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Art Class

Creative Retreat Day

Rest, Connection and Space just for you.

A creative space for Counsellors, and Mental Health Workers to gather for the day.  Each session has a theme but will usually include a mixture of outdoor work and creative work. The aim is to give you space to reflect and grow around the theme of the day.

The Details


Our home for this year is Pudsey Wellbeing Centre (part of Robin Lane Medical Practice). The Centre is close to The Bus Station and has parking nearby. We will use their downstairs room called Open Door. It's a café style area, with room to relax and network as you first go in and a slightly raised level where we will do our 'work'. We will also spend some time in the day at Pudsey Park.

Lunch and Refreshments 

Hot drinks provided as well as a light buffet. Please make sure you tell me of your dietary requirements on the sign up form. I also invite you to bring a snack or pudding to share. This keep the cost low and helps foster our creative community-it's good to share!


Dates: 10am-4pm

Saturday 10th September - The Compass - FULL

I will help you reflect on the direction you've been in; leaving behind things that need to be forgotten.  I will then help you find your North, which is where YOUR dreams for your practice lie.  You will leave the retreat feeling fully refreshed and inspired with renewed vision and purpose for your future and a plan on how to get started.

Saturday 3rd December - Rejoice

You are a gift! We will focus on the natural gifts that surround us in nature as we take a walk to the park. In the afternoon we will be using clay to create a gift for ourselves while we consider the process we go through, the imprints we make and the boundaries we put down.

Saturday 4th March - Repair

This month we will be taking space to repair our weary souls through journalling. I will guide you through various prompts and exercises and give you space to write your responses. This is not your regular journalling so come with an open mind to do it differently.  I will be encouraging you to make a mess, and go with it! We will be working inside and outside.

Saturday 10th June - Growth

Hopefully Spring will be well and truly around us by now. We will allow nature to inspire our own growth. Today you'll be invited to take part in various creative exercises to prompt you to think about the growth of your practice or other area of your life. We will collect some inspiration during our walk and finish our day by creating something using those items.


£55. Includes, light lunch refreshments and all resources to be used on the day. Please bring a treat to share with the group

Extra information about the day will be sent nearer the time but if you need to know anything please just ask.

Nicola Hughes 4

About Nicola

I love working in creative ways and I love supporting others to work in that way too. Whether its taking a walk in the woods or using a box of pastels it opens up your subconscious to things you didn't originally see.

Not so long a go I felt burnt out and frustrated so I decided to create the very thing I needed because I guess you needed this too!  

Creative Retreat Days, was born.  It's part supervision, part CPD, part retreat-ful and part networking. If you already work with me this will completely make sense and if you don't know me then take a look around my site find me on social media or better still give me a call. I'm more than happy to tell you more about the work I do.

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