Courses & Retreats

We arrange a number of online and in person courses and retreats examining different aspects of what can contribute to good mental health, successful stress management and living a balanced life. If you would like to be contacted about upcoming events please sign up for our regular updates above.

We are currently taking bookings for:

Stress Management Planning Night: Monday 5th March, 6-9pm

Stress Management Planning Day: Saturday 7th April 10am-5pm

Stress Management Retreat: Friday 1 February – Sunday 3 February 2019

Please see further details below. Please contact us by email at info@bilantia.com or by phone +44 798 4805351 if you would like to discuss how any of these events could help you or if you have any other questions.

Stress Management Planning Night

 

Are you already wondering how you're going to get through until next Christmas?

If you are already feeling that there is a risk that 2018 may be the year in which your stress levels reach a tipping point, now is the time to take a moment to consciously review what is happening in your life.

What is causing you stress? What can you change? What can't you change? How can you change your stress response?

There are so many different stress management techniques available, it is difficult to assess what might work for you. This is a practical 3 hour workshop which will give you an introduction to how to develop a framework and different strategies that you can use to consciously take charge of your life and make a plan for how you can manage your stress this year.

We will discuss:

  • What is stress? What physical, cognitive and mood impact may it be having on you? What are your warning signs that your stress levels might be becoming unmanageable?
  • How you can review and identify what may be the sources of stress in your life and identify the practical options for dealing with them?
  • What are different methods that can help you to change your stress response when it is simply not possible to change a source of stress, and how can you work out if they are right for you?

You will come out of the night with an increased (maybe even new!) insight into what contributes to your stress levels and also (crucially) a high level understanding of the steps that you can take to better manage this.

It is impossible (and undesirable) to avoid all stress in life. However, there are a number of proactive steps that can be taken to ensure that stress does not become unmanageable.

People rarely take the time out to review and plan how to manage the different factors which could have such a significant impact on their well being and life satisfaction. At Bilantia we would really like to support you to do this!

When is it?

Monday 5th March 2018, 6-9 pm

Where is it?

Brighton Junction

1a Isetta Square
35 New England Street
Brighton
BN1 4GQ

(Right near the train station so perfect for those having just gone through yet another Commute Experience from London!)

What's Included?

  • An Introduction to Individual Stress Management Planning Kit
  • 20% discount off future Individual Stress Management Sessions with Bilantia
  • Tea and coffee

How much does it cost?

£45 (plus booking fee)

Who is facilitating the night?

Nicole Shinnick

I really should book this straight away shouldn't I?

Yes, you really should - even before you reach for that large glass of red. Please do so by clicking on the big yellow button.

Book now

Retreat: How can I manage my stress this year?

 

The early months of the new year can be a stressful time. We offer you a calm environment in which to consider how you might manage the inevitable stresses that will come up this year and what steps you can take to make it more likely that your life will be more in balance.

What will the Retreat Cover?

The retreat will have three main components:

  • Educational – we will provide information on the latest evidence and research on stress management and life satisfaction – so you can see what might apply to your individual circumstances and what skills or other aspects you could develop.
  • Planning – we will give you a detailed framework and support you to consciously develop an Individual Stress Management Plan for the year.
  • Relaxation – we will actively engage in relaxation techniques (for example, relaxation meditations) and facilitate a calm and relaxing weekend that can give you a taste of how you can feel for the whole year if you properly plan to manage your stress and give yourself opportunities to relax.

It also includes an individual follow up session to discuss your individual Stress Management Plan.

When is it?

1-3 February 2019

Where is it?

The retreat will be held in a stunning 19th century Sussex barn in Arundel in Sussex, only a 75 minute direct train ride from London and 40 minute train ride from Brighton.

Watch the video tour here of Brooklands Barn Retreat in Arundel

What's included?

  • two nights beautiful accommodation, including heated indoor swimming pool and sauna;
  • delicious meals;
  • Comprehensive Stress Management Individual Stress Management Kit;
  • an individual follow up session to discuss your Individual Stress Management Plan (normal fee £150);
  • 20% off any further Individual Stress Management Sessions with Bilantia sessions.

How much does it cost?

Solo room with ensuite £550, Shared room with ensuite £400

Who is facilitating the retreat?

Nicole Shinnick

It really seems sensible to book this straight away doesn't it?

It really does. It really is very sensible to take some time to make a conscious and informed plan about how to manage your life. And there's a heated swimming pool.

Book now

Stress Management Planning Day

Stress Management Planning Day

Are you worried that this year could be The Year of The Big Meltdown?

If you are already feeling like there is a risk that 2018 may be the year in which your stress levels reach a tipping point, now is the time to take a moment to consciously review what is happening in your life.

What is causing you stress? What can you change? What can't you change? How can you change your stress response?

This is a practical full day workshop which will give you a framework and different strategies that you can use to consciously take charge of your life and make a plan for how you can manage your stress this year. It is based on the same approach as our Stress Management Planning Nights, but goes into more detail and will help you to gain a more in-depth understanding of your stress challenges and stress management options.

We will discuss:

  • What is stress? What physical, cognitive and mood impact may it be having on you? What are the warning signs that your stress levels might be becoming unmanageable?
  • How you can review and identify what may be the sources of stress in your life and identify the practical options for changing these?
  • What are different methods that can help you to change your stress response when it is simply not possible to change a source of stress, and how can you work out if they are right for you?

You will come out of the day with an increased (maybe even new!) insight into what contributes to your stress levels and also (crucially) an understanding of the steps that you can take to better manage this.

It is impossible (and undesirable) to avoid all stress in life. However, there are a number of proactive steps that can be taken to ensure that stress does not become unmanageable. People rarely take the time out to do something which could have such a significant impact on their well being and life satisfaction. At Bilantia we would really like to support you to do this!

When is it?

Saturday 7th April, 10am - 5pm

Where is it?

Brighton Junction

1a Isetta Square
35 New England Street
Brighton
BN1 4GQ

What's Included?

  • Comprehensive Individual Stress Management Planning Kit
  • 20% discount off any future Individual Stress Management Sessions with Bilantia
  • A delightful lunch and endless cups of tea and coffee

How much does it cost?

£95 (plus booking fee)

Who is facilitating the day?

Nicole Shinnick

I really should book this straight away shouldn't I?

Yes, you really should - even before you click on Netflix and start the next boxset binge. Please do so by clicking on the big yellow button.

Book now