Gradually, you will return to yourself

Having learned a new respect for your heart

And the Joy that dwells far within slow time.

John O’Donohue

Many addictive processes begin as an attempt to help us feel better, to help us manage some pain or discomfort within us. Over time this strategy becomes a burden and our body/mind moves out of synchronicity. Deep inside this earnest search to soothe ourselves, we try our very best to find ways to manage the experience of ‘disconnection.’

This day retreat will encourage us through curiosity and gentleness, to turn our attention towards what ‘connection’ might mean for us.

During this time we might ask ourselves the questions: what makes us feel well? What soothes us? And what matters to us in our journey of recovery?

Yoga, Meditations, and simple creative explorations of drawing, walking, and taking time together around the fire to deepen our own wisdom, and learn from each others.

The day will be for a small group of people who have begun the journey of recovery either through formal organisational support, 12 step groups, therapeutic support, or individually and are seeking a day with community connection as part of their ongoing desire to strengthen their recovery.

Please be aware this particular day is not suitable for those in immediate crisis or active addiction. For more information on immediate recovery support in your area contact:

Booking :

There is no cost to attend. 

Please send us your name, age, and a brief description of your interest in this day, and anything else you would like us to know to

Offered by Cai Tomos

and by Meriel Goss

Our next Dydd Cwysllt / Connection Day is September 30th 2023

Cwllst Days are funded by friends of Felinganol Woodland Retreat. We are grateful for their encouragement.