Focusing and nature connection


After completing a foundation course (Call of the wild) in Environmental education with Wildwise and Schumacher College in Devon, I'm excited to be exploring the meeting of Focusing and Nature Connection. Our body is nature, and is not separate from the natural world. Not only can we find wisdom inside our bodies but we can find it in our relationship to nature. As we listen within, we can also listen without. Perhaps like parts of inside call for our attention, the world calls for us to be with it.

In collaboration with "Change in Nature" I'll be offering the following workshops in 2018.


INTUITIVE WISDOM WALK

A DAY BEING AND WALKING IN INNER AND OUTER WISDOM
SUNDAY 29TH APRIL (9AM - 5PM) Secret location, Nr Stroud Gloucestershire

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When was the last time you had a whole day to roam wild and free? Nowhere to be, no one to meet, no plan, no sense of time, no set pace, no map, no destination. A whole day when you could let go of absolutely everything and simply follow your energy and curiosity? This walking adventure will offer you a chance to learn how to access your intuitive or bodily knowing. Most of our lives are driven by our intellect and "strategic" mind, but what what if we listened more to our body, feelings and emotions?


WHAT DOES THE DAY HOLD IN STORE?

We meet at 9 am in the morning (in a secret location less that 10 mins drive from Stroud) and begin to roam through wild flower meadows and ancient beech forests, free to explore the land and our inner landscape with ease and curiosity. The day will be infused with a range of practices that help us meet ourselves, each other and nature with intimacy, open up to the majestic and give ourselves over to the moment completely - both within and without. We will go at a slow pace and cover around 5 miles in all over 7 hours. It is not a trek but a meander through our rich and myriad experience.
WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?

Through reflective practices based on "Focusing" and mindfulness we will open up new doorways to our intuition. We will find new answers to old issues and we will find ways to listen afresh to ourselves, each other and the natural world. We will send time alone, in pairs and as a group.

By the end of the day you will:
  • Have learnt some new skills to listen to your body
  • Know how to meet parts of yourself that "block" the process
  • To find doorways to intuitive knowing
  • How to meet the natural world , not from your mind but with your body.
Suitable for: open to anyone, beginners and for anyone who knows focusing also.
Cost: £40
Questions?
Contact me


INTUITIVE WISDOM

EXPLORING YOUR BODY AS A GATEWAY TO DEEPER KNOWING
THURSDAY 31 MAY (12PM) - SUNDAY 3 JUNE (3PM), near Bristol

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This four day camping retreat explores listening deeply to the sacred gift of your own natural "indigenous" wisdom. This is often where true knowing manifests itself but can easily be forgotten in the midst of our modern cognitive fast paced culture. On this retreat, we will learn how to open to another way of knowing - beneath thoughts and ideas. We will then take this skill to connect more deploy to ourselves, each other and the wisdom of the natural world.


WHAT DOES THE RETREAT HOLD IN STORE?
Through reflective practices based on "Focusing" and mindfulness we will open up new doorways to our intuition. The retreat will include solo time in nature, paired and group exercises, just being around an open fire, and simple ceremony to support your explorations.

By the end of the retreat you will:
  • Have learnt some new skills to listen to your body
  • Know how to meet parts of yourself that "block" the process
  • Met the natural world , not from your mind but with your body.
  • Have found doorways to intuitive knowing
  • Touched a sense of interconnectedness in your body and life
WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • Exclusive use of a beautiful woodland and wild flower meadow near Bristol
  • 10 freshly prepared, healthy and delicious meals, all cooked over the fire
  • Practices based on focusing led by
  • A very special co-created banquet with stories under the stars
  • Guided mindfulness and Qi Gong movement sessions to bring you back into balance
  • A variety of multi-sensory exercises to rekindle wonder and deepen your connection with the natural world
  • Space to connect with fellow retreaters and make meaningful friendships in a short space of time
  • 4 day digital detox – phones locked safely away
  • Comprehensive insurance
Co-faciltated by Andy Raingold from "Change in nature"
Suitable for:
open to anyone, beginners and for anyone who knows focusing also.
Cost: From £220 upwards
Questions?
Contact me