Nature connection & Focusing


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.

Wild belonging
"The forest knows where you are. You must let it find you."

September 14th to 18th 2022 Four day Focusing retreat

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We belong to the natural world just as much as a the crow or deer, yet somehow we have forgotten this. We have found ourselves disconnected from our home and from all that sustains us. We have forgotten our place in the more than human world. This immersive retreat will invite us to learn again how to listen and converse with the natural world, we will learn how to listen to it’s wisdom. Using nature connection practices and the embodied practice of Focusing, and all held in community, we will find again our place in the bigger family of things.

Held near Polperro, South Cornwall

Some familiarity with Focusing partnerships is essential.

Begins 5pm Wednesday 14th September and ends 2pm Sunday 18th September 2022

What the retreat will involve
  • Time alone in nature
  • Focusing partnerships
  • Group discussion and exploration around the fire
  • Activities, games and walks immersing ourselves in nature
  • Being in community


What you will go away with
  • A deeper connection to the natural world, each other and self.
  • Skills and practices that support you in connecting to nature away from the retreat.
  • A renewed sense of what it means to belong in the natural world.

Practicalities
You will need your own camping kit (tent or shelter, sleeping mat and bag)
Two meals a day will be provided and cooked communally (breakfast and evening) so you will need to bring your own lunches. Full kit list will be shared 4 weeks before the event.

To keep our collective camp going, there will be daily tasks to share such as fire keeping and water collection.

Costs
£ 340/220 low waged/ Concessions and plans available. Deposit £100 to secure your place. (Payment by BACS details will be sent after enquiry)

Places are limited to 10 people

Suitable for:
open to anyone who knows the basics of focusing and listening

Want to book? or Questions?
Contact me directly

Enter the wild
online and solo focusing adventure in nature


DATES AND EVENT COMING SOON

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This day “retreat” (both online and solo in nature) will guide us into a more intimate relationship with the natural world - one where we can begin to hear it’s wisdom.

We will meet at the beginning of the day on zoom to focus , explore and share our intentions for the journey. Then we will venture out (even if its just your garden!). You will be given guided audio exercises to support your exploration and time in nature. We will then return at the end of the day to share our discoveries.

Ideally you would be able to access some outdoor space - the wilder the better but any natural space will work. Please keep to the social distancing guidelines in your trip - and treat this as your daily exercise.

10-5.30pm
Suitable for: open to anyone who knows the basics of focusing and listening

Cost:
This is a gift economy event - pay what you feel it is worth after the event.

Booking and Questions?
Contact me

Nature's wisdom.
Exploring the wisdom in nature through focusing


DATES FOR AUTUMN 2021 COMING SOON

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“Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known.”

David Wagoner.
The practice of Focusing is often described as an inner process, where we open to a deeper knowing. But for hundreds of generations humans have taken their questions and troubles into the natural world, to the more than human world. They walked the land with open hearts and listened. They lived in an animate world where even the stones and rivers spoke.
WHAT DOES THE DAY HOLD IN STORE?

On this day of being with the land, we will learn again how to be intimate and listen to the wisdom in nature. We will explore the possibility of deep connection to the more than human world. We will use the skills from Focusing and empathic listening to open and connect deeply to the wisdom in ourselves, each other and the natural world.
Where: Held in a beautiful wooded valley - Bourton Coombe, in West Bristol

Getting there: It's a 20 minute drive from central Bristol. There are regular buses and lift shares can be arranged from and back to Bristol

Suitable for:
open to anyone who knows the basics of focusing and listening

Cost £50 concessions available

Questions?
Contact me
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