Saturday 12th September, 10am – 4pm
at Steps Bank, Pines Gardens, Beach Road, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover, CT15 6DZ
A “Covid-Secure” event : we have reduced the group size to ensure we can maintain a comfortable and safe distance from one another and still get the most from the day.
About the workshop
“Knowing where we are” is a one day workshop of nature-based exploration into being, connection & purpose.
We will spend the day in a secluded woodland classroom, 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 with 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.
Drinks and snacks will be available to buy from the on site cafe during our breaks. Please bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water to last you the day.
We will be outside for the majority of the day so please wear suitable clothing and footwear for being in the woods.
Steps Bank is not 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. Increasingly, I am realising the unassuming power of nature as a space for acceptance and growth. Outside of my counselling work, I have ten years’ experience facilitating and leading training and discussion around communication, values and equality. I also co-host the Faversham Death Cafe.
Standard tickets – £60