Tag Archive for: Retreat

Women’s Recovery Retreat

“We spent two wonderful days just outside Settle at Hortons Women’s Retreat in the first weekend in June. To be honest, the thought of 15 of us all together came with a slight nervousness as to how we would last an entire weekend. Not everyone knew each other from across the TBRP hubs so it was a great way to connect and do some bonding, especially as we were sleeping in bunk beds, cooking, and generally supporting one another.”

An Addicts Guide to Inner Space

(How to get out of your mind without chemical assistance)

On Friday the 7th of February fifteen of the Calderdale in Recovery lot gathered together to embark on a weekend of insight into awareness and mindful-self-mastery at the Martinsell Centre in Marlborough. There were a few mixed opinions on the way down as no one was sure of what to expect but we were all in high spirits and going into this with open minds hoping that, from this experience, we might come away with extra tools to help us on our journey to recovery. Well it was definitely an experience, that’s for sure! Never have I laughed so much in my life and I’m not just talking about laughing I’m talking about proper belly laughs right from the deepest part of the stomach and it made me feel amazing, I’m still laughing a few weeks on!

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“Love and Forgiveness” Retreat

Trefeca recovery retreat Wales

Trefeca recovery retreat Wales

Back in March two of our ‘recoverees’ ventured out to Trefeca, a historic and sacred place located in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. They were going on a weekend retreat centred around the 12 step recovery program and key principles of love and forgiveness. Edmund and Brad have each kindly written a piece for RecoveryTimes reflecting on their little venture:

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12 Steps to Peace

In the hustle and bustle of life taking time to work on oneself is a real luxury, so when the opportunity to do just that arose I grabbed the opportunity. So myself and three other recovering addicts journeyed to South Wales to attend a 12 step retreat, a long weekend to be spent looking at the 12 step recovery programme and how this method can be applied to daily life.

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