Rest, Reflect, Reconnect with Jane Willis

Devon retreat supports those in the creative and caring professions to rest and restore through creativity.

Rest, Reflect, Reconnect, is an invitation to those working in the creative and caring professions – artists, managers, healthcare professionals, therapists, and others – to take time out of busy lives caring for others to experience creativity as a source of care for themselves.

Facilitated by creative producer and therapeutic writing facilitator Jane Willis and writer and counselor Rachel Hawkins-Crockford, the retreat takes place between 10th – 14th October at the Arvon Foundation’s Totleigh Barton Manor, in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon.

The retreat is designed to enable participants to enjoy time away in stunning surroundings, to reconnect with themselves and with others, and to let creativity nourish and restore.

Creative and reflective writing workshops will be offered each morning, alongside creative and nature-based workshops in the afternoons. No previous experience of writing is needed. All activities will be safe, gentle, accessible and enjoyable.

Delicious home-cooked meals are provided and accommodation over the five days is in beautifully-designed single rooms. Totleigh Barton has expansive and beautiful gardens with plenty of opportunities to walk and explore the local area on the doorstep.

“Just thank you so much for the opportunity. I so enjoyed being with the group in such a beautiful and special place, knowing that you had thought of everything. It really was a retreat physically, emotionally and spiritually.” Xenia Horne, Harpist (Previous Creative Writing for Self-Care retreat participant)

About Jane Willis and Rachel Hawkins-Crockford

Jane Willis is a writer and creative health producer, trainer and evaluator and Director of Willis Newson. Rachel Hawkins-Crockford is a writer and counselor.

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