We think that the best work happens when we slow down and listen. 


Life is busy.  And it seems to be getting faster. More stimulation, more information, less downtime.  It's easy to end up in a permanent state of stress - not enough time, not enough money, not enough freedom. Just reacting to what's going on around you.

We think it doesn't have to be that way.  We believe that if we slow down, watch what's going on around us and and listen to our own needs, we can move ourselves out of the busy-ness and live life at our own pace.  Be still, be gentle, be happy.  Have all the time we need to do everything we want.

Slowcoaching offers you time and space to do that.  To stop, really stop. Put everything down and just listen.  Listen to what's going on around you and what's inside you.  

Take some time to do nothing but remember who you are, what you're here for and what you want.  

You can be facilitated in this process.  With a dedicated 1:1 coach.  Or you can do it on your own, with a little help.  You can do it here, or at home.  It's your choice. 



    6-month Programme

    Take some time out of your busy schedule to find your calm, tune into your needs and talk through what's in your way with our 6 month Slow Club Coaching Programme.


    Join us on a three, five or seven day Slowcoaching residential with dedicated personal coaching time in the French Pyrenees. As much work and play as you want to get what you need.


    Treat yourself to a quiet break at The House & The Hill Mountain Retreat with a Slow Time Solo Retreat.  We'll set you up with everything you need to enjoy some peaceful you-time.


    Welcome to The Hill. Looking out over terracotta rooftops to the Fenouillèdes hills and the pine and beech Forest of Boucheville, the village of Fosse sits in an open valley at 550m with a population of under 30. The valley is a protected natural zone filled with orchid meadows and olive trees. A stream runs through it. It is hot in the summer and cold in the winter.

    Take a look around.

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    "You took a lot of time to understand me, to explore my thinking...I feel like you are really listening to me."

    SW, Slow Club Member 2016


    Slow Club

    Join The Slow Coaches monthly coaching programme, Slow Club.  Membership includes:

    • 6 month commitment to the Slowcoaching Mentoring Programme
    • 2 hours per month 1:1 coaching by Skype, telephone or in person
    • (Add more hours if you need to)
    • Membership of #theslowcoaches private Facebook Group
    • Benefit from our Member's Discount for all Solo Retreats at The House & The Hill Mountain Retreat and preferential rates for our Slowcoaching residential retreats

    12 coaching sessions & Membership Benefits
    Minimum sign up is for six months
    Pay monthly £200/month
    Pay upfront £1100 *save £100*

    (Additional hours @ £75 per hour)


    "If I speak from my heart and speak my truth, I can make a difference.
    however small or mighty that may be."

    FT, Slowcoaching Residential Retreat 2016


    Find your own pace and rhythm with our Slowcoaching residential retreats


    Stay with us for 3, 4, 5 or more nights at The House & The Hill Mountain Retreat and receive as much (or as little) 1:1 coaching as you need. Hang out, take a deep breath and work on what matters most.


    3 Night Stay

    • Day 1 - Arrival
      • Airport pick-up
      • Intake Session
    • Day 2 / 3 - Coaching
    • Day 4 - Depart
      • Airport drop-off

    4 night stay

    • Day 1 - Arrival
      • Airport pick-up
      • Intake Session
    • Day 2 / 3 / 4 - Coaching
    • Day 5 - Depart
      • Airport drop-off

    5 night stay

    • Day 1 - Arrival
      • Airport pick-up
      • Intake Session
    • Day 2 / 3 - Coaching
    • Day 4 - Free
    • Day 5 - Coaching
    • Day 6 - Depart
      • Airport drop-off

    Slowcoaching stays include:

    • Airport transfers (Perpignan and Carcassonne - other airports may require supplements)
    • Private luxury accommodation at The House & The Hill Mountain Retreat
    • Self-catering accommodation (fully stocked store cupboard provided)
    • A private hosted dinner
    • Unlimited one-to-one coaching with Anne Burniston

    *5-Night Stays may be extended to 7 nights with more free days.

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    "Writing this now, in frantic london,
    I am instantly transported to the stillness and calm of the valley."

    LS, Slow Time Solo Retreat 2016


    Slow Time

    Escape on a Slow Time Solo Retreat. Take some precious time out in the mountains and enjoy as much alone time as you need.


    "Anne was a great help...The impact has been enormous...I’ve taken a complete career change."

    BB, Slow Club Member 2016


    Anne Burniston has been coaching and mentoring Entrepreneurs, Corporate Employees and Individuals for over 20 years.  She is a former Corporate Board Level Director with a Masters in Psychology, a certified Goal Mapping Practitioner and has a diploma in Personal Performance Coaching. Find out more about her career on LinkedIn and life on her blog. Or give her a call.


    Sitting in the mountains on a bright and clear day sometime in June, my two friends and I chatted over a cup of hot coffee. We had spent the last six months together. Walking, talking, resting, enjoying good food and good company. Work took place. Things were achieved but there was no To-Do list and no goal other than to just be. Nothing was ever planned and nothing really happened but somehow magic was in every moment. 

    Together we had been on a journey where we had taken the time and space to slow down and just listen. To feel our way.

    We were talking about how to bring that natural way of being, of doing very little but somehow having everything come together, to others. How could that be called Work? How could I turn that into my work?

    "Slowcoaching'", said my friend Charlie. And we all smiled. Because it felt like that was what was happening anyway. What had always been happening. What we had always been doing.

    It feels right to me. A very natural home for me and my work to live and breathe.

    And that is how The Slow Coaches came to be.


    "There's no problem we can't solve if we walk for long enough."

    CD and AB in conversation @The House & The Hill 2016




    The House and The Hill
    Las Cabanes
    Fosse 66220

    tel: +33 (0)4 68 84 79 12
    mob: +44 (0)7850 330872