Woman’s Personal Development weekends 

~ a place every 6 months to deeply connect  to self and others                                                                                   “Sometimes all we need to do is stop, share and listen to realise we had the answers deep inside all along!” 

Dates of 2023:  Weekends: April 29th/30th & October 21st/22nd             Zoom sessions: January 18th 6.30pm – 8.30pm   & July date TBC   

Workshop times Saturday 10am-5pm  & Sunday 10am-4pm.                                                                                                                          Saturday evening meal 7pm (meal to be paid for individually depending on your choice of food)

Workshop Fee £205 (includes refreshments & buffet lunch on Sunday)

Are you wanting to join a group of other women who meet every 6 months for quality time to stop, review life, connect to yourself and be enriched by sharing life’s ups and downs?

Weekend Roo

Sometimes, in life, we get caught in our busy schedules or ‘safe routines’ and lose sight of stopping to think what we might actually want or need.  There are also times when we face particular challenges or life events (divorce, children leaving home, work life, pending retirement) …. creating uncertainty, leaving us unclear how to move forward.

These weekends are tailored to create a safe space to explore these issues that we all face at different times in our lives. They are suitable for all women, in a variety of different life situations who would like to stop for a while and reconnect to self and others.

The venue has been chosen for those that live locally and also those who live further afield and need access to accommodation. If you live locally, it is important to pencil the whole weekend out, as the ethos is to create space for yourself and to be with the others members of the group during some of the free time e.g. eating together Saturday evening.

Some of the authors that get quoted during group discussions.


Working in a small group of women can be a supportive place to reflect, hear different perspectives and support each other. 

I will facilitate structured exercises, guide personal visualisations and be part of the group discussions that evolve as we share our thoughts and stories. You will hopefully return home feeling more focused, relaxed and enriched as you move forward. 

The weekend is not a psychotherapy process group (looking at group dynamics and actively exploring how this connects to past experiences) but the focus will be on personal confidence and the development of internal resources. 


Postcard images for use during reflective exercises.

Please contact me if you need any further clarification about the difference.  

Following the workshop

  • A certificate of attendance/continual professional development (C.P.D. hours) can be issued on request after the weekend
  • This weekends happen every 6 months, so it is a regular place to come to for support and personal growth.
  • 3 months after each weekend there is a facilitated 2 hour follow up zoom session with each other to consolidate things explored on the weekends.
  • The ethos of the group is to attend each weekend and zoom support session wherever possible.

Bridport and West Bay We will meet in the delightful market town of Bridport, which sits just over a mile away from the stunning landscape of the southwest coastal path and the peaceful sea of West bay. If you can, why not treat yourself to an extended stay for a night or 2 after the workshop as there is much to explore in the town or coastal path.

Bridport is a lovely town with many cafés and restaurants. It holds its historic market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. On Saturday lunchtime you will be able to explore its riches and buy lunch from one of the many café’s or take away outlets during your lunch break!

Travel and Parking the venue offers parking for day attendees or those who staying at the hotel but not for women staying in another venue unfortunately.  

For those who don’t live locally, Bridport is about an hour drive from Exeter for those wishing to travel daily 

Meal and refreshments included: Refreshments will be included during the weekend. Saturday lunch can be bought in Bridport at one of the local cafes or takeaway outlets. Saturday evening we will all eat together in one of the many restaurants in Bridport. You can make payment for this on the night, depending on your choice of food. 

Accommodation (for those who wish)

I have included links for accommodation. These links reflect different budget options. I have secured a discount for workshop members who wish to stay at the hotel we are using as the venue. Discount applies for minimum of 2 nights.  You are also free to explore other links below or arrange your own.


It is advisable to book accommodation early as there may be limited availability. 

The Bull Hotel (workshop venue)                    

10% discount agreed for women attending workshop. Different room types available (prices vary on time of year). Speak directly to Gemma, head receptionist to discuss options:

reception@thebullhotel.co.uk  T: 01308 422878

Other Accomodation   

Booking.com has many options for less expensive accomodation, many within easy access of the town.   Sometimes can be quieter than staying in a pub also.   

The Tiger Inn (5 minute walk from venue)                                                                         


The Greyhound Weatherspoon Hotel (just down the road from venue)                                                                         https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/hotels/england/dorset/the-greyhound 

Other accommodation options for a wider range of budgets                                                       https://www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk/dorset/bridport/

For more information contact Sandra via her contact page.  

All spaces are currently full, If you are interested then please contact me and I can inform you when there is an availability.       

Please also note (in case you have seen other advertising that the event can be attended as a one off weekend) that following the first workshop, these weekends have now changed in their nature, to an ongoing group every 6 months.