Celebrating the Courage of Being

Weekend retreat for men and women with Barbara Godoy

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An extended weekend that will unfold in three phases: Finding the courage to fight life’s battles, Understanding the difference between “being” and “doing”, and Celebrating a re-birth of our vitality.

Beginning by consolidating a safe space, we will venture into the roots of our individual structure, and from there we will face the obstacles that are holding us back with the support of allies and myths as inspiration.

A weekend of profound therapeutic work that will include structures deriving from the human potential movement, emphasizing personal growth, interpersonal sensitivity, a greater freedom, and spontaneity.

And more: Detox (and delicious!) diet, music by the fire, dancing sessions, hot tub under the stars, and magical wilderness.

Benefits: Reconnect to your body, expand your own capacity to experience beauty, find the courage to deal effectively with inhi

bitions and insecurities, create healthier relationships, learn how to be more honest with yourself, process difficult emotions in a safe environment, forgive past behaviours, let go of negative patterns, and discover new possibilities of being.

Ares and Aphrodite will be Patrons of this Retreat. We use their ancient stories as archetypes to identify our own internal aspects. Ultimately, we will aim to deconstruct sedimented roles that we play, free ourselves, and forge the courage to perceive beauty in all its splendor.


  • Optional early arrival Thursday July 11th, from 5:00pm
  • Registration on Friday July 12th, from 10:30am. Lunch 12:00pm.
  • All-day Marathon through Saturday July 13th.
  • Midsummer Celebration on Sunday July 14th. Closing session ends 5:00pm.

This is what our past Retreats have looked like:

Bárbara Godoy, Leader Therapist
M.A., Adv.Dip.Exi.Psy, UKCP, MBACP and SEA
Director and Founder of Therapy Harley Street

Existential Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Lecturer graduated from Regent’s University London. Bárbara trained as a Group Therapist in Humaniversity, The Netherlands and in Osho Multiversity, Pune, India.

She has facilitated and designed therapeutic Group Work internationally for over two decades. She brought her earliest workshop: “Experiences” to large groups in The Netherlands, Italy, France, UK and Argentina. These awareness-intensive processes are a legacy of the human potential movement (HPM) of 1960s, with techniques such as AUM Meditation Marathons, Psychodrama, Bioenergetics and Primal Feelings work.

Bárbara’s academic contributions in London since 2008 includes lecturing and researching on the theory and practice of Phenomenological Existential Therapy on Doctorate, MA and professional courses at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regent’s University and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling directed by Emmy van Deurzen.

The question about the meaning of Being-Woman and the importance of a feminine language was the topic of her postgraduate thesis, and evolved into Existential Process Group Work, which she leads in addition to her individual private practice.

Caroline von Zweigbergk. Body Prayer Artist, Eurythmy Teacher, SRT Practicioner & Life Coach. Moved by the imagination, her work enables a deepened listening to the life force in the body. A journey that refines awareness of embodiment where all adventures begin and expansion awaits. Her work enables self knowledge through movement.

Lori. As our host, she is a very dedicated and joyous person who has great attention to detail and knows how to create the perfect environment for deep work and genuine celebration. She will also be a staff member and will accompany our process both practically and emotionally. You can expect to be pampered and feel precious in her care.