulness; we’ll consider how we engage with and process our thoughts and feelings and how, through such awareness, we might live more spacious and more present lives. 

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The Beautiful Life retreat

Mon-Fri, 1-5 October 2018
Llangasty Retreat House, Llangasty, Brecon LD3 7PX

The Beautiful Life 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, based on material in Simon’s book The Journey Home (originally published as The Beautiful Life). In a climate of safety and acceptance, we dare to contemplate the truth of ourselves, the mess and the magic, the place to which our journey has brought us.  

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Enneagram Retreat

5-9 November 2018
Launde Abbey, East Norton LE7 9XB

No matter where you are on the Enneagram journey, whether a beginner or some way down the path, here is safe, insightful space for exploration of this deep, disturbing and liberating teaching. 

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A Julian of Norwich retreat

6-10 May 2019
Launde Abbey, East Norton LE7 9XB

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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