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RETREAT INTO PEACE – a Day for Reflection



  • Event Date

    15, Oct 2011
    @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Event Location

    The Quiet View, 146 The Street, Kingston, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6JQ

  • Event Organizer

    The Janki Foundation

The day aims to provide time out, and to create space for reflection. The sessions will be facilitated by experienced ‘Values in Healthcare’ facilitators and will introduce tools such as meditation and visualisation. The day will allow participants to develop personal wellbeing.

The Values in Healthcare programme uses simple yet powerful methods to rediscover inner peace. Practising peacefulness helps to build self-respect and contentment. Peacefulness is the antidote to ‘stress’.

All of the facilitators leading the sessions have experience in delivering Values in Healthcare sessions in many NHS, charitable and independent healthcare settings, helping staff become aware of, and reconnecting with their own resources.


10.00am Arrivals / Refreshments
10.25am Introduction
10.30am Peace workshop, part I, with time for reflection
12.30pm Lunch and walk in gardens
1.45pm Peace workshop, part II, with time for reflection
3.15pm Maintain your health with the seasons
3.35pm Muscle Relaxation and Breathing Exercise
4.00pm Session close

All are welcome to stay for tea and refreshments.

Facilitators & Contributors:

Rev Lizzie Hopthrow, former Hospice Chaplain, and Retreat Director
Nanette Jackson, Counsellor, Pilgrim’s Hospices
Rev Dr Cameron H Langlands, Chaplaincy Manager, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Deirdre O’Toole, Clinical Governance Facilitator, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust
Nathalie Bachet, Acupuncturist
Dr Julia Ronder, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Retreat Co-ordinator

Venue: ‘The Quiet View’ is a registered ‘Quiet Garden’ with retreat facilities, featured on Songs of Praise, A Centre for Contemplative Spirituality. For more info:

This retreat has been organised by the Kent Values in Healthcare Group, one of the regional groups of The Janki Foundation for Global Health Care. The Foundation does not charge for events, however, welcomes voluntary contributions.

The day has been organised and run by professionals who have offered their time on a voluntary basis. There is no charge for the sessions, however, to cover for administration, lunch and refreshments, there is a cost of £15.00.

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