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A Summer Retreat for Healthcare Professionals



  • Event Date

    15, Jun 2013
    @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Event Location

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

  • Event Organizer

    The Janki Foundation

This retreat aims to recharge our inner batteries and to provide time out from our usual roles and responsibilities. The sessions will be facilitated by experienced Values in HealthCare Facilitators, and will balance time for discussion with time for silent reflection. The Values in Healthcare Programme provides a variety of modules, and this day will be based on the ‘Positivity in Healthcare’ module. This will cover skills such as valuing oneself, standing back, saying STOP, and appreciating others at work.

Both 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.

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:


10.00am Arrivals/Refreshments

10.25am Introduction -­ Dr Julia Ronder

10.30am Valuing the self; Inspired to be me
– facilitators Lizzie Hopthrow and Nannette Jackson

12.30pm Lunch, with time to walk in the gardens

1.45pm Positive interaction at work
– facilitators Lizzie Hopthrow and Nannette Jackson

3.45pm Session close

All are welcome to stay for tea and refreshments

Facilitators & Presenters :

Rev Lizzie Hopthrow, Former Hospice Chaplain, and Retreat Director, Quiet View

Nannette Jackson, Former Counsellor, Pilgrims Hospices

Dr Julia Ronder, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Retreat Co-ordinator

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. It consists of a multidisciplinary group of volunteers from a variety of different professional backgrounds.

There will be a charge of £20 for the day to cover the costs of expenses, lunch, and refreshments (£20 will not be payable until the day).

Social Media Survey

Dear All,


Hope you have had an enjoyable summer. 


We are in the process of reviewing the Janki Foundation's social media content, which includes our website. 


Studies have indicated that different healthcare professionals have variable use of social media platforms, and they will make recommendations to patients or colleagues based on their confidence and reliability of information. In the current climate of healthcare crisis and information overload, we would benefit from an understanding on how spirituality-related information is accessed by healthcare professionals. This will enable us to focus our messages, events and outreach. 


We would greatly welcome your valuable thoughts through this survey. It is anonymous and will take less than 10 minutes to complete. 


Thank you.

Best wishes, 

JF Social Media Review Group 

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