Exclusive Anxiety Retreat In Slovakia

I N D I V I D U A L S – C O U P L E S – C O R P O R A T E   B O O K I N G S

Welcome to my Exclusive Anxiety Retreat, an unforgettable luxury anxiety recovery | transformation experience in a small picturesque village of Gbelany, Slovakia.  The retreat offers an opportunity to work on your anxiety issues in luxury, quiet surroundings of Chateau Gbelany, away from your usual hustle and bustle, providing optimum healing/ recovery environment.

Available Dates:

Dates are adjustable to each individual client/ clients. Recovery | Transformation Part lasts 3 full days. The client chooses the total length of the Retreat. Minimum recommended term is 4 full days (3 will be spent working) to fully benefit from the Retreat.

Retreat Details:

Retreat schedule below is based on individual client’s needs (one client at the Retreat). If more than 1 person wishes to attend the Retreat (a couple, family groups, corporate groups), the delivery of the Retreat will be altered to accommodate a couple/ groups.


(Based On Individual Client Needs- The Program Will Be Adjusted To Couples/ Family Groups/ Corporate Groups)

Our Anxiety Retreat starts with Three Face-To-Face Anxiety Transformation Days. We will work intensively on your issues from 9 am till 6 pm. This is a comprehensive program and covers anxiety as well as issues related to anxiety.



Introduction to anxiety- Thoughts- Feelings- Behaviour- What role do they play in anxiety

  • What causes Anxiety?

  • The anxiety spiral and CBT to the rescue;

  • CBT- try it to understand it;

  • Applying CBT to presented issues;

  • Negative Automatic Thoughts;

  • Looking at developed patterns- ‘joining the dots’.

Anxiety Transformation - Light Anxiety


Examining and responding to negative thoughts – Coaching tools

  • Negative thoughts: Are they REALLY true?

  • Recognising and looking at faulty thinking styles;

  • CBT- checking for evidence, playing detective;

  • Introducing Coaching tools to the mix;

  • Coaching Tools: Communication Methods;

  • Social Skills, Business Skills, Relationship Skills (as needed).

Luxury Anxiety Retreat


Behavioural Experiments- Practising Learned Skills- Preparing For ‘Real Life’

  • Learning to identify emotions;

  • Becoming emotionally intelligent;

  • Behavioural part of the therapy;

  • What are you doing as a result of your anxiety?

  • The role of the behaviour;

  • Behavioural Change.

*The sessions don’t need to be delivered sitting down in a practice. I offer dynamic, structured session delivery to active clients, meaning you can receive therapy & coaching whilst walking, hiking, sightseeing, basically in any way you desire. This also helps putting the techniques you learn into ‘real-life situations’ right away. It also gives you an opportunity to explore Slovakia whilst going through a process of recovery.


After your Intensive 3-Day-Part of your Anxiety Retreat, it’s time to enjoy the last day (or longer, depending on your requirements) of your Retreat and explore Slovakia. There are stunning mountains, luxury spas, shopping destinations and much more to explore.

Then it’s time to return to the ‘real life’. This will be your time to try and put to test all you have learned during the intensive part of the program. But don’t worry- I’m here to help you and guide you. We will have follow-up sessions every single day for 2 weeks and you will have constant access to me during that time. We will make sure you’re correctly applying CBT & Coaching tools and techniques to your life and anxiety-provoking situations.

It is well known in psychology that minds respond well to learning and training in peaceful, luxury and comfortable surroundings and that is the aim of the Anxiety Retreat- to provide optimum environment for your recovery. The retreat is tailored to your exact Anxiety requirements and needs. The Recovery Retreat Days (working intensively with me) will last 3 days, with your total Retreat time of 5 days at the Chateau Gbelany.

Your Exclusive Anxiety Retreat will be planned out before it starts and you will have your full itinerary before travel. To get started, you will receive a complimentary consultation with Personal/ Business Coach and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Ivana Franekova to carefully tailor and design your program.

When you arrive at your retreat, you will be given plenty of time to settle into your accommodation. This is your welcoming and warm, personal sanctuary. Your Anxiety Retreat Program starts the very next day and lasts 3 full days.

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‘I would not hesitate to recommend Ivana to anyone who is looking for help.

Quite simply she is excellent.

From the moment you meet Ivana, you know you are dealing with someone at the top of the industry.

She has a wonderful style that makes you feel at ease straight away and she explains clearly how she can help you which gives you immediate confidence that there is light at the end of the dark tunnel you are probably in.

I was in that dark dark tunnel having reached the end of a very stressful senior executive role – CEO of a global enterprise for over a decade – and needed a lot of help.

Ivana was amazing and did not hesitate to go the extra mile in helping me overcome my challenges.

The light is now back on on in my tunnel and I have the tools I need to deal with any situation.

Don’t hesitate to go and meet Ivana – she is world class and she will help you switch your light back on and deal with your challenges.’

Paul S., Cobra Group

‘Ivana is a complete breath of fresh air. Understanding where you want to go, then creating the path to tread along sounds simple, but is complex and a series of issues, complicated by the fact they are all tied up together. Ivana unravels them. I have had many coaches in my business and personal career, I can honestly say that Ivana is one of the very best. Her ability to focus upon the core issues, map out sensible road maps and work on any blockages with a practical methodology is second to none. Her totally professional approach and commitment to the cause makes one feel very supported. She has a special talent to understand what is happening under the surface. I have no hesitation to recommend Ivana most highly.’

Robin S., CEO of Cornflake

‘We have had major issues in our marriage when we first contacted Ivana. In a relatively short period of time (2 months), she had worked with us on restoring balance in our marriage, love for each other and harmony. We are now so happy. She works in pleasant environment and will go to great lengths to help clients. Highly recommended.’

Maria & Karol, Business Owners

‘Ivana is a true professional within the coaching and counselling industry. We have worked with her now for around 3 years and she has provided relationship coaching to a huge number of our clients in that time. The feedback from whom has always been very positive. We are proud to have Ivana working on our team.’

Mike P., Dating Options Ltd

‘Initially I contacted Ivana with the view to boost my confidence so that I can find a new partner . As I have had so much baggage from my previous marriage, the first few sessions were spent on ‘clearing the mess out’ which was a real life-changer. As time went on and my confidence grew, we delved into what I really wanted to do and I realised my passion was to open a new business of my dreams and NOT to find a partner as I originally thought. I was being pressured into it by my parents. Ivana brought in the clarity and understanding of what I really wanted in my life, taught me how to put myself first without hurting others and how to develop an adult-to-adult relationships to help launch my new business. Fantastic experience.’

Arun B., Hotel Chain Owner

‘My confidence was at an all-time low when I decided to ask Ivana for help. It mainly affected my guitar performances and approaching potential new dates. I started noticing the difference after 2 sessions- I was able to recognise how my own beliefs held me back. I have had 6 sessions with Coach Ivana and it gave my a whole new perspective on life. I couldn’t ask for a better professional.’

John C., Executive

‘Ivana provided me with some coaching and advice earlier this year, especially when I was thinking about a number of choices and options in my career and personal life. She was highly professional, methodical and approachable – and helped me bring real clarity to my thinking, giving me more confidence in what I needed to do. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Ivana’

Ed D., Wealth Management

‘As an Employment Support Officer on the Love London Working programme, I help those from vulnerable groups in their pursuit for work. Recently, Ivana provided some one-to-one CBT at the Lido Centre in Ealing, which proved very beneficial to those clients that she saw. Due to the feedback from my clients and the professional and empathetic manner in which Ivana approached her work, I’m planning further support sessions for my clients with Ivana, to increase their chances of securing sustainable employment.’

Jude B., Skills Broker- Vulnerable Adults