Founder Donna Lancaster developed The Bridge in response to the needs of her clients for deep healing and a desire to live in love and truth.
The Bridge is an emotional detox retreat that unfolds in three phases:
1. The Past
In order to fully inhabit the present moment, you go back in time to complete unfinished business, such as unresolved family and ancestral wounding, negative school experiences, missed life opportunities and significant losses. You are safely supported to fully grieve, surrender and move beyond your negative past.
2. The Present
In this phase you address powerful internal blocks, defence strategies and self limiting beliefs that prevent you from moving forward. These blocks may be related to your self-worth, relationships, career, money, boundaries or life-purpose and you will explore your capacity to give and receive love. You are skilfully guided to become wholly present to your life and your world.
3. The Future
Through fresh-eyes you allow a new way to be present to yourself. As a result of the transformational retreat processes in Phases One and Two, you fully access your inner wisdom and trust in Universal support. This phase focuses on integration, gratitude, service and Grace. You are unencumbered by the myth of thoughts, embodying a place of trust, truth and love.
Each of these three phases merge seamlessly into the next through the use of a powerful mixture of silence, catharsis, meditation, visualisation, witnessing, ritual, expressive breath and body work, movement, dance, touch and the healing power of love.
The sessions contain individual, group and personal work.
To book please contact: www.thebridgeretreat.com
A £500 deposit is required on booking with full payment within 6 weeks of the retreat start date.
£2400 (incl. VAT) accommodation in a triple room
£2500 (incl.VAT) accommodation in a twin room
All prices include tuition, pre & post retreat support, full board & refreshments. (Travel not included). Please note some rooms have ensuite facilities and some require a bathroom share with one other room.
Limited single rooms are available for an additional supplement. Please enquire when booking.
Practitioners: Donna LancasterFrederique Bicker
Donna has been working with individuals, couples and groups for over twenty years. She originally trained as a social worker, specialising in child protection and worked extensively within this and related fields for ten years.. In 2007 Donna qualified as a Hoffman Teacher with the Hoffman Institute UK and became a Supervising Hoffman Teacher in 2009. She then went onto become their Head of Teaching between 2011-2013.
Donna completed the Imago Relationship Clinical Training Programme in 2009 and also trained with the Centre for Systemic Constellations in 2014 to support her work in appreciating and honouring the ancestral influences and dynamics. Her work is heavily influenced by the teachings of David Richo and Sobonfu Some. Donna is passionate about the subject of grief and the grieving process which she believes offers the missing link for many in their search for wholeness. This interest stemmed from her own very personal experience of ‘depression’ which she suffered from for many years, and now knows to have in fact been unprocessed grief. Donna uses a variety of approaches including ancient ritual practices to support people to grieve and move on from their losses. These losses can include bereavements, divorce and separation, loss of innocence, betrayals of trust, identity, empty nest syndrome and lost opportunities.
Frederique has over fifteen years’ experience in the therapeutic world and graduated from The University of Amsterdam with a Masters in Clinical Psychology.
She worked at the Priory Hospital in London gaining extensive experience in anxiety and depressive disorders and addictions working both on a 1:1 and group work basis.
Frederique has a special interest in the areas of depression, anxiety, addictions and stress prevention.
She has studied many additional therapeutic approaches including positive psychology, CBT, mindfulness and hypnotherapy and combines these to support clients for effective long term change.
In 2007 Frederique spent six months in India studying the philosophy of yoga and different meditation techniques. She was inspired by their approaches to healing. Since then she’s been integrating western psychology with Eastern wisdom, with great results in her thriving practice in Amsterdam.
During the course of her career Frederique has faciltated different retreats and workshops supporting people to find their way back to wholeness.
“I truly believe that life is all about movement. Where there are blockages in life energy, emotions or thought processes, people become very stuck. The key to success is to break through these blockages and recreate flow. It takes courage to let go of the old and a curious mind to embrace the new. My passion is to guide people through this process of self study, approaching it as a worthwhile adventure of life. Are you ready?!”