RECONNECT WITH YOUR BEST SELF
Life may be tough right now and you may feel like you have lost your way. We understand this, we have lived this. Certainly the challenges from COVID -19 have changed a lot of what we are doing here at gray’s Wellbeing.
We feel that our life affirming Virtual Best Self Wellbeing Residential programme is needed now more than ever, and would like to share with you some of what our programme has to offer. In this programme we will get you to stop, create some space for yourself to catch your breath, and plan your future life in a way that will always incorporate wellbeing. We truly value sustainability, so we have designed our programme so that you can take away and apply everything in your personal and professional lives.
We are delivering this programme virtually. This has many benefits, some of which include ease of access, a venue of your choosing, affordability, and given the ongoing uncertainty with Covid, a safer environment in which to engage with contributors and other attendees.
To find out programme dates and how to reserve your place, just scroll down the page! You can also download our brochure here, and please go ahead and share it with your friends and colleagues.
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Our exclusive 2021 programme offers you…
We know that your values are built on understanding that if you are not well, then nothing else works. Our values focus on bringing you to a point of wellness, and to do that we have gathered together experts in the field of ‘best self‘ wellbeing, experts who will share skills and add to your knowledge on personal wellbeing and wellbeing at work. Our programme is developed around your energetic body, so that what you learn and experience aligns with the natural flow of your daily energy and learning cycles. Our programme is constructed along ‘deep meaningful’ learning, so what you experience will be practically useful in the future in work and home life, and should you and should you require it, we can provide you with a certificate that provides evidence of your achievements.
When you commit to your time with us you are committing to leaving the hustle and bustle of your daily routine behind. As you relax you will begin to notice small things, like the sound of your footsteps, the brightness of the flowers in your garden, the warmth of the sun and the shape of the clouds. You will have time to take part in guided yoga sessions that focus on you becoming your ‘best self’. You will have the opportunity to follow the delicious menus designed by our nutritionist, experience the deep healing of sound therapy, and be guided to have time to write and reflect.
If you feel you don’t have the energy for all the things being asked of you, and are not taking time out to look after your own needs, then your energy levels will fall. We will show you how to restore your energy and reconnect to the world. After only a couple of days with us, you will leave with a renewed sense of vitality and wellbeing. The key to being your best self is to restore your balance, we will explore this with you.
And now to the future. Through wellbeing coaching you will be able to deal with the stress makers in your life so as you regain a sense of balance and wellbeing, and move forward with a renewed sense of purpose.
✥ You pay one price for everything!
This includes all sessions, materials, and a ‘connect with us’ session to make sure you are all ‘hooked up’!.
✥ A pre-programme wellbeing coaching consultation
You will be able to discuss your wellbeing with coaches Dr Dee Gray and Pippa Gough and begin to plan how to be your best self. You will also be able to take up an exclusive coaching package offer following your time with us.
✥ New wellbeing skills and knowledge to bring into your personal and professional life
We have designed our programme to include practical ‘know what, know how and know when’, this ensures your investment with us is sustainable. You will be able to navigate your way to being your ‘best self’ long after you have left us.
Our wellbeing practitioners are experts in wellbeing coaching, creating psychological safety, the ‘best self’ method of wellbeing, sound therapy for healing, nutrition for wellness, yoga and alexander technique for somatic wellbeing, mindful artistry for mental wellbeng, and nourishing our inner beings by ‘being in nature’. We are all here to help you develop resourcefulness, relieve and manage stress, detoxify, improve leadership, and communicate effectively and with confidence. You can find out more about the programme and who is doing what in the brochure!
✥ Being in a serene, relaxing, environment
As this is a virtual residential programme you choose exactly where you want to be and the comforts you need to nourish and nurture your wonderful self. It is important that you choose a place where you will be away from your daily routine, somewhere where you feel at ease, and have all the comforts that are meaningful to you. While you will not be physically with us, we will all be experiencing the programme together. You will be supported throughout the programme to reconnect with yourself in mind, body and spirit. By dedicating time for yourself now, we will show you new ways to live your best ever life.
✥ Nutritious menus provided by our nutritionist
Our best self wellbeing programme includes suggested menu’s for you to follow for the full three days of the programme. They focus on holistic nourishment for the body and the mind.
✥ A Wellbeing certificate
As part of your wellbeing future we want to acknowledge your comittment to wellbeing, and will provide you with a certificate to add to your professional profile when you complete your programme with us.
Our best self wellbeing trainers are hand picked and have a wealth of experience available to you.
Virtual Residential Facilitators
Dr Dee Gray, Designer, Best Self Coach, Trainer and Facilitator
Hello, I am Dee. Thank you for taking the first step in making time for yourself and joining us on our Virtual Best Self Wellbeing Residential programme. I design the Wellbeing programme and bring our experts together. I will also be one of the wellbeing coaches working with you one-to- one before you join us, and will be delivering the workshops on the best self method. I am really looking forward to meeting you. If you would like to have a chat with me I am happy to have a conversation with you and discuss specific requirements, so do get in touch (opens in mail client).
Pippa Gough, Best Self Coach, Trainer and Facilitator
Hello I am Pippa. I am one of the best self coaches, trainers and facilitators for the programme. As a coach working closely with frontline health and social care staff over the last year I am increasingly interested in how traumatised staff will cope with the demands of returning to the ‘normal’ provision of care.Thinking about this in terms of being your‘best self’ and the dynamic nature of this, the concept of enabling psychological safety at work is becoming paramount. My workshop will focus on this.
Virtual Residential Trainers
Anita Grey, Alexander Technique Practitioner
Hello I am Anita. I am an expert in somatic wellbeing, and have been an Alexander Technique practitioner for 20 years. As an International Mountain Leadership Coach & Exec Coach I engage with the physical world for wellbeing. In my session you will learn how to recognise how your body holds stress and utilise methods with which to release it towards being it’s ‘best self’.
Gemma Thomson, Master Nutritionist
Hello I am Gemma. I am a master nutritionist and have devised your ‘best self’ menus for the programme. I work holistically and believe the food we eat is fundamental to powering all the processes in the body that affect not only your physical presentation but also how you think, feel and act. I will be running your workshop on ‘best self’ nutrition and stress.
Hello I am Rosalind I am a sound therapist with a background in the psychological sciences. My session will
support and facilitate the integration and processing all you learn through being with us on the programme.
Together we will open and allow your deeper ‘best self’ to experience the healing power of sound.
Rachel Barker, Yoga Teacher
Hello I am Rachel. I am your ‘best self’ yoga teacher. Having studied and practiced yoga for 10+ years, I now teach gentle, holistic yoga classes. I encourage people to connect to wellness by harnessing the healing power of their bodies. I focus on breath, movement, rest, and the green environment. I have devised your yoga workshops to bring you to being your ‘best self’.
Steph Healy, Sound Therapy Practitioner
Hello I am Steph. I have a background in NHS training, but after I qualifying as a sound therapy practitioner through the College of Sound Healing, I now run my own practice. In my session you will discover a way to switch off from the distractions, dramas and pressures in the world, and connect with your ‘best self’ on a very deep level.
Sophie Jonas-Hill, Mindful Artist
Hello I am Sophie. I am an artist, illustrator, published author and tutor. I design and deliver programmes on ‘mindful artistry’. In terms of wellbeing I encourage people to go with the flow. My workshop will inevitably be about how this contributes to sense making about external stressors and using these techniques to be your ‘best self’.
Dates for 2021/22
Our Virtual Best Self Wellbeing Residential programme begins in Autumn 2021. All prices are inclusive of your pre-programme coaching consultation and everything during your ‘stay’ with us. We really want you to join us, and to do that all you have to do is to reserve a place!
30th Sept – 3rd October ALL PLACES ARE TAKEN
28th Oct – 31st October ALL PLACES ARE TAKEN
25th Nov – 28th November RESERVE YOUR PLACE ON OUR WAITING LIST
20th Janu – 23rd January – RESERVE YOUR PLACE ON OUR WAITING LIST
17th Feb – 20th February – RESERVE YOUR PLACE ON OUR WAITING LIST
10th Mar – 13th March – RESERVE YOUR PLACE ON OUR WAITING LIST
24th Apr – 27th April – RESERVE YOUR PLACE ON OUR WAITING LIST
If you would like to RESERVE YOUR PLACE with us, or find out more, just get in touch.
Looking after yourself is not a selfish act, it is a necessity in life. Start planning now for some recovery and rejuvination time out with us, where you will learn how to truly relax. Your mind and body will thank you.