In modern times – despite technological advances that might tell us otherwise – isolation, stress and trauma, both individually and collectively, are increasingly common and can result in depression and anxiety, health repercussions, and loss of spiritual equilibrium.  This five-day programme will explore an alternative, faith-based, understanding of different issues relating to mental wellness and trauma resilience. Lectures by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad and Dr Najah Nadi will explore these issues as they relate to religious practices, while workshops led by Micah Anderson and Abdallah Rothman will offer practical ways to develop skills for self-care, stress reduction, healing from trauma and building emotional literacy. The programme format will include discussions, guided meditations and breakout groups, combining workshop and retreat-style learning. The overall retreat will be a much welcomed opportunity to slow down and “unplug” from the business of our daily lives to focus being in a more skilful relationship with the world around us: be it the Divine, ourselves, or the people important to us.


24 – 28 April 2019

The programme begins at 3pm on Wednesday, 24 April and ends after Dhuhr prayer and lunch on Sunday, 28 April.

West Lexham Retreat Centre


The nearest airport is Stansted Airport.

There will be free shuttle service from Downham Market station on 24 April, at 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm. Participants who arrive later than this should call Bishops Travel on 01366 324307 to organise their own journey to West Lexham Retreat Centre. The journey takes 30-35 minutes.

Participants who choose to travel by car can park at the retreat centre.

Programme costs (£700-£750) vary depending upon accommodation choice

Accommodation includes double en-suite rooms (2 people, en-suite bathroom) and several tree houses (2 – 6 people, en-suite & shared bathroom)

*Places are limited.  
**Please email us with details for family rates.