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The Presence of The Future: connecting with our Other selves.

A workshop on June 22nd 10-5pm at The Islington Ecology Centre

 The probability of ecological collapse coming within our lifetimes is now almost inevitable. This will bring with it a jagged disruption of our stable known world as well as a social collapse of a kind it is difficult to foresee. In these dangerous times, how can we both attend to the tragic and open to the powers that our human species seem to have forgotten? The forlorn sense of abandonment, of being lost and heartbroken can feel too much to bear. It is not just that we have gone out of our mind – it is our senses that we have forsaken.

This workshop will support our asking for help from the other-than-human, our other nature, to recover a lost attunement. It will involve both a letting go, through grieving the losses and a letting come through a midwifing of the imaginal. This letting come is a radical receptivity that can reconnect us with the elemental powers from which we are estranged. The potential for revival, reawakening, rebirth and resilience come through giving a place to the tragic; to retrieve our smile at the sweetness of life amidst the tragedy.

The process of sensing the presence of an emergent future will engage our whole being through embodiment, grieving, ritual, imagination, story telling and poetry along with the humour,  foolishness and play of conviviality.

Location: Islington Ecology Centre
Timing: Saturday 22 June
Fee: £30-75 pay what you feel you can.
Contact me to book.  sarahdeco@me.com

Re-storying your life
Opening Door to Invisible Worlds

September 14th-21st, Cortijo Romero, Andalucia, Spain.

Re-storying your life
Also listed as Opening Doors to Invisible Worlds’  
A journey inward through myth and story
Awaken your inner Bard! 
 
On this course you will learn a story and learn to tell it (without looking at the text).  But more than that, we will explore the many layers in these deeply meaningful stories and find new insights through them  into our own personal narratives.
We will be working with myths, folk tales and fairy stories, to help re-open overgrown paths which lead back to older and wiser ways of seeing and being. These old stories contain deep wisdom distilled over generations and describe a more connected world. We need to  re-discover this connection to our own roots, so we can flourish and so also can our natural environment
     We will learn the ancient arts of oral storytelling, using visualisation, drama techniques and games, writing, movement and simple art activities.

£685.00 (early bird rate up to 14/3/19) includes accommodation and full board

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