Your Visions and Legacies retreat was an inspirational and deeply moving event. In the immediate aftermath I was filled with a sense of the joy and possibilities of life. What seems even more important, though, is that some weeks on, after the euphoria of a wonderful workshop has subsided, I can say that it was a life-affirming, life-enriching experience. I’m full of admiration for the way in which you work; your ability to focus and clarify – to put “in a nutshell” words which express the feelings one has taken an age to explain. In just a few minutes you were able to help me, and other people within the group, uncover and positively confront deeply buried emotions and events, which we skilfully, if not consciously, may have kept from rising to the surface, even through years of psychotherapy. The way that you metaphorically “hold” people, with a combination of tenderness, care, directness and humour is a great skill. I think that holding the retreat at Alladale is perfect! The vast space, natural beauty and clean air; the ecological vision for the estate; the comfort of the lodge and friendly professionalism of the staff all felt to be in harmony with the work.
A huge and deep-felt thanks Jessica. It was a fantastic experience!