About the day

How can we stay happily fulfilled in our life and work in the midst of change and uncertainty? What can we learn from nature about deepening our resilience so that daily demands don’t deplete us? On this day we will start to explore these questions and get in touch with our personal source of inspiration, motivation and grounding in life. We will also offer some distinctive approaches and practical new responses to the daily challenges of work and life. Utilising practices from Alan Heeks’ natural ecosystems model, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, deep ecology and positive psychology, we seek to find inner quiet, clarity and an increased ability to deal with stress. We introduce practices of self-care that are easily incorporated into the day-to-day to help you stay grounded, pause and respond to difficult situations in a more centred way.

The ‘Nourishing the Frontline’ – programme has been funded and developed for frontline organisations in health and social care, counsellors, coaches, youth workers, social workers, community workers whose work is typically characterised by low resources, high demands and a high risk of burnout. The aim is to grow effectiveness and wellbeing in work, for you and your team, through practical skills which nourish your resilience and expand your capacity. The day is free – we just ask for a donation for lunch.

Venue:

Hazel Hill Woods near Salisbury

About the Facilitators

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Alan Heeks: has been exploring resilience with people and nature for many years, and has led many groups on this theme, drawing on experience of resilient natural systems from creating an organic farm and setting up Hazel Hill. He has also written two books on resilience: seewww.alanheeks.com

 

Jane Sanders: has over 25 years experience in working with a mindfulness based approach to wellbeing with groups and individuals, and has also incorporated deep ecology, ecopsychology and the wisdom of natural systems into her work in many different settings.

 

How to thrive in your 50’s, 60’s and 70’s

June 2nd- 4th

with Alan Heeks and Jane Sanders

Venue: Hazel Hill Wood, Salisbury

 

This weekend is a supportive space to explore your questions about midlife and beyond: a space to find your gifts,gain fresh inspiration,and move through challenges.The 50’s, 60’s and 70’s age range is a time of big change for most of us, with new possibilities, but also losses and fears that need facing. During this life stage you may want to reinvent yourself and your aims in life a few times over.

Alan and Jane have wide experience of leading personal and spiritual development groups, especially at this magical 70 acre wood which offers wisdom, support, and space for reflection.
We will shape the weekend to meet everyone’s needs.

The processes on offer will include:

  • Ways to hear all the different aspects or voices within you, and integrate them
  • Using quiet time in the wood, guided meditation and group support to find a new sense of yourself and your direction
  • Learning about natural resilience from the wood, to help you face stress or fears about the future.
Hazel Hill is a magical 70 acre conservation woodland and retreat centre near Salisbury, with beautiful offgrid wooden buildings and wood

burning stoves, as well as campfire and outdoor gathering spaces. See more at :www.hazelhill.org.uk

Alan Heeks, 68, has been exploring natural happiness, resilience and creative ageing for many years. He has led many groups on these themes,and is the author of  ‘Out of the Woods: A Guide to Life for Men Beyond 50’. His third book is due out in 2017, ‘Not Fade Away – Staying happy when you’re over 64! See www.alanheeks.com and  www.naturalhappiness.net

Jane Sanders, 56, has over 25 years’ experience in working with a mindfulness based approach to wellbeing with groups and individuals, and has also incorporated deep ecology, eco – psychology and the wisdom of natural systems into her work in many different settings.

Alan and Jane are both part of Wisdom Tree, a small team offering life skills for wellbeing and resilience to work organisations, individuals and communities. See more at www.wisdomtree.uk.net

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Cost: £160 including food and sleeping loft accommodation or camping. Some private rooms are available at a premium of £25 for the weekend
Times:  7pm Friday –4pm Sunday
 For enquiries and bookings please contact Charles Kemp on email
or telephone: 07737 892891
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An eco-psychology training over three week-ends in three different woodlands

With Jane Sanders & Collette Barnard

 

July 1st-2nd   Secret Valley Wood, Glastonbury
August 5th- 6th  Hallr Wood, West Charlton, Somerton
September 22nd-24th  Hazelhill Wood, near Salisbury (residential)
 

Who is this course for? This course is for those who want to develop a naturebased practice within their professional work with   others; and for those pursuing their self-development in  a way that includes an interconnected relationship with the earth.
This course would be relevant for counsellors, health workers, psychotherapists, social workers, mentors, coaches, youth workers, walking group leaders,  teachers/educators and other professional therapists.

Our approach: This course is 70% experiential, it is grounded in a synthesis of Eastern and Western therapeutic approaches.

Most sessions will take place outdoors in 3 different woodscapes. as well as indoors at the Sweettrack Centre in central Glastonbury. The last weekend will be a residential and will run from the Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. (For the non residential week-ends there are plenty of nearby places to stay including camping)

Over the three week-ends our aim is to enable you to:

• Gain confidence in working with others outside in nature

• Incorporate the symbols, metaphors and cycles of nature as a mirror of your inner journey

• Engage with others in exploring how to integrate eco-psychology into your everyday life and work

• Strengthen the sense of interconnection and inter-being with the more than human world

 

 Course Programme:

  •  An overview of eco-psychology – a three strand model
  • The latest research on the benefits of working in nature
  • Nature as therapeutic container
  •  Tracking connection and disconnection in our relationship with nature
  • Eco-centric assessment-  indicators & contra-indicators for taking people outside
  • Working with trauma & fear based defences
  •  Embodiment and grounding
  • Theories behind the practice
  •  Exploring the cycles of the seasons: and finding our place in these cycles
  • Working with ceremony, symbols and the five elements
  • Spiritual ecology/deep ecology. Recognizing and being with our feelings in relation to the earth & the challenges we and future generations face
  • Reciprocal whole system ecotherapy
  • Working creatively & playfully in the landscape
  •  Working with children & young adults
  • Practical essentials i.e insurance – contracting, health and safety, boundary issues etc.

About us

Collette Barnard is the founder and head of trainings at the Sweet Track Counselling Services; she is a counsellor and astrologer and has worked with groups, individuals and couples since 1982. She is committed to spirituality, psychic and energy awareness, connection with our sacred land, and the great mysteries in Life. She communicates self-empowerment and the unveiling of one’s personal connection to Spirit

Jane Sanders has been a Core process Psychotherapist since 1990. She first came across eco-psychology & deep ecology in the 1980’s reading John Seed and Joanna Macy and eventually training as a ‘Work that Reconnects facilitator.  She has been teaching eco-psychology on the Sweettrack counselling training for the last 5  years and is a member of ‘WisdomTree’ a group of facilitators working from Hazel Hill Wood Education Centre.

Booking Information

The cost of the course is £510

£100 deposit secures your place. If the course is paid in full by 1st June 2017 there is a £60 early-bird reduction.

There is also an instalment plan available on request.

This cost includes the 2 day residential at Hazel Hill, (the 1st & 2nd weekends are non-residential).

To find out more or book a place contact Jane or Collette:

Jane on 01458 833382  email here

Or Collette on 01458 835552 email here

www.sweet-track-counselling.co.uk

 

An invitation:  come, step away from busy lives, from the distractions of screens, social media and the news. Taking this opportunity, we slow down, reconnect and deepen into our senses.  Trees, a wood-land, the Spring, and a community of fellow travellers.

The practice of Spiritual Ecology takes us from the ‘old story’ of separation – into the ‘new story’ – (which is also as old as the hills) a place of inter-being and re-interconnection with the ‘more than human world’.

‘What can I do? What do I have to offer? Will my doing anything make any real difference?’ These three questions are the refrain we constantly hear. Walk amongst the trees, sit out by the fire, lie under the stars, share meals and stories, silence and meditation. Listening we wake up, and begin to see  how things really are.

Come, let us explore together the deep inner resources and inspirations for change whispering all around.

Hazel Hill is a 70-acre conservation woodland education centre, seven miles from Salisbury.  It has simple, hand crafted off-grid wooden buildings with great indoor and outdoor group spaces, basic accommodation in bedrooms and sleeping lofts, good hot showers and compost loos.: see www.hazelhill.org.uk  

Cost including food and accommodation: £140 Some private bedrooms available at a small premium (£20). The group will be restricted to 14 participants so please book soon.

Amrita Bhohi  helps to coordinate the Spiritual Ecology strand of work at St Ethelburga’s Centre for reconciliation and peace  which includes the Spiritual Ecology Youth Fellowship programme, public events and workshops. Amrita’s interests lie in new economics, systems change and social and environmental regeneration.

Jackie Crovetto has over 25 years experience facilitating and working within mixed groups, for the past seven years she has been focusing mainly on bringing women together in circles which hold a space of deep listening as a prayer for the world.  earthsong.org.uk/

Jane Sanders has been working with a mindfulness based approach to wellbeing with groups and individuals for over 25 years, and has also incorporated deep ecology, ecopsychology and the wisdom of natural systems into her work in many different settings. She is part of the Wisdom tree team at HazelHill woods.

To find out more and to book contact Jane: by email or call 01458 833382

Engraving by Ros Cuthbert – thanks to Ros for her permission to use this.

 

Saturday July 23rd – 10am-5pm
With Jane Sanders & Collette Barnard

Western psychology has virtually ignored our relationship to the natural world. Our connection to the source of life does not figure in its definition of mental health, nor is our destruction of our life-support system included in its list of pathologies” Joanna Macy

We ask what needs to happen to change this story.therapists in wood

This day is a call both to people who are already practicing therapists, trainees and anyone who would like to work outside with people.  We will be working (weather permitting) outside in a local woodland walking distance from Glastonbury High St.

On this day you can expect to

• Slow down and find time to connect with yourself and the land
• Incorporating the symbols of nature as a mirror of our inner journey
• Experience a skills practice working outside
• Explore using creativity & nature as healer

Collette is the founder and head of trainings at the Sweet Track Counselling Services; she is a counsellor and astrologer and has worked with groups, individuals and couples since 1982. She is committed to spirituality, psychic and energy awareness, connection with our sacred land, and the great mysteries in Life. She communicates self-empowerment and the unveiling of one’s personal connection to Spirit.

Jane has been a Psychotherapist since 1990. She first came across Ecopsychology & Deep Ecology in the 1980’s reading John Seed and Joanna Macy and eventually training as a ‘Work that Reconnectsfacilitator. She currently teaches ecopsychology on the Sweet-track psychospiritual counselling training and has been involved in ‘inner transition’ work as part of  the Transition movement She is also a member of ‘Wisdom Tree’ a group of practitioners offering resilience & wellebing training in outdoor settings .

Cost £65 Book through Sweet-track Counselling Services 01458 835552 www.sweet-track-counselling.co.uk

or through Glastonbury Natural Health Centre 01458 833382 email

 

A weekend for recharging your inner batteries

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April 22th-24th 2016 – at Hazel Hill Wood, Wiltshire

With Alan Heeks & Jane Sanders

Resilience means the skills to nourish our well-being amid the rising levels of change and uncertainty that many of us face. As everyday life and work get more demanding, giving focus to nourishing and renewing ourselves becomes even more vital. This weekend is a chance to learn some new skills, find new insights, and to soak in the nourishment from this magical 70 acre wood, and a supportive group.

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We are delighted to welcome Marie Burke who will be offering Counselling & Hypnotherapy at Glastonbury Natural Health Centre from August 2015.

Marie is a qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). She is also a qualified hypnotherapist and NLP practionner. and has had extensive experience of working with addictions and co-dependence issues. She offers a free half hour consultation so you can discuss you needs. She is also offering a special deal for counselling students of £25 per hour.

Read more about her:here  and check out more about Counselling: here and Hypnotherapy: here.

 

 

Sunday September 6th – 10am-5pm
With Jane Sanders & Collette Barnard

Western psychology has virtually ignored our relationship to the natural world. Our connection to the source of life does not figure in its definition of mental health, nor is our destruction of our life-support system included in its list of pathologies” Joanna Macy

We ask what needs to happen to change this story.therapists in wood

This day is a call both to people who are already practicing therapists and trainees who want to spend some time exploring how the principles of eco-psychology could be incorporated into therapeutic work. We will be working (weather permitting) outside in a local woodland walking distance from Glastonbury High St.

On this day you can expect to

• Slow down and find time to connect with yourself and the land

• Explore what therapists aren’t asking and people are not saying
• Look at how initial assessments can be more eco-centric
• Incorporating the symbols of nature as a mirror of our inner journey
• Experience a skills practice working outside
• Explore using creativity & nature as healer
• Explore practicalities i.e insurance – contracting etc.

Collette is the founder and head of trainings at the Sweet Track Counselling Services; she is a counsellor and astrologer and has worked with groups, individuals and couples since 1982. She is committed to spirituality, psychic and energy awareness, connection with our sacred land, and the great mysteries in Life. She communicates self-empowerment and the unveiling of one’s personal connection to Spirit.

Jane has been a Psychotherapist since 1990. She first came across Ecopsychology & Deep Ecology in the 1980’s reading John Seed and Joanna Macy and eventually training as a ‘Work that Reconnectsfacilitator. She currently teaches ecopsychology on the Sweet-track psychospiritual counselling training and has been involved in ‘inner transition’ work as part of Transition Glastonbury for the last 5 years.

Cost £65 Book through Sweet-track Counselling Services 01458 835552 www.sweet-track-counselling.co.uk

or through Glastonbury Natural Health Centre 01458 833382 email

 

The mindfulness based therapy group a Glastonbury Natural Health Centre is continuing this Autumn and is open for new members.

The group will be meeting every Monday evening in September from 5pm-730pm and Saturday 21st 3pm-5.30pm.

For more information contact Lynn Shorthouse : 0777 953 5562

 

 

We are delighted to announce the starting of a new mindfulness based therapy group facilitated by Lynn Shorthouse on three Saturdays in June with a plan to continue on Monday evenings. You are welcome to come to one or all of the groups which run from 3 to 5.30pm.

Reacting – Reasonating – Responding

Resonating within heart field you affect everything and at same time being affected by everything.
The group and the body is a continuous interconnected system in which every subtle change in one person affects all others in the group.
Through a combination of mindfulness, therapeutic reflection and dialogue, this allows us to listen more deeply to the constantly changing processes within our bodies, hearts and minds.
Where we can encourage each other to free ourselves from psychological patterns which obstruct our experience of inner freedom.

June 15th

June 22nd

June 29th

For more details Contact Lynn Shorthouse on : 0777 953 5562

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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