“Sometimes all we need to do is stop, share and listen to realise we have the answers deep inside all along!”
Dates : Weekends: 2024; March 9/10th 2024, Sept 21/22nd 2025: March 15/16th and September 13/14th
Zoom sessions (3 months after weekends): Jan 10th 7 – 9pm
Workshop times Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm. Saturday evening meal 7pm
Workshop Fee £205 (includes refreshments & buffet lunch on Sunday) Zoom support /connection sessions: £35
Are you wanting to join a group of other women who meet every 6 months for quality time to stop, review life and connect to yourself and others?
Sometimes, we get caught in our busy schedules or ‘safe routines’ and lose sight of stopping to think what we 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 issues that we all face at different times. They are suitable for 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 who are local 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 during some of the free time e.g. eating together Saturday evening.
Working in a small group is a really supportive place to reflect, hear different perspectives and support each other.
I facilitate structured exercises, guide personal visualisations and am 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.
The weekend is not a psychotherapy process group (processing group dynamics and actively exploring how this connects to past) but the focus will be on personal confidence and development of internal resources. An initial session will need to be arranged to ascertain if the group is suitable for you (there will be a fee for this session).
Take a look at my Fb page where you will find more picture and video of weekends
Following the workshop
- A certificate of attendance (15 x C.P.D. hours) can be issued on request after the weekend
- The weekends occur every 6 months to ensure it is a regular place for support and growth.
- 3 months after each weekend we meet for a 2 hour zoom session to consolidate things explored on the weekends.
- The ethos of the group is to attend each weekend and zoom support session
- Whatsapp group for sharing resources
- Monthly email/video with supportive reminders for your focus
Bridport and West Bay We 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. Bridport is about an hour drive from Exeter
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 eat together in one of the many restaurants in Bridport where you pay 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 (min 2 nights) who wish to stay at the hotel we are using as the venue. Please also explore yourself as there are very different price ranges available in airbnb’s or bed and breakfast venues.
|It is advisable to book accommodation early as there may be limited availability.
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:
email@example.com T: 01308 422878
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.
If you are interested then please contact me to arrange a meeting to discuss further (60 – 75 minutes £75 fee)