Picture yourself in a beautiful, natural location on a break that nurtures mind, body and spirit
A peaceful place to relax and renew.
Delicious food that’s freshly prepared for you.
Sessions of yoga and meditation.
The perfect setting for a course in happiness.
A wellness retreat is a great way to immerse yourself in positive psychology and take the time out to discover what really makes you happy, what gives your life meaning and plan for a positive future.
- The Feel-good Factor of Positive Emotions
- Flow: Being ‘in the zone’
- Find Meaning & Purpose
- Strengths: Discover Your Positive Self
- Positive Relationships: Other People Matter
- Resilience: How to Bounce Back
- Optimism: Look forward with Confidence
- Positive Directions: Discover your Life Purpose
Snapshot of previous wellness breaks
Hawkwood College is a stunning holistic venue, in the Cotswolds. We have run several wellness breaks here across the year. Some comments from participants.
“Hi Miriam, thank you for a great course. A nice group and I found much to ponder and think about in a positive way of course! We were so blessed to have been able to have it in such a wonderful place with the added bonus of beautiful weather.”
“Marvellous and inspirational. Tremendous.”… “Excellent. Very good course, well presented.”… “Plenty to inwardly digest. Well thought out and presented.” “Lovely grounds, lovely food, friendly and approachable tutor, friendly and welcoming staff.”
“Found a woodblock wall plaque with the following inscription: “BE AWAKE to the songs of singing birds, the warmth of the sun and the small joys that have no words”. Sounds like gratitude & savouring to me! It’s now on my wall as a reminder. Thanks again for a great weekend. See you for the How of Happiness 3.”
How to be Happy and Laugh Your Socks Off, La Roane, France. Summer retreat.
An uplifting, fun and practical exploration of the how of happiness that delivers the feel-good factor together and puts the smile on your face. La Roane in the Dordogne, France was the venue. Miriam guided participants through the habits of happiness ranging from savouring to gratitude, playing to strengths and learning optimism. Meantime Nigel Shamash, the genial host of La Roane hosted excursions, led walks and ran sessions of laughter yoga, hatha yoga, chi kung and singing.
“I attended the ‘How to be happy and laugh your socks off’ retreat at La Roane during Summer 2016 and I can honestly say it was the best week of my life! The nature of the course meant that it was very easy to form close relationships with other members of the group and engage in deep and meaningful conversation. The work on strengths enabled us to really get in touch with what we are good at and how best to channel these abilities; it was also interesting to get to know the strengths of others and to see those in action. I was most nervous about the ‘meaning and purpose’ aspect of the course but it really forced us to tap into who we are, our values and what we want from life and has had a long-lasting impact. Overall, the course delivered on its aim – I feel like I went away with a range of strategies to use in my day-to-day life in order to maintain my happiness, well-being and foster resilience for when times are hard. Thank you Miriam!”