Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Self compassion and Mindset with Vanessa Wallace. Vanessa is a highly skilled psychotherapist and coach who has worked in institutions and within treatment centres for over 20 years. Vanessa's compassion and ability to understand her clients is outstanding. She teaches clear strategies for managing negative thoughts and emotions, enabling her clients to be kinder to themselves.
Brooklands Barn Venue
The retreat will support you to move forward in life if you are struggling with Anxiety and Depression. You will come away with key skills to manage your thoughts and emotions as well as having the opportunity to be away from all the stresses and strains of life to reflect and re evaluate where you are in your life. Vanessa and her team will guide you through this process. Following the retreat, as an option, you can receive 3 months of ongoing coaching to support you to implement everything that you learn on the retreat.
The retreat includes regular yoga, and meditation and the opportunity to be with likeminded people. You will receive a deep tissue massage as well as a 1-1 session with a counsellor to guide you through the process and explore any key areas you need or want to address.
MIndfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help you manage negative thoughts
We will work with you to help you to overcome your negative thoughts and develop techniques to deal with overwhelm. We will show you techniques to bring compassion into your life enabling you to feel happier within yourself, helping you to become more positive in your relationships both with yourself and others. You will experience a variety of mindfulness techniques to support you to be more focused, bringing peace of mind, calming down worry and anxiety and lifting your mood.
During the retreat you can talk about your problems and what has been bothering you and not be judged for it in a safe space with likeminded people.
Gentle yoga that provides healing of the body, mind and spirit.
Our yoga teachers all have personal experience of anxiety and depression so are very attuned to your needs and tailor the session specifically for this purpose. The yoga sessions are physically gentle and can be adapted for all physical needs. Yoga provides you with a sense of wellbeing, and helps to build self esteem and confidence. It supports you to balance your moods and feel generally rested and rejuvenated. JJ, your yoga teacher on this retreat, balances the body movements with a positive mindset. His warm teaching style helps you to overcome limiting beliefs that hold you back.
Exquisite accommodation and gourmet vegetarian food
The vegetarian food is cooked on site by award winning chefs. Retreat participants dine together in the beautiful homely dining area and are also provided with delicious treats and cakes in between sessions.
All rooms are luxurious and decorated with real character, with your own bathroom and space you can reflect on your learning from the sessions as well as have some pure relaxation time.
For those on lower budgets we provide an option to share a room.
We have availability of ground floor rooms for those with disabilities if required.
Time to recharge and relax as well as enjoy some laughter, fun and you time
We aim to make your experience fun and relaxing as well as taking a serious concern for addressing anxieties and feelings of depression and healing you as a person. There is a swimming pool and sauna and time for you to relax on your own or with others. The gardens of Brooklands Barn provide tranquility for a peaceful walk and reflection and there is time for this in our relaxing but balanced programme.
The evenings are filled with fun activities with a therapeutic theme to them. It is time to talk with others or engage in some fun activities to help you relax whilst socialising with other like minded people.
Connection with like minded people who understand you and do not judge
A benefit of a retreat is the opportunity to connect with likeminded people. By sharing with others you can eliminate any sense of isolation and loneliness that often comes with Anxiety and Depression. Our vision is that all participants will come away feeling a sense of being heard for their difficulties and to know that they are not alone. Often our clients keep in contact with each other following the retreat.
Group sessions are facilitated by Vanessa Wallace and her psychotherapeutic team bringing a family feel to the whole retreat and safety to share and be open about your feelings.
There is also opportunity for 1-1 sessions with a counsellor, psychotherapist or coach.
Explore who you are and what you want in life to come away with clarity
We support and guide you through your journey on the retreat and provide you with the tools to take your life forward with hope and excitement. We explore with you your values and how working with these supports you to be more content and at peace in life. Tapping into our creativity is a source of inner healing, this is different for everyone but helps us to explore and find solutions, empowering and enhancing our ongoing lives.
We guide you through this process enabling you to understand and feel connected with your true needs as well as developing a plan of how to bring these forward as new goals for your wellbeing.
A full mind, and body experience with this Raynor Deep Tissue Massage
Our Deep Tissue Massages provided by Jacqui of Forever massage helps you to truly relax into your retreat experience. It is pure indulgent time out for you. The massage will leave you with a deep sense of calm, relief from stress and feeling renewed and revitalised.
Jacqui uses Raynor Deep tissue massage in her therapy to help release emotions that get locked in the body, supporting you to move forward and relieve the tension caused by stored up emotion. Jacqui is also experience in Reiki.
1-1 sessions on the retreat and post retreat
We provide 1-1 sessions prior the retreat, on request, during the retreat and for 3 months after the retreat. The sessions will be with one of our expert psychotherapists and counsellors who are highly skilled and qualified in delivering CBT and mindfulness on a 1-1 basis. With your allocated therapist you can develop a plan for your recovery and have the ongoing support to implement all the skills into your life when you are back home following the retreat.
The sessions can be held face to face, over Skype or the telephone dependent on your location and preference.
There is one room with disabled access and all public areas are accessible with a wheelchair, there is no need to climb stairs for any of the group sessions and recreational sessions
We aim to be as eco friendly as possible. We buy foods with as little packaging as possible and use local products and organic farm foods.
Address:- Brooklands Barn Retreat Venue, Priory Lane, Arundel. West Sussex. BN18 0BG
Fly:- Gatwick Airport and direct train to Arundel station, taxi to Brooklands.
Train:- Arundel station direct links from London Victoria, taxi to Brooklands.
Car:-Coming along the A27 – you will see the White Swan Hotel. Take the turn opposite signposted Tortington. Take the left fork and follow the single track land until you come to another fork in the road. Take the left fork, Priory Lane and follow this lane along until you come to 'Brooklands' on your right.
Retreat Features and Activities
AnxietyCoaching / Life CoachingCognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)CounsellingDepressionMassageMindfulnessPsychotherapyStress ManagementYoga