There are a number of therapies on offer to you during your stay at ‘Be and Breathe’ Island Retreat House, including – massage, aromatherapy, reiki, crystal therapy, reflexology, meditation, yoga, acupuncture, hypnotherapy and counselling. The island boasts a variety of qualified therapists and most of these appointments can be arranged prior to your arrival.
Is it time for you to make time for your own well-being and mental health? The island offers a tranquil haven for you to recharge and relax in contemplation for a reassessment of where you are in life. Taking time out can sometimes allow you to look at things from a different perspective.
Mental Health Issues
Mental health covers a wide spectrum of issues. Having a diagnosed mental health condition or a suspected mental health condition does not mean you cannot come to the retreat house, particularly if your condition is stable, and you are used to managing your life independently and being around people. However, for some conditions, being outside of your familiar environment and in intensive contact with other people can represent a risk of relapse of the condition; or if you require help and support at home to manage your condition or organise your life, then a retreat house may not be the best place for you. If you have a diagnosed or suspected mental health condition please call our office 01700 505454, to talk over your needs to make sure that being on retreat is really going to be the best thing for you. Please note that we do not accept referrals from health professionals.
A retreat house is not a suitable environment for detox from drugs or alcohol. Before coming to the retreat house a person recovering from an addiction should be free from dependence and free from any medication they have used to support their detox. A person recovering from an addiction who have achieved this level of independence may of course find the environment offered by being on retreat a supportive condition for moving forward in their life.