Presence Retreat

Presence 2022 was a great success as you can see from the photos below.

Presence Retreat 2022 at the beach
Presence Retreat 2022 - Fidelma Healy Eames & Dr. Mark Rowe
Presence Retreat 2022 - Sea swimming
Fiona & Mark
Beautiful sunrise at Presence Retreat, Rosslaire Strand, Wexford, Ireland
On the beach at Presence Retreat 2022
Presence 2022 Retreat - Fiona Brennan & Dr. Mark Rowe

Presence 2022

A 3-Day, 2-Night Immersive Retreat 


Pause, Smile and Breathe into the Life You  Were Meant to Lead

Create More Vitality in Your Life and Peace in Your Heart

With Dr. Mark Rowe

(Family Physician, Author with Expertise in Positive Health & Lifestyle Medicine)


Fiona Brennan

(Clinical Hypnotherapist, Author and Mindfulness Coach)


When: November 18th, 19th and 20th 2022

Where: Kelly’s Luxurious Award-Winning Resort Hotel, situated on Rosslare’s sandy beach, Co.Wexford, Ireland

18 - 20 November 2022
Rosslaire, Wexford
Half Board & Extras
23 Guests

Do you know that you ‘should’ live more in the present moment but struggle at times to do so?

Does your mind find it hard to let go of negative thought patterns, ruminate on the past or  running ahead?

Do you want to live with more vitality and add more life to your years? 

If so

 It’s time to truly tune in to what your body, heart and mind are telling you!

Dr Mark Rowe and Fiona Brennan have a wealth of clinical experience between them and are thrilled to team up to offer you tangible tips and support strategies to make sustainable improvements to your physical health and emotional wellbeing. 

Learn the scientific tools and insights to become your best possible future self. 

Meet like-minded people in a safe, supportive environment. 

Retreat into a beautiful environment designed to help you still the noise of your mind and slow down. 

Recharge from stress. 

Reignite your purpose.

Reconnect with the essence of who you are.

More about Dr. Mark Rowe

Dr. Mark Rowe has been a practising family physician for over 25 years.

He is a founder & practicing doctor at the RoweCreavin Medical Practice & ‘BeWell Clinic.’

In 2009 Mark founded the Waterford Health Park, by sensitively restoring the Presentation Convent (a protected structure originally designed by the gothic revivalist architect Pugin, of Big Ben fame)

It espouses Marks core values towards primary healthcare provision – a building that inspires & supports positive community health initiatives  in addition to an internal environment that creates a ‘generative space.’ This includes an internal healing garden & layout that ‘normalises’ the health experience. This was recognised internationally in 2013 in receiving the global health improvement award – ‘A Place to Flourish’ award in Chicago.

Mark’s passion for well-being has led to his being appointed an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the RCSI School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

He has a successful podcast ‘In the Doctors Chair ’ launched in Spring 2021.

Mark has written three books to date including  – ‘A Prescription for Happiness: The Ten Commitments to a Happier, Healthier Life’ and ‘The Men’s Health Book’.

His third book ‘The VitalityMark’ was published by Gill in March 2022 and is a number 1 best seller in Ireland.

Mark’s monthly Self-Development Club; an online Membership Room: an active engagement is a journey of growth, learning by ‘doing’ & learning by ‘being’, leading to a deeper understanding of wellbeing.

He has recently developed his Health & Wellbeing measurement platform VitalityMark™

As a Keynote speaker, Mark Rowe has delivered events and workshops for organisations around the world. His TEDx talk titled ‘The Doctor of the Future: Prescribing Lifestyle as Medicine’ took place in University College Dublin in 2017. Notable engagements to date have included Smurfit Executive Leadership Program, the American House of Representatives, the Japanese and British Societies of Lifestyle Medicine, as well as a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Mark is among the first medical professionals globally to be certified as a Diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine, advocating lifestyle change as the best medicine for lasting wellbeing.

Link to Dr. Rowe’s TedX Talk –

More about Fiona Brennan

Fiona Brennan, CEO of The Positive Habit, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Best-Selling Author, Inspirational Speaker.

Fiona is an acclaimed Clinical Hypnotherapist with a constantly booked-out private clinic in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. She is a two-times best-selling author, the mental health expert on Today FM (Ireland), a TEDx speaker and appears regularly in the mainstream media where she is an ambassador for positive thinking and wellbeing.

Fiona has just completed further post-graduate training with the Royal College of Surgeons studying for the Professional Diploma in Positive Health in their internationally recognized Positive Psychology Department. To date, Fiona has trained in positive neuroplasticity with the eminent neuropsychologist, Dr Rick Hanson, who has a Higher Diploma in Theatre & Performance from UCD and a Higher Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis awarded by Clinical Hypnosis Ireland. She has studied Positive Psychology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness from the Institute of Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Building on her success, in 2016 Fiona launched her online, five-star rated, hypnotherapy program, ‘The Positive Habit,’ which now helps people from all over the world. Her first book (2019) is the Irish Times and Eason’s bestseller, ‘The Positive Habit,’ published by Ireland’s leading non-fiction publisher, Gill Books. Her most recent book, ‘The Self-Love Habit,’ was published in February of this year (2021) and hit the best-seller list straight away. Her latest online hypnotherapy course, ‘Light Up Your World’ is taken directly from her clinical work and is a truly transformational programme based on cutting-edge and up-to-date research in the areas of hypnosis, positive psychology, lifestyle medicine, neuroscience, and mindfulness.

Fiona regularly delivers talks and workshops on a range of areas from stress and anxiety to building confidence and public speaking to many multinational companies, charities, and other organizations. These have included the National College of Ireland, Bank of Ireland, Sanofi, Astra Zeneca, Clayton Hotels, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management & DCU. Full Corporate list here.

Fiona has a weekly blog that goes out to thousands of subscribers and she is active on social media with a weekly Instagram live (@the_positive_habit_) session every Wednesday evening.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, November 18th

4 pm

Registration & Check in to hotel

5 pm

Session # 1 - Presence and Vitality in the Heart 

Learn how the skills of mindful optimism, gratitude and self-compassion can boost your emotional bank account with more positivity. 

Learn to operate from your heart and the ancient practice of heartfulness as a means to cleanse and open your heart each day. 

Live from the heart of vitality and enjoy a reservoir of emotional positivity to make the most of good times, the resilience to respond to tough times, with a tipping point for flourishing in your personal life and interpersonal relationships.

Begin to sow the seeds of how you can truly gain from Presence 2022.

6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Group Dinner

Indulge in a delicious three-course meal. The award-winning 'Beaches Restaurant' is designed to retain a sense of traditional opulence with a fresh, almost Gallery-Esque approach – the home for some favourites from the Hotel’s famous art collection.   Executive Chef, Eugene Callaghan, believes in sourcing the most refined natural foods found in abundance in Wexford, providing exquisite dishes on his menus. He works closing with Head Gardener, Deirdre, on providing different seasonal varieties of vegetables.

8.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Clarity Workshop

Being specific on how you can benefit from Presence 2022.

Heartfulness meditation & hypnotherapy for a great night’s sleep.

Saturday, November 19th

8 am

Presence & heart – opening meditation 

8.30 am

Breakfast is served

9.30 am

Session # 2 - Presence and Vitality in the Mind 

Learn how to still the mind so you can open the door to a mind of vitality that is resilient, focused and present, less prone to distraction.  

Learn to reframe your past experiences for growth and new perspectives. 

View stress, not as a threat to be thwarted or a symbol of superior capacity, but as something to be embraced rather than eradicated. 

Cultivate a growth mindset – the mind of vitality never stops learning and growing. 

Appreciate that small positive changes, consistently applied over time can lead to big results.

Learn the ARC method to help you deal with challenges in life (Accept, Release and Compassion). 

Don’t automatically believe your negative thoughts – question them!

Workshop to create a bespoke positive mantra to dampen toxic thoughts.

Start to implement presence into each moment  

11 am

Coffee Break

11.30 am

Silent Bare-Foot Beach Walk – (Weather Permitting).  Mindful & slow walk to soak in the moment. Listen to the sounds of the sea, breathe in the fresh sea air and feel the sand between your toes. 

12.00 - 3.30 pm

Lunch, Rest, Reflect & Swim 

 (bar menu is available from 12.30 pm to 5.00 pm). Please note lunch is not included in the package.

Kelly’s incredible leisure facilities include two pools, outdoor hot tub, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna for you to relax in.

3.30 pm - 5 pm

Session # 3 - Presence and Vitality in the Body

Learn the principles of lifestyle as medicine. Look and feel healthier as health-promoting genes take centre stage. Boost your immune system, better able to fight inflammation, and accelerated ageing. Radiate more vibrant energy and express a better version of you in the world.

Discover roadblocks to Selfcare & the ‘power of small’ – how small positive changes compound over time.

Get Clarity on which of the six pillars of lifestyle medicine you need to focus on Sleep? Exercise? Stress-Management? Nutrition? Addictive Substances? Relationships? 

Conclude this session with a motivational 

Visualisation Hypnotherapy to envision yourself taking and maintaining those first important steps towards selfcare success. 

6.30 pm- 8.30 pm

Dinner & Conversation

8.30 pm - 9.30 pm 

Reflective Workshop

Time to consider those blocks you you may encounter when you return to ‘normal life.’ 

Nighttime: Cleanse your heart and unwind your mind through hypnotherapy/meditation.

Sunday, November 20th

8 am - 9 am

Swim & Pack up – to be ready for the 12 noon checkout. 

9 am

Breakfast is served. 

10 am

Session # 4 - Presence & Vitality in the Soul

Rediscover the essence of who you are, inspired by a strong sense of ikigai (purpose) and meaning.

Recharge and revitalise from life’s stresses, while boosting your creativity. 

Experience simplicity and serenity with a deep sense of fulfilment and inner contentment.

 Workshop to wrap up on YOUR key take-aways from Presence 2022. 

12 noon

Checkout & Departure

Cost & What's Included

If you have booked to stay in Kelly’s included in the cost is:

*Two Nights Overnight Accommodation

*Half Board – scrumptious breakfast & three-course dinner on both nights

*Complimentary regular tea/coffee throughout the day in the Ivy Room

*Aqua Club – guests can avail of the hotel’s leisure facilities – two pools, outdoor hot tub, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna for you to relax in

* Full schedule of sessions with Dr. Mark Rowe and Fiona Brennan your retreat guides for the weekend


Early Bird Booking before Monday, August 15th will include generous gifts from Mark and Fiona:

*A signed copy of Mark’s brand new number one best-selling book, ‘The Vitality Mark’

*Access to Marks VitalityMark online assessment tool & Self Development Club for the rest of 2022.

*Access to Fiona’s brand new online course Light up Your World – retail value of €149.00