Spring Balint Weekend, Whalley Abbey

Refresh your enthusiasm!

Revive your empathy!

Resource yourself!

Come to understand your feelings and work more effectively

Come to the Balint Spring Weekend Workshops

at Whalley Abbey, Lancs, March 31st to April 2nd,  2017

A residential weekend based at the peaceful & comfortable conference house on the Banks of the River Calder in the grounds of the ruined abbey. (See www.whalleyabbey.co.uk)

Please note that our accommodation is now full. There are some non residential places available. See http://www.booking.com for nearby accommodation to book yourself.

Time will be spent in case discussion groups in which doctors, psychotherapists, counsellors, practice nurses, other allied health professionals, medical and nursing students can share and explore their feelings about their patients in the safety of small groups or in a Balint Group Leaders Intensive Workshop which will run concurrently, for those already with Balint Group experience who want to learn, practise & improve their group leadership skills.

There will be Saturday afternoon free to give you time to explore locally, eg the abbey ruins, gardens,riverside path & village or to visit the market town of Clitheroe with its castle or Pendle Hill with its Quaker & witchcraft connections.

Whalley has a railway station with connections to Manchester, & is only 20 minutes from the motorway network.

Options for attendance

‘All in’ Residential Price, including wholesome food & comfortable en-suite accommodation from Friday evening meal to Sunday lunch inclusive or Non-residential which includes all meals except breakfast. For fees see below.

Student places

We are offering a limited number of places for medical and nursing students with some clinical experience, at a subsidised rate of £50 (residential) and £25 (non-residential). If you wish to attend the conference as a student you must first apply in writing to Dr. Caroline Palmer, providing details of the course you are on and the name of your medical school. Your application must be approved before you complete online registration.

Discount for Balint Society Members

Current Balint Society members can receive a £10 discount against the fees shown below (excluding the Student fee). Members will be sent a discount code via email. If you are a current Balint Society member and have not received your discount code, let us know at event@balint.co.uk.

Please note that to comply with Gift Aid regulations you can only claim a Balint member discount once per year.

If you would like to become a member of the Balint Society (currently £50 per year) download and submit our membership application form.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds are available prior to 03/02/2017.  No refunds will be made after 17/03/2017.

Refunds for cancellations received in writing to event@balint.co.uk will be made as follows:

From 03/02/2017 to 03/03/2017          50% of the total fee
From 03/03/2017 to 17/03/2017          25% of the total fee

For delegates who do not attend the event without notifying the Balint Society in advance, no refund will be given. In the case of Trusts an alternative may be sent to the event free of charge.

The Balint Society reserves the right to change any event programme or venue should this be necessary. In the circumstance that the event has to be cancelled the Balint Society will provide a full refund to delegates.

March 31st, 2017 4:00 PM   to   April 2nd, 2017 1:00 PM
Whalley Abbey
The Sands
Whalley, Lancashire BB7 9SS
United Kingdom

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Whalley Weekend
Residential, Single Occupancy £ 250.00
Residential, Shared Room per person £ 200.00
Non-residential rate £ 145.00
Medical & Nursing Student residential rate £ 50.00
Medical & Nursing Student non-residential rate £ 25.00