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Let's gather together to nourish our souls as well as our bodies.

Slide Creating a bigger 'We'. Very deliberately, we deliver the Pencil programme through a group retreat. Why? Because living in relationship with each other is the only path to live a wholehearted life. In fact, not to live this way is to amputate part of ourselves. In these times of individualism and, despite social media, increasing disconnectedness, people are yearning for it.

During the retreat, we'll teach you not only why living in community is vital to our vitality, we'll show you how to enter into it. And as soon as the retreat begins, we'll practice together. We are already connected, so we'll gently add some critical yeast to the group, so that our connectedness spreads infectiously and extends into your home and work lives. We'll create a bigger 'We'.

When asked what made Mother Teresa such an remarkable human being, Xavier Le Pichon, the renowned geophysicist, described her 'extraordinary capacity to enter into relationship with others'. Fittingly, the second chapter of the Pencil programme will show you how to transform your personal and professional relationships. As if that wasn't tantilising enough, we'll explain the neuroscience behind how this will boost your immune system and help you to live a longer and happier life.

The retreat is set in a luxurious and secluded location within the English countryside, providing you with the space to unwind from your daily stresses and to reconnect with nature. Looking after you at the retreat will be Pauline, who's spent the last 25 years delivering VIP hospitality programmes for major sporting events around the world, including 11 Olympic Games. You can see Pauline in action in the photograph below, where a rather special guest visited her hospitality programme for the 2014 Commonwealth Games (Pauline is on the left, with short hair).

We carefully designed our programme to provide you with the perfect balance of learning and nourishment. You'll feel inspired, yet refreshed, whilst being treated to the most delicious, fresh, homemade food and refreshments, all set within a nurturing and peaceful environment.

If you'd like to learn about the content of the Pencil programme, visit our sections, Chapter One, Chapter Two and Chapter Three. For further information, take a look at Introducing Pencil and Who is it for? You can also read a summary of our programme content, read our FAQs or contact us.

"I'll look after you. I'm used to looking after special guests." Pauline Bohnec - Guest hospitality

Slide Pencil Rewrite your story with Pencil. Built upon the three pillars of purpose, wellbeing and community, the Pencil programme is delivered over the course of four days at a luxurious location in the English countryside.

Pencil's unique content was developed over a two year period and lives at the point where mindfulness, neuroscience and psychology collide, to bring life into beautiful, sharp focus. Once you’re there, you'll have a sense of peace and equanimity. We call it a deep lightness.
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