The bereavement retreat is for anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer, whether it be a friend, partner or relative. The aim of the retreat is to create a space for people to exchange thoughts, feelings and experiences with others who have shared a similar kind of loss. Often in grief people alternate between feeling overwhelmed and trying to adapt to their new life without their loved one. Our retreat will cater for your needs regardless of where you are in your bereavement process.
Our next retreat will be in November 2018 at Mocketts Farm, Kent; further details to follow.
We will be inviting attendees to complete some questionnaires before and after their retreat experience – this helps us learn about the benefit of the weekend in more detail, and ensures we can carry on providing the best support possible.
Based in farm cottages in the beautiful countryside of Kent the weekend will include group support sessions and opportunities for one-to-one support. Our group sessions will be complimented with mindfulness and country walks to help you relax. We will also teach attendees practical techniques to encourage compassion towards themselves during difficult times, and we will provide tips for people who are struggling with day-to-day things, such as troubled sleep and lack of motivation. There is also a games room with snooker and table-tennis, should you want some time doing something playful. The weekend will provide a structured programme including plenty of free time for you, and all sessions and activities are optional.
The retreat runs from Friday early evening to Sunday lunchtime and is inclusive of meals and snacks provided by our brilliant in-house chef. Whilst there will be a fixed menu, the chef can rustle up pretty much anything you feel like. A home from home…
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Click below to look through some photos from our weekend retreats