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About Mary

Mary has been a multimedia journalist for over 25 years. After suffering debilitating pain and chronic illness she became trained in an intensive hypnotherapist course 9-5 over 3 months in 2012.

Her family life demanded her full attention and with work and travel commitments she put her dream of creating healing and life changing retreats on hold till now. Refreshing her skills with a UK course in 2019, Mary has also added NLP and PTSD certification to her skillsets.


Mary will now bring her skills as a hypnotherapist and lifecoach to events and courses to make changes, helping the community and the individual find, focus, healing and change.

Meet Stuart R.

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Stuart is a Golf Mindset & Performance Coach 

He was a former Police Inspector in Scotland. which has helped him to transfer team building and strategical development skills from this life experience (working in sometimes hostile and challenging situations). Stuart trained in Life Coaching, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Reiki and uses a combination of  therapies dependant on the needs of the client. His focus outside of C.H.A.N.G.E Retreats is his 360 Performance Academy which works with all sports performance training, his specialty, golfers.

Stuart will be working within  group and private sessions   focusing on ”Body Mind Connection” and   “Transformational Life Coaching”. Mindfulness, workshops, inclusive of Body/Mind balance and motivations to help clents work on the "why?", and "how?" of moving forward towards progressive changes and positive outcomes.

Available only on certain retreats (enquire HERE)

Meet Eva W.

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Meet Eva W: Your Retreat Manager and Wellness Guru

Eva W is the "Mary Poppins" of our retreat, hailing from Sweden and living in the UK, Eva sets about brining you that metaphorical "Spoonful of sugar"  bringing a wealth of knowledge, boundless positivity, and a genuine kindness to her role as the retreat manager. With a deep passion for nutrition, wellness, and health, Eva is committed to creating an environment where guests can thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Upbeat and Energizing

Eva's vibrant personality is contagious. She starts each day with an infectious smile and a burst of positive energy that sets the tone for the entire retreat. Her enthusiasm is the driving force behind the retreat's joyful atmosphere, making every guest feel welcomed and uplifted. 

Eva's dedication to the well-being of our guests is unwavering. She's always available to answer questions, provide guidance, and offer a helping hand to ensure that everyone's retreat experience is not only transformative but also deeply fulfilling.

Under Eva's guidance, at C.H.A.N.G.E Retreats creates more than getaway—it's a journey toward a healthier, happier, and more balanced life. Join us, and let Eva's expertise and warmth guide you to your fullest potential.

Meet Becky H.

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Co Creator of the Intuitive Healing Journal

Becky Hemsley is a UK based poet and author. Becky was a primary school teacher and an educational consultant for over 15 years and is now a full-time author. She has written two poetry collections:  "Talking to the Wild" and "What the Wild Replied", and has recently published "Breathe" as a children’s book. She is drawn to, and moved by nature and its consistencies with human emotion. She has teamed up with Mary Collins to "co- create" the perfect journaling book, that merges her inspirational poetry with Marys' therapy knowledge, combining breathing techniques, self hypnosis, "mindfullness" and the power of journaling.

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