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Serenity Concerned Person's Therapeutic Retreat
Talking Therapy, Psycho-Education, Sound Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga and Somatic Movement

UPDATE: We have a waiting list in place for retreats taking place in 2023 so we will not be releasing any online date availability for the foreseeable future.


Please take to time to send us an email with your details to let us know what kind of retreat you are looking for. We will add your name to our register. Thank you.

Are you a Concerned Person, the spouse, partner, parent, adult child, close friend, or sibling who is living with or is affected by someone else's addiction and/or mental health issues, either historical issues or current situations? If yes, we have a Therapeutic Wellbeing Retreat dedicated to your specific wellness needs.


Often times all of the attention and focus is on the addicted or unwell person with all efforts going into supporting them to get the help and support they require. Consequently, the Concerned Person is often left to carry the lion's share of maintaining a household, providing financial support, child caring and rearing etc. The ways in which the Concerned Person strives to survive in times of adversity are innumerable.  


Supporting someone who is struggling with addiction and/or mental health issues can be exhausting, frustrating and painful, stoking emotions of fear, uncertainty and hopelessness. Promises are often broken, and trust is sometimes thin on the ground. Hearts and spirits ache, yet you are not willing to give up on them but something is telling you that you need to step back and look after yourself right now and find the right supports for you. 


At our Concerned Persons Retreat you will strengthen your resilience and self-esteem, enhance your appreciation of self-compassion and self-love. The time and energy you invest in our programme is designed to strengthen your inner-resolve, sooth your heart and restore your spirit so that primarily you help yourself and as a result you will be able support others around you.

You will engage with a tailored psycho-educational programme with Theresa to identify and address your specific therapeutic needs. In addition, the wellbeing retreat will include Talking Therapy, Sound Therapy, Mindfulness in Nature, Meditation. Yoga and somatic movement body work sessions of 90 minutes duration with a specialist Yoga and Somatic Movement practitioner are an optional extra activity that can be arranged on your behalfThe itinerary is well balanced, enjoyable and up-lifting as well as being held in a safe and supportive environment.  

Theresa completed her Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy internship practicum experience in one of Irelands leading residential addiction treatment facilities. During this time Theresa became acutely aware of the pressing therapeutic needs of not only the resident cohort but also the therapeutic needs of their respective concerned loved ones. The Serenity Concerned Persons Retreat was created in response to the need to provide a residential Psycho-Educational and Therapeutic Wellbeing programme mirroring the intention of residential treatment programmes being offered to their loved ones. Ultimately, we are concerned about your wellbeing throughout this retreat! 

On this residential retreats we include five nights accommodation in a private room, with arrival Sunday anytime from noon onwards and departure Friday morning after breakfast.

You will enjoy five healthy breakfasts at 09:00am, Lunch and five home-cooked evening meals at 6:30pm and all refreshments while at your new home away from home.

We will collect you from our local train station in Thurles if you decide to arrive by train, advance ticket purchase available We will return you to the train station in time for your return journey. 

Please let us know your preferred Sunday arrival date and we will confirm our availability. 

Cost: €1699.00 p.p.

Participation in any of the activities is entirely optional. 

Sample Daytime Itinerary for Sunday

Arrival at your preferred time with light refreshments upon arrival. 

15:00 - 15:30 Welcome refreshments and introductory meeting outlining how the retreat will unfold.

15:30 - 16:30 Walk around the Serenity Residence and shown to your private room. 

16:30 - 17:30 Sound Therapy Meditation

17:30 - 18:00 Introduction to Mindful Awareness Nature Photography

18:30 - 19:00 Evening dinner and end of day


Sample Daytime Itinerary for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast 

09:00 - 10:00 Psycho-Education around issues pertaining to addiction relevant to individuals on retreat. 

10:00 - 11:30 Sound Therapy and Mindfulness

11:30 - 12:00 Discussions, questions and answers session. 

12:00 - 12:15 Coffee/Tea Break

12:15 - 13:00 Personal processing and reflection time 

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Yoga and Somatic Movement Workshop

15:30 - 16:00 Mindful Awareness Nature Photography 

16:00 - 17:30 Free Time at residence

17:30 - 18:00 Processing Therapy and Debriefing with counsellor

18:00 - 19:00 Dinner and End of Day


Sample Daytime Itinerary for Wednesday 

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast 

09:00 - 12:00 Talking Therapy, Psycho-Education, Sound Therapy, Mindfulness

12:00 - 13:00 Personal processing time

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 Optional afternoon outing to an ancient Irish archaeological sight and historical local town of Cashel, Co. Tipperary (The Rock of Cashel & Hoare Abbey) or free time at the residence for self-care, rest and recuperation.

17:00 - 18:00 Free Time at residence

18:00 - 19:00 Dinner and End of Day

Sample Daytime Itinerary for Friday

09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast 

10:00 - 11:00 Retreat conclusion, debriefing meeting and farewell.

Departure for onward journey and/or return to train station.

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