Wellbeing & Resilience MindSpa 15-17 July 2020

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The Onley Ground Equestrian Complex

A45 Daventry Road

(Between Dunchurch & Willoughby)


CV23 8AJ

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Jacqueline Hollows (founder of Beyond Recovery & Wild Inspired Life) and Paul Lock of Innate Thought are hosting a wellbeing and resilience retreat for professionals.

Even the most positive and optimistic people will inevitably experience personal and professional setbacks and challenges. It is how quickly we rebound from these setbacks and how much baggage we carry forward that makes all the difference. Our resilience is equally linked with our ability to access our clarity of mind and calm at times of challenge and uncertainty.

Beyond Recovery CIC works with prisoners in a custodial environment. We have seen first hand the challenges and strains prison and support staff are under. If wellbeing, clarity of mind and experiencing resilience were ever important, they certainly are for this group of professionals! After the resounding success of our past retreats we have scheduled our next event for July 2020.

The retreat is for three full days and you are requested to do no other work during that time. Think of this as a Mind Spa where you can relax and explore where wellbeing and resiliency comes from and how we can all access it regardless of our circumstances!

Links to local accommodation and eateries for those wishing to stay close and make the most of the beautiful surroundings are below and we will also send these to you when you book. Although lunch is not provided we ensure you have plenty of time to explore the local eateries, and there is even an on-site cafe!

If you work or live in an environment where your wellbeing and resilience is being continually tested, this retreat is for you.

Participants from our previous retreat said…

“I’ve realised I am resilient, which means I can handle anything. I’ve never experienced this deep feeling of peace ever before in my life.”

“There were a couple of times where I found myself drifting away to another place, a place of peace, contentment and fulfilment, the likes of which I have not experienced for many years. In fact on the final day I went home and was doing some tinkering etc then I found myself just smiling to myself for no apparent reason at all… strange and nice, very nice.”

“I used to think my busy thoughts were helping me, now I see that they can get in the way! After having returned to work, I feel more productive.”

“Giving myself a Mind Spa has made me realise how much time I spend worrying about things I don’t need to worry about.”

“A true spa for the mind. Really loved seeing wisdom popping off in people like self opening champagne… such a beautiful celebratory experience. I really got to experience sitting back from the inside, not having to do, not having to give, not having to get some place other than here… Sitting back from the inside, I saw the energy of thought, the energy of it to propel and ignite, and the no-thing of it that we have no words for… Blessed and bliss full.”

“I feel lighter and more peaceful, able to deal with anything.”


How can I get to the venue?

If you are driving, there's plenty of on site parking. If you're traveling by public transport, the nearest train station is Rugby, 6 miles away. However there are no local bus services, so you'll need to catch a taxi:

Compass Taxis - 01788 222222
CT Taxis Rugby - 07878 932774
Dial a Cab - 01788 570202
New Taxis of Rugby - 01788 670062

I want to make the most of the long lunch breaks, where can we go to eat?

Here are some local eateries...

The Nosebag Cafe, Onley Ground Equestrian Complex

Dun Cow pub, Dunchurch

Sainsbury's supermarket and cafe, Dunchurch

Barby Nurseries cafe, Barby

The Boat House pub, Braunston

The Admiral Nelson canalside pub, Braunston

Gongoozler's Rest canalboat cafe, Braunston Marina

Do you have details of local accommodation?

Here are a selection of rooms available in nearby villages…

1 mile away:

Lodge Farm B&B, Woolscott
B&B on a working farm; home-cooked breakfast; can heat ready meals in their kitchen

3-4 miles away:

Dunchurch Park Hotel
Ensuite rooms; onsite bar and restaurant; large gardens; 0.4 miles from eateries

The Dun Cow, Dunchurch
Hotel and restaurant; other eateries nearby too

The Annexe at Guy Faulkes' House, Dunchurch
Self-contained annexe with kitchen and sitting room; ensuite rain shower; no wifi or mobile reception; eateries nearby

The Annexe, Dunchurch
Toaster and small fridge in room; eateries nearby

The School House, Dunchurch
Lounge area; use of family kitchen; eateries nearby

Budget rooms, Dunchurch
Single bed; basic cooking facilities in room; shared bathroom

The Courtyard Toft House, near Dunchurch
B&B on a working farm; 0.6 miles from eateries

Ensuite room, Grandborough
Pub serving food nearby

Hopthorne Farm, Barby
Can heat ready meals in family kitchen; pub serving food nearby

Poppy Hall, Barby
Bath; pub serving food nearby

5-8 miles away:

The Annexe at The Haven, Kilsby
Self-contained annexe with kitchenette and lounge area

The Olde Coach House, Ashby St Ledgers
Hotel and restaurant

The Deck Room, Crick
Bath; can heat ready meals in family kitchen; mini supermarket and pubs serving food nearby

Garden Apartment, Crick
Self-contained annexe with kitchenette and lounge area; mini supermarket and pubs serving food nearby

The Cottage, Frankton
Family home including small children; use of family kitchen; pub serving food nearby

Is there anything else to do locally?

If you'd like to go for a walk, Draycote Water is 4 miles away and has an on-site cafe open 10am-6pm daily:

For a canalside walk, Braunston Marina is also 4 miles away, with a canalboat cafe open 9am-2pm daily:

Ashby St Ledgers is a scenic village 7 miles away with thatched cottages, ancient church with wall murals, plus you can catch sight of the Gatehouse where Guy Faulkes and his co-conspirators hatched the Gunpowder Plot. Food and drinks are served at The Olde Coach House Inn pub:

Love knitting or crochet? Visit Toft's HQ Studio to browse the yarn and pattern shop, take part in their popular workshops or walk around the alpaca farm:

Daventry's Sheaf Street is home to some lovely independent shops:

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CV23 8AJ

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