Sun, 21 May|
Wirral Retreat Day - Brene Brown & Mindfulness
Come and recharge your batteries on this restorative retreat experience, exploring the Gifts of Imperfection with like minded souls.
Time & Location
21 May 2023, 09:30 – 15:45
Leasowe Castle, Leasowe Road, Moreton CH46 3RF, UK
About the Event
Wirral Mindfulness Retreat - Leasowe Castle, Moreton
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
This best-selling book explores the emotions and beliefs that we never talk about. Combined with mindfulness the day is ideal for those who enjoy interesting discussions and want to take some time out as well. The retreat runs for the full day and includes all refreshments.
We'll gather in the turret suite around 9.15 and have refreshments and introduce ourselves. There'll be place cards with the key themes from the book and we'll each select the one that resonates most. Over coffee and pastries we'll talk through the themes in a relaxed and explorative way. We'll work in small groups of 5 or 6 so everyone has a chance to contribute.
After a short break we'll move into the relaxation area where there'll be an overview of a mindfulness theme followed by a guided practice.
Lunch - 45 minutes - A light lunch of soup, salad, sandwiches and fries
In the afternoon we'll return to the relaxation area for another mindfulness session where we'll explore the concepts and benefits of compassion and follow another guided practice.
We'll follow this up with a second book session and end the retreat with a mindful reflection and parting ceremony.
As we are right on the sea front, there's an option to take a walk along Leasowe Bay.
About the Day
This iconic book can be life changing and really thought provoking. It's full of humour that is completely relatable yet delivered with complete integrity.
On this day we'll explore some of the themes in a respectful and supportive way. The discussions will be supported with restorative mindfulness practices. For those of you who enjoy good conversation, this day will be like a spa for the mind. You'll come away with an understanding of how mindfulness can support our resilience and well being even through the toughest of times, learning techniques that you can explore at home.
In mindfulness we have a saying that "in just turning up for yourself, you are doing something in your own greatest interest".
We'll have a dedicated area to turn into our space for the day, so we can really make ourselves comfortable. Feel free to bring blankets, mats or cushions with you, although we will provide cushions and blankets. Welcome refreshments, a light lunch and afternoon refreshments are also included. Overnight accommodation is available but should be booked separately if required.
The experience is limited to 12 people. When you reserve your spot, you will receive your personal copy of "The Gifts of Imperfection" to read in advance of the day. Printed quotes from the book will be available on the day to support the discussions.
- A copy of the "The Gifts of Imperfection", delivered to your door when you reserve your place (if you already have a copy we can send you our lovely Mindful Moments candle instead)
- Welcome refreshments and meet each other session
- Book discussion part one
- Introduction to our mindfulness theme
- Guided mindfulness session
- A light lunch
- Mindfulness theme 2 and a guided mindfulness session
- Book discussion part two
- Afternoon refreshments and farewell ceremony
- Optional walk along the beach
You will be guided by Julie who is a qualified teacher with the British Mindfulness Association, she also has a Masters in mindfulness from Aberdeen University.
What People Say
"The whole day was just incredible it exceeded all my expectations. The welcome, location, food, content, pace and overall experience was just incredible. Julie’s pace led the group along seamlessly and the tasks were perfect. The mindfulness sessions were embedded into the day for maximum effect and I left with a just had a massage feeling of chillness and contentment. Looking forward to the next retreat so much. Started my Easter holidays off perfectly. Thank you Julie.🙏"
"Thoroughly enjoyed my mindful day retreat with Julie. To take time out for me alongside like minded people and discover I'm not along with my experiences was reassuring. Julie's guided meditations left me feeling refreshed and renewed. If you need an introduction to mindfulness then seek out Julie whose experienced, empathetic, connected and caring nature will support you into your mindfulness journey."
"I gained a deeper understanding of mindfulness with the ability to continue my practice going forward. I would highly recommend Just Breathe Solutions if you are interested in learning more about mindfulness."
As this venue requires full payment in advance, cancellations after the 21st April 2023 are non refundable. For earlier cancellations we will attempt to fill your place or offer you a transfer to another event.