Healing Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit

Detox International retreats

“Once the physical body starts to heal, detoxification moves onto a mental and emotional level, and finally reveals a spiritual body hidden beneath”   Barbara Cousins, nutritional therapist & author

Healing body, mind, heart and spirit; so much more than just a physical detox

The biggest changes you might notice after a detox aren’t always what you’d expect and it might surprise you as it’s often not the physical changes which have the most impact on your life; it’s the deep inner transformation you make as well. Many people go home and make radical changes to their whole life. Perhaps change their career, re-train in something new, even give up work altogether for a while and travel. Others sometimes separate from a partner or spouse which they previously didn’t have the courage or energy to do. Change doesn’t need to be radical to have a really positive effect, it can be as simple as taking more time for yourself or joining a yoga or meditation class.

Coming on a retreat and deliberately taking time out to relax, re-charge and rejuvenate is a powerful thing to do for yourself and it gives you a unique opportunity to listen to your inner voice. When you can hear clearly your own inner wisdom, it can have a profound effect on your whole life. The body benefits too of course, such as weight loss, clearer skin, greater vitality, and for many people, they come with the intention to overcome a chronic condition, such as arthritis, type 2 diabetes, fibromyalgia, IBS or cancer.


There is always an underlying reason for a physical expression of disease; but it usually takes the physical disease to develop before we pay attention and start to look for the underlying reasons. During juice fasting, your body gets the opportunity to focus its natural healing powers on repair and rejuvenation at the deepest level – cell level. Detoxification speeds up new cell regeneration and provides a much needed cleanse for all of your internal organs. Detoxification helps to re-balance your body chemistry, retrain your palate to enjoy healthier, more natural foods, speed up the elimination of wastes and bring a new vitality to your whole body.

After the retreat, my energy levels and clarity of thought were off the scale and I felt a massive sense of calm and deep inner confidence.


Clarity of mind is often one of the first things people notice during a detox. As the physical body rejuvenates, so the mind begins to clear. In these clear moments, and in the peacefulness of the retreat venue, it’s a chance for you to re-visit your life and look at what is right for you and what isn’t working for you and start to make some changes.


Emotions we don’t want to face or have buried deeply often surface during fasting. This is because as the body detoxifies, it releases old stored emotions from the cells. We cannot change what has happened to us historically in our lives, but we can change our emotional response to our past. It’s not easy, but when you change your perception, you free yourself from your past. We fully support you on the retreats to let go of the past and embrace a much brighter future. We are experienced in deeper trauma work too, and a detox retreat can be a very good place to feel sufficiently held and supported to resolve deep emotional distress.

“Joy is not in things; it is in us.”   Richard Wagner


Fasting has long been used as a way of helping us to connect with our spiritual self. We take care to bring you to peaceful places where you can slow down and be still. In the stillness, the spiritual can be found.

Whether you have detoxed before or not, the experience is always different and so very individual. We offer a truly holistic detox programme which combines physical fasting and cleansing with complementary therapies to help you release, not only toxins, but old emotions and behavioural patterns in a safe and supported environment.

…the most striking change is how much more mental clarity and focus I have. The whole detox process has been amazing for me and it feels like I’ve lifted the lid on a new tool for living”. Detox client, 2015

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