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Abundance Retreats invites you to join our

Healing Trauma Yoga Retreats

 “Join me at my home San Flaviano Monastery for a relaxing and supportive experience as I gently guide you through the process of healing from trauma.

Tess Hunneybell, Trauma Consultant

The retreat is limited to only four places to ensure you get the best possible personal attention.

Join British Trauma Consultant Psychologist Tess  for the Healing Trauma Retreat – an immersive experience designed to address trauma and unresolved complex trauma that may be affecting your daily life.

Experiencing trauma can result in a range of symptoms, such as flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, avoidance behaviors, emotional numbing, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbances, physical pain, and a heightened startle response. In addition, trauma survivors may also struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, and self-blame. You may also have difficulty trusting others, feel disconnected from loved ones, and have a diminished sense of self-worth.

At our retreat in the serene and sacred setting of San Flaviano, a 15th-century monastery in Italy, we provide a fully immersive experience that focuses on gentle yet effective trauma relief. Our approach is not about boot camps and sweat lodges, but rather a supportive and compassionate environment that encourages healing and transformation.

Roll back the years and activate genes for a healthy life by:

  • Let go of old programming or trauma and embark on a journey to repair emotional dramas stored in your luminous energy field. Through this process, you can discover new life stories and awaken to a more fulfilling existence.
  • Reset your fight-or-flight mode by resetting the HPA axis, which is responsible for responding to danger, and boosting the production of bliss molecules. This can encourage creative dreaming, enhance your mood, and increase your energy levels.
  • Reset your natural clock and learn to live in the present moment of your life. Through this process, you can feel the safety and love that surrounds and supports you.

During this retreat, you will learn how to:

  • Connect to the guidance of your own unconditional loving heart while meeting the inner traumatized shattered self and reintegrating into your whole core self de-traumatized.
  • Identify your past and family traumatic events and your unconscious survival skills that were set in place that can affect your health, relationships, and success.
  • Rewrite and imprint new survival skills guided by your wise survivor self and open-hearted inner child giving you the freedom of choices.
  • Learn how to tone, stimulate, and stretch your vagus nerve for a more balanced body and mind. By working directly with this critical part of your nervous system, you’ll target the root causes of your physical trauma, stress and anxiety symptoms while building resilience and cultivating a more positive outlook on li
  • Recognize the emotions that successfully and intuitively made you a trauma survivor and how to understand and answer their genius messages to find comfort and peace today.
  • Connect to your healing breath, somatic body practices, Emotional Freedom Technique, visualizations, healing sentences, and other tools based on neuroscience that can help you disentangle from the cycle of lives and generational suffering.
  • Change long-standing patterns of illness, depression, anxiety, fear, and unhappiness by being in tune with your emotions and feelings.
  • Release the traumas of our ancestors that are carried in our DNA creating secondary post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) causing unexplained depression, anxiety, fears, phobias, obsessive thoughts, and physical symptoms.

We will also dance, play and laugh a lot. When we laugh it changes the brain chemistry that brings us into the present moment making us relax, feel good and connect to ourselves and other people in a joyous way.

Meet your host Tess Hunneybell, owner.

Tess is a highly experienced British Trauma Consultant psychotherapist who has been running healing retreat for 9 years and is also available for online consultations. Born in London 1962, she has dedicated her career to helping individuals overcome a variety of challenges and obstacles in their lives, such as trauma, grief, phobias, addiction, depression, anxiety, and relationship breakdowns.

Tess is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) holding a Level 3 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as an iGCLC Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) certification. She is also an International Certificate in Coaching Happiness holder, a certified Success Intelligence Coach, and has completed TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Prevention.
In addition, Tess is a qualified practitioner in Metacognitive Therapy, Mindfulness, and Somatic Experiencing. She is also trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping, having obtained Level 1&2 certification.
Outside of her psychotherapy practice, Tess is the founder of the child slave charity Every Kid Counts – Senegal. She volunteers six months a year living and working onsite taking care of over 300 children.
With a commitment to personal and professional growth, Tess is dedicated to helping her clients find the relief, change, and lightness they seek.



Tess is a compassionate and dedicated social worker with a wealth of experience in providing support and assistance to marginalized and vulnerable populations. Her work with Ukrainian refugees and their host families, creating and running individual and group trauma therapy sessions and workshops, demonstrates her commitment to helping those who have experienced trauma to heal and find the support they need.
In addition, Tess has volunteered her time to set up and run Face to Face meetings for women with addictions in Southern Spain, providing a safe and supportive environment for those struggling with addiction to connect and receive assistance. Her work at the CALLS second chance education centre in Dominica, setting up and running catering skills training for marginalized youth, highlights her dedication to empowering young people through education and skills training.
Tess’s role as a foster mother to a family of seven children in Oaxaca, Mexico, showcases her willingness to take on significant responsibilities and provide a stable and loving home for children in need. Overall, Tess’s experiences demonstrate her deep commit-ment to social justice and her desire to make a positive impact in the lives of those around her.


Yoga Meditaion Breathwork

Marina Bergamin



Experienced Yoga Instructor with 23 years of dedicated practice and 13 years of expertise in Hatha Yoga. Skilled at guiding students towards self-discovery and inner awareness. Known for compassion, patience, and keen observation, I inspire and support students with love and joy.

As a passionate advocate for wholesome nutrition, I am committed to providing customers with delightful, nourishing, and visually appealing meals. By utilizing fresh, seasonal ingred

Excursion to Assisi 

Join us for an unforgettable afternoon excursion to the picturesque town of Assisi, where spirituality, history, c Join us for an unforgettable afternoon excursion to the picturesque town of Assisi, where spirituality, history, culture, and natural beauty converge in perfect harmony. Nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Umbrian countryside, Assisi awaits, ready to captivate your senses and leave you with memories to cherish. Stroll through the Historic Streets: Embark on a leisurely walk through the charming alleys of Assisi medieval town centre. Discover the awe-inspiring architecture of the Basilica of Saint Francis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and witness the exquisite frescoes by renowned artists such as Giotto. Stroll through the Historic Streets: Embark on a leisurely walk through the charming alleys of Assisi’s medieval town centre. Discover the awe-inspiring architecture of the Basilica of Saint Francis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and witness the exquisite frescoes by renowned artists such as Giotto.

Afternoon at Bagni Triponzo Terme

Discover a blissful oasis nestled in our mountains where serenity and rejuvenation await. Immerse yourself in the therapeutic waters, soak up the breathtaking views, and let the stresses of daily life melt away. It’s time to embark on a journey of wellness and tranquillity like no other. Natural Hot Springs: Experience the soothing embrace of natural hot springs renowned for their healing properties. Submerge yourself in the warm, mineral-rich waters that flow from deep within the earth, promoting relaxation, relieving muscle tension, and revitalizing your body and soul. Thermal Pools: Take a refreshing dip in the invigorating thermal pools, where the combination of warm water and gentle currents will transport you to a state of pure bliss. Feel the soothing caress of the water as you swim and unwind amidst breathtaking surroundings.

Extra Spa Treatments: Indulge in luxurious spa treatments that will pamper your senses and rejuvenate your body. From soothing massages to invigorating body wraps, our skilled therapists will customize your experience to ensure complete relaxation and revitalization.


    100% natural stone, marble, wood and terracotta


    Granite, stone, oak & steel that produces healthy homecooked local food.


    The original 8C Church now used as our livingroom


    Vaulted ceilings, ensuite bathrooms and magnificent views of the mountains.


    The ancient 15C church still being used as a sacred space

    Umbrian Cusine

    Fresh locally sourced natural foods and mountain spring water

    840m Mountain Air

    Private discrete location with spectacular views over the Sibillini National Park

    Testimonials 2023 Healing Trauma Retreat

    Thank you, Tess. I really appreciate you and all you gave. You are right that 56 days from first pre-retreat online session is a short time for what does feel like a transformation. You’ve been generous in your time to support me to get there and then to be with us over the retreat.
    The gratitude journal is a good idea. Without validation the push to gratitude has always made me want to hit people! I feel like now I have validated – and had validated – the difficult stuff in my life that my brain can let them go and I already feel more gratitude. You did that well – the validation and I think it’s a key step in the process for us folk who have been invalidated all our lives and who have then learned to invalidate ourselves. You have helped me to bring compassion to myself, and from that the gratitude can grow naturally.
    “You have a truly beautiful and wonderful offering at San Flaviano, Tess and you have genuinely transformed my journey. The stresses and wobbles of life will still be there, but I feel like I have cleared out some of accumulated stuff that was having such an impact and now I can look to the next steps in my life. 
    ((Before I contacted you, I was feeling at the end of the road and unhelpable when I came along – feeling continually overwhelmed and suicidal. I’d spent the weeks before I can Googling things like “where to jump off a bridge to commit suicide” and texting the Samaritans helpline. My clinical psychologist was suggesting he discharge me to counselling as I was not stable enough and I felt like there was nothing that could help me.))
    San Flaviano is a beautiful and rustic space embedded in nature. It is a space to be and where you will find a companion on your journey. The journey to finding healing isn’t easy but it is worth sticking with it. Tess’s home San Flaviano is not a place of rigid structures and expectations but a place of exploration. Thank you to Tess and my fellow companions for the holding space for my heart on this journey”.
    Trust in you too Tess. I see the mother in you too and I am grateful for that.
    J. UK

    Dates & prices 2024

    * 9th to 15th May

    * 16th to 22nd May FULLY BOOKED

    * 23rd to 30th May

    * 6th to 12th June

    * 13th to 19th June FULLY BOOKED

    * 27th June to 3rd July

    * 25th to 13st July

    * 15th to 21st August

    * 29th August – 4th Spetmber

    * 12th to 18th September

    Shared Bedroom ensuite bathroom
    €3,250,  Early Bird €2,350
    Single Occupancy Bedroom ensuite bathroom
    €3,800,  Early Bird €2,650

    2 People either King or Twin Room
    ensuite bathroom
    €6,500, Early bird €4600


    Healing Trauma Retreats

    You only live once so let’s make it happen.

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Domestic, Sexual and Narcissistic Abuse

    Anxiety & Stress| Depression Phobias| Stop Smoking | Eco Anxiety |Pain

    My services include 1:1 Sessions in London & Perugia, as well as Online Sessions. I also offer Retreats, Group Therapy and Workshops

    I am committed to  L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+.equality and support all expressions of gender identity.

    My rates are based on a sliding scale.

    We are committed to  L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+.equality and support all expressions of gender identity.

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