I’m excited to say that I’m creating a number of new online courses to add to those that already exist (see the top bar, and also here). This is partly to celebrate the fact that this year, 2021, I will have been leading workshops for 30 years.
First up is one that brings together writing practice, mindfulness practice and our relationship to each other and the rest of the natural world: Writing the Bright Moment: poetry & mindfulness was launched in early August 2020. There has been excellent feedback from participants. The next opportunity to participate was October, 2020, and now, I’m offering it as an online retreat for the New Year, January 4th – 8th 2021, and again 1st – 5th March 2021. Next dates: Monday 19th – Friday 23rd April 2021.
I’m also offering a course in May 2021 (10th – 14th) called ‘Poetry & the Ensouled Life’. This is to do with the therapeutic and inspirational qualities of the process of reading and writing poetry, and will have as a central focus our relationship with the more-than-human and the rest of the natural world.
Later in 2021 I will be offering others that take me back to my roots in deep ecology, soulwork and transpersonal psychology. One is a resurrection of the Myth as Metaphor workshops I led from 1991 onwards, and out of which grew my first commissioned book, Riding the Dragon – myth & the inner journey. Another will be announced nearer the time.
At the winter solstice last year, 2020, we began the 2021 yearlong online Tongues in Trees course – an exciting and rewarding project, and part of the inspiration for the forthcoming Tree book, of course. Feedback has been excellent for this too. The next course will begin on the winter solstice 2021 for all of 2022.
I have various new audio projects, and you can hear some of my poetry podcasts here. There’s a video interview with me talking about our relationship to place and the other-than-human here on YouTube.
Soon, I will be offering for sale once again two creative visualisations (based on Jung’s active imagination technique) that I created, with specially-composed music, as cassette tapes in 1994. A good friend has managed to convert these to MP3s and CDs. Feedback has always been that they are profoundly relaxing, restorative and healing.