Comments from some of our more recent attendees


"At the end of every retreat, I sit in my car on the way home and tears well up in my eyes. The  overwhelming emotion I feel when I see our guests transformed is incredible. PLEASE read some of these comments and see just what attendees really think". Beth Linden



'what is your over all evaluation of the retreat?'
all attendees graded it 5/5


'Are there any aspects of the retreat you would change?'
all attendees answered NO


I would recommend this Retreat to any sufferer above ANY alternative.  The support my sister has received here has been overwhelming. The team are exceptional people who have all the time in the world to support and help the sufferers.  5-star quality.  I shall always be grateful to Gareth for his chats, Beth for her support and Charles for having established a top rated Retreat.  My heart goes out to you all.
Frederick (brother to Madeleine de Vries)
 
 
What a GREAT STAFF...
 
Charles: Thank you so much, your case provides so much hope
Jenny: What a wonderful teacher and what a great sense of humour
Beth: You are really unique, absolutely wonderful and adorable
Gareth: Eres un pedazo de tio.
 
LUV YOU ALL X
Madeleine De Vries, Madrid, Spain
 
 
My emotions are overflowing as I attempt to put into words what can only be experienced... when you love someone with all your heart and all your soul, it is the most difficult thing in the world to watch your loved one suffer through the unbearable anguis of anxiety.  You would give anything to stop the pain.  I can, without an ounce of hesitation, say that the Charles Linden Recovery Retreat has become the answer to our prayers! To witness the absolutely beautiful metamorphisis of enlightenment that has occured is nothing short of miraculous!  Our lives hae forever been touched by the most extraordinary professionals (Beth, Charles, Jenny and ´the unforgettable Gareth´´).  They are the most caring, loving and genuine people you will ever want to meet and have renewed our faith in humanity.  It is impossible to adequately express the amount of gratitiude I feel for this life changing opportunity.  After trying endless methods, I am now convinced that this is the ONLY answer to complete recovery!!!!
Donna Naples, USA, wife to Jeff Naples
 
 
I´ve searched for the answer for over 30 years and this Method is the only answer to curing anxiety. Attending the Retreat was the icing on the cake!!
Jeffrey P. Naples, USA
 
 
To Beth, Charles and everyone at the Linden Retreat.  Many thanks for sharing your experiences with us, the partners of anxiety sufferers.  This Retreat has been a fantastic opportunity to share our experiences with people from several countries.  It has been very beneficial to me and will enable me to provide support to my wife in her battle to live a normal life.  She has lived with anxiety for many years and will go on to make a full recovery, I believe.  Thank you to all concerned.
John McGee, (husband to Michelle) Swansea
 
 
The Retreat was excellent.  Speakers were gifted, knowledgeable and understanding.  I left feeling positive for the first time in years - I CAN DO IT.  These people have stood in my shoes and therefore really know their stuff.  The Retreat was the first time in a long time I felt releaced and left feeling - "bring it on!".  Best money I have EVER spent.  Can´t recommend it enough!
Michelle, Swansea
 
 
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.  I have gained the new materials to have a good happy life without anxiety.
Susan Moore, UK
 
 
A very big thank you for all the support and guidance - you´ve given me the life skills that I have never really learnt before.
C.B. Leicester

 
 
 A mum´s testimonial... Before going to The Retreat I was asked who recommended it and I had to say that I knew nothing about it.  However, from the first session it was evident we were in safe hands on a professional and social level.   The first session ´What is Anxiety´was brilliant as it answered so many questions and helped give us confidence and hope. Nothing was too much trouble and the level of real care for the client was really very good.  I must say Gareth did a brilliant job, he must be exhausted!!
Anna, mum to Alex
 
 
I would like to thank Charles and Beth for giving me my life back.  The Anxiety Recovery Retreat offers the perfect opportunity to make a 100% full recovery.
Carlo Di Rienzo, Torronto, Canada


"Life for the past 15 years has been like walking on a beach covered with quicksand… just as you feel someone is giving you a hand to pull you out of your misery, they let you go and you are back, fighting for your life.  At the lowest point we found Charles.  The hand he held out was strong and sure and he has ‘pulled us out of the quicksand’ He showed us the right path to take and the steps to avoid sinking back into the quicksand.  Thank you so much Charles, Beth, Jenny and Gareth."

Mary Campbell, Loved one to Tom (Retreat Client)


"As a “carer”/partner my hope and desire for a solution to the “problem” is as strong as it is for the sufferer.  Whilst it is early days, I leave the Retreat  believing this is the beginning of the end.  I’m sure I speak for my wife, the sufferer, in saying that we cannot thank Charles, Beth, Jenny and Gareth enough.  They will be in our hearts forever."

David Giles, Devon

 

"I was looking forward with apprehension going to the Retreat and wondering could it really work???? Now I feel confident to put what I have learned into practice and look forward to an anxiety free life! Wonderful staff and other clients became like a wonderful family.  Sorry to leave ;("

Eva Giles, Devon

 

 "From the moment we arrived at the venue we were approached by Gareth and he made us feel welcome and put us at ease. The Retreat is very well structured.  It takes effort but is very rewarding.  There are no miracles but this is a very positive experience.  All of the team were very helpful with somebody available at all times to turn to day or night.  Nobody here will do it for you but you are given the wisdom, insight and tools to make a full recovery.  I am very hopeful for my partner."

Fred Spire, Ireland

 

"I had just about given up.  I’d spent thousands on different therapies over the last 12 years and all in vain.  My only regret is that I wished this Retreat was around when I became ill 12 years ago!  Still, I am thankful that I found this retreat.  I loved meeting Charles .. he is my saviour.  He has guided me out of my illness, through kindness, understanding and best of all experience.  The knowledge about anxiety disorders that Charles has gleened through his own experience, research and from helping so many sufferers is self evident.   He is a very articulate and intelligent man and is an inspiration to me.  Jenny’s sessions are non-patronising, highly informative and fun… I wasn’t expecting to laugh but I did many times (especially at Gareth’s jokes!!!) and I have met some lovely people who I know will be lifelong friends.  I cannot recommend this Retreat enough. If you are ready to get your life back then I urge you to get along to the Elms."

Jane Deakin (38), Scotland

 

"For the first time I could see my way through to becoming anxiety free – a great relief."

Elizabeth


"I cannot recommend this retreat enough.  To know that your loved one is being guided towards recovery by such wonderful people who actually care, well, there just aren’t words to describe this.  It is also very comforting to be with other people that know exactly how you feel.  This retreat is a must for anyone who suffers from anxiety because there is a light at the end of the tunnel and Charles, Beth, Jenny and Gareth will show you the way."

J. Spoore, Midlands

 

"If you have been looking for a cure to your thoughts and habits then you have arrived at the only method that works."

Mr D. Spoore, Midlands

 

"Feelings of apprehension, terror and hopelessness experienced prior to attending will be replaced by calm and a confidence that will last for the duration of the Retreat.  You will feel much relief and start looking at your life more positively."

Joseph, Dublin

 

"Very helpful people with a desire and passion to support and nurture.  Meeting other people with similar problems was very comforting too. Many thanks."

Neil, Essex


"This is the method you wish your doctor knew about, it's simple and effective and really works fast. The team at the retreat are professional yet friendly and having shown thousands of people how to recover from anxiety, they really do understand what you are going through."
Ali Dixon. Oxon

"The ideal environment to set you on the path to recovery to give you the confidence that full recovery can be achieved." Shane Gannon. Ireland

"We arrived feeling nervous and very anxious. Within minutes the team made us feel very welcome, relaxed and at home. A wonderful experience for both sufferer and supporter. As a supporter I gained very valuable experience also." Cheryl. Essex

"Excellent venue. Put at ease immediately upon arrival by the ever bubbly Gareth. Eating as a group was very enjoyable and created a relaxed, excellent team spirit amongst the retreaters. Meeting Charles also gives you further belief that you will be anxiety free." Matt M. Staffordshire

"The retreat has been wonderful in giving Jack confidence to overcome his anxiety and panic attacks and the change in his attitude in three days has been fantastic. Jenny, Beth, Gareth and Charles have been available at all times for both of us and I cant thank them enough for their support and guidance. The retreat has given me a wonderful relaxation break that was just what the doctor ordered. We are now ready to move on with our lives in the way we always enjoyed" Rina Doherty. London

"I found the experience very positive in helping me to understand how to ove forward in my life. It is much easier to interact and discuss to fully grasp these tools that can improve your quality of life. Being in a fantastic, relaxed hotel and spa also makes it much simpler to focus on moving forward." Conrad. Essex

"For over 20 years I have tolerated high anxiety, OCD and panic attacks. I feel like I wasted so much time now after discovering that it could all be stopped so easily " R Bennett. USA

"Highly recommended. I feel I have confidence to go forward and get my life back - Wonderful to have people on hand to give support and reassurance"
Jack Doherty. London

"Historically my anxiety had led me to using alcohol as a solution to feel safe and normal again. I recovered from alcoholism 10 years ago, however, I was still left with chronic anxiety. The 3 day retreat taught me that using the Linden method I can rid myself of anxiety and enjoy living a free life again feeling safe and confident.

From the moment I met the team and other clients I was in a safe environment surrounded by people just like me that understood the pain I had been in. They had been where I had been and were living proof that the method works. Previous to the retreat I felt that I was the only person who felt the way I did, my belief that I was unique immediately shattered when I heard and shared my experience with others.

I no longer suffer with anxiety and now have  a great set of tools that allow me to live life to the full again and deal with problems in an appropriate and rational way.

In addition the retreat has heaps of laughter, great food and  great relaxation treatments. Meditation allowed me a feeling of such peace I had never previously experienced.

Like most great ideas it is remarkably simple to understand and implement ANYONE can use it. I urge any sufferer to take a leap and get this cure. Don't waste another day suffering, take control of your life and happiness through the Linden method."
Philip S. Cheshire


'what is your over all evaluation of the retreat?'
attendees graded it 5/5


"Very relaxing and beneficial experience. The hotel was fantastic. Lovely rooms, food and facilities. The retreat itself was excellent. There was no pressure, so anxiety levels were low. I am now 100% confident of bringing about my own recovery."
Dave Warner, Bedfordshire. UK

"Anxiety recovery retreat is a fantastic idea. Picturesque place, delicious food, nice hotel. Most important, the whole process was well organised and planned. Charles and his team were very professional. No questions or concerns were left unanswered. The atmosphere was very relaxed and informal which allowed all participants to engage fully in the process. Perfect investment to your health."  Teodore, Moscow

"Taking part in the Linden Method retreat has given me the opportunity to find ME again. I can now move forward in a more positive way. It has enabled me to return to being a fully functioning member of my family and enjoy life again."
Mrs EJ Thomas. West Yorkshire.

"Being with like-minded people and such a fun and entertaining host like Gareth made me feel alive again. I felt my anxiety melting away. I actually forgot my anxiety. I haven't laughed this much in years... what a tonic. I feel alive again after so much suffering and I slept like I haven't slept in years." Anne, London

"The retreat offers a terrific, informal, relaxed environment in which to meet other people, put in place the steps to your non-anxious life, meet with Charles, Beth, Jenny and the rest of the Linden Team. Highly recommended." Andrew, Oxfordshire, UK

"The sessions were concise and clear. Being with other sufferers was also an eye-opener - it gave me a lot of confidence and security. There was also a lot of much needed fun. I felt I could have stayed longer I enjoyed it that much." Greg, Lancashire UK

"The retreat is a great place to relax, great food and you get the information and tools to get rid of your anxiety condition." Mats, Norway

"I thought the retreat was amazing, I especially appreciated the talk with Beth and Jenny, it gave me lots of confidence on how to help Alan.

Thank you very much to Charles, Beth, Jenny and Gareth, you've actually made me feel more complete as a person too. Don't know what we would of done without you all."
Michelle and Alan, UK

"The retreat was a great experience. I felt very comfortable when I arrived in this beautiful setting. I learned how to move forward in my life surrounded by positive people. I am looking forward to see again the people I have shared this amazing experience with." Eric, UK

"Wonderful to meet other partners/relations who have been in the same situation. The relaxed atmosphere of this wonderful hotel helped enormously and enabled all of us to sit and chat and realise that we are not alone." Lesley, UK



Dave Roach's Video Comments



To Beth, Charles and everyone at the Linden Retreat.  Many thanks for sharing your experiences with us, the partners of anxiety sufferers.  This Retreat has been a fantastic opportunity to share our experiences with people from several countries.  It has been very beneficial to me and will enable me to provide support to my wife in her battle to live a normal life.  She has lived with anxiety for many years and will go on to make a full recovery, I believe.  Thank you to all concerned.
John McGee, (husband to Michelle) Swansea
 
 
The Retreat was excellent.  Speakers were gifted, knowledgeable and understanding.  I left feeling positive for the first time in years - I CAN DO IT.  These people have stood in my shoes and therefore really know their stuff.  The Retreat was the first time in a long time I felt relieved and left feeling - "bring it on!".  Best money I have EVER spent.  Can´t recommend it enough!
Michelle, Swansea
 
 
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.  I have gained the new materials to have a good happy life without anxiety.
Susan Moore, UK
 
 
A very big thank you for all the support and guidance - you´ve given me the life skills that I have never really learnt before.
C.B. Leicester


A mum´s testimonial... Before going to The Retreat I was asked who recommended it and I had to say that I knew nothing about it.  However, from the first session it was evident we were in safe hands on a professional and social level.   The first session ´What is Anxiety´was brilliant as it answered so many questions and helped give us confidence and hope. Nothing was too much trouble and the level of real care for the client was really very good.  I must say Gareth did a brilliant job, he must be exhausted!!
Anna, mum to Alex
 



Above: Some of our February 2010 Retreat Clients


"I achieved in three days what seven years of medication and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy couldn't do... the anxiety started to fade away and I knew it was the start of a new me."
Richard Perks. Lincs.


"Your programme cured me. I can't believe that after 25 years, I am now completely anxiety free; how much time I have wasted. Your Retreat is incredible. I have recommended it to loads of anxious people."
Carol S. Edinburgh

Alan Jayes' Video Comments






"Anxiety Recovery Retreat is a fantastic idea. Picturesque place, delicious food, nice hotel. Most important the whole process was well organised and planned. Charles and his team were very professional. No questions or concerns were left unanswered.The atmosphere was very relaxed and informal which allowed all participants to engage fully in the process. Perfect investment to your health."
Teodore V. Moscow


"I have been so many retreats and courses over the years, but yours is the first to actually have a life change effect.  It immersed me in a positive and informative environment that enabled me to change my life completely. Thank you."
Sally-Anne. Weymouth


"I was skeptical after years of suffering and believing that I would always suffer with OCD.  Thank you from the depths of my heart Charles."
E. Turton. Beds.




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