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.



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


SUNDAY 6th September (10AM - 5PM) Bourton Combe, West Bristol

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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
Pay with paypal

WILD MINDFULNESS

Exploring inner and outer landscapes through Mindfulness and awareness

SUNDAY 16TH JUNE (10AM - 4PM)
Stroud Community Agriculture Roundhouse, Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW

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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.
WHAT DOES THE DAY HOLD IN STORE?

When we spend any quality time in nature we meet “wildness” , something not controlled by our minds and wishes, we enter a world where we are a guest and here we can touch mystery and wisdom if we open to it. When we take our awareness inside also we meet a similar landscape - full of unknown treasures, overgrown paths and wild creatures. In each landscape if we approach with reverence, great things move towards us. Wisdom and wonder awaits.

This day workshop/retreat will offer an opportunity to saunter in nature, with fresh and open senses. We will take our extraordinary human senses to bring an open heart and mind to our experience. We will sit together, and alone, in and on the land. We will walk and explore, We will share what we discover.
WHERE AND WHEN

SUNDAY 16TH JUNE
10AM - 4PM

Stroud Community Agriculture Roundhouse, Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW
Facilitated by me and Marianne Brady from "Mindfulness-West"

Marianne has been teaching mindfulness skills in a secular context for 12 years in many different settings: teachers, senior managers, veterans, parents, people suffering from early onset dementia as well as running courses and classes and retreats for the general public. She has trained with Breathworks Bangor University and Breathing Space
She also teaches meditation within a Buddhist context - since 1990 having worked as a full time meditation teacher for the London Buddhist Centre for 13 years.

Suitable for: open to anyone, beginners and for anyone who knows focusing also.
Cost: £50 Concessions available (Contact me)
Questions?
Contact me
This links you to the bookings page at Eventbrite

WALKING INTO MYSTERY

EXPLORING YOUR BODY AS A GATEWAY TO WONDER AND AWE
Sunday 29th September 10-5pm - Cranham, near Stroud

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"When we approach with reverence great things decide to approach us". John O'Donahue
What does it mean for you to be alive? What can we feel when we let go or our "strategic mind" and open to what we do not know?

What happens when we open fully to the mysterious nature of being aware and being human, here in this time and place and at the same time connected to all of life around us?

What does your body know about this?

What does nature know?



Join me on a walk and exploration, amongst ancient beeches and the myriad of non human beings in nature enquiring into these questions and more.

We will play and explore with exercises from Focusing and Nature awareness practices.

We will spend time alone and together in the natural world.

We will gather around the hearth and be human again.
Suitable for: open to anyone who knows focusing.

Cost £50 concessions available

Questions?
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Pay with paypal

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