OTRetreat22 - Wendy Allonby

Wendy Allonby is an Occupational Therapist, Life Coach ( specialising in well-being, confidence and Work Performance) and Person Centred Counsellor. She has trained extensively in C.B.T, Mindfulness and Positive psychology. Wendy currently works part-time in a Mental Health team as well as managing her own O.T practice.

The OT Retreat is an innovative nature based Retreat set in beautiful countryside in East Sussex. This ‘not for profit’ Retreat offers a very relaxed opportunity to network with O.T’s from different backgrounds and have fun whilst learning ! . A place where O.Ts can reflect on their own human occupations and how these support our health and regain their OT Mojo !

The OTRetreat is supported by local businesses who offer discounted events and camping and fabulous O.T’s who offer their time and commitment free of charge ( they receive accommodation, contribution towards transport and food and free event ticket) . Our attendees are as important in making this truly memorable and shaping future events !

Previous attendees have commented on how valuable it is to ‘walk the talk’ with their own Well-being, that ‘it will make them better Therapists.’ The Retreat is a place to take perspective, reflect on our lives, form new or strengthen existing well-being practices that sustain our HCPC ‘Fitness to Practice’ , achieve greater work life balance. The strong experiential focus creates/strengthens a ‘lived-in’ competence and encourages innovation in our treatment of our patients in holistic and evidence based ways - this supports our wider CPD requirements .

The Retreat importantly aims to recharge our batteries and thus help reduce ‘burn-out’ that is widely recognised in the NHS. Previous attendees felt that it was a place where they could ‘truly be themselves’ and that they had new tools to take away such as ‘using humour with patients’ ( and themselves). Most attendees took the plunge in a wild swimming session, joined in yoga sessions held daily and our early nature mindfulness based walks .

Wendy Allonby is an Occupational Therapist, Life Coach ( specialising in well-being, confidence and Work Performance) and Person Centred Counsellor. She has trained extensively in C.B.T, Mindfulness and Positive psychology. Wendy currently works part-time in a Mental Health team as well as managing her own O.T practice.

The OT Retreat is an innovative nature based Retreat set in beautiful countryside in East Sussex. This ‘not for profit’ Retreat offers a very relaxed opportunity to network with O.T’s from different backgrounds and have fun whilst learning ! . A place where O.Ts can reflect on their own human occupations and how these support our health and regain their OT Mojo !

The OTRetreat is supported by local businesses who offer discounted events and camping and fabulous O.T’s who offer their time and commitment free of charge ( they receive accommodation, contribution towards transport and food and free event ticket) . Our attendees are as important in making this truly memorable and shaping future events !

Previous attendees have commented on how valuable it is to ‘walk the talk’ with their own Well-being, that ‘it will make them better Therapists.’ The Retreat is a place to take perspective, reflect on our lives, form new or strengthen existing well-being practices that sustain our HCPC ‘Fitness to Practice’ , achieve greater work life balance. The strong experiential focus creates/strengthens a ‘lived-in’ competence and encourages innovation in our treatment of our patients in holistic and evidence based ways - this supports our wider CPD requirements .

The Retreat importantly aims to recharge our batteries and thus help reduce ‘burn-out’ that is widely recognised in the NHS. Previous attendees felt that it was a place where they could ‘truly be themselves’ and that they had new tools to take away such as ‘using humour with patients’ ( and themselves). Most attendees took the plunge in a wild swimming session, joined in yoga sessions held daily and our early nature mindfulness based walks .

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