Cath and her team at Yes Your Entire Self, provided an excellent service. From the time spent understanding our work pressures and stressors to create a bespoke experience to the comfortable and welcoming vibe they created on the day. The attention to detail made the experience feel personal and thoughtful. The benefit of the mindfulness techniques practiced throughout the day were immensely beneficial and are tools we can draw upon in future. Thank you!! Siobhan Reid, Senior Charge Midwife for Safeguarding, Crosshouse Hospital.
After having left an abusive relationship where I lost touch with my emotional and mental self, the Own My Life course allowed me to breathe life back into me again. Before I was simply existing and now I am living. I understand and accept now that my self worth is too great to be treated in any way other than with respect and kindness. I am free again. Anon
What an empowering experience to attend the Celebration of Like Minded People. The energy
throughout the day was very powerful, held within a safe space where I was able to try out new ways of holistic health and re-ignite my passion for my own wellbeing. So rare to spend a day with non-judgemental people who all have self care at the core of their lives. Lorraine Ohara.
There was lots of positive feedback for the day, the food, for the activities and for the beautifully
presented nurture bags. Thank you for your care, sensitivity and attention and for contributing to the wellbeing of our staff and volunteers who work so hard within mental health. We did feel nurtured! Jeanette Allan, Recovery College Manager, Ayrshire
The whole day was excellent. I used it as a ‘holiday’ from all other daily issues and found it extremely helpful - particularly before restarting work mid January. Thank you Cath & team for a mindful holiday. Ayrshire Recovery College Staff Member
“I highly recommend a retreat with Cath, she is my Glasgow Guru. She is warm,energetic, insightful and emotionally very wise. I so enjoyed connecting with nature, and she encouraged me to step outside my comfort zone, from wild swimming to just napping. A week with Cath helped me to push the reset button, and to embed mindfulness practice more in my hectic daily life. It was such a pleasure to connect with the group as well, meeting other like-minded people looking to get more out of life, to dig deeper and connect more. The shared energy was fantastic, and so was the sound bathing. Highly recommend a retreat with YES, especially if you want to be able to practice peace and joy in your daily life. Thanks for all you did for us!”
YES CPD course is the best gift you can give to yourself and your life. You will be glad you gave yourself this amazing, wonderful opportunity.
The CPD course has transformed my thinking and enabled me to leave the past behind. It has given me energy to face the future with positivity and love.
Fantastic experience of a weekend and would recommend to anyone who wants to explore mindfulness a little bit more. Great location, friendly and value for money.
I went on a YES weekend retreat. From the very start I felt welcomed and at ease. Cath had put a lot of thought into the mix of people she brought together -we were a group of 5 and were a great combination. The weekend involved a range of activities - plenty of mindfulness practices, getting out in beautiful Largs and sessions with Cath and other local people. Meals were fresh, healthy and tasty. Cath is the most giviing, receptive and kind host and facilitator. I left feeling very well and highly recommend Cath and YES Retreats.
Samantha Knox, Stirling
I was in a very dark place with very little support from the NHS so I decided to find something by myself to help me reset and relax. I googled for hours and eventually the next day plucked up the courage to call Cath. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. When I arrived I was greeted with the biggest smile and cuddle, made to feel so welcome and at home. The next 5 days were something that I wish everyone going through dark times could experience. I also met 2 other amazing women who were doing this journey with me. We laughed, cried and supported each other the whole time. They have all taught me so many amazing things and ways to cope with what I had been feeling. They shared their amazing experiences and I will be forever thankful to them and to Cath. This was my journey, not everyone will look for a retreat for the same reason as me but whatever the reason is, the time away with Cath will leave an everlasting positive affect with you. I can 100% guarantee that. Thanks Cath and keep being amazing xx
Lori Conway, Paisley
Fantastic workshop. The structure of the day was fantastic. The safe environment and the sense of community that was created around the participants and the trainer is incredible. It brought to me an incredible sense of love and kindness. I would highly recommend Cath's workshops.
If you want a workshop that in the course of one day, you experience it all - peace, laughter, joy, generosity, kindess and connection, and all finishing with an optional glass of prosecco, then I would recommend you go hang out with Cath :)
Michelle Hutton, Edinburgh
After several stressful things going on in my life, I very much impulse booked this retreat. There were a number of times when I thought what have I done, however after speaking to Catherine on the telephone she put my mind at ease. On the actual day that the retreat started I had a bit of melt down and thought I can't do this, this isn't me, I'm out of my comfort zone - all those things were going through my head. Again, after speaking to Catherine she helped me see that I could actually do this.
During the 4 day retreat, the discussions/the tools I learned definitely helped me come out of my comfort zone and actually realise that it's not a bad thing to do this, it made me feel that I could face my problems without getting stressed. Mindfulness is a great tool and although learned behaviour doesn't just change overnight Mindfulness gives you the facility to slowly make changes for the better. I would definitely recommend this retreat.
Katie Regan, Stirling
I have just spent a very self-insightful week on Retreat at Cath's. After Covid, this was exactly what I was looking for; to be outdoors and have a deeper connection with nature. The mindfulness tips and guidance are defo helping me in daily life as I bring mindfulness into my life, lettiing go of stress and anxiety. I am embarrassed to say that I have been so ignorant of nature and my relationship to it, not realising that I am so interconnected with nature and the universal energy. I now have a greater understanding of my connection with nature and I will be using this to support me through challenging times. Understanding nature has helped me to understand myself too. I loved the time away at the retreat and it was so nice to meet like minded people.
Marjorie Clark, Glasgow What a wonderful day full of insight and new experiences. Learning about mindfullness of the 5 senses and mindful walking was a wonderful day for me to let go of some of my tension. I loved the Energy Healing Soundbath and the Shamanic Drumming, both of which were new experiences for me. It was just so lovely to have a day out which was local, different and has inspired me to try new things as well as prioritising my own health and wellbeing. Loved the entire day.
Gabriela Stewart, Edinburgh
I attended Cath’s mindfulness retreat which combined peace and tranquility with lots of fun and laughter and multiple “ah!” moments and a couple of real life-changing lightbulbs which I took home with the aim of making use of them daily. I say “aim to” because, as is common, one’s initial enthusiasm to develop better habits can wane when one is back in an old routine but Cath’s follow-up measures are helpful (and insistent ;-) in trying to maintain momentum to change.
There was not a single moment of the three days and two nights that did not feel like time well spent.
Cath’s approach is open and enlightening. She’s a great storyteller and communicates with such down-to-earth honesty and empathy and then appears to download nuggets of wisdom from the middle distance.
Cath’s home is very welcoming and situated minutes from the beach, forest and hills, making it a perfect venue to tap into the varied wonders of the natural world. All in all, a memorable weekend, whose lessons I will revisit the rest of my days (and maybe even beyond ;-)