2-4 Nights | Henlow Grange, Forest Mere & Springs | From £399pp

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. 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.

If you believe being slim is impossible, it will be. But Janet can help you change your thoughts and, as a result, your habits. Ultimately, she’ll give you the tools to help transform your body with a range of techniques in her three-hour-long practical sessions.

About Janet Thomson

An outstanding 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 slim, using mind-reprogramming in place of willpower – which makes her Champneys resident Jedi. 

Mind reprogramming

Every day we make more than 200 decisions about our food choices, with habits and emotions driving many of those decisions.

Janet believes that “thoughts are the language of the brain and determine everything we do. This applies to losing weight too. If we believe we can’t stick to it, we won’t. My mind-reprogramming plan gradually helps to rewire the brain and change the way people think about eating.”


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 will start with Janet at 5pm on the first day, followed one workshop each day from 9:30 am -12.30pm. You’ll also enjoy guided meditations and a complimentary thalassotherapy pool session.
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 2pm
  • Three-course evening meal each night, healthy breakfast and lunch each day
  • Use of facilities, including hydrotherapy pool
  • Access to up to 20 different classes per day
  • A fluffy robe to wear during your visit, Champneys flip flops and tote to keep
  • Departure at 4pm (room 11am)

2-night programme

From £399pp
Standard inclusions, plus:
  • Pre-arrival phone call with Janet Thomson 
  • Free pre-retreat guided meditation 
  • 2 nights' accommodation - no single supplement
  • Two 3-hour session covering: the power of a thought; how habits are formed & 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; creating a lifelong formula for change 

4-night programme

From £799pp
2-night inclusions, plus
  • Pre-arrival phone call with Janet Thomson
  • 4 nights' accommodation - no single supplement
  • Five 2.5 - 3-hour sessions, including covering the super simple colour code system 
  • Daily guided meditations to enhance all the changes you will make 

Dates & locations

2 nights | Henlow Grange, Bedfordshire

2 nights | Forest Mere, Hampshire

2 nights | Springs, Leicestershire

4 nights | Henlow Grange, Bedfordshire

4 nights | Forest Mere, Hampshire

4 nights | Springs, Leicestershire

Book now

To book online, please click on the date you would like to attend above.

Or 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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