Retreats

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Upcoming retreats

United Kingdom January 28 2023

Day Retreat - Learned Optimism

Can you learn to have a positive outlook? And if you could, how would that change your life?

Learned optimism is a concept from positive psychology’s founding father, Martin Seligman, that argues that we can cultivate a positive perspective.

With a more joyful outlook on life, he explains, we’re in a much better position to enhance our wellbeing.

On Saturday January 28th, we will be facilitating our first city day retreat of the year. This will include all the therapeutic aspects of a Resurface retreat into day of creativity, self-discovery and self-care.

This retreat will focus on the concept of learned optimism: defining what it means and how to improve it.

The day will include yoga facilitated by Kristine, meditation, experiential work and deep relaxation with Barnaby, and pscho-education and experiential group work with Josh.

We encourage you to eat together but if you would prefer to eat elsewhere please do bring your own lunch or check out the many other places to eat in Dalston.

We have all yoga equipment but if you wish to bring your own mat please do so.

Dress for yoga/meditation in the morning. For the experiential we will use clay which doesn't stain so feel free to dress as you wish.

There is a consultation room and toilets in which to change.

Morocco March 11 - 18 2023

Trauma Resolution Retreat

It is the truly unique fusion of the power of surfing, experiential group therapy, psycho-education, mindfulness and bonding in an intimate group of 10 people that translate our healing goal into reality. We combine flow activities and group work in a progressive and efficacious way. We have clearly seen through our previous retreats that our clients often experience a deep therapeutic boost along with the acceleration of both understanding and recovery from some of their past traumas.

At Resurface we believe that it is the holistic approach of mind, body, science and fun, set in the confines of a small group in a safe environment that underline our success so far. Our aim is to facilitate turning traumas that unconsciously and negatively affect your behaviour and outlook on life today, into awareness supported by a portfolio of practical positive tactics, and a community of like minded ‘fellows’, to positively affect your life strategies and behaviours.

While we welcome everyone and have experience in treating a range of trauma related conditions, this program is particularly suitable to recovering addicts, PTSD sufferers, people with childhood issues and those frightened of life.

United Kingdom December 18 2022

Day Retreat - Mindfulness for Creativity

A whole day of Mindfulness, creativity and relaxation

During this day retreat we will discover how our natural capacity for mindfulness can pave the way for greater flow of creativity in ones work as a 'Creative' but also expanding into all aspect of life.

We will learn what mindfulness is and how it operates in both formal and informal mindfulness meditation and informal practices such as morning pages journaling and mindful walking. We will do yoga, partake in an art session , eat together, go on a mindful walk and Finish the day with with deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra)

**PLEASE NOTE**

Flow Space is a social enterprise wellness centre which exists to help everyone in the community to flourish. We offer 3 free and 3 assisted places in all of our activities which have a maximum capacity of 15. If you would like to join us but are struggling in some way please get in touch with Barney at [email protected] and he will sort something out.

Your hosts:

Georgie Mason

Georgie Mason is a boat-dwelling, nature-loving artist originally from Suffolk, now working from her studio at Stepney City Farm in London. She has exhibited internationally including at the Royal Academy and the Museum of Goa, and is currently midway through a Masters in Fine Art at City and Guilds. Georgie also has over ten years' experience as an art guide, hosting workshops at her studio for individuals and groups, as well as for teams such as Zoopla, DeepMind and Something & Nothing. She is passionate about teaching art as a form of mindfulness, and making creativity accessible to everybody.

www.georgiemason.co.uk

*Barney Hosking*

Barney is co-founder and director of Flow Space, a practicing artist and a mindful based cognitive therapy teacher. He loves bringing people together to share the joys of making art and mindfulness. Previously an affordable art studio provider at Ridley Road studios in Dalston, he now lives and works between Dalston and North Norfolk.

www.barnabyhosking.com

Its the day you never knew you needed!

We look forward to welcoming you:)

Georgie, Barney and the Flow Space team

Please wear/bring:

- Stretchy clothes for yoga and mucky clothes for art

- £10 either in cash or card for lunch (we encourage you to eat together but you are also welcome to discover Dalston's other options)

- A beginners mind

Past retreats

Portugal November 26 - December 2 2022

Resilience and Flow Retreat @ Soul & Surf Portugal

The goal of our programme is to give you the knowledge, tools and practice to transform your life strategies, in a fun, action-based week. It is the truly unique fusion of the power of surfing, positive psychology and bonding in an intimate group that translate our aim into reality.

This exclusive program is dedicated to understanding and learning the science of human flourishing. It has been carefully structured to maximise resilience and flow whilst acknowledging that we need a variety of interventions and approaches to successfully instigate positive change. Our research shows significant decreases in depression and anxiety, as well as significant increases in change in outlook following attendance on a retreat.

The Resurface programme is primarily based on three evidence based modalities recommended by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) as safe and effective trauma treatment: EMDR, CBT and Mindfulness.

A detailed assessment and follow-up after-care suggestions are made before and after attending a retreat.

United Kingdom November 12 2022

Day Retreat - Self-esteem

“To trust one’s mind and to know that one is worthy of happiness is the essence of self-esteem.” – Nathaniel Branden, The Psychology of self-esteem, 1969

On Saturday November 12th, we will be facilitating another city day retreat. This will include all the therapeutic aspects of a Resurface retreat into day of creativity, self-discovery and self-care.

This retreat will focus on the concept of self-esteem: defining what it means and how to improve it.

The day will include yoga facilitated by Kristine, meditation, experiential work and deep relaxation with Barnaby, and pscho-education and experiential group work with Josh.

We encourage you to eat together but if you would prefer to eat elsewhere please do bring your own lunch or check out the many other places to eat in Dalston.

We have all yoga equipment but if you wish to bring your own mat please do so.

Dress for yoga/meditation in the morning. For the experiential we will use clay which doesn't stain so feel free to dress as you wish.

There is a consultation room and toilets in which to change.

United Kingdom October 15 2022

Day Retreat - Mindfulness for Creativity

A whole day of Mindfulness, creativity and relaxation

During this day retreat we will discover how our natural capacity for mindfulness can pave the way for greater flow of creativity in ones work as a 'Creative' but also expanding into all aspect of life.

We will learn what mindfulness is and how it operates in both formal and informal mindfulness meditation and informal practices such as morning pages journaling and mindful walking. We will do yoga, partake in an art session , eat together, go on a mindful walk and Finish the day with with deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra)

**PLEASE NOTE**

Flow Space is a social enterprise wellness centre which exists to help everyone in the community to flourish. We offer 3 free and 3 assisted places in all of our activities which have a maximum capacity of 15. If you would like to join us but are struggling in some way please get in touch with Barney at [email protected] and he will sort something out.

Your hosts:

Georgie Mason

Georgie Mason is a boat-dwelling, nature-loving artist originally from Suffolk, now working from her studio at Stepney City Farm in London. She has exhibited internationally including at the Royal Academy and the Museum of Goa, and is currently midway through a Masters in Fine Art at City and Guilds. Georgie also has over ten years' experience as an art guide, hosting workshops at her studio for individuals and groups, as well as for teams such as Zoopla, DeepMind and Something & Nothing. She is passionate about teaching art as a form of mindfulness, and making creativity accessible to everybody.

www.georgiemason.co.uk

*Barney Hosking*

Barney is co-founder and director of Flow Space, a practicing artist and a mindful based cognitive therapy teacher. He loves bringing people together to share the joys of making art and mindfulness. Previously an affordable art studio provider at Ridley Road studios in Dalston, he now lives and works between Dalston and North Norfolk.

www.barnabyhosking.com

Its the day you never knew you needed!

We look forward to welcoming you:)

Georgie, Barney and the Flow Space team

Please wear/bring:

- Stretchy clothes for yoga and mucky clothes for art

- £10 either in cash or card for lunch (we encourage you to eat together but you are also welcome to discover Dalston's other options)

- A beginners mind

Morocco September 24 - October 1 2022

Trauma Resolution Retreat

It is the the power of surfing, experiential group therapy, psycho-education, mindfulness and bonding in an intimate group of 10 -12 people that translate our healing goal into reality. We combine flow activities and group work in a progressive and efficacious way. We have clearly seen through our previous retreats that our clients often experience a deep therapeutic boost along with the acceleration of both understanding and recovery from some of their past traumas.

At Resurface we believe that it is the holistic approach of mind, body, science and fun, set in the confines of a small group in a safe environment that underline our success so far. Our aim is to facilitate turning traumas that unconsciously and negatively affect your behaviour and outlook on life today, into awareness supported by a portfolio of practical positive tactics, and a community of like minded ‘fellows’, to positively affect your life strategies and behaviours.

While we welcome everyone and have experience in treating a range of trauma related conditions, this program is particularly suitable to recovering addicts, PTSD sufferers, people with childhood issues and those frightened of life. We ask that people refrain from drinking or any form of using on the retreats to create a safe place for people to recover.

United Kingdom September 10 2022

London Day Retreat - Relief From Depression

Martin Seligman (1974) proposed a cognitive explanation of depression called learned helplessness. According to Seligman's learned helplessness theory, depression occurs when a person learns that their attempts to escape negative situations make no difference.

On Saturday September 10th, we will be facilitating a 'Relief from Depression' day retreat. This will include all the therapeutic aspects of a Resurface retreat into day of creativity, self-discovery and self-care.

This retreat will focus on the concept of depression: defining what it means and how to find relief from depression and how to avoid relapsing back in to depression.

The day will include yoga facilitated by Kristine, meditation, experiential work and deep relaxation with Barnaby, and pscho-education and experiential group work with Josh.

We encourage you to eat together but if you would prefer to eat elsewhere please do bring your own lunch or check out the many other places to eat in Dalston.

We have all yoga equipment but if you wish to bring your own mat please do so.

Dress for yoga/meditation in the morning. For the experiential we will use clay which doesn't stain so feel free to dress as you wish.

There is a consultation room and toilets in which to change.

United Kingdom May 28 2022

Day Retreat - Creativity

“Creativity is bound up in our ability to find new ways around old problems - Martin Seligman

On Saturday May 28th, we will be facilitating a creativity day retreat. This will include all the therapeutic aspects of a Resurface retreat into day of creativity, self-discovery and self-care.

This retreat will focus on the concept of self-esteem: defining what it means and how to improve it.

The day will include yoga facilitated by Kristine, meditation, experiential work and deep relaxation with Barnaby, and pscho-education and experiential group work with Josh.

We encourage you to eat together but if you would prefer to eat elsewhere please do bring your own lunch or check out the many other places to eat in Dalston.

We have all yoga equipment but if you wish to bring your own mat please do so.

Dress for yoga/meditation in the morning. For the experiential we will use clay which doesn't stain so feel free to dress as you wish.

There is a consultation room and toilets in which to change.

United Kingdom May 20 - 23 2022

Resilience and Flow Retreat North Devon

The renowned, life-changing Resurface retreats are designed to help you redefine yourself, reconnecting you to your purpose, as well as building resilience and flow into your life. It is the truly unique fusion of the power of surfing, experiential group therapy, psycho-education, mindfulness and bonding in an intimate group that translate our healing goal into reality.

At Resurface we combine flow activities and group work, bringing back a sense of order and allowing you to reframe your narrative. We have clearly seen through our previous retreats that our clients often experience a deep therapeutic boost with a concurrent acceleration of both understanding and recovery from past traumas.

We believe that it is the holistic approach of mind, body, science and fun, set in the confines of a small group within a safe environment that underline our success. Our aim is to facilitate a new found recovery that positively affects your life strategies and behaviours.

Morocco April 23 - 30 2022

Trauma Resolution Retreat

It is the truly unique fusion of the power of surfing, experiential group therapy, psycho-education, mindfulness and bonding in an intimate group of 10 people that translate our healing goal into reality. We combine flow activities and group work in a progressive and efficacious way. We have clearly seen through our previous retreats that our clients often experience a deep therapeutic boost along with the acceleration of both understanding and recovery from some of their past traumas.

At Resurface we believe that it is the holistic approach of mind, body, science and fun, set in the confines of a small group in a safe environment that underline our success so far. Our aim is to facilitate turning traumas that unconsciously and negatively affect your behaviour and outlook on life today, into awareness supported by a portfolio of practical positive tactics, and a community of like minded ‘fellows’, to positively affect your life strategies and behaviours.

While we welcome everyone and have experience in treating a range of trauma related conditions, this program is particularly suitable to recovering addicts, PTSD sufferers, people with childhood issues and those frightened of life.

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