Individual Healing Retreats in a Beautiful Location

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The Barn, Kirkbean, Dumfries, DG2 8DW

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There are times in our lives when we feel the need to step back and find a safe and peaceful space. A space in which to regain our balance, rediscover ourselves, or find better ways to go forward.

Here at The Barn we provide just that. We offer you two types of retreat, both of which we can adapt flexibly and responsively according to your needs. (Prices below.)


With the relaxed retreat, you will have space and time to rest, relax and be looked after. You can take walks by the sea or in Mabie forest, which is a short drive from here. You can enjoy our peaceful garden, sit in the sunroom and read, draw or listen to music. In the evenings you may wish to join us for meditation.

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The intensive retreat, on the other hand, will take you through a focused process, with two 90-minute sessions a day, and a shorter evening session, over a period of 5 days. It includes 2 follow-up sessions by phone or skype.

In this retreat we help you to explore your life, become free of painful past experiences, understand and release emotion, and learn to question unhelpful thoughts and beliefs.

Through this process, which includes learning meditation, you will learn to enjoy being in the present moment, with the calmness and clarity that this brings.

Mostly it’s about getting in touch with the fact that your true self is greater than your thoughts, feelings, beliefs and stories, and discovering that you have more choices.

You will go away from here ready to continue your journey through life with more clarity and confidence, equipped with fresh insights and new learning.

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Alternatively, you may also create your own intermediate retreat, if you would prefer something between the relaxed and the intensive.

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The retreats take place in our home. Prices include full board. The bedrooms have double beds, are quiet and very comfortable. The bathroom is shared. You have full use of the house and garden while you’re here. Meals are vegetarian, freshly made from organic locally sourced ingredients as far as possible. There’s no television, but you have the use of fibre internet.

Relaxed retreat: £60/day.

Intensive retreat: £750 for 5 nights. We also offer 3-4 night retreats. And you can add extra days for relaxation if you wish, at £60/day.

Personalised intermediate retreats: £90-120/day.

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About us:

Sarah has over 25 years experience of working with people from many walks of life. She is known for her ability to listen intuitively and get to the heart of things very quickly. She will help you move beyond stress, anxiety, depression, grief or anger. She will assist you to use the difficulties and challenges you face as a way of gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and nurturing your inner qualities and capacities.

Lucas has broad experience of teaching thinking skills. With gentleness, clarity and enthusiasm, he will work with you to discover the power of your own creative thinking processes, uncover more of your potential, and put you in the driving seat of your own life.


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If you’d like to chat about a possible retreat, please do contact us on 01387 880 720 or 07969 269 983, or email, or use the enquiry form below. (Note: if you use the form, please double-check your email and your (optional) phone number, to make sure we will be able to contact you as soon as possible. Thanks!):


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