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FAQs and Answers

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You are welcome to contact us directly if you wish to find out more or book a free 15 min phone call with our Therapist, Aude.

Meditation Mindfulness MIND CLARITY Retreats

Q- What makes Mind Clarity Retreats different to other retreats?

A- Mind Clarity Retreats have been created to offer a unique multi-disciplinary luxurious experience for busy and/or professional women and men.

Bespoke content and agenda is tailored around our small group of participants needs and goals (information you provide on your personal questionnaire sent to you upon booking your space).

Qualified Professional. An important part of Aude’s work, as a BACP psychotherapist, transformational coach and hypnotherapist, is to ensure your well-being is prioritised during your stay. Our practitioners are also qualified and experienced in their respective field.

Psycho-education is essential to understand how your mind works, your thinking & behavioural patterns before implementing any new skills or changes and this has been an important part of Aude's clients progress both in psychotherapy and coaching.

Confidentiality it is totally up to you whether you wish to share more information about yourself or your experiences than your first name with the other participants. And don't worry, your personal questionnaire is only accessible to Aude to protect your confidentiality.

Autonomy means that although we would like you to participate to all our activities, there are no obligations and we respect your desire to opt for a walk, a swim or a spa treatment. Your Clarity Retreat, your Pace, your Space.

Q- What can I discuss during a one-to-one session with Aude?​

A-  All our retreats include at least one 1h individual therapeutic session (in person or/and via zoom as a follow up) for a more personalised impact mostly based on your confidential questionnaire (completed prior to attending the retreat).

Aude’ s extended professional experience as a transformational coach and psychotherapist mean she has the expertise to help you understand most challenges including relationship issues, ADHD and ASD. procrastination, self-sabotage, Impostor Syndrome, lack of confidence, challenging transition, or anxiety.

The workshops will help you learn new skills to manage or overcome those challenges although further therapy might be advised in some cases.

 

Q- What are the guided visualisation/group meditation sessions about?

A-  Aude and our meditation practitioners use relaxation, meditation, neuro-linguistic programming and other mindset techniques to assist you to relax, explore and think positively creating subtle positive shifts in your mind during the retreat and thereafter. The guided visualisations and meditations can work on both the conscious and subconscious minds depending on your willingness to engage in a deeper state of relaxation. You will also learn more about how to best relax, self-regulate your emotions, and improve your sleep. Therapeutic meditation is only given by Aude and tailor-made to the group and retreat topic.

 

​​Q- Are your retreats suitable for men as well as women? What age group are Mind Clarity Retreats suitable for? 

A- Our Clarity Retreats are designed for men and women unless stated. Everyone has the opportunity to comfortably share their respective experiences, challenges and questions. Our Mind Clarity workshops are suitable for all adults regardless of age, sex, gender, cultural background and ability.

 

Q- What is included and what is extra?​

A- Our Clarity Retreats include overnight stay in your own Deluxe double room (or a shared Deluxe twin room if you choose to) , a welcome glass of bubbly, breakfast buffet, coffee/tea/snacks during the day, complimentary fluffy robe and slippers, use of the hotel leisure facilities, all activities listed on our Clarity Retreat agenda including personal development workshops, evening meditations, group or one to one consultations with Aude, and any suggested evening activities.

Extras usually include lunch and dinner (at the hotel restaurant, any alcohol over and above what may be offered upon arrival, travel to and from the retreat, additional personal consultation with Aude and spa treatments (which you can book directly as noted on the Welcome Pack sent to you upon booking your space at the retreat).

 

 Q- How do I book my place at the retreat?

A- Booking your space is straight-forward and easy, just click on the link below your selected retreat and it will direct you to our partner's booking page Bookretreats.com.

Upon receipt of your small deposit or full payment we will confirm your booking and send you a Welcome Pack with a list of what to bring, details and directions to our venue and everything else you need to know about your retreat. 

Upon full payment you will receive a confidential Personal  Questionnaire (only read and stored by Aude).

Should you have any questions prior to booking please fill out the contact form and we will get back to you ASAP by email or arrange a free phone consultation with a member of our team or Aude (if you prefer). 

 

Q- Is it ok to come on my own?​

A- Absolutely, you are very welcome to come on your own. Our Clarity Retreat is all about YOU. You can of course come along with a friend, naturally connect with others on the retreat and/or enjoy your own relaxing time too.

It is also absolutely fine not to engage with other guests outside the scheduled activities and enjoy your alone time...Your Clarity Retreat, your Pace, your Space.

 

​Q- Can I come with a friend?​

A- Yes, this would be an amazing opportunity to share your unique experience with someone close to you, beyond, of course, enjoy relaxing at the spa and savouring the delicious food (and drinks) with your friend or relative! Early booking is advised as our retreats have limited spaces to offer our guests great personal attention and care, as well as the space to relax, enjoy your own room, and process your learning away from the busyness of life. Sharing a room might be offered as an option on some retreats.

Q- What if I need reasonable adjustments due to neuro-diversity, mobility problems or food intolerances?​

A- There is a comment box on the booking form where you can inform us of any specific arrangements or adjustments necessary we need to make for you to enjoy your retreat.

Aude has extended experience working with clients with neuro-diversity so your stay will be as relaxing and insightful as it is for all our guests if you have ADHD or ASD. It is your responsibility to consult your doctor to ensure you are physically and psychologically well enough to attend our retreat.

You may order whatever you choose to eat from the hotel restaurant menu’s wide range of dietary options so please make sure you mention any preferences, intolerances or allergies upon placing your orders. Service room may also be available if you prefer eating alone or spend a cosy evening in your room. Your Clarity Retreat, your Pace, your Space.

 

Q- How do I get to the venue?​

A- Our selected venues are less than 1 hour from London and Heathrow airport (unless they are specially noted as a seaside or abroad location). They can be easily reached by car, or by train with a short taxi ride from the station. Upon receiving your booking we provide you with the full address and detailed directions to the venue.

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Q- What time does the retreat start and finish?​

A- We specifically run our Clarity Retreats over the weekend so you don’t need to take a lot of time off work. The start and end of each retreat is clearly stated on each retreat description or listing. 

Q- What should I bring?​

A- Our retreats are held in 4* or 5* spa hotels so your stay includes a robe, slippers, towels, shampoo and conditioner, etc. Bring comfortable clothes to relax in as well as to practice yoga in and some trainers or shoes suitable for outdoor walk. A detailed list of suggested items to bring will be included in your Welcome Pack.

 

​Q- Will I have access to the internet and be able to use my mobile phone?​

A- Of course... There is free WIFI access at our hotel venues and excellent phone signal. We do expect you to switch off your phone during our sessions and you will have the opportunity to use your phone again during our numerous breaks through the day. 

 

 

Your Clarity Retreat, your Pace, your Space.

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