The Wider Circle
Steps To Healing Programme
Weekend Residential

Our residentials are held in Larne, Ballycastle or Benburb.
We are also currently exploring other locations, however they must be able to offer the peaceful and serene surroundings of our current venues: 

The Corrymeela community
Drumalis House 
Benburb Priory

Accommodation is provided in single rooms, although doubles can be supplied on request.

All meals are included, although on some occasions the venues introduce an element of self service. Fruit, biscuits and certain beverages are also available outside of meal times.

Alcohol is not allowed by any of our hosts.

The venues are booked from 14.00 on a Friday afternoon to 16.00 on a Sunday afternoon.

There are usually two groups of three or four participants each facilitated by a fully trained leader in association with one or two co-facilitators.  The  facilitators remain with the allocated group throughout the weekend. We are also supported by an experienced coordinator and clinical supervision is available throughout the weekend. After introductions and settling in there will be a welcome meeting at 16.00 which marks the start of the weekend healing experience. (please see programme schedule).

We provide a limited number of places free of charge or at discounted rates due to the generosity of our funders such as The National Lottery, Lloyds Bank Foundation for NI, Santander Foundation, Belfast City Council and voluntary donations. 

Costs to The Wider Circle range from £1100 to £1600 per person depending on the venue, the number of participants and time of year.

The fees cover accommodation, meals, coordination fees, administration costs, professional charges, materials and any ongoing support for those who wish to continue their healing journey with us. (Please see further healing and personal development opportunities).

We work in partnership with referring organisations to meet participant costs.

You will be advised of our discount policy on receipt of your application or referral. Like our programmes it is a gentle and easy process. No one has ever been turned down  because of costs.

The Wider Circle, BCDA Building, 283 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 3GG
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