This retreat is designed to help people with mental health concerns from anxiety through to addictions.
Under the direction of a Clinical Psychologist and a team of experienced naturopathic doctors and multi-skilled therapist, the program will help you get to the core, to deal with the blockages and to set you free to focus on the things that really matter.
It is a unique mental health and wellness package of therapeutic activities that can make a huge difference.
The cost of this retreat includes your accommodation, quality breakfast and lunch, broths or protein shakes at night, juices, and broths, personal transforming lifestyle and meal plan to take home.
Plus your schedule of -
5 sessions of personal counselling with the clinical psychologist
Mind resilience group sessions
Group psychoeducation and training sessions
Art therapy activities
Food for thought (an interactive workshop with one of our naturopaths targeting nutrition for the mind)
Essential oils for emotional resilience workshop
2 personal and 1 group session of wellness workout with the qualified fitness trainer
Personal naturopathic consultations
Structured cleansing using detox shakes
body composition assessment using ‘Direct Segmental Multi-frequency Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis’
Daily educational health and lifestyle lectures
Healthy cooking demonstration
Breath and relaxation classes
Group pilates classes
Group pilates session
Daily steam baths
Morning stretch class
Group fitness class
This package also includes three therapeutic treatments each week. You can choose from
Hot stone massage
Essential oil realignment therapies
Gentle lymphatic drainage massage
Therapeutic clay wrap
Therapeutic facial pampers
Package also includes Sunrise or beach adventure, access to gym, swimming pool and kilometres of superb natural bush-walks, and complimentary transfers from the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast airports every Sunday.
In 1990 Gary founded Living Valley for the purpose of relieving sickness, suffering and distress - and making life better for as many people as he could. He was awarded the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association Professional Excellence Award in 2008. Gary has built a team of friendly, caring professionals who all live to serve others. His principles in relation to lifestyle, disease and natural healing have helped turn around the health and lives of over ten thousand people.
Giselle is the daughter of Gary Martin. Her first role was Head Cook 1995 through to 2000. Since then she has worked in every department including gardening, maintenance and cleaning, beauty therapies, massage, reception, accounts, shop, marketing and now management. Giselle is an enthusiastic health advocate, presenter, wholesome food creator and cooking instructor. She is also a health and well-being educator, an author and mother of 3 children. She strives to apply all her experience and skills for the benefit of others. With almost 28 years’ experience in natural health and healing, Giselle was appointed CEO in November 2016. She supervises the entire operation, ensuring that all our guests receive the highest level of personal care.
Mat spent many years as a youth worker in Launceston, Tasmania. After suffering from his own health conditions, he attended Living Valley as a guest and it changed his life. A year later he returned with his family and took on the position of Retreat Coordinator and the Team Leader for Guests Services. He has a deep love for people and is passionate about being there to support and encourage every single guest that attends the programs. Mat is full of life and brings an atmosphere of fun and laughter to the Retreat.
Toby's passion for health started at the tender age of 14 when he first joined the Living Valley team in 1993. By the age of 18 Toby had earned diplomas and qualifications in Physiology & Anatomy, Medical Terminology, Remedial Massage, Colonic Hydrotherapy, Sports Injury Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and Microscopy. He took study leave from 1998 to 2002 to complete his Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and returned as a Doctor of Naturopathy. Toby heads up our medical team, providing decades of wisdom and clinical experience. He lives to bless others and he is here for you!