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" A good traveller has no fixed plans,

and is not intent on arriving "

Lao Tzu


3 Oct

Join me for a deep dive this Autumn into the territory where psychology, Druidry, myth and magic meet. I’m presenting a course through the Shift Network in a live session every week for seven weeks: from 3rd October to 14th November. Find out more here.

9 - 13 Oct

Connection & Nature Experience Awakening

For mental wellbeing professionals working with people and communities, espcially those wishing to deepen their understanding of the role of eldership in this time of climate emergency.

The number of places is very limited. To apply, email with Connection & Nature Experience Awakening as the title and include your name, contact number and one-sentence description of your background and the people your work is directed towards.

An exceptional 5-day retreat for wellbeing professionals designed to facilitate Adult and Elder transitions, using traditional knowledge and wisdom to enable deep connection for participants, giving them an increased ability to take this wisdom back to their communities and continue the work. An Elder-level understanding of the essential role of nature, community, people and meaning in the ecology of the planet.

The People
Philip Carr-Gomm: Psychologist and former head of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. “How Druid ideas and practices can foster mental health and nature connection”

Dr Rosalind Watts: Clinical psychologist, former Clinical Lead for Imperial College London’s psilocybin trial, Founder of the ACER online peer support community. “The nature codes & Tree Journeys – What trees can teach us aligning ourselves with the rhythms and patterns of nature, for increased wellbeing”

Professor David Peters: Pioneer in the field of integrated healthcare within NHS and private practice, founding faculty of the University of Westminster School of Integrated Health, editor of the BHMA Journal. “Evolution, emotions and a meaning & purpose informed approach to heart-brain connection”

Stefan Chmelik: Co-founder of New Medicine Group, now dedicated to global mental health impact through sound technology company Sensate. “The use of sound to access body sensation”

With Eric Maddern: ‘The Wild Man of Cae Mabon’, mythic storyteller, Honorary Bard of OBOD and visionary eco- builder. “A Storytelling Pilgrimage to Dinas Emrys through Mythic Snowdonia. Journey along the Math- Mabon-Merlin Songline to the Fort of Fiery Higher Powers”

The Place
Cae Mabon Eco-Retreat Centre, Snowdonia, in one of the most emotive and deeply rooted locations on the planet. Cae Mabon, called the ‘Welsh Shangri-La’, sits within an ancient valley, beside a river that courses down from hilltop waterfalls to form a llyn (lake) in the foothills of Eryri (Snowdonia). The 800 acres around Cae Mabon is profoundly rich in myth and legend and forms the ‘songline’ of the Math-Mabon part of the Mabinogion, part of ‘the most mythically rich twenty miles in Britain’ as Cae Mabon founder Eric Maddern calls it. Professor Tom Woolley declared Cae Mabon the ‘number one natural building project in the UK’. Nearest station is Bangor. Attendance, all meals, accommodation, events etc are included. Further details and cost (est £600) following application.

Further details here.

12 Dec


Over a third of the adult population suffer from insomnia. Insufficient sleep can exacerbate and sometimes even trigger a range of psychological problems, including depression and anxiety. By helping your client sleep better you can help them shift into a virtuous cycle with significant improvements in their psychological, emotional and physical health. Cognitive Behavioural approaches are currently the treatment of choice, but many clients find sleep restriction therapy difficult. In this workshop you will learn an integrative approach and will be taught how to combine elements of CBT-I (CBT for Insomnia) with simple techniques drawn from complementary approaches such as sophrology, hypnotherapy and yoga nidra.
Helping clients sleep better is incredibly satisfying. Unlike many of the problems our clients present, which can be hard to resolve, results with sleep therapy can come quickly, thereby helping in the treatment of the presenting symptoms. Whatever type of therapy you practice, learning how to address clients’ (and perhaps your own!) sleep issues provides a valuable skill which is relatively easy to learn.

Who is this Workshop Appropriate For?
Counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists, psychologists and any interested lay person or practitioner of any healing modality

The self-select fee is a radical inclusion policy to open learning for all colleagues. The guide price for this event is £20.00, however, we appreciate that income varies greatly in different locations and circumstances. Please contribute what you can to help us maintain inclusive professional training.

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