Storyworks Family and Relational Retreat in Kent and the South of France

  • Storyworks Family and Relational Retreat in Kent and the South of France
  • Storyworks Family and Relational Retreat in Kent and the South of France
  • Storyworks Family and Relational Retreat in Kent and the South of France
  • Storyworks Family and Relational Retreat in Kent and the South of France
  • Storyworks Family and Relational Retreat in Kent and the South of France
  • Storyworks Family and Relational Retreat in Kent and the South of France
  • Storyworks Family and Relational Retreat in Kent and the South of France

Public

Open to all

Languages

English

Guidance

Included

A minimum 2-night stay
8 sessions minimum
All necessary creative materials
6 meals minimum and of refreshments throughout

Not included

You will be cradled in a 15th century farmhouse in the rolling wilds of the Kent-Sussex borders surrounded by nature, or by a luxurious pool-side vista in the South of France, where this bespoke retreat will resolve issues using creative tools to help you discover the enjoyment of working and playing together.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool

Room type

  • Single room
  • Double room

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snack
  • Dinner

Food

  • Vegetarian
  • No vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Allergic option

Emma Rasalingam

Emma Rasalingam has twenty years experience as an educator and psychotherapist. She has used her insights and theoretical knowledge to
develop a highly effective and infinitely adaptable programme of therapy. Emma is passionate about the effects of arts-based therapy using story and has devised and delivered complete programmes that reach families and teachers. She works privately and for The Priory, and also trains, co-ordinates and supervises therapists.



This is immersive weekend to strengthen family bonds. It is becoming increasingly important for couples, young families and parents with older children to make time to connect with each other. Families experience all sorts of challenges and difficulties and sometimes you need to take time out of your busy lives to engage with and appreciate the bonds you have.

FRIDAY

6.30-7pm
Arrive and choose your bedroom.

7-8.30pm
Dinner:
Vegetarian or fish option.

8.30-9.30
Gentle introduction session, by candlelight.

SATURDAY

7.30-8.30am
Space and time for a countryside walk.

8.30-9.30am
Breakfast:
Bacon or vegetarian sausages, eggs, fruit and cereal,
wholemeal bread.

10am-1pm
Creative Therapy Sessions:
Using nature and story.
Sessions x 2.

1.30-2.30pm
Lunch:
Vegetarian, fish or meat option.

3.30-4.30pm
Creative Therapy Session:
Expressing ourselves.

4.30-7pm
Space for own creative time and countryside walk together.

7.00-8.30pm
Dinner:
Pine-nut, spinach & mushroom lasagne,
followed by apple crumble.

8.30-9.30pm
Stories outside by candlelight/firelight.

SUNDAY

8.30 -9.30am
Breakfast:
Bacon or vegetarian sausages, eggs, fruit and cereal,
wholemeal bread.

10-11am.
Creative Therapy Session:
Keeping Clear and Consistent Boundaries
For Stability and Secure Expectations.

11.15-12.15pm
Creative Therapy Session:
Putting it into practice.

12.45-1-45pm
Creative Therapy Session:
Working together.
Group dynamics.

2-3.30pm
Lunch:
Sunday roast or vegetarian option with all the trimmings.

4.30-5.30pm
Creative Therapy Session:
Final session and close to the weekend.

5.30-6pm
Tea, cake and goodbyes.

Cowden, Kent. Approx 30 minutes from the M25:
Exit M25 anti-clockwise junction 5 Westerham or clockwise junction 6 Oxted. Then B2026 for approx 25 minutes until take a left to follow the sign for Cowden Railway Station. After Cowden Station take next right onto private road. Drive 0.3 of a mile to last house on the right.

Massanes, France. Approx 1 hour from Montpellier Airport :
From Montpellier Airport join the A709 which becomes the A9 and after approx 15 minutes exit at junction 27-Lunel. Follow the D34 which becomes first the D610 and then the D6110 for approx half and hour to Massanes. Park at Place de la Mairie.

Deposit non-refundable.
Balance payable 14 days before start date.

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