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Anxiety Recovery Retreat
With the experience and success of treating over 155,000 anxiety sufferers, our aim is for you to leave our retreat with a new found sense of calm and fulfillment.
Our program works by creating the changes made in the subconscious mind that have to be made in order to remove high anxiety.
There is only one cause of anxiety conditions in humans and therefore, only one solution; and it’s the exact same process that every ex sufferer has had to follow. This isn't our claim, it's recognised medical and psychological fact.
All we do is show you how you can, in effect, ‘short cut’ that process.
Over the last 14 years, we have shown well over 155,000 clients worldwide how to change their lives completely with . view the testimonials and assess this for yourself.
During the program, retreat psychologist Jenny Saunders MSc, Beth Linden and Retreat Host Robert Page, will provide you with every comfort. Rob will be available at all times and knows how you are feeling and what you need to maximise your experience at the retreat.
Beth Linden, Charles’ wife and director at The Linden centre and Psychologist Jenny Saunders will also be running a session with carers and partners should they require guidance. After the retreat is over, our support team will continue to guide you (should you need it).
“For many years now, I have been dreaming of creating a residential program for sufferers. When we see clients face to face, they usually experience a profound shift in their anxiety levels, often leaving feeling anxiety free or at least, well on the way to full anxiety freedom. I had often thought about the dramatic turn around we could provide if we could have access to sufferers for an extended period of time in a gentle but seamless program that ensures results… it was a dream but, my dream has come true in the form of the Retreat program.” Charles Linden
Anxiety specialists will be available throughout the program should anyone wish to ask questions or get reassurance or guidance. Time is always made for delicate issues to be addressed in private. Other specialists, who will contribute to the retreat program, will also be available throughout the day to attend to any specific questions.
The program Structure
The Anxiety Recovery Retreat program runs from Tuesday, when you will be greeted by program Coordinator Robert Page, through to Friday afternoon when you will have the opportunity to ask final questions before leaving for home. During the three days, you will attend workshops and presentations; you will also receive spa treatments, exercise and and other supported guidance, to maximise your experience and expedite your progress. The program will all be carried out by our experts.
A lot can be achieved in just four days, in fact, with one to one treatment, Charles has shown many times, that fast results are achievable.
You will NEVER be asked to do anything that causes you to become more anxious and you will be able to withdraw and seek qualified advice at any time during the retreat, presentations, workshops or any activities. You will not be asked to role play, introduce yourself or to do anything else that draws attention to you. You are free to move around, leave and return at any point during the Retreat sessions.
These three days will be the best investment you have ever made in yourself, that we can say with conviction because of the smiling faces we are met with on the last day of every Retreat and Workshop we run.
CONFIDENTIALITY: We understand that attendees wish to feel free to discuss their issues freely and that some guests are public figures. We therefore ask all attendees to sign a confidentiality agreement to ensure total privacy.
“My wife has anxiety. She has taken antidepressant pills, also done group therapy… still no change. She’s tried The Charles Linden Method Retreat and she’s found the key to her anxiety with the help of Charles and his wonderful team. The answer is there, it’s no great mystery… ask Charles.” David B More Testimonials
This process works because it undoes those changes in the subconscious mind, through simple techniques, that caused your high anxiety condition to develop. There are no drugs, no hypnosis or invasive treatments involved, just simple to implement routines. Children from age seven have done this program with ease.
Endorsements and testimonials for our programs come in thick and fast, but what Charles Linden has always strived for is recognition of the amazing results we achieve.
Our exit survey during our Retreat programs rate immediate benefits at above 95% consistently, so we know that we ‘hit the mark’ every time. The results speak for themselves and so do the testimonials from Retreat clients who have previously attended other residential facilities, including some very high profile clinics and hospitals. Independently gathered success statistics available on request.
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"Life for the past 15 years has been like walking on a beach covered with quicksand… just as you feel someone is giving you a hand to pull you out of your misery, they let you go and you are back, fighting for your life. At the lowest point we found Charles. The hand he held out was strong and sure and he has ‘pulled us out of the quicksand' He showed us the right path to take and the steps to avoid sinking back into the quicksand. Thank you so much Charles, Beth, Jenny and Gareth." Alice N
"As a "carer"/partner my hope and desire for a solution to the "problem" is as strong as it is for the sufferer. Whilst it is early days, I leave the Retreat believing this is the beginning of the end. I'm sure I speak for my wife, the sufferer, in saying that we cannot thank Charles, Beth, Jenny and Gareth enough. They will be in our hearts forever." David Giles, Devon
"I was looking forward with apprehension going to the Retreat and wondering could it really work???? Now I feel confident to put what I have learned into practice and look forward to an anxiety free life! Wonderful staff and other clients became like a wonderful family. Sorry to leave ;(" Eva Giles, Devon
"From the moment we arrived at the venue we were approached by Gareth and he made us feel welcome and put us at ease. The Retreat is very well structured. It takes effort but is very rewarding. There are no miracles but this is a very positive experience. All of the team were very helpful with somebody available at all times to turn to day or night. Nobody here will do it for you but you are given the wisdom, insight and tools to make a full recovery. I am very hopeful for my partner." Fred Spire, Ireland
"I had just about given up. I'd spent thousands on different therapies over the last 12 years and all in vain. My only regret is that I wished this Retreat was around when I became ill 12 years ago! Still, I am thankful that I found this retreat. I loved meeting Charles .. he is my saviour. He has guided me out of my illness, through kindness, understanding and best of all experience. The knowledge about anxiety disorders that Charles has gleened through his own experience, research and from helping so many sufferers is self evident. He is a very articulate and intelligent man and is an inspiration to me. Jenny's sessions are non-patronising, highly informative and fun… I wasn't expecting to laugh but I did many times (especially at Gareth's jokes!!!) and I have met some lovely people who I know will be lifelong friends. I cannot recommend this Retreat enough. If you are ready to get your life back then I urge you to get along to the Elms." Jane Deakin (38), Scotland
"For the first time I could see my way through to becoming anxiety free – a great relief." Elizabeth
"I cannot recommend this retreat enough. To know that your loved one is being guided towards recovery by such wonderful people who actually care, well, there just aren't words to describe this. It is also very comforting to be with other people that know exactly how you feel. This retreat is a must for anyone who suffers from anxiety because there is a light at the end of the tunnel and Charles, Beth, Jenny and Gareth will show you the way." J. Spoore, Midlands
"If you have been looking for a cure to your thoughts and habits then you have arrived at the only method that works." Mr D. Spoore, Midlands
"Feelings of apprehension, terror and hopelessness experienced prior to attending will be replaced by calm and a confidence that will last for the duration of the Retreat. You will feel much relief and start looking at your life more positively." Joseph, Dublin
"Very helpful people with a desire and passion to support and nurture. Meeting other people with similar problems was very comforting too. Many thanks." Neil, Essex
"This is the method you wish your doctor knew about, it's simple and effective and really works fast. The team at the retreat are professional yet friendly and having shown thousands of people how to recover from anxiety, they really do understand what you are going through." Ali Dixon. Oxon
"The ideal environment to set you on the path to recovery to give you the confidence that full recovery can be achieved." Shane Gannon. Ireland
"We arrived feeling nervous and very anxious. Within minutes the team made us feel very welcome, relaxed and at home. A wonderful experience for both sufferer and supporter. As a supporter I gained very valuable experience also." Cheryl. Essex
"Excellent venue. Put at ease immediately upon arrival by the ever bubbly Gareth. Eating as a group was very enjoyable and created a relaxed, excellent team spirit amongst the retreaters. Meeting Charles also gives you further belief that you will be anxiety free." Matt M. Staffordshire
"The retreat has been wonderful in giving Jack confidence to overcome his anxiety and panic attacks and the change in his attitude in three days has been fantastic. Jenny, Beth, Gareth and Charles have been available at all times for both of us and I cant thank them enough for their support and guidance. The retreat has given me a wonderful relaxation break that was just what the doctor ordered. We are now ready to move on with our lives in the way we always enjoyed" Rina Doherty. London
"I found the experience very positive in helping me to understand how to move forward in my life. It is much easier to interact and discuss to fully grasp these tools that can improve your quality of life. Being in a fantastic, relaxed hotel and spa also makes it much simpler to focus on moving forward." Conrad. Essex
"For over 20 years I have tolerated high anxiety, OCD and panic attacks. I feel like I wasted so much time now after discovering that it could all be stopped so easily " R Bennett. USA
"Highly recommended. I feel I have confidence to go forward and get my life back – Wonderful to have people on hand to give support and reassurance" Jack Doherty. London
"Historically my anxiety had led me to using alcohol as a solution to feel safe and normal again. I recovered from alcoholism 10 years ago, however, I was still left with chronic anxiety. The 3 day retreat taught me that using the Linden method I can rid myself of anxiety and enjoy living a free life again feeling safe and confident. From the moment I met the team and other clients I was in a safe environment surrounded by people just like me that understood the pain I had been in. They had been where I had been and were living proof that the method works. Previous to the retreat I felt that I was the only person who felt the way I did, my belief that I was unique immediately shattered when I heard and shared my experience with others. I no longer suffer with anxiety and now have a great set of tools that allow me to live life to the full again and deal with problems in an appropriate and rational way. In addition the retreat has heaps of laughter, great food and great relaxation treatments. Meditation allowed me a feeling of such peace I had never previously experienced. Like most great ideas it is remarkably simple to understand and implement ANYONE can use it. I urge any sufferer to take a leap and get this cure. Don't waste another day suffering, take control of your life and happiness through the Linden method." Philip S. Cheshire
"Very relaxing and beneficial experience. The hotel was fantastic. Lovely rooms, food and facilities. The retreat itself was excellent. There was no pressure, so anxiety levels were low. I am now 100% confident of bringing about my own recovery." Dave Warner, Bedfordshire. UK
"Anxiety recovery retreat is a fantastic idea. Picturesque place, delicious food, nice hotel. Most important, the whole process was well organised and planned. Charles and his team were very professional. No questions or concerns were left unanswered. The atmosphere was very relaxed and informal which allowed all participants to engage fully in the process. Perfect investment to your health." Teodore, Moscow
"Taking part in the Linden Method retreat has given me the opportunity to find ME again. I can now move forward in a more positive way. It has enabled me to return to being a fully functioning member of my family and enjoy life again." Mrs EJ Thomas. West Yorkshire.
"Being with like-minded people and such a fun and entertaining host like Gareth made me feel alive again. I felt my anxiety melting away. I actually forgot my anxiety. I haven't laughed this much in years… what a tonic. I feel alive again after so much suffering and I slept like I haven't slept in years." Anne, London
"The retreat offers a terrific, informal, relaxed environment in which to meet other people, put in place the steps to your non-anxious life, meet with Charles, Beth, Jenny and the rest of the Linden Team. Highly recommended." Andrew, Oxfordshire, UK
"The sessions were concise and clear. Being with other sufferers was also an eye-opener – it gave me a lot of confidence and security. There was also a lot of much needed fun. I felt I could have stayed longer I enjoyed it that much." Greg, Lancashire UK
"The retreat is a great place to relax, great food and you get the information and tools to get rid of your anxiety condition." Mats, Norway
"I thought the retreat was amazing, I especially appreciated the talk with Beth and Jenny, it gave me lots of confidence on how to help Alan. Thank you very much to Charles, Beth, Jenny and Gareth, you've actually made me feel more complete as a person too. Don't know what we would of done without you all." Michelle and Alan, UK
"The retreat was a great experience. I felt very comfortable when I arrived in this beautiful setting. I learned how to move forward in my life surrounded by positive people. I am looking forward to see again the people I have shared this amazing experience with." Eric, UK
"Wonderful to meet other partners/relations who have been in the same situation. The relaxed atmosphere of this wonderful hotel helped enormously and enabled all of us to sit and chat and realise that we are not alone." Lesley, UK
Support and Guidance
Prior to attending the Retreat or Workshop programs, you will also receive a copy of The Linden Method program pack and full access to the online resources and our telephone and email support for one year should you require it… which is doubtful after attending the Retreat; however, don’t forget that the support staff also provide ‘Life after Anxiety’ guidance and coaching, so benefits can reach far beyond leaving the Retreat.
A truly inspirational letter from February 2012 Retreat Client Ian
“Something happened during my stay at the Linden Anxiety Retreat which is hard to explain, but I'll give it a go.
Following years of bouncing around between my GP and a trail of 'specialists,' I sat virtually shaking in my own home, totally unable to make sense of the world around me, breathless, bloated and suffering the side effects of drugs that were supposed to make me feel 'better'.
My wife and I felt sure my growing list of ailments were connected; and so following my personal decision to slowly come off Citalopram and that CBT was not for me, I felt my shocking, virtually constant state of anxiety must be the root cause.
On discovering the Linden Method, I immediately booked myself on to the next retreat, which luckily for me was the following week. I already had a feeling of optimistic trepidation as the Tuesday start date loomed closer. Was this going to be exactly what I was looking for?
The four days was a carefully crafted combination of classroom style learning, relaxation time in the form of Pilates, a lovely long massage and some posture training, coupled with sharing time with the other attendees and Linden staff. The location, in a stunning Georgian country house hotel was the perfect setting.
If you feel locked away from reality and the smallest thing makes you feel like the world is about to end, I urge you to us the Linden Method, because I can categorically say, with a big smile on my face, it worked for me - and in fact, seemingly also for the other eleven wonderful people I shared the experience with.
I'm still bewildered that, after 10-15 years, of quite frankly misery, fighting this debilitating condition, I feel totally free of negative thoughts and the physical side effects that made functioning in the world almost impossible.
Thanks to Charles and his stunning team - to whom I owe you a huge debt of gratitude - the fog has lifted and the onset of Spring is perhaps the best anecdote to describe how much I am looking forward to lifes rich journey!"
Our Next Linden Anxiety Retreat is receiving bookings
To enquire or book, please contact Jo Goodchild, Retreat Manager, on +44 (0)1562 732078
The Linden Method Workshop program
Located at Bockencote Hall in Worcestershire, our two day Linden Method Workshop will give clients the opportunity to experience a fast track compliance training program.
Led by our in house psychologist Jenny Brookes, this program will immerse clients in The Linden Method program ethos, allowing them to ask any questions they may have and experience, first hand, an environment in which clients are able to ‘LIVE’ The Linden Method.
The program will include workshops and a number of classes and optional extras to make the experience educational and relaxing to all clients and their accompanying partners/guests.
If they wish, partners can attend the ‘Partners Session’, in which they will have the opportunity to ask questions and understand the structure and program their loved ones are following.
As with the Retreat programs, you will also receive a full Linden Method Pack and 12 months access to our psychologists and Specialists.
For more information about this Workshop program, please contact us using the telephone number or the form below.
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Our Next Linden Anxiety Workshop is taking bookings now
To enquire or book, please contact Jo Goodchild, Retreat Manager, on +44 1562 732078
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Retreat information request form
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form below or call the program Coordinator Jo Goodchild on +44 1562 732078.