Resilience Training Retreat Portugal 2024

Elevate Performance, Prevent Burnout, Grow Personally & Professionally!"

Learning to ride the waves of life


Your body stores emotions, and your brain weaves a unique story. What’s yours?


Join this Training by the ocean this June! Break free from deep rooted habits & boost your brain-body power in our Resilience Retreat - a true antidote to burnout and a booster for sustainable change.

Experience the healing power of the ocean as a metaphor for riding the waves of life - just as you navigate the ups and downs on a surfboard, this journey offers you the trust and the tools to handle the many challenges of daily life with resilience and grace.

Led by top experts in brain & body health, Jeannette Bolck and Louis Wijdenbosch, with over two decades of experience in psychological and physical coaching and healthcare, our Resilience Training Retreat offers a unique blend of neuropsychology, psychomotor therapy, somatic exercises, top sport insights, and specially designed resilience surfing sessions from EriceiraWaves surf school.

When: June 6-10, 2024

Where: Ericeira, Portugal -  Quinta Raposeiros (1 hour from Lisbon airport)

What to expect:

Our retreat is designed to offer you an integrated approach to mental health and general well-being, by helping you build emotional and physical resilience. Our carefully develop 5 day program includes:

  • Overcoming setbacks and preventing burnout
  • Fostering energy harmony and setting healthy boundaries
  • Feeling your creativity flowing again and boosting your brain-body balance
  • Practical tools for professional and personal use, ensuring you can apply your newfound scientific knowledge back home
  • Exclusive resilience surfing sessions - designed together with Ericeira Waves Surf School - an opportunity for a wholesome brain-body experience in nature
  • An additional online touch base after 3 months
  • The opportunity to enjoy the relaxing and extensive grounds of Quinta Raposeiros, a true paradise by the sea
  • Nervous System Selfcare session By Louis and Giulia (our guest masseuse therapist)


Break free, boost your energy, and blossom into your best self.

You will go home with a fresh perspective of yourself and of life.

Ready to experience the difference?

Check out our personalised therapy approach.


Practical info

Prices for 5 day Training Retreat & accommodation options:

  • Studio Apartment (31 m): €2750 per person
  • 1 Bedroom Apartment (60m): €2950 per person

We offer payment flexibility, please contact us to arrange an instalment plan.

All apartments include kitchenette, seating area, private bathroom and balcony with sea or valley view. Room types vary in size are subject to availability, first come first serve. Please contact us if you wish to join with a partner/friend and would like to share a room. For an impression of the options please look here.


  • 4 night stay at Quinta Raposeiros in Ericeira with access to pool, gardens and trail to the beach
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner from chef Paula Galvanini from Foodforsoul, plus 2 brunches at the beach and one "goodbye" dinner at typical local restaurant in town.
  • Individual and group coaching sessions
  • Individual and group brain-body trainings
  • Personal assessment tests (YSQ)
  • Resilience surfing experience
  • Self Care of the nervous system session with Louis and local guest massage therapist Giulia from Re.move 
  • Resilience booklet

Not included:

  • Flights and transfers


Day 1: Welcome! Check in by 2 pm. Retreat warming up: the neuroscience behind mental resilience.

Day 2: Brain & body balance, land and sea - Individual coaching sessions and resilience surf experience.

Day 3: Boundaries, Challenges & Connection - Brain-body exercises & breathwork to release stress, improve awareness and connection. Team building activities.

Day 4: Stress Management & Coping strategies - Personalised training/coping actions for life and resilience surf experience.

Day 5: Transition group session & departure - collection of tools and insights to carry forward.*

*After 3 months, online check-in session with the group.


Still in doubt? Find out more about Jeannette and Louis or book a free video chat.  Ready to embark on your journey to resilience and vitality?






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Costumer reviews:

"These guys have taught me so much over such diverse topics. Thanks for making last year so much better, giving a very strong, focused, aware and attuned start to 2024. Highly recommend their Resilience Retreat, and all their other programs, therapy combining mind and body, to all...Thanks both for everything!" 

"These guys are legends!! If you're searching for a transformative holistic healing experience, then you've hit the jackpot with drs Jeannette Bolck and Louis Wijdenbosch at Counseling Amsterdam. They're like a dynamic duo of physical and emotional wellness, turning angst into calm, one counseling session at a time. Their comprehensive blend of counseling and bodywork is a bit like a healthy smoothie for your mind and body."

"I had a remarkable journey with Louis - his genuine compassion and curiosity created a warm environment for me to share freely. Each session was an eye-opener, making me aware of my triggers and coping patterns. More than that, Louis introduced effective techniques that reshaped my mindset, helping me tackle upcoming challenges and embrace opportunities ahead. Highly recommended for anyone seeking transformative support!"

"Jeanette has been a wonderful sounding board and coach throughout difficult periods of my life for years. I've also had the pleasure to work with Louis whose approach gave me new insights into how my body handles stress. I wholeheartedly recommend their combined approach for anyone looking to change the way they see themselves(...)"

Cancellation policy:
Before purchasing a retreat, we kindly ask you to thoroughly read and understand our cancellation policy. We know that sometimes things comes up, and unexpected events happen that can keep you from going on a trip you’ve planned. If you’re totally sure you aren’t able to make it to the retreat, the best thing you can do is cancel.

Counseling Amsterdam is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.

In case you need to cancel, the following refund policies apply:
- 100% refund for cancellation 30+ days before the start date.
- 50% refund for cancellation 15-29 days before the start date.
- 0% refund for cancellation 0-14 days before the start date.

To cancel your retreat:
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This retreat is organised in partnership with Ericeira Waves surf school.