Facilitator(s) Jayne Johnson and Leonie Guest
Date: 12/03/2020 - 17/01/2021
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
About this event
Bringing therapy into the wild, and wildness into therapy
Jayne Johnson & Leonie Guest
12-17 March, 14-19 May, 10-15 Sept, 2020. 16/17 Jan 2021
Costs – £2250 (£2050 early bird 15th Jan)
One residential in Derbyshire, two in Lancashire, and one weekend in Bristol
As the human world wakes up to our relationship with nature, and therapists of many kinds become aware of the crucial connections and disconnections between therapists, clients and nature, this training offers you the opportunity to re-connect with the natural world and to re-wild your practice. To immerse yourself in nature both outdoors and indoors, in mind and body, in the connections you experience in community, in yourself and with your clients.
Working out of doors we’ll allow ourselves to encounter and work with the other-than-human and the more-than-human – animals, birds, plants, spirits, hills, trees, rivers, lights, winds, dreams, ghosts; and bring them into the therapeutic process. We’ll be exploring solo, in twos and threes and in the whole group.
Creating Community through living, working, eating and playing together with each other and with our natural companions, we may soften from our human-centric view and deepen into sensing the value of all that lives. Connecting with these qualities within and between ourselves, we’ll explore and discover how this may change and broaden our therapeutic work.
An exploration and celebration of therapy’s wildness – its capacity to transcend the limitations we place on our creativity and connectedness. We’ll work on the edge between fear-based strategies and opening to our own wildness, welcoming spontaneity and the unknown as we notice and trust what arises.
The practical magic of feeling into the innate wisdom of our interconnected wild nature, embodying this and bringing it into our therapeutic and personal relationships.
Cost: £2250 – early bird £2050 before 15th Jan 2020. Price includes accommodation and all meals.
This is an immersive, supportive, challenging, playful, down-to-earth training facilitated by Jayne and Leonie, themselves immersed in the theory and practice of Wild Therapy. Explored and developed originally by Nick Totton and has been running for over 7 years. Leonie and Jayne are members of the Wild Therapy training team.
Jayne Johnson I have a passion for working alongside nature as a supportive friend and wise teacher. I am a trainer on the year-long Wild Therapy training course, Embodied-Relational Therapy courses and my own version of nature based Shamanic Dance workshops, following the cycles of the year. www.shamanismembodied.com I supervise practitioners in Embodied Relational Therapy, Wild Therapy, Shamanic and Flower Essence work. I have also been exploring being nomadic for the last 15 months and this counter cultural way of living seems to bring diversity and richness to the people I work with.
Leonie Guest I have been working as a Core Process Psychotherapist for 15 years, and as a Wild therapist for 6 years. I also have a degree in Human Ecology (BSc Hons) from Huddersfield University. However, it was the years I spent living and walking in the Himalayas that were my real teachers. It was high up in a tiny village an hours walk from the nearest road where my love and connection for the more than human and the other than human was forged. I run the Hastings and St Leonards Eco-therapy group and have also completed an in-depth 2 year shamanic training that greatly informs the way I work. leonieguestpsychotherapy.co.uk
Location Unstone Grange Crow Lane Unstone Derbyshire
Cost £2250 (£2050 early bird by Jan 15th).