The Mindful Family - July/August
The Mindful Family
Providing families with the space to reconnect.
The fast pace of the modern age, the relentless pressure to do more and the ever-present distraction of digital media can all have an adverse impact on family life. For busy working parents, especially those in high-pressure jobs, balancing career, a growing family and time for one another is a constant challenge.
The hardest challenge of all can simply be finding opportunities to spend time together: just to be, rest, unwind and reconnect.
Our Mindful Family retreat in the French Alps has been created to give families some quality time together – in a beautiful, peaceful place where you can focus on what’s really important.
This is not family therapy or counselling. It’s about carving out space to slow down, enjoy each other’s company and rediscover the precious things that bring happiness and joy to family life.
The Mindful Family retreat offers you mindfulness techniques and exercises to help develop your and your children’s emotional intelligence – your ability to read and respond to your own and your children’s changing emotional needs.
Each retreat programme is bespoke – custom designed to respond to the needs of your family – and Sally-Anne will work with you before your arrival to create a mix of family activities and mindfulness sessions that work for you. The mindfulness sessions will offer techniques for embracing and coping with the pressures of everyday life. All activities and many mindfulness sessions will be held outdoors in the inspiring Alpine landscape.
Family activities include a choice of white water rafting, a forest adventure course, rock climbing, via ferrata, guided hiking, mountain biking, road cycling, swimming and horse riding. A proportion of your stay will be intentionally unscheduled, to give you time together just to enjoy the local area.
The retreat includes:
– A preparatory needs analysis phone call with Sally-Anne and bespoke programme design.
– Full-board accommodation in a luxury Alpine chalet.
– Delicious, nutritious meals prepared by a professional chef.
– Return transfer from Geneva airport.
– All local transport.
– A follow-up phone call within 4 weeks of the retreat.
Flights, travel insurance, external activity costs.
Prices – based on a 7-night stay:
825€ per person – two people sharing a double or twin en suite room
725€ per person – 3/4 people sharing a family en suite room