Pat is an international public speaker. She is speaking at the following events in 2017:

27-28 January  EU – Reinventing Itself Women, Empowerment and InclusionWomen Economic Forum, The Hague

31 January – 2 February Awakening the Power Within, WEF London

24 – 30 April ‘Working with Women experiencing Menopause Symptoms‘, The International Institute of Reflex Therapy, Barcelona

8 – 13 May Women Economic Forum, Delhi

June Mind Over Menopause for Practitioners, Denmark

Cool Recipes Goes to FranceTime for you, time for a change 

A Women’s Well-being Weekend Getaway

Cool Recipes Retreat, Bournazel

Cool Recipes Retreat, Bournazel

  • Do you have disturbed sleep that leaves you feeling exhausted?
  • Is your weight going up or your body shape changing?
  • Are you experiencing mood swings?
  • Are you noticing changes in the balance of your hormones?
  • Are you confused about what to eat and what not to eat?
  • Are you not sure what actions you can take to get back in control of your life?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, read on.

You want to feel confident about making practical changes that will have a positive and long-lasting effect so that you can get on with enjoying your life.  You want to understand what the options are so that you can be in control.

It is not easy to make transformational changes to your lifestyle, nutrition, and mind set while you are at home and in your usual routine.   It is so much easier when you are in relaxed surroundings being guided by experts.  You are leading a busy life and although you take time out occasionally to treat yourself, you know that there is more you could do to improve your wellbeing. That is why we arrange these events for you.

During this relaxing weekend in the beautiful Aveyron region of France you will be part of a select group of like-minded women.  Jenny and Pat will help you to discover nutrition and proven mind/body techniques that will support you and help you to make transformational changes in your life.

Reserve your place now for this event by contacting Pat

Your experts

“I am Pat Duckworth. I am a cognitive hypnotherapist and award-winning author of ‘Hot Women, Cool Solutions’ and ‘Cool Recipes for Hot Women’.  I specialise in women’s wellness.

I met nutritionist, Jenny Tschiesche, when I was writing my first book. I have learned so much from her and I want you to hear what she has taught me.”

Pat and Jenny, Bournazel

Jenny Tschiesche (BSc(Hons) Dip(ION) FdSc BANT) is one of the UK’s leading nutrition experts, award winning author and founder of

Jenny is also a naturally gifted and inspirational public speaker having conducted many public and corporate workshops, seminars, event and talks to audiences from small intimate numbers to 1000′s at a time.

With many years’ experience in the field of nutrition Jenny can speak and advise on a very wide and varied range of health-related subjects including: weight management, women’s health, allergies and intolerances.

Jenny regularly contributes to national Radio, TV, press and social media coverage 

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The Venue

Bournazel is in the beautiful Aveyron region of Southern France.  The landscape is mixture of agricultural land, mountains, rivers,woodland and lakes.  The village has grown up around the chateau with narrow streets and closely packed houses.

Gites le Roc, Bournazel

The accommodation is in Gites Le Roc on the edge of the village in a beautifully converted stone barn.  The barn has been converted into three separate gites.  They are approached up a set of wooden stairs which lead onto a wide south facing terrace with commanding views over the meadow and swimming pool* with the Chateau of Bournazel and the rolling countryside of the Aveyron beyond.

Each of the gites has a well-equipped open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area.  The double and twin bedrooms are on the upper floor and are provided with crisp linen and towels. Free WIFI is accessible throughout Le Roc.

*Availability of the pool is dependent on the weather and temperature.  It is at the owners’ discretion.

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Read what our previous guests said:

Superb facilitating from both Pat and Jenny. Obviously both ‘know their stuff’ well but I was gobsmacked at the way Jenny had such a vast deal of information on anything to do with food.  They put over knowledge in an interesting and lighthearted way. The venue was lovely and Nicky and John were such good hosts. Mrs MH, Norfolk 

Time out

Time out

Very friendly, relaxing and comfortable to be with. Very knowledgeable and informative without being condescending. Interesting and inspiring to listen to. Worked well as a team.

I enjoyed the relaxed but purposeful atmosphere and meeting new people. Learning (and relearning) new ideas and concepts that could be used in real life! Mrs NC

I felt so lucky to be with you and Jenny at Bournazel – what a treat it was. Mrs KG, Bucks

What would improve the Retreat?  Make it longer!!! Mrs KH, Herts

It has been enlightening and interesting….It has given me a much bigger insight into the things that I can do and will do. Mrs HA, Cambs

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The Weekend Get Away

Day 1 Saturday: You will arrive at Rodez airport on Saturday morning and be transferred to Bournazel where a warm welcome awaits.  The theme for the day will be ‘Maintaining a Healthy Weight’. We will have a mindful lunch followed by sessions from Pat and Jenny including cookery demonstrations.  In the evening there will be a communal, home-cooked dinner followed by an optional relaxation session.

Visit to market in Marcillac

Visit to market in Marcillac


Day 2 Sunday: Optional Tai Chi exercises.  Breakfast in the gites.  We will then take you to an attractive local market to discover local, seasonal food and make some tasty purchases.  Return to the gites for lunch.  The afternoon sessions from Pat and Jenny will be on the theme of Mood and Food. A communal dinner in the evening followed by an optional relaxation session.

Day 3 Monday: Optional Tai Chi exercises.  Breakfast in the gites.  The theme for the day will be Getting Better Sleep with sessions and demos from Pat and Jenny.  A communal dinner in the evening followed by an optional relaxation session.

Day 4 Tuesday: Breakfast in the gites and a sad farewell to Bournazel.  Transfer to Rodez airport for return flight.

We have built in time for you to get to know the other participants and explore the village and surroundings.  You will be given course notes, recipes and a relaxation recording.

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Get Away Option

We know you are busy so we have created a VIP package to save you time. The VIP package includes a single occupancy double room, all of the features listed below, flights booked for you plus one-to-one sessions with Pat and Jenny.

VIP £995*

Double Bedroom (single occupancy) £695*

Twin bedroom (shared) £495*

Price includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation

    Gites le Roc

    Gites le Roc

  • Transfer from and to Rodez Airport
  • All meals
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Tuition and cookery demos
  • Course notes and recipes
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Toiletries
  • Goody Bag

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*Prices are subject to change.  However, once we have confirmed your booking, your retreat price is guaranteed