A Holiday Retreat for Women going Forward after Fifty


You’re fifty, or more, or it’s fast approaching. What does it mean to you and how are you feeling about it? This personal development workshop is designed to help you focus on exactly that, surrounded by the vines and cherry trees of the peaceful provencal countryside.

This is time and space dedicated to you, to reflect on where you are now in your life, and give voice to your thoughts and feelings about your future. At a distance from the demands of your everyday life you can take a fresh look at yourself in a safe and supportive group of like-minded women, who have come together to re-discover themselves.

As a skilled and experienced facilitator, it’s my role to help everyone share their story, their dreams, doubts and fears, in the safe and nurturing environment of a small group. Ideally no more than eight women, we spend each morning working together to –

Explore how you are feeling about yourself and about ageing.

Uncover what you want and help you recognise what you deserve in your future life.

Build your confidence and boost your self esteem.

Learn tools that will help you face unexpected challenges.

Create the motivation you need to bring about whatever life changes you feel drawn to make, large or small.

Return home with a clear vision of what you want, and the energy and focus to make it happen.

Why me, and why here?

Take a look at the About Me page, and you’ll see how my own working life and experiences were the catalyst for helping other women move forward after fifty. I’ve completed a full personal development programme for myself, and been a life coach for the last three years, working with small groups here in Provence.I’m excited to share four key coaching workshops with you, and together we will explore each topic in a fun and proactive way, with work sheets you can keep. And that’s only in the morning – each afternoon there are visits to beautiful provencal towns and villages, or the opportunity to walk, bike, or soak up the sun by the pool. Time to relax, and reflect.

I’m excited to share four key coaching workshops with you, and together we will explore each topic in a fun and proactive way, with work sheets you can keep. And that’s only in the morning – each afternoon there are visits to beautiful provencal towns and villages, or the opportunity to walk, bike, or soak up the sun by the pool. Time to relax, and reflect.

Accommodation

For almost twenty years Provence has been my home and I’ve come to love it for more than the sunshine, olives and lavender. The extraordinary clarity of light, the brilliance of the colours. and the variety of the landscape all enchant me.

I’ve chosen the Domaine Saint Jean for you, an authentic Provencal home, as it offers exceptionally comfortable accommodation in beautiful surrounding countryside. We can work outside when we choose, in privacy and peace, and it’s the perfect convivial place for personal development, sharing the wonderful local cuisine and forging friendships.

Our hosts, Thea and Eric, have been welcoming visitors for many years, and if you feel like extending your time here it’s an ideal location for further discovery of Provence, or just chilling in the sun and the pool. You’ll find it nestled between Saint Saturnin d’Apt and Gargas.

http://www.ledomainesaintjean.com

Itinerary

Day One

Welcome to Provence. Transfer from your point of arrival to the Domaine Saint Jean, where check in time is 4.00pm. We will be there to greet you. Time to relax, get your bearings and find your way around.

8.00 pm Welcome Dinner, three courses and wine, a chance to meet and get to know each other.

Day Two

8.30 Breakfast

10.00 Workshop – Identifying your Values.

What makes you tick? We explore the values you are living by, and discover if they are serving you in the best possible way, and if needs be how to make positive changes. There may be important decisions to make about your life to take you forward after fifty, so we look at tools you can use for decision making, especially when life gets tough.

1.00 Two course lunch with wine

3.00 We take a short drive through the beautiful Luberon, visiting Gordes…., Bonnieux… and Menerbes… There will be time to discover the village, amble at leisure, and take photos.

Or you may wish to simply relax by the pool, which is heated from April onwards, or go biking or walking through the peaceful countryside. Bikes can be rented from a nearby village for a nominal fee.

8.00 A three-course dinner with wine.

Day Three

8.30 Breakfast

10.00 Workshop – Goal Setting and Planning.

We begin to establish what you really want your life to look like during what could be the most productive time you are alive. We allow big and small dreams and wild ambitions and talk about achievable goals. And we tackle procrastination, making commitments to yourself, and celebrating success at every turn.

12.30 We drive to pretty L’Isle sur la Sorgue, known locally as Little Venice, where the town is dominated by the river. Coming second only to Paris for the sale of antiques, there is plenty of opportunity for shopping of all kinds. Free time for lunch and exploring, and return drive to base later in the afternoon.

8.00 Three course dinner with wine.

Day Four

8.30 Breakfast

10.00 Workshop – Boosting Self Confidence.

How do you feel about your level of confidence? Building just 10% more could take you forward to your dream life after fifty. We explore self appreciation, how limiting self beliefs can be changed, and action steps to confidence building. And we come to see how failure can be a positive experience.

12.30 We drive to the lovely old village of Lourmarin… and there is free time for lunch and exploring, returning to base later in the afternoon.

8.00 Three course dinner with wine.

Day Five

8.30 Breakfast

10.00 Workshop – Pushing Through Fear.

What is fear costing you? We identify your fears, work through them, and create strategies to go forward. It’s about managing your mind set, understanding how you can change self doubt, and work on your expertise. Learn how to stay in the present moment and keep your focus.

1.00 Two course lunch with wine

This last afternoon is free for you to choose whatever activity you please.

8.00 Three course dinner with wine

An opportunity to look back across our workshops together, discuss what we have learned and what changes we see ahead in our lives. Truly a celebration dinner to toast each other’s success in the years ahead.

Day Six

8.30 Breakfast

Gather your belongings, a last feast for the eyes on the surrounding landscape, and final goodbyes. Check out time 11.00.

Still need convincing?

Then watch this beautiful film from Perfectly Provence.

 

Book Now

If you’re ready to book your spot on your retreat, use the booking form below. You can choose between paying in full or paying a 50% deposit today, followed by your second and final payment €690 (EUR) later.