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Creative Writing & Self-Therapy: 3-Day Nature-based Workshop Retreat


About the Course

Do you like writing? Or have you ever wanted to do something creative, start writing or journaling but didn’t know how to start or keep it going to enjoy the benefits? Do you need a break from your usual routine? Do you feel stuck or seek inspiration? Or do you just crave to get away and have some space to reset and recharge?

Join our three day creative writing nature retreat starting Friday afternoon and finishing Sunday afternoon.

The retreat is for anyone interested in learning about creative mindfulness strategies to increase inner stillness, creative expression, resilience and wellbeing. You don’t have to have any writing experience. This is more about grounding and settling into ourselves. In this way we can find a deeper connection to our inner self, and to allow our inner true expression in creative ways.

This workshop will provide you with supportive and creative mindfulness- and nature-based exercises. You will get time to write, reflect, rest and share your experiences with others. There will be time to gather around the fire in the evenings.

Yoga classes are offered, which are not the ‘usual’ strenuous exercise type but focussing more on meditative stillness. This allows us to slow down, ground and to connect with ourselves, and everything around us while helping us to integrate the experiences of the day.
All meals are nutritionally balanced and specifically chosen to support mental health and wellbeing.
The group will be small and intimate of a maximum of 6-8 people.

The retreat is set on the peaceful 40 acre country farm estate of Upper Vobster Farm, North Somerset. In the breaks you get some time to explore the beautiful surroundings. There are many sitting, meditation and writing spaces onsite. You can wander down to the stream in the valley below, rest at the ponds with its wildlife or explore the magical ancient woodlands.

The weekend is facilitated by eco-psychotherapist Lara Just. Lara has worked outdoors and used creative nature-based and mindfulness-based approaches in her clinical practice for many years. This included outdoor group workshops in South Africa, utilising animal-assisted approaches and developing nature therapy strategies online for clients all over the world.

Take this time to nourish yourself in beautiful surroundings; a space where your heart, mind and soul get a chance to breathe - and be.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop price for the full three days includes:

• All meals and refreshments included. Food is all locally sourced, vegetarian, gluten & dairy free, unless choosing bread or dairy milk - full menu choices available on request.

• Access to all the conference facilities and 40 acres of private land and woodland, ponds for a variety of walks, sitting, meditation and writing spaces onsite.

• Numerous clean Wellies for use are available if required.

• Guided breathing meditation sessions are offered early mornings before breakfast as part of your programme.

• An experienced fully qualified psychotherapist to facilitate your weekend journey

• Guided breathing meditation sessions are offered early mornings before breakfast as part of your programme.

• There will be the additional option to attend meditative-type stillness yoga sessions by qualified yoga instructors. There will be a small surcharge of £7.50 pp per session.

• Accommodation can be booked on a special discounted offer from £60 per night per person.

• Further details on the workshop, including food menu options, accommodation and travel information will be provided upon booking.


Lara Just at ADADSU Ltd.
Upper Vobster Farm
Upper Vobster
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