Get Wise, Get Creative!

With Malcolm Stern & Sarah Warwick

Friday 7th - Tuesday 11th April 2023

A transformational journey into the heart of our innate wisdom and creativity. This retreat will offer insight into the extraordinariness of our human potential. You will leave with a greater sense of self and creative practices to continue to nurture and inspire your daily life.
“The call to the creative life is a call to dignity, to a life of vulnerability and adventure, and the call to a life that exquisite excitement and indeed ecstasy will often visit.”

John O'Donohue

"In this retreat we will create a safe and supportive community in which to explore the simple yet profound skills that will equip us in navigating the unknown path we find ourselves on"

About the Retreat

In response to the challenging times we are now living in, we are offering a dynamic and creative exploration into the essence of who we are, with the aim of helping participants to thrive in the face of adversity.

In this retreat we will create a safe and supportive community in which to explore the simple yet profound skills that will equip us in navigating the unknown path we find ourselves on. We will be teaching therapeutic and creative practices and encouraging each other to bring forth our gifts of imagination and innate knowing.

We will learn to listen and reflect for ourselves and each other, find ways to live in greater integrity, and ultimately to connect with the wisdom that lives inside each one of us.

We will navigate from the humdrum to the sublime as we access our soul purpose and dive into the wellspring of our creativity.

Malcolm will work in his inimitable and brilliant way as mentor and therapist, offering daily group sessions which will include psychodrama and Gestalt practices. Sarah will be bringing her unique talents as someone who has lived her life immersed in music, art and healing, inspiring our journey with creativity and song, and helping us to connect with our inner wisdom and guidance. The creative practices will include conscious writing, sound meditation, the magic of mantra, and mandala making.

The Programme

We will have a session with Malcolm in the mornings, from 11 til 1.30pm, free time in the afternoon to walk, to visit the pool suite at Avalon Wellbeing Centre, or relax in one of the beautiful sitting rooms, and a session with Sarah from 5pm til 6.30pm, which will be singing, sound bathing, or creativity. We will also have evening activities, depending on what the group would like at the time.

Realign and nurture your mind, body, and spirit with stunning nature, inspirational workshops, delicious and nutritious plant-based meals, fun and laughter, and a deep connection with yourself and like-minded others.

About Malcom & Sarah

Malcolm Stern

Malcolm Stern has worked as a group and individual psychotherapist for more than 30 years. He is Co-founder of Alternatives at St James’ Church in London and runs groups internationally. He has lived a swashbuckling life sailing on the Rainbow Warrior, working with trauma, teaching worldwide, and being educated by the suicide of his oldest daughter Melissa. His book Slay Your Dragons With Compassion has been endorsed by Eckhart Tolle, Jack Kornfield and Elizabeth Gilbert, and is a legacy of his life's journey and learning.

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Sarah Warwick

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Sarah Warwick runs courses worldwide in sound healing, singing, intuitive songwriting, and creativity. Her courses are based on the premise that we can all sing, and we all possess innate creativity; immersing ourselves in creativity and song helps promote health, happiness, and well-being. Sarah has had breast cancer three times and has not only survived but thrived. She spent 10 years in the music business as a successful recording artist, under the name of Sarah Washington, with three number one hits in the UK and the US. For the past 20 years, she has dedicated her time to helping others find their own authentic voice and innate creativity and inner wisdom.

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Fees & Booking


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Fees are based on two people sharing, and are inclusive of all meals, accommodation, workshops and activities.

  • Standard Rooms: £995 per person
  • Deluxe Rooms: £1250 per person
  • Super Deluxe Rooms: £1500 per person
  • Single Room Supplement: £250
To Book

A deposit of £350 per person is required. This is non-returnable, but it is transferable should you not be able to come, and if you can find someone to take your place.

Remainder of fee is payable by 15th February 2023.

About Broughton Sanctuary

Get Wise, Get Creative will be held at the 3000-acre Broughton Sanctuary, situated in the very centre of the UK, in the foothills of The Yorkshire Dales and one of the most picturesque parts of the country. Established in 1097, Broughton Hall has been home to the Tempest family for over 900 years and enjoys a rich history stretching back over the millennium. Guests experience a feeling of ‘blissful seclusion’ yet Broughton Sanctuary is well connected in terms of reach:

By Air

Manchester Airport is 55 miles away.
Leeds Bradford Airport is 24 miles away.

The Estate is 42 miles from Manchester.

By Rail

The nearest train station is Skipton, Broughton Road, Skipton BD23 1RT (there will be taxis at the station and it is only a 10 minute drive to Broughton Hall). Trains from London Kings Cross are only 3 hours (single change at Leeds).

By Car

From the M1, leave at junction 42 onto the M62. Join the M606 and follow signs for Skipton. From the M6, leave at junction 29 onto the M65 and follow signs for Skipton. Broughton Sanctuary is located 2 miles to the west of Skipton on the A59.

Avalon Wellbeing Centre

During your stay, you will have the opportunity to experience the state of the art Avalon Wellbeing Centre with its unique Pool Suite: a swimming pool with an open aspect onto the adjacent woodland, a sauna, a steam room and hydrotherapy pool, making this a truly unique experience.


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