Vagus Nerve Reset Day Retreat
Sunday 14th January
10am - 4.30pm
Are your digestive symptoms affecting your work and social life?
Does bloating and abdominal discomfort prevent you from living your life to the fullest?
Or do you experience:
• Anxiety, emotional overwhelm or have difficulty switching off?
• Depression, low mood or feel emotionally numb?
• Chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia?
• Frequent Insomnia? Chronic pain/migraines?
• Chronic inflammation or autoimmune issues?
Your nervous system and your stress response could likely be involved.
The gut-brain-axis is the bi-directional communication system that intricately links stress with the symptoms of IBS, and imbalances in the gut microbiome.
If you experience any kind of digestive or gut health issues, hormone imbalances, mood issues,
or if you think that stress or trauma could be at the root cause of your health issues, then this is the day retreat for you.
Come back to your core self, learn and practice ways to activate your vagus nerve, the master of your parasympathetic nervous system.
Spoil yourself to this day for 'self-care' purposes, even if you don't currently
experience any health issues.
Don't miss out on this lovely day of learning, restoration, relaxation,
delicious food, social connection, and positive transformation.
Join us for a relaxing and transformative day!
Join our Vagus Nerve Reset
Meet the team
Helen is a registered nutritionist specialising in gut health and digestive disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gut microbiome imbalances, and food intolerances.
As a gut health specialist, Helen knows only too well the connection between the vagus nerve and the gut, and why a well-functioning nervous system is essential in order to find relief from your digestive issues, and other chronic health problems (i.e. anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, insomnia, chronic pain, hormone imbalances).
Helen set up The Well Life Lab in 2018, an in-person and virtual clinic that offers personalised gut health and nutrition programmes, using a functional medicine approach, helping her clients get to the root cause of their health issues.
She also runs cooking workshops, and one-day retreats.
Nat is a qualified Conscious Connected Breathwork facilitator. Conscious connected breathing is a unique technique that works to stimulate the nervous system, in particular the vagus nerve, as it activates unconscious memories and beliefs, enabling a more regulated and balanced nervous system and core healing.
This deep diaphragmatic breathing technique opens the window to stored emotions and experiences that have shaped who we’ve become and stimulates integration.
If unconscious memories and beliefs are not integrated, they can continue to unconsciously influence thoughts, emotions and behaviour. This can lead to the repetition of negative thoughts patterns, behaviours and responses, and chronic health issues, often caused by a dysregulated nervous system.
This transformative breathwork practice is a process of releasing the discomfort within, adapting your neurobiology and decompressing your nervous system to enable you to access the person you are truly capable of becoming.
Backed up by scientific evidence, this practice doesn’t rely on a belief, its simply physiology. The benefits to this breathwork approach are far reaching and not be underestimated.
What does the day involve?
10am: Arrive. Welcome drink
10.30am: Introduction to the Vagus Nerve and relaxation practices.
Culinary adaptogens and mini-workshop with Helen
12.30pm: Organic Vegetarian Lunch (gf, df)
1.30pm: Transformational Breathwork session with Nat
3pm: Delicious plant-based afternoon tea (gf,df)
4pm: Closing circle and meditation
About the Vagus Nerve
There has been a large amount of recent interest in the role of the parasympathetic nervous system as a way to help us to unwind and relax, and ultimately to decrease our cortisol levels (stress hormones).
The vagus nerve is the main component of the parasympathetic nervous system and is involved in relaxing the body. It is also known as the "wandering nerve", it is the tenth cranial nerve, originating in the brainstem and travelling all the way to the gut, connecting it to the central nervous system.
Its main function is to send nerve signals between the gut and the brain (it plays a large role in the gut-brain axis). The vagus nerve is an important communication pathway that influences the gut microbiome, the brain, and our behaviours.
It also has an influence on our endocrine system (i.e. hormones), our immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and neurotransmitters (i.e. our mental health).
Chronic stress can exert huge negative consequences on our personal and professional lives, and too much stress can be extremely detrimental to our health.
Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands, is linked to inflammation and is a significant driver in most chronic health and disease processes.
Increasing our vagal tone (vagus nerve activity) helps to suppress inflammation, supports immune resilience, and greater stress resistance while helping to control anxiety and depression, and with a beneficial impact on IBS.
Decreased vagal tone is associated with poor digestion due to delayed gastric emptying (gastroparesis) and poor gut motility, elevated blood pressure, increased heart rate, cognitive impairment, and a heightened stress response.
We need to be doing more restful and calming activities to help activate this system more often.
Limited spaces so early bookings recommended
(bookings close Thursday 28th December)
Do your health a favour and join us at this beautiful location for a day of learning, rest, relaxation, and deep transformation.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
This is what our previous attendees have said:
“Wow what an amazing day we all had, it was the best.
I have been to a few health events but I have to say yours was the most
rewarding and beneficial.” - Ellie
“The best day retreat I’ve been to.” - Max
“I would like to say a huge thank you to you all.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day, and all the food was delicious.
I would definitely consider another visit.” - Jo
Launceston Farm is nestled amongst 900 acres of organic farmland within the
Cranborne Chase area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Workshop is a beautiful, tranquil space at the heart of Launceston Farm. The design and styling, inspired by the farm’s rich history, gives new life to these once redundant farm buildings.
It has a relaxed atmosphere and its stylish interiors offer an abundance of natural light.