Are you looking for an inspiring location and professional support to write a book that will be the hook for your business?
New Forest, Hampshire
21-26 June 2018
Andalucian Mountains, Spain
20-25 September 2018
Have you always wanted to go on a retreat?
Time away in a beautiful space working on your book, with three skilled retreat facilitators and fellow authors sharing the journey with you, and inspiring you with structure and flow.
Not being distracted by the other urgent stuff in your life and guilt-free time to focus on your book and your dream to be a published author.
Being able to eat when you want to eat, rest when you want to rest, and write when you want to write, with free time to follow your own flow.
This is your chance to make you, your book and your business a priority
I attended Karen's writing retreat for the first time in Sept 2015 and if I am honest I had unrealistic expectations that I would pull together all my thoughts in just 5 days.
I knew that writing a book would bring up all kinds of personal demons and fear and this was just the perfect space to work through them. The facilitation, discussion and guidance were exquisite. What I gained from the retreat was massive personal growth and an inner confidence in my own unique writing style, a better understanding of the structure and framework needed for the book and greater confidence in myself as a writer. I have left the retreat with a clear deadline to publish the book and have every confidence with the continued support of Karen that I will achieve that.
Now I've published my books, I have returned as a co-facilitator, because I know the power of having a book, and I can’t think of a better space to help Karen's clients to develop their story and achieve their goals.
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When Martine was asked the question- the retreat was like what? She said:
It was very professional and it was in a very cool environment and I got so much clarity.
As facilitators, you complement each other so well. In my mind I had so many goals and high expectations of myself to write lots. I felt I had to make the most of the time. I put huge amounts of pressure on myself because it was the first time I had left my boys for that length of time and as a result I found myself feeling very emotional.
Thanks to the magical space and the high quality of facilitation I was able to work through those feelings and gain clarity of the structure I needed to not only create space in mind to write on the retreat but also to set myself up for success when I returned.
Many things have changed as a result of the retreat but the most magical for me is the dynamics between my partner and my son. There has been such a massive shift. I know it is me that has changed and yet they also seem to have changed. I am aware I am being different and so things are different with them too. Just sharing my story made me realise how important it is for me to share my experience to prevent others from suffering with their money story that keeps them trapped in a prison.
I now feel more respected and more loving.
I am now able to do and ask for the things that feed my own needs. And it is like the calmness and tranquillity of the retreat has come home with me and I now feel more present with my teenage son and more able to listen, advise and coach him through his anger, fear and frustrations.
With regards to business I am more disciplined with my time and the more I write the more clarity and confidence I gain about how I work and how I add value. And even when I am not writing the ideas, case studies and evidence are formulating in my mind. I feel lighter in myself and like there is less pressure and I can already feel clients being attracted to me.
And it is the little things that I would not have expected from the retreat that have also created changes. The simple act of you sharing my story on Facebook and tagging me meant that my friends became aware that I was writing a book and that gave me the confidence to talk to them about it and now I have support and encouragement.
The video interviews we did in the pool for fun gave me an experience of video marketing that I felt comfortable with and I know that will have an impact when it comes to promoting my book. I am not sure what you did but I now understand how to feel more and be more natural when talking on video. I think that is because we just had a go with no pressure, the positive feedback and the fact I am really engaging with my story and the power of it.
This writing retreat has given me the time and space to form new habits and I know this will have a knock on effect on my life.
I've loved the fact that it has been fairly unstructured but Karen has been on hand and going with the group's needs each day.
The best thing is that I can see the end of my book - and I've planned 2 more!
In the space of 5 days I have come up with a business and action plan that makes sense and is aligned and interconnected. I had no idea this is what the retreat would give me so, being open to go with the ‘flow’ has surprised me by the outcome and clarity that has emerged.
I’m very, very grateful for this and also for Karen’s gentle encouragement, ideas and support to make it happen.”
This has been the best retreat for book writing and learning. Karen gave great support and encouragement, touching base with us, giving us intensive support when required, and the space to get on with our writing.
Everything was organised in conjunction with a local host who gave us all the best local food, cheese, and sights, without taking away valuable time for writing.
The location was lovely with beautiful scenery. It was the perfect retreat and highly recommended.
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