Friday 10 Nov (4pm) – Sunday 12 Nov (4pm) 2017

A Weekend of Self-Encounter
Who are you, beneath who you had to become?


This highly experiential process explores how early attachment or bonding issues and trans-generational trauma leave imprints on us – affecting our self-esteem, health, relationships and life choices.



Whether you bring a specific issue or simply wish to know yourself more deeply, you are welcome at this retreat.

Adverse childhood experiences result in us developing ‘survival strategies’ such as perfectionism, addictions, self-criticism and anxiety. They also mean we have to suppress parts of ourself.

Identity Constellations bring us into contact with these ‘survival’  and ‘traumatised’ parts, as well as our ‘healthy self’. We discover more of who we truly are and what we really want. This leads to softening, integration of our parts, greater autonomy and healthier relationships.

Constellations are simply defined as ‘a collection of parts’ – in this case parts of the Self or Psyche.

DSC_5053_low-res_Sarah_HicksonWith a ‘Working Place’ you are guided to create a ‘Sentence of Intention’ for your issue, then you select Representatives to join you in your facilitated Constellation.

Representatives interact by expressing or moving in response to whatever physical or emotional experiences are present. ‘Parts of the self’ become apparent as the inner workings of the issue are revealed in a deep self-encounter.

The Identity Method was developed by Professor Franz Ruppert alongside his Multi-Generational Psycho-Traumatology theory. Significantly revised from Burt Hellinger’s Family Constellations, the process incorporates current psychological and neruological theories of Limbic Resonance, Bonding and Attachment.

This beautiful, intense retreat also includes optional morning meditations.

There are only 9 Working places, plus space for up to 6 Representatives at the Retreat.

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Grosmont House inside smGrosmont House is a lovely private home with a large, light group room for workshops. Accommodation is in single, twin or double rooms (mostly en-suite), either in the house or its nearby cottages.  Wonderful home-cooked meals (vegetarian with some fish & eggs) & cakes plus a very warm welcome are provided by Selma & family.

Grosmont Village is set in the stunning North Yorkshire Moors, close to Witby & Goathland.  There will be time after lunch on Saturday to enjoy a walk in the surrounding countryside.  Grosmont is 40 minutes south-east of Middlesborough by car, or 1 hour north-east of York by car.  It is 70 minutes from Middlesborough by train.



Choose either:
Working Place – You are guaranteed a personal Identity Constellation
£300 Early Bird (£330 from 1st Oct)
Representative place – Gain personal insights & healing by taking part
£240 Early Bird (£260 from 1st Oct)

– Price includes shared (twin/double) accommodation & all meals
– Private room supplement £50

NB only 9 Working and 6 Representative places available.

Early Bird deadline 1st October

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16.00 Arrive and make yourself at home
18.00 Welcome & supper
19.00 Opening Circle, Theory & Constellation #1

07.30 Guided Meditation  (optional but recommended!)
08.30 Breakfast
09.30 Constellations #2&3
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Free time to walk/rest
15.30 Constellations #4&5
19.00 Supper
20.00 Constellation #6

07.30 Guided Meditation  (optional but recommended!)
08.30 Breakfast
09.45 Constellations #7&8
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Constellation #9
15.30 Final Sharing Circle
16.00 Departures

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To find out more, call Ruth on
07808 722 841
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"I can't believe how much I saw about myself and how much good it has done me"

"Thank you so much. I felt very safe, warm, held, welcomed, accepted, seen, and hence, relaxed and at ease - which for me is rare."

"What an awesome facilitator you are! Very skillfully held, and with the perfect amount of holding, intervention and heart."

"Wow! What a day yesterday was. So grateful for everything I experienced. I feel different. Much lighter than I have for a while. My daughter just asked why I looked so good!"

"I appreciated your gentle, open, accepting approach and your wealth of knowledge and insights. I will be back."

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