Offer and availability.
First, a little background.
This project has been a small acorn of an idea that has grown over the years. The more it was explored and discussed with colleagues, the more the need for somewhere for nurses to go - to take an affordable escape, to download, to be heard and understood, to find time to think (or to stop thinking) became apparent.
What you do for a living is not 'normal'.
You see things that others do not see. You do things others would never do.
You make difficult decisions, deal with people at their most vulnerable.
You manage physical and emotional pain...you absorb distress and sometimes, you hurt too.
The offer is that any nurse (or AHP) can come for 5 nights
at a half price rate - 150 Euro.
(Partners can come too for a small additional fee).
The break is about you and up to you - if you just need a break, you're welcome, talk if you want, not if you don't want, do your own thing. If you need a proper emotional 'download' - to make sense of a big issue in your life, I (Sue) am a coach, mentor and supervisor and am always happy to help. Support can be negotiated to continue following your return home, but we'll chat about that more when we meet.
At the very least, I'd suggest you use the beautiful French countryside to relax, reflect and regroup, as this can offer tools to help you gain a better balance, if that is what you need. Some folks will come every year just to 'be'...to invest in themselves and maintain balance and well-being, some use it as a means of preparation for a big project, others to come to terms with a personal crisis or trauma or to prepare for return to work after time off sick. Everyone's different...but honestly...just coming for an affordable holiday is equally as valid!
There are lots of activities; art lessons, pamper sessions, walking, cycling, wildlife watching, play boules or KUBB, swim, shop (or just lie in the hot sun with a cold beer).
There are also lovely places to visit should you wish; from traditional French markets, to chateaux, art galleries and medieval towns, vineyards...or a long day at the seaside. Again, it's all about you!
I've tried putting the calendar on this page but to be honest it doesn't seem to really work that way. Its best if you just drop me an email and we'll see what we can offer. If you are in a crisis, you need to come soon....if you can wait a while, we can negotiate according to regional airport schedules (and colleagues holidays!).