Women's Spa Retreat Days
Includes TRE & Breathwork workshops
Suitable for all levels of experience including beginners
- Autumn dates 2023 date tba
(also coming soon - Wilder Women's Days at the Wildling Studio in Wiltshire - these will include mindful walking in nature and cold water rebirthing breathwork in a river in the morning. An Empowering and enlivening morning with a similar afternoon to this)
Venue - Glastonbury Spa at Middlewick, BA6 8JW
A uniquely healing day, to absorb new skills and soothe your inner stresses and anxieties in a safely held and nurturing oasis of calm. Perfect for women interested in personal transformation and those wanting to meet stress, anxiety, trauma, menopause and other life/health challenges, from a place of empowerment through embodying skills for life.
All morning relaxation - includes use of pool, steam room and relaxation room (with free drinks available all day). There are plans to install an outdoor hot tub which I hope will be ready by November. Additional morning options include book a spa treatment. Walk to the Tor or simply relax in the space with a hot drink.
* Breathworkfor healing, calm & resilience - gentle session to regulate
* Mezze Lunch
* TRE workshop - Embody & rekindle your innate stress release capacity
* Afternoon tea
* Breathwork A journey with the Conscious Connected Breath and/or rest period with gentle sound healing music.
* Option to book accommodation - with discount - and enjoy a relaxing weekend or longer with friends (including doggy friends) or family or simply to create me time .
This Workshop is for you if:
You want to empower yourself by learning (or deepening) practices to use in your daily life
You enjoy personal development and would like to try (or dive deeper into) two deeply healing modalities
You would like to learn more tools to relax
You feel It’s time for some real “me” time in held space
You value the unique shared experience of being with other women
You want to reclaim or boost your creative energy
You believe that your body knows how to heal; you just need the right ways to access that ability
You have tried many other healing modalities, but still feel weighed down by the past
You want to take charge of your well being in an effective but simple way
You want to meet stress, anxiety, trauma, menopause and other life challenges from a place of empowerment through learning skills for life
You simply want to connect back to yourself and to life
This day will powerfully and gently support you so you can:
Let go of control and surrender to what your body really needs
Feel more empowered and energised
Be more in life’s creative flow
Gently integrate old held material and limiting beliefs
Relax, Rest and Restore your body and mind
Breathe more freely in daily life and so flow with life more freely
Feel more grounded and more deeply embodied
Feel calmer and more resilient
Leave the day feeling lighter, having let go of some layers
Leave with practices that are easy to integrate into your daily life to continue supporting you after the workshops
Just the right amount of information and support in the sessions, and, crucially for me, fantastic free support materials to take away. This means I can continue and deepen my practice at home still feeling guided and held like I did on the workshop.
I’ve done some great workshops before, but have been left in free fall afterwards as to how to continue the good work, so this is a fantastic aspect of how Deborah does things.
The TRE itself is the most healing medium I have come across. I have spent many years using meditation, mindfulness, therapy , group work and bodywork, to deal with stress, anxiety and trauma. It’s all been good, it’s been a great journey, but nothing has got underneath old unhelpful behaviours like TRE has.
Alexandra Knowles. Massage Therapist
What makes this Women’s day different?
The practices of Integrative Breathwork and TRE are different from other healing modalities, because they tap directly into our body’s innate ability to restore balance. Because Breath and Shaking are innate capabilities that we humans have learnt to repress, once restored it’s astonishing how easy it is to let go and allow the body/mind to do what it needs to do to heal and restore balance.
TRE connects us to our animal ability to shake and ground ourselves, reestablishing our primal and life affirming connection with our body and the earth. Our relationship with our breath directly mirrors our relationship with life, heal that and you are ready to welcome life from your truest place, rather than resisting. Restoring and working regularly with TRE and Breath enables us to keep renewing our connection with ourselves and all of life.
You will leave the day with the skills, support and information to carry on these practices. The Spa aspect of the morning is to allow you to begin to let go, and soften your body, in preparation for the afternoon workshops. Whether you have experienced Breathwork or TRE before or not, you will experience them differently here as part of a complete day designed for you to receive the most out of these incredible practices.
Personal Note from Deborah
“TRE ® and Breathwork have changed me and my life in many ways and I've moved from a state of persistent depression and anxiety to where I am now.
After just two weeks of TRE practice, my husband noticed that I was more grounded and present, than in the previous 8+ years that he’d known me. TRE practice became a place for me to go to help restore the basic functions that I was struggling with, such as sleep. It allowed me a safe mat space to be with myself, and anything that was arising. It helped me let go of control and get out of my head and into my body...nowadays it generally helps my body move any life that's a bit stuck, let go of my day and come home to a relaxed and often deeply blissful place.
Breathwork has been another crucial piece in the puzzle of how to keep the life in me moving, inhabit myself more fully and prevent myself getting stuck in old repeating anxious patterns. It has also helped me get underneath deeply held patterns from early childhood, as far back as gestation and birth. Immediately on starting breathwork, it opened up a creative flow and an ability to be more comfortable with life (both the life inside me and externally). It’s helped me learn that it’s safe to breathe, safe to be here now, safe to be in my body and be alive. This has reaped so much more love and creativity in my life and continues to do so. It’s also given me a powerful, yet simple way to release stress in daily life as well as simply helping me to calm and self-regulate my nervous system.
As someone who’d always struggled with sitting in meditation or even being still without getting stuck/frozen these practices have also given me ways to be mindfully present. I’d done over two decades of yoga practice and inner work, that whilst helpful in many ways, never really got to the deeper places in a way that to help me gently and safely integrate the past and create the real change my daily life experience that I was craving; TRE and Breathwork have helped me do that. Best of all, I can do them for myself at home when needed and as regular maintenance practices; this is deeply empowering. It is my great joy to be able to share this work with clients.
If you 'd like to have a free consultation to discuss this day, then please do schedule this …"
Thank you so much for creating such a safe and nurturing space for us all. You have such lovely energy and made the whole process so gentle. I look forward to doing more TRE and breath work with you
8:30am onwards Middlewich main cafe and farm shop open for coffees, breakfast and general goodies.
10am Spa open. Arrive at Spa reception for: Spa, swimming pool, steam room, sit in the relaxation room, teas available here all day as part of your package. A towel and robe are provided, please bring your own slippers or flip flops. Also welcome to bring your own towel/robe if you prefer.
We advise arriving as early as you can, to make the most of the relaxation time… you can even book a treatment or walk up the Tor,
12-12:15 Gather in the Group Room for introductions, and regulatory breathwork and neural exercises
1:15 pm Lunch (Lunch is mezze - specialist diets also catered for, let us know on booking)
2:15pm TRE in the Group Room
4:15pm Afternoon Tea, with cake & raw chocolates
5pm Breathwork Journey with the Conscious Connected Breath in the Group Room, (any sensitive clients for whom this kind of breathwork is too much, or those who need to rest more, can relax, sleep or simply absorb the healing music).
Final Q&A / Processing Advice
6:30 pm organised part of the day finishes
What else is included?
You will receive a TRE presentation before the actual day to watch at home, so that you have some understanding of the process before the day
You will receive a TRE guidance after session, and a guided audio TRE session afterwards to support home practice (if you have learnt TRE before June 2020, these are revised versions)
Breathing homework is also part of the day; a way of integrating breath into your daily life
You will leave with the information and knowledge to begin home practice
You will have my support and advice available in the days and weeks after the workshop for those who have questions
What do I need to bring with me, and what is provided?
Please see full list HERE
“A heartfelt thank you for yesterday! It was very nourishing, healing and fascinating as well as being enjoyable in your natural beautiful woodland space. After the session I felt like I’d had a week on holiday and I have had more energy than usual yesterday and today and feel some restoration of vitality, which I have not felt for many years.”
The Spa at Middlewick feels so tranquil. It has a pool, steam room, and a lovely relaxation space with a wood-burning stove. There are plans to build a hot tub which I hope will be ready later on in 2023.
Our group room, the Hive (pictured) is a cosy separate self-contained hexagonal space, with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside
Middlewick Farm is located just outside Glastonbury in a beautiful countryside setting with views of Glastonbury Tor. It is a peaceful centre for well being.
With gorgeous food made from ingredients sourced from award-winning local farmers and specialist producers who share my beliefs in the importance of ethical food production.
For the ultimate relaxing weekend retreat, you canbook a cottage or a glamping pod; they have dog friendly accommodation and a farm shop and cafe, where you can buy any extra food or luxuries you might want for you or your furry companion. You could even bring a partner, friends or family.
Middlewick Farm, Wick Lane, Glastonbury, BA6 8JW
Set in gorgeous countryside just outside Glastonbury town
Ample parking, or a short taxi ride or 30-minute walk from Glastonbury town centre.
£135 - you can choose to reserve your place by making a 50% deposit of £67.50. Your final payment will be due 2-3 weeks before the event.
Payment includes use of pool, steam room, relaxation room, lunch, two workshops, afternoon tea plus learning materials and home guidance support materials for TRE & Breathwork. When the new outdoor hot tub is installed, we will also have use of this.
On booking every participant will be invited to communicate any special requirements for the day and to reserve their one-hour pool/steam room slot (either 10am-11am, or 11am-12noon). The time slots mean that there will only be a maximum of 6 people using the pool space at any one time. You will receive final joining information, about 1-2 weeks before the day.
This is a small well held workshop with a maximum of 10-12 participants. It is facilitated by Deborah Maddison.
If you’d like to talk about any aspects of this work and the Women's Day please call Deborah (07498 665385) for a free 20 minute phone consultation.