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Single Room in the Trullo, Twin Room in the Trullo, Triple Glamping
I would recommend this course because it has the potential to change your lifeSarah MarshallNutritional Therapist
Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant! I have been on many retreats and this one tops the lot. Kind, challenging, evocative and holding. Brilliant people, brilliant venue & brilliant food. Loved every minute!Sonia Yeandle
This retreat started the journey of an awakening for me. My thoughts are no longer pre-occupied with what diet to do or with self loathing about my body and it’s size. Beyond Chocolate has created freedom for me to get on with my life. I would encourage anyone to attend the retreat. I got what I wanted from it which was to feel confident about stopping dieting. And I got a whole lot more…a whole life that now looks very different to my life before!Sally
Practice the Beyond Chocolate approach 24/7 with a group of like minded women and expert support from the founders and their team.
I thought the structure each day was perfect. The retreat mirrors the whole Beyond Chocolate approach with honesty and pragmatism. I have got so much more than just dealing with the symptoms of overeatingElizabeth Crosse
It was a totally unique experience. The retreat is well constructed & the staff were excellentErica
It is the best gift I have EVER given myself. The retreat has allowed me to actually ‘do’ the things I know will help me support myself in different ways. It has given me the confidence to make changes in the real worldMichelle
There’s nothing to do with our relationship with food and our bodies that we won’t talk about or explore. The awareness and know-how all participants come away with is often mind blowing and transformative.
There are many ah-ha moments, sometimes tears and much laughter. At Beyond Chocolate we do things with kindness and gentleness. We don’t push you or make you do anything. We will gently invite you and challenge you to experiment, so that you make changes at a pace and in a way that is right for you.
The balance of space for myself and group time was perfect. Thank you for giving me a comfortable and supportive place to begin my journey of self acceptance an relaxed and peaceful relationship with foodNancy
“I think it would be impossible to do the retreat and gain nothing. Sophie and Audrey are the perfect team, they are truly, truly inspirationalE E
I really felt I was being cared for & you were showing me the kindness and are I need to show myselfHester
Every aspect of the Retreat is geared to supporting you to make changes in the way you eat and the way you feel about your body so that you can approach weight loss, body confidence and life with a completely different mindset…with the understanding, tools and support to put it all into action!
Casa Terossa is a stunning, newly built villa and a renovated trullo nestled peacefully amongst the olive groves of Puglia, one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. Staying true to the traditional Apulian style, the villa has been built out of local stone and looks like it has been there for years… Casa Terossa provides an idyllic setting for the retreat.
The villa spreads out over a 2 1/2 acres of land dotted with olive, walnut, fig and almond trees and boasts a superb saltwater pool and plenty of terraces and secluded nooks to retreat to.
There are three types of accommodation to choose from :
A trullo is a beautiful, traditional stone building with a conical shaped roof. The single room is beautifully decorated has air conditioning
and shares a bathroom with the other room in the trullo.
A lovely shared room with twin beds, air conditioning and a shared bathroom.
A Fabulous Lotus Belle tent with three proper beds, pillows, and all the luxuries you’d expect in a house. There is access to a bathroom and private outdoor shower with beautiful views! (not really like camping at all).
The retreat is a fantastic way to explore the Beyond Chocolate approach in depth and in actual, real live practice around meals and food. A real luxury to have the time and the supportive space to explore my relationship with food with people who know what it’s really like. Great food, amazing guidance, supportive staff, flexible enough to fit around the group’s needs, great attention to detailAdrienne
You will be joining Audrey in the kitchen to help prepare some of the delicious meals you’ll be eating. We use high quality, local produce (often freshly picked from the farmer’s lush vegetable garden just over the wall), never cutting corners, catering for everyone’s preferences, allergies and intolerances with grace and generosity.
The menu is built to suit our guests’ specific dietary requirements whilst offering opportunities to explore new ingredients and cooking techniques.
Every meal is freshly prepared, with attention to detail, care and passion. And mealtimes are an opportunity for exploration too – we’re eating and that’s what we are there to explore after all. So that’s what we do.
Whether you’ve been experimenting for a while and feel ready to take Beyond Chocolate to the next level or you have just started and want to immerse yourself in the no diet approach, this retreat is definitely for you.
You will come away understanding more about why you eat the way you do and how to make the changes you have been longing to make. You’ll leave feeling empowered, confident, free and in love with food all over again.
If you want the answers to these questions, the Retreat is for you!
The Retreat was fantastic! It was eye-opening and life-changing, and yet, presented with simplicity and humour. I love the way the group felt like old friends in no time and, as we parted, there was much laughing and camaraderie from joint experiences. My advice to anyone considering coming on the Retreat? Just do it!StellaLondon
This life changing week is an opportunity to work more closely with Beyond Chocolate founders & authors: Psychotherapist Sophie and Food & Mindful Movement Coach Audrey.
Sophie, Audrey and the team create a safe and nurturing space for you to live, breath and (literally!) eat the Beyond Chocolate approach for a whole week. Sophie and Audrey have been working in this field for over 17 years, supporting and guiding desperate dieters to ditch the diets, stop obsessing about food their weight, stop overeating and transform the way they eat and feel about their bodies.
They are friendly and approachable and will encourage and gently nudge you step by-step to find that freedom from food and weight obsession that you deserve, with kindness, compassion and with tools that are straightforward and doable.
Sophie, Audrey and the team were so open, inspiring and full of compassion. I feel ready to make truly lasting changes in tiny steps. I have found the joy of eating again, rather than seeing it as a punishment.Wendy
The 7 Day Retreat Includes :
* for suggested flights
The cost of the Retreat does not include flights and travel to and from departure airports.
Transfer the skills and insights you gain on the retreat into your every day life with ongoing support from Sophie & Audrey.
From September to December 2017, this 3 month programme is designed to:
This 2 hour sessions provides an opportunity for you to check in, get support, ask questions, hear how others are doing and leave you feeling motivated and inspired.
Sophie will work with whatever you bring to your individual therapy sessions. An excellent opportunity to explore what lies beneath our relationship with food and our bodies.
Join Sophie and the other participants to go deeper where it matters and explore special topics such as Saying NO, True Self Care and Eating Our Feelings.
A day to get together and re-connect after the Retreat. With plenty of time for one-to-one guidance and coaching, celebrating what you have achieved and looking forward to the future.
Venue : Spectrum, London, N4
Date : 25th of November 2017 from 10am-5pm
A private group for retreat members only to reminisce, share and explore your experience and stories of this wonderful retreat.
The Italian Retreat is the first step in the Beyond Chocolate Professional Training.
If you would like to use the Beyond Chocolate approach with your clients, or you’d like to run groups and workshops, this training will give you all the understanding, tools and materials to need to integrate the Beyond Chocolate principles into your work.
We know that as professionals the best way to guide and support our clients is to do the work ourselves first. Our philosophy is based on the belief that engaging in experiential training develops the best in us as practitioners, whatever our field. If you would like to use the Beyond Chocolate principles and tools with your clients, this programme, starting with the retreat, will give you first hand experience of our approach. The Professionals’ Training Option will provide you with the materials and knowledge to integrate Beyond Chocolate into your existing practice or to start running groups and workshops yourself. This option is suitable for psychotherapists, counsellors, dieticians, nutritionists, doctors, nurses, personal trainers, personal coaches and other therapists who work with people who want to explore their relationship with food and their bodies.
Everything in the Personal Support Option above – that’s the starting point; our own relationship with food and our bodies.
In addition to the Personal Support Option there are 3 professional modules.
As you work through the Beyond Chocolate Online Course lessons, you will be submitting Lesson Logs detailing your experience and reflections on each principle, both from a personal and professional perspective, beginning to integrate both in your thinking.
As part of your training we ask that you submit a case study to demonstrate how you have used the Beyond Chocolate approach with your clients. This can be one to one or in a group and is agreed between you and Sophie. There is a one year time limit
Spectrum Therapy, London N4
26th November 2017 from 10am – 5pm
This workshop will look at how you use the Beyond Chocolate principles in your practice and explores the professional perspective of our approach. You will also be given all the materials (professionals’ Handbook and workshop outlines) with exercises, worksheets, visualisations and other documents. Once you have attended this day, you will have the option to sign a one year licence agreement which gives you the legal right to operate as a Beyond Chocolate Trained Professional and ensures your right to use all our materials. If you have not yet completed the Case Study and Lesson Logs, you can sign the agreement as soon as you have completed these two modules.
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