Wellness Day for NHS Staff

Wellness Day for NHS Staff

27th May 2022


£32 (Retreat Bursaries are available for NHS staff)

COVID 19 and the pandemic have left many staff experiencing unprecedented pressures and demands that are affecting their energy or wellbeing. 

You may be feeling a greater sense of stress, fatigue, anxiety or loss. 

You may be feeling depleted and in need of some TLC.

Why not join others and come and spend a day at the beautiful Bield -  slow down, relax, unwind?

What to expect 

During the day you will be able to choose from various options, some offered individually, others in very small groups with social distancing, always respecting any COVID restrictions. 

Options available 

  • Gentle body work and mindfulness practices —tai -chi, , finger holds for managing emotions, tapping,  etc. 

  • Art room—suggestions available for how to use art reflectively or space to do your own thing; mandala making

  • Walking the labyrinth —with an option to symbolically lay down some of the emotions you may have been carrying.

  • Massage – needs to be pre -booked, (extra charge paid to massage therapist).

  • Individual time to be listened to with a member of the Bield team.

  • Space to wander the grounds, sit quietly, chat with others, can include a camp fire and or walking with alpacas!.


Valerie Allen along with other members of the Bield Pastoral Team, supported by NHS Spiritual Care Chaplains.

Wellness Day for NHS Staff

Valerie offers spiritual and retreat accompaniment, listening, pastoral supervision and group facilitation, including HerSpace. Her training embraced a variety of spiritual traditions and approaches, including Ignatian and Reformed. She is particularly interested in feminist spiritualities. Valerie draws upon a variety of creative media and Capacitar wellness practices, encouraging integration of body, mind and spirit. Journaling, photography and music are other interests. She is a member of the Iona Community.