Brilliant to finally be back facilitating a live face to face immersion with The Oceantree at Inchigo. Really appreciating being in a room together and all that brings, and loving the vibe of our location – the New Forest; watching the donkeys, ponies, and cattle roaming freely and feeling the expansive freedom of the heathland. Telling the story of Jumping Mouse on the top of the heath with the midges buzzing round our heads, the ponies curiously munching their way ever closer, and with a view over a valley towards the woodland brings another magical dimension to the work.
My coaching work with Inchigo has made a very successful transition online, as have the immersions with TheOceanTree. Using and telling stories online has been surprisingly powerful. I’ve been using some new stories from one of my favourite storytellers Clarissa Pinkola Estes, and have enjoyed re-discovering some of the fantastic stories in the compilation “Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart” by Feldman and Kornfield. Even vocal work has made a good transition into the online world (who would have thought it!), and I’ve been having a lot of fun with clients as well as some really profound moments discovering what our voices have to tell us!
I am very pleased to be working with The OceanTree again this year. Meeting Menopause is a weekend retreat for women that I will be co-facilitating from 1-3rd May 2020 with my long time friend and brilliant coach, yoga teacher and wise woman Fiona Bibby. We will be combining our skills and using the story “Seal Skin Soul Skin” from Clarrissa Pinkola Este’s seminal “Women that Run With The Wolves” as a framework, to offer what we hope will be a really empowering, thoughtful and insightful weekend retreat.
Participating and facilitating (storytelling and voice embodiment work) at Oceantree’s Time Out for Time In retreat was a real treat! Their retreats create the time, space and energy to dive deep into your development. They facilitate your connection to what matters most to you and to make a positive impact in the world. The ancient wisdom we find in stories in this context is inspirational, and creates a fantastic framework for enquiry.