This special workshop is open to all and will be a time to connect with the Power of Story, the Power of Imagination and the Power of Words. It offers an opportunity to learn more about Deep Listening – listening to Nature, listening to Stories, listening to Soul.
In the shamanic worldview, stories are alive and have their own spirit. They are a magical and ancient way of learning from a deeper source. They are containers of sacred knowledge and can bring us hope and help us to find our way. Stories can talk about difficult issues in a way that encourages us to connect to the true meaning behind the words. They can help us to hear what matters and remember how to be human.
Many people feel a deep love for nature, and a deep passion for creating a better world. But how do we talk with Nature about what it wants - and needs? How can it support and inspire us? At this time of huge environmental challenge, we must listen to both human stories and the voices of nature. What do stones, plants, trees, rivers, sky, birds, insects, animals and the wind have to tell us? What do they want us to hear?
If we learn to listen to nature, we can share its stories with other humans, and make nature’s own needs part of the equation. Factual communication is not enough. Through the act of telling stories, we reach each other’s hearts and minds in an immediate and intimate way. Story creates a personal connection and helps to enable strong long-lasting bonds between humans, the living world and creation.
During this online workshop we will introduce different ways to open to Nature and hear what it has to tell us. We will get to know the nature of stories and find out how to work with them in everyday life. We will explore the power of Good Words, and their role in healing - for humans, communities and nature. We will find out how to let go of old stories and create new ones to bring inspiration to life.
** Please be aware that this is not a course teaching storytelling techniques or writing skills. It is a course about the role of Story in our lives; about coming into connection, listening and sharing, and how to receive stories from the living world in simple, powerful and sometimes surprising ways. It will be a time to find stories that move us and daring to share them with others.
The course will be held on a Sunday afternoon CEST, with 6 sessions every 2-3 weeks over the Winter months, beginning 15 Nov. It will be taught by Zara and Jonathan, in English.
More information about format, price and dates will be posted soon.
If you are interested in booking please email Zara: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To take part in the course you do not need any previous training in working with stories, soul or nature. This is work that is open and accessible to all. It is, however, helpful to bring a heartfelt interest in stories and a curiousity and longing to connect with nature.
* Please be aware that once you book, there are no refunds.
You will need to connect to the Zoom meetings via a computer or tablet. In between meetings you will be given work to do at home as well as space on a dedicated facebook group for participant sharing and teacher comments. If you prefer not to use facebook, it is still possible to join in with the course through the Zoom meetings only.
If you have never taken part in an online course, it is quite simple and you will get technical guidance to help you prepare. This is a different way of meeting but very powerful in its own way.