A series of two workshops on Saturday 26th June, 9.30am -2pm & Saturday 3rd July, 9.30am – 2pm
In Blean, nr Canterbury, Kent
About the workshop
“Knowing where we are” is a series of workshops of nature-based exploration into being, connection & purpose.
We will spend the day outdoors in a secluded outdoor classroom and local woodland, using the natural environment to explore how we relate and connect to the world around us, ourselves, others, and to our hopes and dreams.
During the workshop we will cover the following 4 themes, giving opportunity for personal development and reflection:
- Physical – The relationship that we have with the physical world: Our physical body, the environment and the things around us.
- Psychological – The relationship that we have with ourselves: Our mental wellbeing, thoughts and feelings.
- Social – The relationship that we have with others: Society/culture, friends, family, work colleagues, non-human animals.
- Spiritual – Our sense of purpose, drive and motivation, the source of meaning, our values and beliefs about life. Our reason for being.
Hot drinks and vegan snacks will be included and provided. Please bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water to last the day.
We will be outside for the majority of the day so please wear suitable clothing and footwear for being outdoors.
Due to the nature of woodland, the space may not be accessible for wheelchairs – please contact us if you have any queries about accessibility.
About the workshop facilitators
I am an experienced trainer and Senior Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. I have worked as a qualified Counsellor since 2012, drawing on the theory and ideas of existential psychotherapy. More recently, I have developed an interest in nature-based therapy and am in my third year of offering a walking therapy service. I am currently studying for a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy practice with a focus on eco/nature orientated therapies.
I am passionate about talking about life, death and meaning both as a human being, and in my role as a counsellor. I thrive on connection and love to create space for other people to find their own ways to develop and explore a sense of “being” and connection. I encourage space for nature within therapy; with both its unassuming acceptance for us as we are and the wildness and risk-taking that nature invites us to entertain. Outside of my counselling work, I have ten years of experience facilitating and leading training and discussion around communication, values, and equality. I also co-host the Faversham Death Cafe.
Cost – £120 for both days