What We Offer
The reception area offers a warm welcome where you can relax and get to know staff and other clients. It is a place you can always come to if you feel a little overwhelmed during the day, or need to talk to someone. Whilst our aim is to encourage everyone to take part in the activities we offer, we do realize that sometimes people need time and a little encouragement. Our Reception staff have a background of counselling and caring for peoples’ needs so you are always made welcome.
Relaxation and Movement with Val Stagg
Sessions begin with a sharing circle and guided relaxation. What happens next depends on the group, as sessions are conducted in a person-centred way. They may include: gentle stretching exercises, self-healing techniques, guided meditations, shamanic practice, drama and creative writing. All sessions are facilitated in a safe and supportive way.
Music and Song with Val Stagg
Sessions vary according to the needs of individuals and aim to help build self-confidence and self-expression through voicework, singing and playing percussion. We offer gentle voice and body warm-ups , vocal techniques, creating soundscapes, singing simple songs and chants, plus rhythm exercises and games. All sessions are facilitated in a safe and supportive way.
Body Oriented Psychotherapy and Mindfulness with Ellena Fries
One to one sessions in body oriented psychotherapy and mindfulness. The sessions will be individually tailored and you will both sit together and explore what your issues are and what would be the best way forward. The particular quality of body psychotherapy is that it does take the whole person into account. Alongside the mind with its capacity to articulate and analyse, Ellena will invite the whole of your Being to be present. You will work with body awareness, learning how to sense what your body feels like and to notice its messages. In order to do that she might invite you to deepen your breath, close your eyes, feel your feet on the ground and gain a more embodied sense of being as a support for your mental well-being.
Ellena has 25 years of experience working with for example trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, stress imbalance to mention just some major categories.
Clare Dyas offers a semi-structured healing week to anyone who would like to refresh their mind body and soul here, not far from Lands End. She only takes one person each week on an individual retreat in order to give them personal attention. It is a unique opportunity to gain insights into your issues and express yourself creatively; to relax, unwind, review current life issues and blocks as well as experience some deep healing and a sense of inner peace.