Do you want to be more creative but feel like something is blocking you ? Do you love being in nature and want to connect with it more ? Join us on this bespoke retreat in the Lake District to reset your life and explore your creative side. This 5 day retreat is an opportunity to use nature and art to erase past stresses and reboot your present and future. Away from noise, hustle and bustle, you can switch off, nurture the budding artist in you and enpower yourself to face a new winter. Using the power of hypnosis and mesmerism, artist and hypnotherapist, Melissa Alley Tecklenberg will use her experience to help you fully enjoy and connect with the stunning Lake District scenery. Each day, before a morning walk, you will be taken in to a meditation to help instil new habits of mindfulness so you can fully engage with the natural world. Every afternoon you will build upon these experiences in practical art workshops to help you break through past limitations and reset your life to become brighter and more creative. The workshops will last approximately 3 hours and will include a short tea break. Workshop #1: After your walk observing the Autumnal hues, you will learn basic colour theory as well as the symbolism of colours and their history. Workshop #2: You will work from a still life created from things found on your walk (after being helped to break through creative blockages with the help of Melissa’s hypnotherapy skills). Workshop #3: You will learn how to create abstract work and to focus on finding ways for you to access your imagination for creative fulfilment. This could kickstart you to work independently and there is an offer of a free half hour feedback session with Melissa available for up to a year after the course. The chosen venue, Brownber Hall, an award winning Victorian country house in the Yorkshire Dales, will be the setting for this bespoke retreat of no more than 8 guests - this will allow us to respect social distancing.
This 5 day retreat is an opportunity to use nature and art to erase past stresses and reboot your present and future. Away from noise, hustle and bustle, you can switch off, nurture the budding artist in you and enpower yourself to face a new winter.
Buffet style breakfast. Includes Muesli, Granola, Yoghurts, fresh fruits, tea, coffee.... Lunch & dinner will be freshly prepared by the chef of Brownber Hall.
The chosen venue, Brownber Hall, an award winning Victorian country house in the Yorkshire Dales, will be the setting for this bespoke retreat of no more than 8 guests - this will allow us to respect social distancing.
A full refund will be offered should this event be cancelled due to another lockdown.
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Melissa Alley Tecklenberg is both a practicing artist and hypnotherapist. She graduated in Fine Art at Central St Martins in 1986 and has exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and Venice Biennale satellite exhibitions backed by the British Council. She trained with the visionary artist Cecil Collins and her paintings are included in 'Cecil Collins, Visionary Artist and Educator' by Nomi Rowe. Her artwork hovers between abstraction and figuration and most recently has revolved around creating empathic portraits that she uses as a tool for insight in her therapy practice. She has taught art privately from her studio in London and holds City & Guilds certificates for teaching adults for further education. Melissa has been an Advanced Hypnotherapist for nineteen years using N.L.P., Gestalt Therapy and Mesmerism to help create transformation for her clients.