Conscious Writing Retreat

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* Conscious Writing GROUP RETREAT 2016 *

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Conscious Writing Group Retreat

Dive in to discovering your true voice
and writing from your heart with the voice of your soul

in the sacred landscape of Glastonbury
over a luxurious long weekend from


Julia 2013   Abbey House
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Julia McCutchen
Author, Coach, Mentor
IACCW Founder & Creative Director
  Abbey House
Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, BA6 8DH, UK

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Give yourself the gift of time and space
away from the regular routines of everyday life
to focus on moving your writing ideas and project(s) forwards
through immersion in four days of conscious living
and deep creative exploration.

One of the greatest challenges facing us as writers today is how to turn our vision into reality amidst the multitude of other demands on our time and energy.

Despite the best of intentions, many people with great books inside them are held back for months or even years by an overwhelming number of other commitments which bar the way to the page and leave dreams of authorship gathering dust.

During the writing for my new book Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More (Hay House), what worked for me was to combine short bursts of regular writing with longer periods of immersion time. This is when I scheduled “time out” from my everyday commitments to dive deeply into my ideas and writing.

WritingThe success of this strategy inspired me to create the Conscious Writing Group Retreat which is now in it's third year.

The deep transformation and outstanding progress of made by participants at this holistic retreat has led to it becoming an annual event, and I am genuinely delighted to offer the experience to aspiring and published writers again this year.

"I feel blessed to have been shown the way to connect with my deeper self and write from my heart. Thank you for such a deep and transformative experience."

"Brilliant – just what I needed. It opened up material for the book I’ve been sitting on for 10+ years! Excellent on every level."

The Big Picture

Zen stone & sandOver the course of our 4 days together, we dive deeply into the “conscious” of Conscious Writing, explore the essence of the creative mystery, and emerge positively transformed with tangible results and a body of work to take away.

Our progress on the journey of self-realization (conscious) and self-expression (creativity) is anchored on the page as we open the way for deep writing to flow through us (rather than from us) and experience the profound impact of the Conscious Writing process.

We enjoy connection and sharing alongside solitude and silence in an inspiring mix of guided sessions, personal time for reflection, conscious and creative assignments, and of course, lots of writing! Additional activities include walking, yoga and 5 Rhythms inspired dance (optional).

Welcoming newcomers to writing and experienced authors equally, we discover new levels of what it means to write from the heart with the voice of our soul inspired by our inner calling and the sacred landscape of Glastonbury. Welcome to the Conscious Writing Retreat!

"Inspiring, practical, just what I have been looking for on my writing journey.
A unique approach that feels just right for the times we are in.

What’s included?

  • Abbey House 33 nights accommodation at Abbey House retreat centre set in beautiful gardens in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey (5 minutes walk from both the town centre and the Tor) OR non-residential participation.
  • 3 delicious meals per day plus unlimited tea, coffee, fruit and healthy snacks.
  • Opening and closing ceremonies.
  • An inspiring theme of the day to focus our flow and nurture the relationship between our everyday self and our deep self.
  • Daily guided conscious and creative practice sessions including visioning.
  • Glastonbury TorDaily structured writing time for project development.
  • Daily personal time for reflection, assignments, and free writing.
  • Evening gatherings for connection and sharing.
  • Regular time for solitude and silence.
  • Weekend walking including an excursion to the top of the Tor.
  • One gentle yoga session (optional) including pranayama (breathing) and yoga nidra (deep relaxation) – mats provided.
  • One 5 Rhythms inspired dance session (optional) to ignite and liberate the creative fire in our bodies, hearts and souls.
  • Free wifi in specific parts of Abbey House.


The Detail

Click the red links below, or in the left hand navigation column, to read more detailed information about each area:

What is Conscious Writing?

Feedback on the Conscious Writing experience

Feedback from Retreat Participants

What will we do?


Who is the Conscious Writing Group Retreat for?

Examples of what to expect

The venue and travel information


Please Note:
There are a limited number of places available!


Here's how to book yours:

STEP #1: Choose Your Room Type - single, twin OR non-residential

STEP #2: Click the Appropriate Link in the Gold Box below and follow the instructions through the check out process. Your place will be secured and you'll automatically receive the information you need to attend the retreat.

Conscious Writing Group RetreatAll bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit which is 50% of the total investment and a small additional charge for special dietary requirements.

There are a variety of room options ranging from superior to basic. Rooms will be allocated on a first come basis so the sooner you book, the higher up the scale your room will be!

The following table sets out the tiered structure for purchasing tickets:



($742 / EUR 685*)

($778 / EUR 706*)

($891 / EUR 823*)


(per person)

($709 / EUR 655*)

($746 / EUR 677*)

($858 / EUR 793*)



($560 / EUR 517*)

($604 / EUR 548*)

($709 / EUR 655*)



SINGLE ROOM: Just 1 Single Room left!

To purchase a Single Room ticket at £597 ($891 / EUR 823*)

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TWIN ROOM, per person sharing:

To purchase a Twin Room ticket at £575 ($858 / EUR 793*)

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NON-RESIDENTIAL (inc meals except breakfast):

To purchase a  Non-residential ticket at £475 ($709 / EUR 655*)

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Cancellation Policy

The deposit (which constitutes 50% of the total price) is non-refundable.If you have to cancel your booking for any reason, there is a staged refund policy as follows:

  • More than one month’s notice – forfeit deposit and receive 75% of the balance paid.
  • One to four weeks notice – forfeit deposit and receive 50% of the balance paid.
  • Seven days notice or less – forfeit deposit and the entire booking fee.


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