2 Nights | Tring, Henlow Grange, Forest Mere & Springs | From £259pp

The Placebo Diet: Complete Mind-Body Programme

with Janet Thomson

Janet Thomson, best-selling author, TV favourite and an undisputed expert in her field, will help you change the way you think and feel about food, courtesy of her 2-night Placebo Diet retreat. In 3 inspirational sessions you will learn how to control your brain and, more importantly, how to change it.

Helping you to lose weight and adopt motivational practices for all areas of your life, Janet’s practical techniques, nutrition tips and exercises will aid you in shedding unwanted habits and cravings and install positive beliefs and behaviours. 


If you are fed up of endless diets and particularly emotional eating,  Janet will help you change how you think and feel about food, and yourself. Ultimately she’ll give you the tools you need to change your mind and your body in her three hour practical and informative sessions. 

About Janet Thomson

An outstanding therapeutic and nutritional life coach, Janet's approach is informative, motivational, and empowering.

She has already changed the way thousands of people think about food in order to help them lose inches and gain health, using mind-reprogramming in place of willpower – which makes her Champneys resident Jedi. 

Janet says: “Learning to control and train your brain, and subsequently changing how you think is a valuable life skill. It’s one that will not only help you lose weight but help in all areas of your life.”


What they say...

"Ten months after working with you at Champneys, I have lost three stone. I haven't done masses more exercise or joined a gym ... just followed your advice. As silly as it sounds, I eat what I want: it's what I want that has changed! Significantly, my BMI has dropped from 30.6 (obese) to 24.2 (safe range). Would it be exaggerating to say, "you saved my life?" – JUDY WILLIAMSON | TRING RETREAT, SUMMER 2019


Retreat inclusions

How does it work?

Your programme with Janet starts at 5pm on the first day, where you will take part in the first of three 3 -hour sessions which cover the power of thought, the reasons why habits are formed, changing the way you think, an explanation of the mind-body connection and how to increase motivation and self-esteem.

All talks from day two run from 9:30am-12:30 noon plus, you’ll also enjoy daily guided meditations at the end of each session to ensure maximum benefit and results.

Through Janet’s advice and expertise, you’ll leave wanting to eat less, instead enjoying the right foods and banishing those unhealthy cravings.

Standard inclusions

The Placebo Diet
Champneys foundations:
  • Arrival 3pm
  • Three-course evening meal each night, healthy breakfast and lunch each day
  • Use of facilities, including hydrotherapy pool
  • Access to the full range of Champneys fitness classes (additional charges apply)
  • A fluffy robe to wear during your visit, Champneys flip flops and tote to keep
  • Departure at 4pm (room 11am)

2-night programme

From £259pp
Standard inclusions, plus:
  • Pre-arrival phone call with Janet Thomson 
  • Free pre-retreat guided meditation 
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • 3 x 3-hour session covering: the power of a thought; how habits are formed and how to change them; how to change how you think; the mind-body connection; practical techniques to eliminate cravings; practical techniques to stop self-sabotage; how to increase motivation and self-esteem, thus creating a lifelong formula for change. 
  • Post-retreat you will also receive: Colour Code System nutrition e-book and informative video; Personal post-retreat call; One month’s free membership to Janet’s private mentoring group with live weekly group video for continued support and inspiration

Dates & locations

2 nights | Henlow Grange, Bedfordshire

Sunday, 12th November 2023

2 nights | Forest Mere, Hampshire

Sunday, 17th September 2023

Book now

To book please call 0343 226 2222 or email cer@champneys.com.

Retreat terms & conditions

There is a minimum number of people required for the break to run. Breaks will be cancelled if numbers are insufficient two weeks before the start of the break.

Retreat sold out?

If you find the retreat you were looking for is sold out or your preferred room type is not available, please email cer@champneys.com and include the title and date of the retreat you would like to book.

Alternatively, please call us on 0343 210 1939. We often have reserved spaces available, which do not appear on the website.

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