The Penninghame Process Personal Growth Retreats
The Penninghame Process is a personal growth retreat for inner transformation, designed to help anyone who is seeking to create lasting change in their life and live in a beautiful, connected inner state.
The Process is held in Penninghame House, a Victorian Mansion house surrounded by the beautiful nature of Galloway in South West Scotland.
Set in it’s own grounds of around 120 acres, it consists of parkland, woodland and a large walled garden. The River Cree runs past the house, adding to the enchanting beauty of the natural surroundings and the comfort, peace and tranquillity of the Estate.
Entering Penninghame has often been described as entering a magical kingdom. Due to its remoteness and lack of pollution, the area in and around the Galloway Forest Park has been awarded the status of being one of only four “Dark Sky Parks” in the western world. Look up at night and see for yourself the shimmering constellations.
Origins of The Penninghame Process
The Penninghame Processes have been developed over many years drawing upon the work of a wide range of experts in the field of personal growth and transformation.
It began over 20 years ago with our own personal work at Mullingstorp, with Dr Bengt Stern and his wife Victoria, which inspired a vision to create a course centre to share his work and to contribute to the wellbeing of others. After many years working with Bengt we brought his teachings to Penninghame with the help of Swedish therapist Kari Paues.
Since then our process has been continually evolving to include the work and wisdom of many others whose work, we have seen to be truthful and effective in creating a lasting shift from mental and emotional suffering, to living in a beautiful inner state.
Our courses are now inspired by a rich, unique and powerful mix of aspects from teachers and influencers such as Bert Hellinger, Stanislav Grof, Osho, Jesper Jull, Aneesha Dillon, Rahasya, O&O Academy in India, Gabrielle Roth, Rudolph von Laban and Mental Health Awareness UK.
We are continually inspired by new teachers we meet and whose work we experience, and look forward to continuing to evolve and grow as we together raise our collective level of consciousness.
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We feel very grateful to hold our courses in this wonderful natural setting and take great care in making choices which support the environment and our local community wherever we can.
- We source our food locally, organically and seasonally where possible
- We recycle our waste wherever possible
- We get some of our energy from ground source heat pumps, which use pipes to extract heat from the ground which can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor or warm air heating systems and hot water
- We support the local economy by buying locally and employing local people in the office and housekeeping