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Title Hawkwood College
Venue Painswick Old Road, Stroud,  GL6 7QW
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Contact Katie Lloyd Nunn
Tel +44 (0) 1453 759034
Email katie@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
Web www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
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Calendar Below are examples of some of the courses, talks, concerts and other events on offer.
   
28-05-17 Nature Consciousness and Personal Transformation
  Facilitator: Tanis Helliwell
 

We understand from science that nature is conscious. This consciousness is referred to in myths world wide and celebrated in stories and folklore. This fascinating course will reveal how you can live with meaning and purpose in co-operation with nature spirits and the natural world. Bring an open mind and heart and enjoy a new dimension to your life path.

During the weekend we will build on our understanding of how humans, elementals, and other sentient beings, like trees, need to co-create a beautiful, sustainable planet. In particular we will learn to connect and communicate with the realm of Nature Spirits where we are living. We will ask them to show us how we can support them as more and more of their landscape homes are destroyed by development and pollution. This will be a collaboration with the whole group

   
26-05-17 Esoteric Philosophy
  Facilitator: William Meader
  This intensive study weekend based upon the Ageless Wisdom teachings will be of interest to those familiar with the writings of Alice Bailey and the literature of Theosophy. William's passion is to teach people the deeper implications of modern spiritual development and the means to express the soul more effectively in the outer world. Students who have attended previous talks, workshops, and weekend events with William will be particularly welcome.
   
25-05-17 Pillars of Strength Salon 2
  Facilitator: Karen Downes
 

Human virtues are the strengths that reside in our heart yet are not emotional. They can be understood but are not intellectual and have their own wisdom and power, helping us to develop moral strength, integrity and compassion. In each of the salon series of four we will work with three of the virtues, beginning with Devotion, Balance and Perseverance so needed in our world today

   
20-05-17 The Soul's Return to Ashram
  Speaker: William Meader
  Within each of us is a hidden yearning for home. Whether living in a mansion or hovel, home is viewed as a place of retreat from the hectic pace and pressure of outer life and career. Yet in the eyes of the soul, the notion of home has nothing to do with an exterior place. Rather, it is a place located deep within. Esoterically referred to as the Ashram, this inner home is the soul's eternal abode. In this talk, William Meader will closely examine the souls relationship to the Ashram, and its significance in our individual lives. We hope you can join us
   
05-05-17
Re-Whilding the Soul
  Facilitators: Mary Reynolds Thompson and Bruce Thompson
  This writing retreat is an invitation to explore the untamed terrain of our souls by connecting to the earth's landscapes and our cosmological origin story. Here we come to see that our personal stories are woven into the sacred web of life, from the flow of rivers to the fiery depths of stars. We will uncover our wild side through contemplating nature's symbols and metaphors. We will write poetry, journal, immerse ourselves in the natural world, and share the wild wisdom awakening within us
   
22-04-17 Leading with Grace and Resillience
  Facilitator: Karen Downes
 

A conversational workshop on a new paradigm of leadership from The Flourish Initiative. All over the world women are waking up to their value and their potential to be the agents for the changes they wish to see in the world. A shift is occurring. The old notion of resilience, knuckling down and toughing it out, has exhausted us. We are ready for a new paradigm of leadership, where we tap into our grace, our inner wisdom and creativity and a new definition of resilience, to bring the guidance and leadership in shaping a future we imagine possible.

This day is an introduction to a larger body of work from The Flourish Initiative and springs from a deep knowing and understanding of peace building and working in global corporations. In the developing countries there is a hunger of the belly - for the basics of food and shelter - while in the developed world we see a hunger of the soul

   
24-03-17 How to Change the World
  Facilitator: John Paul Flintoff
  It doesn't have to be the whole world. Just change your world. This immersive weekend will help to identify what is most important to you, and ways to overcome the obstacles that might hold you back. John-Paul doesn't claim to have all the answers, but he brings thought-provoking questions, an enormous coaching experience and the entertaining style of a performer to transform your world and your whole approach to life
   
23-03-17 Pillars of Strength Salon 1
  Facilitator: Karen Downes
 

Human virtues are the strengths that reside in our heart yet are not emotional. They can be understood but are not intellectual and have their own wisdom and power, helping us to develop moral strength, integrity and compassion. In each of the salon series of four we will work with three of the virtues, beginning with Devotion, Balance and Perseverance - so needed in our world today

   
21-03-17 Wrekin Trust Celebration
  Group Event
 

Following the recent announcement of the closure of Wrekin Trust, members and friends are invited to Hawkwood College, the spiritual home of the trust, on Tuesday 21 March 2017.

The day will include a presentation by David Lorimer, President of Wrekin Trust on Sir George Trevelyan's work and legacy, and by Sharon Clancy of Nottingham University on the work of Sir George while at Attingham Park. There will also be audio and video footage of Sir George and plenty of opportunity to share stories and reminiscences. The event is still being planned and further details will be circulated as it becomes available

   
19-03-17 Sweet Darkness
  Speaker: David Whyte
  An evening of poetry and conversation
   
17-03-17 The Sacred Clown
  Facilitator: Reuben Kay
 

Emerge into the New Year with fun and interactive exercises using mime, improvisation, dance and meditation. We will slowly explore bringing the mind home through our breath, stillness and soft movement and arriving into the present moment. Open to beginners and those with more experience

   
12-02-17 Selfish
  Facilitator: Theresa Sansome
  On this day course we will explore the paradoxical truth that the more you look after yourself, the more you can offer others. This is all about permission to shine, be yourself and have your needs met. Come with a journal to write in and stick images in. This is a fun-filled day, guaranteed to inspire and energise you!
   
20-01-17 Remembering Who We Are
  Facilitator: Jane Chase
  Telling our stories brings a renewed meaning to our life. How can we value what we have experienced? Who are the people that feature in our world, that influence us, support or hold us back? How do we create a life that has meaning, purpose and fulfilment? These questions can seed new intentions which become growth points for change
   
19-01-17 Rest and Restore Retreat
  Facilitator: Mel Skinner
  Escape for a long weekend and truly rest and recover. Experience complete relaxation as we recover from the excess of Christmas and find deep rest in this dark time of year. Beginning on a Thursday afternoon, we will explore restorative yoga, yin yoga, and yoga nidra, all of which will bring a deep sense of letting go in the body and mind, as well as encouraging good digestion and a good night's sleep.
   
04-01-17 A Mindful New Year
  Facilitator: Sam May
  Start the new year with a clear and calm mind - a weekend of meditation and mindfulness for health and wellbeing, for all levels of experience. For the beginner, this weekend course gives understanding, confidence and techniques needed to begin practicing meditation and mindfulness in daily life. For those more experienced, it provides an opportunity to deepen one's understanding and practice
   
03-12-16 Reframing Relationship
  Facilitator: Jay Ramsey
  It is time now to move beyond fear based habits, addictions, co-dependent relationships, or no relationships at all, to a true love based on freedom which includes true community. We will be guided through a process of facing fears, remembering, engaging, releasing, renewing and affirming ourselves and others, involving solo and partner work, visualisation, meditation, creativity, movement and dance.
   
20-11-16-
23-11-16
Futuring
  Facilitator: Stephan Hermann
 

The future can be a scary thing leaving many people at the mercy of whatever fate brings. This workshop provides an opportunity to dive deep into the details of a holistic creation of what you really want. It allows you to reclaim neurological pathways to your fullest potential by engaging playful, reflective and inspiring modalities, including guided visualisations

   
19-11-16-
23-11-16
Mindfulness and Breath
  Facilitators: David Beales and Johnathan Nunn
  Learn and practice how to make your breathing both conscious and satisfying. Through mindfulness, exercises and biofeedback discover the breaths pivotal role in physical, emotional and spiritual health. Learn how to release yourself from stress-related symptoms such as persistent fatigue, muscular pains, anxiety, abdominal discomfort, and sleep disturbance. Boost immunity and resilience!
   
18-11-16-
20-11-16
Radical Wholeness. Move Out of Your Head and into Your Life
  Facilitator: Phillip Shepherd
 

A special weekend with Philip Shepherd, an international authority on embodiment. We are taught from childhood that mind and body are separate. This lesson is not just a fiction it is a deeply damaging one. It has created a way of being that is disconnected, anxious and off-balance. There is actually no such thing as a mindless body: its tissues are suffused with intelligence, and it houses two of our three brains the one in the heart, and the one in the belly. Our primary wound, then, is not a split between body and mind it is a wound within the mind itself, one that compartmentalizes it, keeping the representational, abstract reasoning of the brain in the head separate from the felt, integrative genius of the body

   
04-11-16-
06-11-16
Infinite Tai Chi
  Facilitator: Jason Chan
  We invite you to join us for a wonderful, relaxing and revitalising summer weekend of gentle movement, inspiring talks and guided meditations. Experience for yourself the love, peace, joy and personal transformation that arise quite naturally when we breathe, move mindfully, and connect our consciousness to the light. Practising the holistic arts of Infinite Tai Chi and Infinite Chi Kung can eventually bring your whole being into perfect harmony
   
01-11-16-
06-11-16
Rising Women, Rising World Facilitator Training
  Facilitators: Karen Downes & Hetty Einzig
  This Facilitator Training will enable suitably qualified people to be able to deliver the basic InnerAction course, as part of the Rising Women Rising World core curriculum. Designed to empower and train people to hold the space and facilitate the InnerAction workshop which enables women and men to imagine, design and develop viable projects for positive change, at the personal, local and global levels. A pre-requisite for this training is to have attended the InnerAction workshop
   
14-10-16-
16-10-16
Mindful Drawing
  Facilitator: Anna Black
 

Mindful Drawing is a form of practice where we apply the principles of mindfulness, paying attention with kindly awareness and without judging to mark making. We draw what we see as we see it. We also explore our experience with all our senses – not just our eyes. So through touching and other sensory explorations we explore our subject in many different ways. We will not be learning how to draw but rather how to pay attention and let go of pre-conceived ideas.

We are interested in the process of drawing without worrying about the outcome. This liberation from creating a piece of art or something recognisable means we can rest in the beauty of seeing what is in front of us and as we see our pencil moves following the same path as our eyes. Thus we draw what we see and also our experience of what we see and feel. Mindful Drawing is an exploration of drawing as meditation but there will also be short periods of guided meditation but no prior meditation or drawing experience is needed

   
07-10-16-
09-10-16
Earthwalking
  Facilitator: Dee Kyne
  This weekend retreat allows you to spend time connecting with nature and walking on the Earth with supportive companions will enable us to let go of limiting beliefs and ideas that prevent us from fully experiencing joy and freedom in our daily life. It's a chance to listen deeply to who you are and gain clarity about what it is you contribute in this world by the actions you take and the decisions you make
   
30-08-16 Kabbalistic Summer School
  Facilitator: Warren Kenton
  Kabbalah is a living tradition of universal principles of existence. In its classical and contemporary form it is relevant to every nation and culture. The teaching is expressed in the diagrams of the Tree of Life and Jacob's ladder ascending and descending through the four worlds of physicality, psychology, spirituality and divinity. During the four days, contemplation, lectures, guided imagery meditation and ritual will assist us to bring the principles to life through experience and reflection. The afternoon break gives time for solitude, conversation, local trips or walks in the beautiful grounds and woodsThis four-day course in an ancient Jewish spiritual tradition is an intensive progression of theory and practice, giving reality and experience to the esoteric doctrine of the four worlds of Action, Formation, Creation and Emanation. Each day is a balance of study and reflection with an afternoon break for solitude, rest, socialising or excursions
   
28-08-16-
30-08-16
Kabbalistic Tree Building
  Facilitator: Jonathon Clark
  As a complement to learning the theory of Kabbalah and its devotional practices this course supports the constructing of a diagram of the Tree of Life or Jacob's Ladder. These are made using acrylic canvas and paints after drawing the diagram with pencil and compasses. No previous experience or artistic ability necessary
   
15-08-16-
19-08-16
Create a Singing Bowl Summer School
  Facilitators: Tom Akkermans & Carolina Schomper
  Generations of smiths and coppersmiths have dedicated their work to the search for the one perfect all-transcending sound. Under Ton's friendly, professional supervision you will learn the technique of forging to create your own singing bowl. The rhythm of metal work, the heat of the forge and the alchemical process of shaping your own instrument in an outdoor studio offers a unique combination of physical and spiritual engagement. The only residential course in the UK with singing bowls
   
05-08-16-
07-08-16

Dance the Circle Round

  Facilitator: Stephanie Rose
  Step the weft and walk the warp! This year we will be gathering threads to dance into a colourful tapestry, exploring the metaphor of the web of life. Stephanie will present a range of accessible dances from different world traditions with rhythms and styles to weave harmoniously together over the weekend as we watch the patterns emerge on our loom. There will be time for rest and renewal and space to wander built into the weekend. Some experience necessary
   
17-07-16-
21-07-16
Summer Restival
  Facilitators: Margot Henderson & Katie Lloyd Nunn
  Do you long to slow down? This is an invitation to make some space for rest and renewal. There will be daily mindfulness practice, meditation and qi gong or yoga; optional sessions in nutrition, sleeping well, destressing and laughter yoga as well as solo time in nature. Delicious home-cooked food, access to craft studios, pampering therapeutic treatments and gentle work in the flower garden are on offer. Come with a partner or make new friends in a beautiful setting in high summer
   
08-07-16-
10-07-16
Fertility - A Holistic Approach
  Facilitators: Sam May & Natalie McGorty
  A weekend of talks, workshops and practical advice illuminating the holistic approach to fertility, intended for anyone trying to conceive either naturally or with the aid of conventional medical interventions. The course offers an informative overview of the subject, as well as self-help techniques such as nutritional advice, massage, acupressure, qi gong and meditation
   
27-05-16-
29-05-16
Sustainability Toolkit: Introduction to Systems Thinking
  Facilitator: Martin Sandwood
  This introductory course makes the link between sustainability and systems thinking, and offers some tools for working with complexity and uncertainty. By the end of the course, you will have been introduced to systems thinking and its relevance to sustainability, learning how to apply it in practice, through action experiment, the key tool in the systems toolkit
   
20-05-16-
22-05-16
Reclaiming the Wild Soul: Writing from Earths Landscapes
  Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson
  This course introduces participants to five landscapes of the Earth - deserts, forests, oceans and rivers, mountains, and grasslands, as aspects of our own psyche and souls. Together, these Earth archetypes form a vibrant foundation for self-discovery and a pathway to wholeness. We will deepen our journey into the great Earth matrix through contemplating a mandala, poetry writing, journal reflection and sharing. No previous writing experience required
   
20-05-16-
21-05-16
Esoteric Philosophy
  Facilitator: William Meader
  This intensive study weekend based upon the Ageless Wisdom teachings will be of interest to those familiar with the writings of Alice Bailey and the literature of Theosophy. William's passion is to teach people the deeper implications of modern spiritual development and the means to express the soul more effectively in the outer world. Students who have attended previous talks, workshops, and weekend events with William will be particularly welcome.
   
06-05-16-
08-05-16
Laughter Yoga Retreat
  Facilitator: Joe Hoare
  How do laughter practices help you come alive, connect and engage? How do they lift your mood and spirit? Why are hundreds of thousands of people worldwide now using them? It's surprising this ancient practice was ever forgotten. Come and experience how laughter yoga and natural laughter skills (NLS) inspire, energise and help heal people's lives
   
02-05-16 Hawkwood College Open Day
  Free taster workshops from Hawkwood's extensive 2013 programme. Meet tutors. Tours, delicious food and ice cream, children's activities, live music and singing, Maypole and more!
   
29-04-16-
01-05-16
Running with the Mind of Meditation
  Facilitators: John Seex and Henry Astor
  This weekend is for both new, casual or very experienced runners. It is about running and the mind that runs! There will be an introduction, guided mindfulness/awareness meditation, group discussions and a chance to talk one to one with the tutors about meditation and your running style and any problems that you encounter. Our runs will take us into the beautiful Cotswold landscape surrounding Hawkwood
   
31-03-16-
01-04-16
The Naked Voice - Liberate Your Leadership Skills and True Authority
  Facilitator: Chloe Goodchild
  This short course is the beginning of an ongoing enquiry with Chloe Goodchild at Hawkwood, designed for singers, voice practitioners and those who recognise the power and potential of sound as a creative pathway of the soul. Participants will need to have worked with Chloe before and to have an established vocal and devotional practice in their own lives
   
20-03-16 Men in Transition
  Facilitators: Nick Clements and Jay Ramsey
  Men are changing. Now more than ever we are needing to talk heart to heart with other, and not just with women. We're needing to open up, to ascend (beyond our egos) and descend as well; to be connected, to be human in heart and soul and spirit. Drawing on their rich joint experience of psychotherapeutic and social as well as creative work over many years, and from the local men's group Heart to Heart (since 2010), Nick Clements and Jay Ramsay will be holding the space for where you are and what you're needing to uncover, share, discover, take home
   
11-03-16 Soil Soul and Society
  Facilitator: Satish Kumar
 

How can we best serve our future? Join Satish Kumar for a weekend of exploration and discussion on Soil, Soul and Society. The future well being of humanity and the earth is dependent on a new world view in which the care of the planet, nourishment of the soul and the nurturing of the human community are integrated and seen as a continuum. Our reverence for the earth, our care of the soul and a just order in society represent a vision of sustainability, spirituality and justice.

   
14-02-16 Winter Restival - Well Being Retreat
  Facilitators: Margot Henderson & Katie Lloyd Nunn
  Looking for some space for rest and renewal in a quiet time of year? There will be daily mindfulness practice, writing, meditation and Qi Gong or yoga, as well as solo time in nature and painting or clay work. Delicious home-cooked food and pampering therapeutic treatments are on offer. Come with a partner or make new friends in a cosy, beautiful setting
   
08-01-16 Happy New You
  Facilitator: Miriam Akhtar
 

An uplifting, inspiring and practical weekend, which will help you find positive new directions for 2016. You will sample a range of practices from positive psychology that will grow your well-being and open the gateway to a flourishing life. You will come away with a toolkit of happiness boosters to develop a happy new you and a plan of action for a happy new year

   
08-01-16 The Sacred Clown
  Facilitator: Reuben Kay
 

Emerge into the New Year with fun and interactive exercises using mime, improvisation, dance and meditation. We will slowly explore bringing the mind home through our breath, stillness and soft movement and arriving into the present moment. Open to beginners and those with more experience

   
   
   
   

 

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