Retirement Specialists
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One Day of Concentrated Input

Designed for senior people, who don’t want to waste time on courses that focus on the obvious “motherhood and apple pie”. For people who demand valuable insights and impact.

Our flagship programme is a single day of deep insights into psychological adjustments required into retirement, remaining healthy through retirement and longevity. It has been designed to appeal to, and deliver real value to, achievers within about 5 years of their retirement (whether that be full or semi-retirement).

Our session leaders are experts in their chosen fields. We offer rigour, small groups and a conversational style.

We offer this flagship programme to individual firms, businesses and organisations on an exclusive basis. So you choose the number of participants – maybe just a couple, in which case the discussions can be highly individual, or possibly up to ten. Our preference is not to exceed ten participants as then it becomes less a “guided conversation” and more a standard “course”. But whatever your requirements, let’s talk.

We also offer longer programmes which are designed to allow individual 1:1 time with our psychologist and doctor as well as specialist input on exercise, yoga and nutrition.

The Core Three Sessions

Our areas of expertise are health, wellbeing and longevity.

And One Very Special New Session

From a World leader in fixing your sleep

We are delighted to be able to bring you a session led by Dr Stasha Gominak a US-based neurologist who has developed deep expertise in helping people to achieve an appropriate amount of restful, restorative sleep. Dr Gominak’s aim is to see your doctor only once a year because you repair our own body every night”.

You may well have already tried a plethora of approaches to try and achieve a good night’s sleep. You will want to listen to Dr Gominak’s research and take note of her, ultimately simple, solution to getting a better night’s sleep and allowing your body to to heal itself effectively every night.

We are delighted to be able to include a session from Dr Gominak for those clients that want it.

Client Feedback

We are delighted to have received very positive comments about our programme.

All speakers clear and eloquent. Prof Martin’s data-driven analysis was thought-provoking and eye-opening. I liked Linda Blair’s very practical guide to the psychological adjustment to retirement.
David Harkness, Clifford Chance, Partner
I liked the fact that experts gave us their views supported by evidence.
Teresa Payne, BDO, Partner & Head of People
I enjoyed the whole course…particularly the psychologist who I thought was very good.
John Parkinson, Ex BDO, Transaction Services Partner

Our Domain Specialists

All experts in their chosen field. Mostly with national or international profile.

Psychological Adjustment

Psychological Adjustment

led by Linda Blair

The best ways to successfully transition from full-time work into semi, or full, retirement. The “six-week dip”, (re)creating structure whilst allowing for spontaneity & developing healthy relationships with friends & family.

Linda is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She trained at Harvard and at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.  

Linda writes a weekly column for The Telegraph & has contributed extensively to The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Times & Psychologies Magazine. She is an acclaimed author, having published five books, her latest two being Siblings & The Key to Calm.

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Health

Health

led by Prof. Clive Bowman

Clive’s career in medicine has included 15 years as a consultant physician & gerontologist in the West Country followed by 12 years as a Medical Director latterly working internationally. He presently has a continually evolving portfolio of interests ranging from new technology & care provision. He is an Honorary Visiting Professor at City University, London & continues to be moderately active in research. He has advised all sorts of bodies on ageing, not just patients!

Clive qualified in medicine at The University of Bristol. BSc, MB, ChB.

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Longevity

Longevity

led by Prof. Leslie Martin

Professor Martin will join us via live video from the USA to lead us through some of the (sometimes surprising) findings of the gold standard research into longevity, which led to the book she co-authored “The Longevity Project“.

Leslie graduated summa cum laude from California State University & received her PhD. from the University of California in Riverside. She has received the Distinguished Researcher Award, & the Anderson Award for Excellence in Teaching, both at La Sierra University. She has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including The Lancet, Health Psychology, Patient Education & Counselling, & the Annals of Behavioural Medicine; has co-authored multiple books.

Professor Martin is co-author (with Professor Howard Friedman) of The Longevity Project & has been quoted in & appeared on very many media outlets including Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Readers Digest, Time Magazine & many, many more.

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Physical Health

Physical Health

led by Dr Trisha Macnair

How your body’s major systems change from your 50s onwards and what you can do to maintain (or regain) physical health.

Dr Trisha is a hospital doctor, medical journalist, contributor to the BBC & author of The Long Life Equation and Change Your Life One Day at a Time: The Ultimate Manual for Living a Long, Healthy and Happy Life.

Trisha qualified in medicine at The University of Bristol, holds an MA in Medical Ethics from King’s College, London & is a member of the British Medical Association (BMA).

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