Conscious Writing Retreat for Women

Date: Friday 23 June - Monday 26 June 2017 | Location: Glastonbury, UK

When & Where

Friday 23 June - Monday 26 June
4pm Friday - 4pm Monday

Abbey House
Chilkwell Street

Conscious Writing Retreat for Women

Date: Friday 23 June - Monday 26 June 2017 | Location: Glastonbury, UK

Give yourself the gift of time and space away from your busy life to focus on exploring your ideas and writing from your heart with the voice of your soul.

Immerse yourself in four days of conscious living and deep creative exploration in the sacred landscape of Glastonbury.

It’s so easy to put your creative dreams on hold when you’re short of time, low on energy and feel overwhelmed by your existing commitments.

That’s why I’ve created the Conscious Writing Retreat for Women.

To provide you with the space you need to follow your heart, find your true voice and write in a way that reflects the real you.

Over the course of four days you’ll experience all aspects of Conscious Writing and emerge positively transformed with tangible results and a body of work to take away.

Alignment & Authenticity

You’ll learn how to align your head with your heart, body and soul to open up a deep space of truth within you; this is where you’ll discover the true source of your authentic voice.

Inspired by the Conscious Writing process and the sacred natural landscape, you’ll overcome procrastination and set yourself free to experience the writing flowing effortlessly through you rather than from you.

You’ll also enjoy connection and sharing alongside solitude and silence in an inspiring mix of guided sessions, personal time and of course plenty of writing!

Optional extras include walking, yoga, 5 Rhythms inspired dance and more.

Discover Your True Voice

This retreat is for you if you want to discover your true voice, share your message authentically and make a real difference in the world.

The principles of Conscious Writing can be applied to ALL kinds of writing.

Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience as a published author, blogger or in business this retreat will connect you to the next level of your journey.

Clarity & Confidence

The practical creative assignments will reveal your priorities and provide you with the clarity you need to move forwards with confidence and integrate what you’ve learned into your everyday life.

You’ll discover how to:

  • Reconnect with your naturally creative true self and experience the resulting shift in your perspective.
  • Access a deep creative flow that is balanced with focused intention to reveal your richest insights and ideas.
  • Write powerfully from your heart to communicate your message and stories with vibrancy and lasting impact.
  • Release your anxieties and fears using the core principles of Conscious Writing to clear your path to the page.
  • Share your work with your fellow Conscious Writers to receive constructive feedback and build your confidence.
  • Apply practical tools and creative techniques to craft an Action Plan of next steps to keep the momentum going.

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Abbey House in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey OR non-residential participation.
  • 3 delicious meals per day plus tea, coffee, fruit and healthy snacks (all special diets catered for).
  • Opening and closing ceremonies plus a theme of the day to develop a deep awareness of your true nature.
  • Guided practical sessions for creative exploration and structured writing time for developing your ideas.
  • Individual assignments, partnerships and group work to connect with your fellow Conscious Writers.
  • Free personal time for resting, reflection, creative assignments, journaling, project writing and more.
  • Evening gatherings for discussion and sharing plus the chance to read out loud at the Open Mic session.
  • Opportunities for time in solitude and silence for deep personal recharging and reviewing your priorities.
  • Optional activities include walking, yoga and 5 Rhythms inspired dance.
  • Free wifi in specific parts of Abbey House.

Abbey House

Abbey House is a retreat centre in south west England with a rich history dating back to the 1830s. It is set in beautiful gardens in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey, and retreat participants enjoy the privilege of being able to access the Abbey ruins through a private gate. It’s five minutes walk from Glastonbury town centre and the famous Tor.


Accommodation is in a choice of single or twin rooms with wash basins, soap and towels provided. Bathroom facilities are adjacent and bath robes are available on request. Function rooms overlook the gardens with large windows to benefit from the historic views.


All food is high quality with superior ingredients sourced locally. Unlimited tea and
coffee is included plus fruit and healthy snacks. There are two kitchenettes with
fridges for participants to bring personal items if required. Special diets are catered
for (please indicate your requirements when you book) and a bar service is available.

More information is on the Abbey House website and if you would like to stay for extra nights prior to or after the retreat, please contact them directly on


Glastonbury has an ancient history as a sacred site in the Pagan and Christian traditions. The Tor and some of the surrounding land was originally an island joined to the mainland by a narrow peninsular.

Isle of Avalon

It is said to be the Isle of Avalon, a central feature of the Arthurian legends, and has been treated as a sacred place from the earliest days.

Glastonbury became a centre of pilgrimage in the middle ages and the monks of the Abbey lived a life of prayer complemented by writing, teaching, illuminating manuscripts, caring for the sick and poor and looking after the pilgrims visiting
the monastery.

To read more about Glastonbury and local places to visit, click here.



Book your place

STEP #1: Choose your room type: single, twin OR non-residential.

STEP #2: Click the appropriate "BOOK" gold box and follow the instructions through the check out process. Your place will be secured and you'll receive an email directly with additional information about attending the retreat.

[PLEASE NOTE: there's just 1 single room left!]

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All bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit which is 50% of the total investment.

There are a variety of room options ranging from superior to basic. Rooms will be allocated on a first come basis so the sooner you book, the higher up the scale your room will be!

Cancellation Policy

The deposit (which constitutes 50% of the total price) is non-refundable.
If you have to cancel your booking for any reason, there is a staged refund policy as follows:

  • More than one month’s notice – forfeit deposit and receive 75% of the balance paid.
  • One to four weeks notice – forfeit deposit and receive 50% of the balance paid.
  • Seven days notice or less – forfeit deposit and the entire booking fee.


I came with no expectations, just an openness and desire to reconnect with my inner voice through the written word. And my word, I got so much more than that!

It was a transformative weekend of consciously co-creating and has benefitted my life on many levels and most definitely my writing.

Kelley Osborne, new Earth visionary, writer, teacher, healer, mother, Yoga Tree of Life

I took a journey back to myself – a coming home. I feel restored and positive about what is possible now for my writing and my life. I came with an open mind; I left with a happy heart.

Louise Hatch, writer and business woman

I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the retreat. It was an inspiring, relaxing, joyful, expansive, insightful; a lovely creative experience.

I connected with my muse, gained new insights, connected with some lovely people and received some wonderful guidance – thank you!

Claire Taylor, author, co-founder and chief storyteller at The Story Mill

I’ve had the most fantastic experience at the Conscious Writing retreat. It was a revelation; I got so much out of Julia’s incredible experience and deep understanding of conscious writing. Taught and elucidated so eloquently.

I found it thrilling and deeply satisfying to have learned SO much on every level. The retreat far exceeded my expectations.

Maggie Kay, inspirational coach, meditation teacher, founder of Thrivecraft and author of Diving for Pearls

A remarkable retreat – days of delight and insight.

have learnt so much and taken home new techniques and renewed contact with parts of myself that I haven’t been in touch with for years. It was an outward and inwards journey. Perfect!

Helena Dodds, Nia instructor, homework expert and author

So, I am back from my weekend of delicious conscious living and creative writing with the talented and warm-hearted Julia McCutchen, wow, what an experience! I feel as if I’ve rediscovered my true writing self – amazing, enriching, inspiring!

Can you have your life and creativity transformed by investing in a professional and passionately put together weekend of inspiration and sharing of knowledge? Hell Yeah!

Jude Shaw, job coach for adults with learning difficulties and raw food expert

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 true voice today