Clarity comes in space and experience outside of routine and familiarity

The Unstuckifed Retreat is a 4-day retreat for 12 women

October 11th to 14th, 2018    Caithnesshire, Scottish Highlands

Let the beauty of the outdoors slow, centre and inspire you.

Let thoughtful coaching & spending time being in the outdoors enable you to think and imagine in new ways.

Give yourself space and permission to be cared for and for your needs to be met.

Let this space be a catalyst for you to find clarity on who you are becoming and / or what you will be doing.

Let yourself be surprised by what unfolds for you in this special space.

Life’s okay. But you know you’ve more potential than you are living right now. And this niggles you.

It’s hard to find clarity in the routine and the gentle ruts of your everyday.

Lack of time, space and circumstances are hindering you from clarity about how to move from ‘what is’ to ‘who and what you are becoming’.

Clarity comes in the spaces and experiences outside of routine and familiarity.

So, Kate and I have lovingly created this retreat.

We want you to have access to a beautiful space where you don’t need to think about day to day things like food, looking after others and what to do.

We want to lead you on a gentle journey towards clarity.

For once, YOU will be looked after.

Our intention is that you will leave with feelings of:



A sense of your own worth



And that the decisions you are making
are serving you

The Retreat

This is a 4-day retreat in a beautiful stately home in Caithnesshire, Scottish Highlands.
It’s for 12 women.

It will run Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October. You’ll be welcomed on Thursday afternoon.

There will be plenty of time to unpack, wander around the beautiful grounds of Forse House in their autumnal glory, put on your comfy clothes and settle in before our welcome dinner and opening session.

Our programme will include daily outdoor practices of body stretching and journaling.

Our workshop and activity focus will be on thoughts, values, dreams and imagination.

Evening activities will include a story telling session around the fire pit and a night walk led by Kate. Your senses will be fully engaged!

All activities will be optional. The most important thing is that you get YOUR needs met.

There’s no need to please anyone else.

Laughter and fun are high on our priorities for this retreat too! We’ve built in plenty time for relaxation, exploration, contemplation and conversation.

We will encourage you to have a digital detox so only to use your phone for emergencies.

You will have the opportunity to book a one to one 30-minute coaching session with Shona or Kate during the retreat.

On Sunday morning, we’ll have a final session and closing ceremony and we’ll say our goodbyes after brunch. We’ll end at midday.

Since we’ve worked together I’ve been able to see things more clearly, and trust myself more. The biggest positive change I’ve noticed is that I am better at self-care rather than self-comfort! Coaching with Shona is like having a cup of tea with a good friend who is always affirming, but who will also help you face difficult truths and hold you accountable, but in the most gentle way.

Donna, London

The House

We will have the run of Forse House, a beautiful listed Country House.

Having a beautiful indoor and outdoor space is really important to us –  and the minute we visited Forse House our hearts sung!

It’s set within 24 acres of landscaped grounds, which includes lawns, walled garden, woodland and the picturesque stream. We’re only a short distance from the beach so you can walk on the beach if you desire. The grounds are yours to walk at any time.

We’ll have sole use of 3 beautiful roomy lounges during our stay. One lounge will be a designated ‘quiet room’ so you can sit here and read, journal or just be, without feeling the need to make conversation.

The owners, Forse of Nature, are a family-run business, who have an underlying ethos: “keeping it simple, sustainable and affordable”. Lynn and her family will cater for us during our stay. Their daughter Ellie is a Countryside Ranger and she will assist us with her skills and local knowledge on the retreat.

As well as the house itself, the area around Forse is steeped in history going as far back as prehistoric settlers over 3,000 years ago.

The Rooms

The majority of the accommodation is on a sharing basis. There are 2 large bright rooms, each with 5 single beds. All bedding and towels are provided.

For an extra fee, there are 3 single bed options and one twin bed option.

The Food

Forse for Nature will cater for our every culinary need! Their home bakes and scones are worth the fees alone!

They are passionate about delicious homemade and local, sustainable, or free trade sourced foods.

Do let us know at the time of booking of any dietary needs or preferences you have.

Coaching with Shona is like a friend who has no judgement. She doesn’t tell you off for thinking the way you do. But gives you ideas, points of view, techniques, and science based facts to help slowly change your thoughts to the ones you would love to have instead.

Sinead, Aberdeen

Your Retreat Hosts

Shona Macpherson

I’m a life coach, blogger, personal trainer and outdoor lover. I’m passionate about our potential and the importance of living lives aligned with our values. My coaching niche is helping people find freedom by getting unstuck from following inherited life scripts; limiting thoughts and behaviours.

I’ve dreamed about creating a beautiful space for women to come together for years - and this has felt like the time to bring that dream into reality.

I’m so excited to create and hold this space for you. When you bring together kind intentions, careful planning, beauty and nature only good things can happen! Find out more about me here:

Kate O’Brien

I’m delighted that Kate O’Brien is co-hosting this retreat with me. Kate has a background in positive psychology and a love of natural environments. She (and I) are continually reminded of the power of combining these two things.

Kate is an out-door instructor and has worked for the last 15 years leading others on outer and inner journeys in wild places.

She is fascinated by potential and her curiosity has led her to continually experiment with her own change process, as well as spend time researching the science behind being the best version of ourselves.

I feel able to be real with myself and others.  

I’ll be able to apply a 'value-based' lens to all of my decision making, trust my intuition and know that deep down I already have all the answers, I simply have to listen to find a solution.

I feel that after working with Shona, I have the proper tools to deal with any future endeavors.

Coaching with Shona is like getting a professional artist to help you redraw the map of your life.

Although the map already exists, she helps you embellish and enhanced so you can create a clear path to reach your goals. 

Laura, Inverness

You are officially invited

The Dates
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October

The Location
Forse House, Latheron, Caithness, KW5 6DG

The Prices
£425 to £540 (depending on room choice)
The price includes all accommodation, all meals and workshop materials.

This is an intimate retreat for just 12 women.
You can secure your spot with a non-refundable deposit of £100.

Book Now

Once you have paid your deposit, I’ll send you a welcome email with all the details.

You’ll also be able to complete a registration form where you’ll be able to choose your room preference, payment instalments (choose from 1, 2 or 3 monthly payments) and let me know of any dietary needs.

The thing that has stayed with me from our coaching is the beauty of conclusions made, the healing that took place, the feeling that we were being held by you. The gentleness and the natural way the sessions took place.

Lisa, Inverness


How do I get to the retreat?

Forse House is located close to the north coast of Scotland within the county of Caithness on the A99 for Wick. If you are travelling from the South, first get to Inverness (train, drive, flight).

From Inverness, the easiest way to get to Forse House is to get the X99 bus which runs from Inverness to Wick. It will stop at the end of the drive on request. (Forse House is 1 mile past Latheron Junction so you can warn the driver). The bus takes about 2 hours 20 mins and driving takes about 2 hours.

We will also set up a private Facebook Group before the retreat so you can ‘meet’ other participants and possibly look at car sharing.

What happens if I can’t come or change my mind?

Please register mindfully as your deposit is you indicating your commitment to attend. Your retreat place is transferable but not refundable. This means you can gift or sell your spot to someone else.

What should I bring and wear?

Bring anything you feel comfortable and relaxed in. Being chilled is the name of the game! But also, please take a waterproof jacket and boots so that you will be comfortable outside. The house will be warm and cosy.

I’m not sure about sharing a room with 4 others!

There are a few options for single or sharing with just one other so let me know at time of booking. But also, it could be fun to share (and will be cheaper for you) and there is a quiet lounge that you can retreat to at any time.

It all sounds great but I’m not sure if I’m stuck!

If something about this retreat is making you go ‘yes’ then tune into that and feel very welcome.


Kate and I can’t wait to retreat with you! Please don’t hesitate to message with any questions! 

Shona x