Teen Creativity & Mindfulness Retreat

Stop the scroll and make your soul smile again!

Join me for a day of creative mindfulness in the countryside!

Sunday 15th August, 2021

10:30am – 5:00pm
Gambledown Farm, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6JU








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Everything flows when you reconnect with nature and open your mind to the magic and possibility of life.

These 10 lucky teen retreaters will not only learn the power of mindfulness, and creative journaling, but they will also get coaching from me!

During this one day creative and personal development retreat, Lisa will guide you to switch off your phone, quieten your busy brain and help you feel good about yourself again. 

This is also a good opportunity to:

• Develop a regular mindfulness practice which dissolves the anxiety from being online for long periods of time.

• Understand more about yourself and how you relate to others online (versus in real life).

• Take time out from the busy, noisy online world to remember who you really are (not what your online profile says you are!).

• Reconnect with your inner voice and feel more confident in your own skin.


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10:30am – Welcome | Grounding & Protection Meditation

11:00am – Introduction to Journaling from your Heart | Mini Masterclass on Automatic Writing

1:00 LUNCH

1:45pm – Stay Confident & Trust Yourself Part 1 | Mini Masterclass to remove self-doubt

2:30pm – Walk & Talk | Ask Lisa questions, talk about yourself, laugh, soak up the beautiful nature & share stories

3.15pm – Stay Confident & Trust Yourself Part 2 | Put your new found skills into practice

4:30pm – Final Reflection

5:00pm – Close 

This is an exclusive retreat for a small group (max. 10 people) so that individual support can be given and participants feel comfortable sharing.


“As soon as my daughter met Lisa, she was relaxed and at ease. Lisa just seems to be one of those people who can talk with kids without lecturing or patronising. It’s not a talent many people have, to be honest. My daughter enjoyed coaching with Lisa, and within a few weeks was sleeping much better, and most importantly for us, was back to her quietly confident self.”

 ~ Mrs W, Guildford

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Your Teacher

Lisa Parkes, The Smiley Coach


Lisa Parkes, is a Life Coach, Teacher, & Author. She helps make growing up easier by blending expert coaching with intuition, creativity and fun. She loves to teach self development tools and life skills to empower children to be their true selves.

“Dear Lisa, I wanted to let you know that you have made such a difference in my life and you have helped me so much. At home things have changed and are much better than they were. I’ve been feeling great and I’m managing to control myself in hard situations that I would not have been able to handle before. I’m now able to stop relying on positive feedback from my teacher. I just go for it. The only person that I listen to, to know I have done well, is myself.

Love E – age 13.

unplug teens creative mindfulness retreat

“We are lucky that you have such a great imagination and intuition about what might bring coaching alive for each individual child. Just a quick email to say a big thank you for all the help and encouragement you have given to our daughter over the past few weeks – she thoroughly enjoys the sessions and there is no doubt in our minds that there has been a positive change already. It feels like you have given her permission with your encouragement. She seems a lot happier in herself. ” 

~ Mrs J, Teddington

Got Questions?

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Who is Unplug for?
This retreat is aimed at: teen girls (age 13 – 16), who are caught in the scroll, and all the anxiety that brings – the never ending comparison game, waiting for likes and comments, or feeling lost or like you’re missing out when you’re not on your phone.

  • to learn new ways of supporting, inspiring and empowering children to unlock their own inner magic
  • to dissolve the stress and overwhelm, so you can show up as your best self
  • to understand more about trauma-informed learning and creating emotionally safe learning spaces
Will I get to learn directly from Lisa?
Yes! You will get to learn from Lisa directly. Lisa will answer your questions and she’ll also share her personal experiences – where appropriate – with life lessons and stories to inspire and motivate. This group has been kept small and intimate for this purpose.
How do I get there?
Gambledown Farm is on the outskirts of Romsey. It is a stunning retreat venue just 20 mins from Southampton. The venue has its own parking and is easy to find but not well connected to public transport.

The full address is: Gambledown Farm, Sherfield English, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6JU. Parking is provided on-site.

Do we need to bring anything?
A warm blanket to use during meditations and fluffy socks or slippers. If you want to bring your own pens and art supplies, please do. I have got a big playbox of arts and craft materials for us to have fun with.
My daughter is not a great artist, does this matter?
Neither am I! You don’t need to be the world’s greatest artist or writer to unlock your creativity. You just need to be willing to have a go.
I've never done mindfulness or meditation before, does that matter?
There is no pressure to do or say anything you are not comfortable with. It’s your time, and everybody will take something different away from the experience. You never know, you might really like it and be surprised at how good it feels.
What is your cancellation policy?
If the retreat is unable to go ahead due to Covid restrictions at the time, you will receive a full refund.
I have more questions to ask you ...
That’s fine! Just drop me an email at lisa [at] smileyforlife [dot] com and I’ll happily answer your question.