- Location: Highlands, UK Scotland, Europe
- Phone: 07791 866534
We recognise depression can be triggered or worsened by a range of factors and there is one underlying factor which is the foundation for everything else, yet it is often ignored. It is spirituality, the connection you have with the world and how you find meaning in your life. When ignored this part of yourself becomes vulnerable to losing hope and feeling disconnected. We base our one-week retreat in the inspiring Scottish Highlands around a powerful 12-step spiritual exercise which incorporates mindfulness, meditation and yoga and culminates in contemplation. The results are immediately uplifting and transform your well-being.
Our mission at Secret Spirits is:
To show you a 12 step spiritual exercise that gives you the power to overcome your depression.
• To offer you a setting for recovery in a homely country house in beautiful Scotland.
• To support your recovery. To that end retreat leader, Kit Fraser offers you weekly Skype meetings initially and then fortnightly.
• To make you feel comforted, inspired and taken care of. We undertake this, as part of the treatment, with support therapies of massages, yoga, mindfulness and psychotherapy.
• To offer you a Secret Spirit’s pledge that you will have transformed your depression as long as you keep to your daily regime of the Secret Spirits Enlightenment Exercise.
• A money back guarantee that if you do not feel transformed after carrying out contemplative spiritual exercise for a year, we will refund.
Stage one of Secret Spirits is a seven session induction course demonstrating the power of the programme. Stage Two is a private Skype meeting initially one a week and then every fortnight for 52 weeks with Retreat Leader, Kit Fraser. The week includes music, film and nature. Music for joy. Film for inspiration. Nature for peace. Throughout the week guests will go walking by Loch Ness or around the beautiful Reelig Fairy Glen, or be driven to stunning Highland beauty spots.
Yoga, Psycotheraputic pastoral care, Shiatsu massage
Each day there are opportunities for yoga led in small groups, massage, mindfulness and a psychotherapist session. Each guest will have an opportunity for at least one massage and one psychotherapist session. Throughout the week there will be time for journalling/reading or trips into Inverness or Beauly, or for rest, time to yourself.
Kit Fraser, founder of Secret Spirits, is experienced in conducting the sessions in groups and one to one. He is the author of spiritual self help books including The Joy of Talk and How To Be Happy (not easy). Lailah Nash, is a Shiatsu Therapist (MRSS) with experience in working with addiction, anxiety and depression. Victoria Fraser (MSc, MA) is tri-lingual and a member of the Association of Swiss Psychotherapeuten and the European Association for Body Psychotherapy.
Victoria is a psychotherapist in a Zurich psychiatric hospital (Integrierte Psychiatrie Winterthur). She has recently introduced Meaning Based Group therapy. Denise Davis is a Zen yoga teacher. Fiona MacRae is a mindfulness coach.
Debbie Morren 'This programme has lifted my spirits and I feel more complete since I've been following my 40 minute prayer session every day. I actually can't imagine living life without it now.'
Graeme Mauchlen 'I was in a bad place before I started the SOS course. I found the course amazing. its very informative, fun and has really helped me in seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I highly recommend it.'
Harrison Hayes 'These sessions have provided tools to unlock knowledge and understanding, not only in depression but other area's in my life, from negative to postive.'
Secret Spirits Venue
Eighteenth century Kingillie House has a lot of atmosphere. As a much loved retreat house, its lawns are enclosed by mature trees and surrounded by fields with the magnificent Beauly Firth in the distance. It is south facing. It has a Victorian dining room and a spacious but homely kitchen sitting room with Aga and gas oven/hob. It has a tennis court and croquet lawn.
Opening Times and Prices
Saturday 7 September 5pm to Saturday 14 September, 10am
Saturday 18 April 2020, 5pm to Saturday 25 April 2020, 10am
Inverness is served by an internal Airport and by rail and buses
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