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

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 The 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! 

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: €1200 p.p. which includes, at least, 20 hours of therapeutic programme - excluding accommodation and meals which are booked and paid for separately by guests

We always like to speak to guests in advance of reservations, to ensure we will be able to support you and your individual needs during your retreat  -  so please feel free to ring Theresa - or send a WhatsApp message to 

 +353 (0) 86 8099661

Participation in any of the activities is entirely optional. 

Sample Daytime Itinerary for Sunday

Arrival at your preferred time with light refreshments upon arrival. 

15:30 - 16:30 Self check-in at hotel

16:30 - 17:30 Introductory meeting with Theresa

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


Sample Daytime Itinerary for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 

08:00 - 08:45 Breakfast 

08:45              Collection from hotel

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

10:00 - 11:30 Sound Therapy and Mindfulness

11:30 - 13:00 Self-care and personal wellbeing workshop           

13:00              Return to hotel

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 17:30 Free Time at hotel

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              Return to hotel

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 Optional afternoon outing to an ancient Irish archaeological sight or free time at the hotel for self-care, rest and recuperation.

17:00 - 18:00 Free Time at hotel

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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