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Chris Forrester

About Chris Forrester

Chris Forrester is a qualified & experienced Leadership Coach & Hypnotherapist. With her business partner Sue Saunders, Chris & Sue have made it their mission to support their clients to achieve the balance in their lives that clients say that they so desperately want. Even stressed out children & teens are benefiting from Chris & Sue's stress management techniques & using their new found confidence & skills to really enjoy their lives - friendships, hobbies, school & home life.

Springing Forward …….

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us at the end of the day for our mini retreat workshop. We’re always tight for space but who cares …. we just let our minds transport us away to who knows where & back again. It’s always fun to relax to revive with you all & melt  those stresses & worries away. We do hope that we’ve put some Spring back into your step so that you’re ready to really enjoy the sunny days ahead.

We look forward to retreating with you again very soon,

The Retreat People, Chris & Sue.

PS: Hope You All Slept Well Too!

Get Ready to Spring Into Life ….

As ever The Retreat People Chris & Sue are so looking forward to welcoming you to our mini retreat taster at the end of the day. We know many of you love stretching out on the floor but chairs will also be available in our workshop room.

To help you relax remember to bring along your favourite cosy blanket & just wear clothes that you feel comfortable relaxing in then we’re good to go!

Our Best Regards

The Retreat People

Presentation: Spring Into Life

Spring Lamb

Image courtesy of Penny Maycock

As ever we’re ready to put the spring back into life at 2017 Change Camp.

Once again, The Retreat People, Chris & Sue would love you to join us at our mini Relaxation Retreat taster session at the end of the day of your Spring Change Camp.

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A Gift In Mind ……

Did Black Friday or Cyber Monday work for you? If you’re struggling to find the perfect present remember we’ve launched our Pre Festive Retreat Day Gift Vouchers so that your friends, colleagues or relatives can enjoy a unique experience with benefits that will last well into the New Year. What’s not to like – the gift of time out so that they can relax back into their right mind ready to really enjoy the festivities ahead. More details at The Retreat People website
Our Best Regards
Chris & Sue

We Certainly Retreated!

A big Thank You to everyone who joined us at the end of another wonderful Change Camp day for our mini Autumn Retreat. I think we broke some health & safety regulations squeezing so many bodies in such a tight space but who knew that powering down for just a short while could result in so many great outcomes – the best night’s sleep for ages …. determination to tackle a workplace bully …… book that holiday of you dreams  …… stop taking on so many family responsibilities …..  say yes to a date ….. dance more! Wow & it’s only Monday. We always love to hear from you following a relaxation session so please keep your feedback coming. Do hope you can join us in relaxing & reviving as we bust some stress in style at our Pre Festive Retreat Day on Sunday 11th December at Linden Hall – as ever we’re all hoping we get snowed in!

 

Time to Retreat!

What better way to end your day than to relax to revive at Change Camp. As ever The Retreat People, Chris & Sue look forward to welcoming friends old & new to our mini Autumn Autumn Retreat.

We Know You Know but Remember – To Enjoy Your Relaxation Retreat Please Bring:

  • Comfortable clothing so that you can fully experience some easy relaxation exercises.
  • Your favourite cosy blanket or cover – some people like to lie on the floor to fully relax although chairs will also be available (You already know – We always say, Teddy Bears & Slippers are optional!)

Presentation: Autumn Mini Relaxation Retreat

Image courtesy of Lida Rose

Image courtesy of Lida Rose

The days are getting shorter & holidays are just a distant memory.

Hard to believe that Autumn is upon us yet again.

The year is rushing ahead & what a year it’s been – so much to do, hectic busy schedules & hardly a moment to hear ourselves think!

The Retreat People believe that the ability to relax, let go & just experience living in the moment – even for a short while, is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourself.

Time to stop and be still is priceless as we manage that unhelpful & overwhelming stress in these hectic & challenging times.

The Retreat People, Chris & Sue are professional Clinical Hypnotherapists who specialise in using their expertise in Hypnotherapy & other psychological interventions to help people of all ages, from tots to teens & beyond, deal with the harmful effects of unwanted stress, worry & anxiety utilising Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Relaxation & Breathing techniques to manage the unwelcome effect of stress in our lives.

This workshop is perfectly timed at the close of the day to give you time to simply relax, take a breath, assimilate all of today’s wonderful experiences & retrieve that all important balanced place in life. So are you ready to press the pause button on life?

Our Autumn Mini Retreat is your chance to just let go as you enjoy some simply powerful relaxation & stress management mindfulness techniques designed to recover that all important balance & peace of mind.

As ever The Retreat People look forward to relaxing to revive with friends old & new at Autumn Change Camp.

We Know You Know but Remember – To Enjoy Your Relaxation Retreat Please Bring:

  • Comfortable clothing so that you can fully experience some easy relaxation exercises.
  • Lightweight cosy blanket or cover – some people like to lie on the floor although chairs will also be available (You already know – We always say, Teddy Bears & Slippers are optional!)
  • Your desire to relax, chill out & just enjoy yourself.

Here’s To A Great Workshop

Springing Back Into Life

As ever Change Camp was such an amazing day & all the more fabulous that so many of of you chose to relax, revive & retreat with us at the end of the day – we win the prize for squeezing so many relaxed bodies into the Red Room! Apologies that some people missed out on our mini retreat workshop, we were fully booked so stress busting space was at a premium!

Thank you for your updates – great to hear folks are sleeping so much better, feeling more relaxed yet energised & participants felt so focussed that some very big decisions were reached. Well done you – it’s amazing what can be achieved when we put our minds to it & we love to hear your achievements.

Do come & join us at Spring Retreat Day at Linden Hall Hotel on Sunday 17th April. It’s guaranteed to put the spring back in your step. A whole luxurious day of mindfully powerful techniques to manage any unwanted stress, those nagging worries & fearful anxieties so that you can reclaim that all important peace of mind. What’s not to like … wonderful food & great company as you snuggle up into one of Linden’s big cosy armchairs as we relax, reflect & revive ready to enjoy the Spring sunshine ahead.

Chris @ The Retreat People www.theretreatpeople.co.uk

Get Ready To Relax & Revive @ Spring Change Camp

Change Camp is always such a special day, we always return home buzzing with new ideas & fresh thinking.

The Retreat People, Chris & Sue are so looking forward to welcoming you to the last workshop of the day where we can take time out to simply relax, reflect & revive our busy curious minds.

To Help You Enjoy Your Mini Retreat You Might Want To Remember:

  • Wear clothing that you feel comfortable relaxing in.
  • Bring your favourite lightweight cosy blanket or cover – some people like to lie on the floor although chairs will also be available
  • Just bring your desire to relax, chill out & simply enjoy yourself.

Here’s To Reviving With You In Style,

Chris & Sue – The Retreat People

Presentation: Change Your Mind & Put The Spring Back In Your Step

Image courtesy of Kristin Grotheer

Image courtesy of Kristin Grotheer

As we cautiously peep out from the dark and stormy depths of Winter everyone’s desperately looking forward to a healthy dose of Spring sunshine to help raise our spirits and breathe fresh life into old projects, attitudes and life issues.

The pace of life is so hectic as we juggle work, home and family responsibilities but we’re spending less and less time caring for our own well-being until stress explodes like a time bomb and it feels too late to make simple changes to our busy lives.

Spring is in the air so let’s turn our attention to the important things in life. Unwanted stress is reaching epidemic proportions, with terrible impact on people of all ages from tots to teens and beyond. Stress, worry and anxiety gets in the way of our ability to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – a good night’s sleep, enjoying time with family and friends, even getting in the way of our ability to perform at our best in business and at work.

Just thinking straight and facing the day with confidence and optimism can become difficult once we are gripped by anxiety, worries and unhelpful stress. It’s a cost that can have serious consequences to our health and well-being so taking time out to reflect and rebalance is priceless. Life’s to short not to bother,,,,,we all need to know how to manage our own personal response to everyday worries and stress so let’s get to it and take time out to relax and revive in style!

Once again, The Retreat People Chris and Sue would love you to join us at our mini Relaxation Retreat taster session at the end of a wonderful day at Spring Change Camp.

In our Spring Change Camp workshop we will use guided relaxation, mindfulness and meditation techniques and tools to help you retain the energy and positivity of your Change Camp experience and as ever re-energise everyone so that we all return home full of the joys of Spring.

To Enjoy Your Mini Retreat Please Bring:

  • Clothing that you feel comfortable relaxing in.
  • Lightweight cosy blanket or cover – some people like to lie on the floor although chairs will also be available (Teddy Bears and Slippers as ever are optional!)
  • Just bring your desire to relax, chill out and simply enjoy yourself.