At Therapy Retreats we see clients from across the world as well as from the UK. Many of our clients are couples in considerable distress who wish to access a therapeutic intervention ASAP in order to help them resolve their concerns. The COVID 19 pandemic is also responsible for an increase in relationship distress due to imposed changes in our personal lives. It is also imposing major restrictions on clients being able to travel, especially by air.
At Therapy Retreats we are frequently asked if it is possible to access our programmes at home by those who find it difficult to get away for a residential retreat. In the face of the current COVID 19 Pandemic we have decided to modify the content of our successful retreat programme to make it accessible for clients to follow at home, in the form of a home retreat using the same content as our regular residential programme. A programme which will be followed by the couple at home to address their own specific and unique needs but guided by David Keighley as if they were on a residential retreat, but on Zoom, an approach we have found increasingly successful during the lockdown period. At Therapy Retreats we had been considering how to make our programme available to clients unable to undertake a residential stay; the COVID 19 crisis has forced our hand.
Our home programme is the first of it's kind, making the 85% successful 'Save Your Marriage In Three Days' programme accessible to couples in their own environment. A busy lifestyle, a demanding job, foreign travel, child-care issues have all in the past led to time pressures which prevented clients taking up one of our longer, residential retreats to deal with their issues. Our home 'retreat' solves this problem.
The course, run over as long as clients wish it to take, can bring relationships back from the brink and provides couples with the information and tools required for their relationship to thrive. A committment to the first few sessions allows clients to appreciate the programme and what it can achieve. The learning encountered during the retreat programme continues to have a lasting impact on relationships after the course. Any specific individual issues which arise from the programme can be further pursued on an individual basis if required.
The programme covers the concepts required for clients to understand the dynamics behind their problems and the process by which they can start changing things for the better. It is not a 'one size fits all' programme but individually designed to meet your specific relationship needs.
Content of the 'At Home' Programme :
1. Review and update the PERSONAL DETAILS FORM information sent after first enquiry.
2. Analysis and explanation as to the origin and causes of current problems, concerns or issues to be resolved.
3. Concepts essential to an understanding of how you developed the problem in the first place and how to overcome it are fully explained - most of these will be a revelation as they are rarely dealt with in traditional counselling approaches. Without these you will not make progress; with them you will see what you have been doing wrong all this time.
4. Techniques of thinking, feeling and behaving differently in order to overcome the problem are explained and taught, some of which are unique to the Therapy Retreats programme.
5. Approaches to the reduction of anxiety, stress, anger, conflict, poor communication, selfishness are explored and how to maintain a new, calm, relaxed, confident persona are taught.
Important note - the home programme for couples in crisis is based on a 'no-blame' philosophy as we work on a future based psychology and NOT on a past, blame the partner outlook, especially in situations where there has been sexual or emotional affairs, lies, breakdown of trust issues. Our neurobiological approach explains many of the situations which couples find hard to understand. This helps them move on quickly to a more constructive future together.
"Expertly guided to get our relationship back on track. David offered a fresh perspective to our long established patterns of unhelpful behaviour plus tools to help us change things". "The retreat from start to finish is for couples that truthfully are there to really work. The outcomes and rewards reflect the work put in. Very pleased with content as the programme was flexible and tailored to meet our needs. We would highly recommend David. "
Brian and Rebecca, Somerset. July 2016
"Unlike other therapists David doesn't just listen and talk - he probes, provokes and stimulates thinking and sets tasks and objectives. Provides suggestions for appropriate action. David really gets to the crux of the matter. Very perceptive. Worth all the work to be rewarded with positive results."
Glyn and Sue, Hampshire. October 2016
"The weekend has opened our eyes to where our relationship went wrong, and then brought us together again. David is able to see the wood for the trees and make sense of an overwhelming amount of information to help you get to the heart of the problem. No beating about the bush - straight to the point!"
Michael and Vanya, London. January 2016
"Our only regret is not coming to David sooner. What a difference just a few days can make. Thank you for giving me back my husband". "We would unreservedly recommend 'Therapy Retreats' to anyone experiencing relationship difficulties. Keep up the good work. Found it far better than 'Relate' counselling."
Jackie and Claude, December 2016.
"Arrived hopeless, left with a completely new sense of hope and optimism. Wonderful and life-affirming."
James and Effie, London. February 2016
"We arrived in low spirits! David very skilfully unpicked the mess we had got ourselves into. His straight talking and knowledge coupled with his ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly has put back where we wanted to be - feeling happy, relating to one another positively and excited about our future."
Sarah and Adam, Oxford.
"I wish we had found this retreat a long time ago! I would recommend it to any couple needing help and guidance. So much more effective than all the time we wasted with those week by week sessions. We were initially about to separate and David has helped us back to a place where we feel positive and optimistic about our future together. He is very warm, professional, direct and no fluff! Thank you for your guidance and strategies."
Chris and Heidi, Leicester.
"We are changed when we understand something we hadn't known before."
"The purpose of life is to be happy"