Workshops

What’s On Offer:

2019-20

  • Journey Through The Seasons

    Shamanic - Movement – Dance - Elemental – Journeys

    Saturday 16 March - Saturday 21 December 2019

    Each of the 4 days will involve journeying into the element of that season, through making connections with nature, movement/dance with music, stillness/meditation/shamanic journeying, artwork, paired experiential exercises, and sharing our experiences as a group.

    Each of the 4 days can be taken separately if you wish to focus on one or more of the elements, or this can be a complete journey through the year by attending all 4 days.

    No pervious shamanic or dance/movement experience is needed. These workshops are appropriate for anyone wishing to deepen their connections with their own bodies (if you have physical symptoms or limitations these are also welcome), with nature, and with shamanic nature-based practices.

    I envisage this whole series running every year and each year in a different part of the UK. 2019 will be at Gilling West Village Hall, near Richmond, North Yorkshire.

    Cost: 

    For each individual day: £75, or £65 for the early bird discount (1 calendar month before each start date)

    For the series of 4 workshops: £240 (if paid in total before 21st March) or £220 for the early bird discount (before 21st February)

    All payments are non-transferable and non-refundable (unless the workshop is cancelled).


  • Awakenings

    Shamanic - Movement – Dance - Elemental – Journeys

    Saturday 16 March

    Bring yourself as you are to explore:
    Element – Air
    Wheel – Spring Equinox
    Themes – Feathers, waking up from sleep, buds, shoots, unfurling, stretching out, lightness, vulnerability, from dark to light. Breath, wind, breeze. flute, wind instruments.
    Colours – Muted - white, light blue, soft shades of green.
    Animals – Birds, winged creatures.

    This is the 1st in a series of 4 one-day workshops, which will take us through the seasons of the year: Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice). Each of the 4 days can be taken separately if you wish to focus on one or more of the elements, or this can be a complete journey through the year by attending all 4 days.

    For this workshop we will be focusing, embodying, moving, dancing and journeying into the Spring Equinox and the element of air. We'll be exploring connections with nature, movement/dance with music, stillness/meditation/shamanic journeying, artwork, paired experiential exercises, and sharing our experiences as a group.

    No previous shamanic or dance/movement experience is needed. These workshops are appropriate for anyone wishing to deepen their connections with their own bodies (if you have physical symptoms or limitations these are also welcome), with nature, and with shamanic nature-based practices.

  • Passionate Heart

    Shamanic - Movement – Dance - Elemental – Journeys

    Saturday 15 June

    Bring yourself as you are to explore:
    Element – Fire
    Wheel – Summer Solstice
    Themes – Love! Connecting to your own passion, to your heart, to love. Burning with the fire of love for self and the world. Open hearted. Sunshine, flowers, blooming. The longest day. Heat, passion, freedom. Playful, connecting to inner child.
    Colours – Bright - Red, Orange, yellow.
    Animals – Tigers, jaguars, wolf, fox etc

    This is the 2nd in a series of 4 one-day workshops, which will take us through the seasons of the year. The other 3 workshops are Spring Equinox, Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. Each of the 4 days can be taken separately if you wish to focus on one or more of the elements, or this can be a complete journey through the year by attending all 4 days.

    For this workshop we will be focusing, embodying, moving, dancing and journeying into the Summer Solstice and the element of fire. We'll be exploring connections with nature, movement/dance with music, stillness/meditation/shamanic journeying, artwork, paired experiential exercises, and sharing our experiences as a group.

    Cost:
    For each individual day: £75, or £65 for the early bird discount (1 calendar month before each start date). Price includes a simple soup and bread lunch.

     

  • Letting it Go

    Shamanic - Movement – Dance - Elemental – Journeys

    Saturday 21 September

    Bring yourself as you are to explore:
    Element – Water
    Wheel – Autumn Equinox
    Themes – Flow – letting go. Releasing grasp on unhealthy things in life. Leaves falling, Moving on. Rivers, seas, oceans, waterfalls.
    Colours – Rich - Bronze, rust, gold, deep reds
    Animals – Fish, water mammals

    This is the 3rd in a series of 4 one-day workshops, which will take us through the seasons of the year. The other 3 workshops are Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice. Each of the 4 days can be taken separately if you wish to focus on one or more of the elements, or this can be a complete journey through the year by attending all 4 days.

    For this workshop we will be focusing, embodying, moving, dancing and journeying into the Autumn Equinox and the element of water. We'll be exploring connections with nature, movement/dance with music, stillness/meditation/shamanic journeying, artwork, paired experiential exercises, and sharing our experiences as a group.

    Cost: 
    For each individual day: £75, or £65 for the early bird discount (1 calendar month before each start date). Price includes a simple soup and bread lunch.

  • Embodied Relational Therapy Introductory Weekend Workshop

    The Meeting Place of Body, Process, and Relational Psychotherapy

    Saturday 12 October - Sunday 13 October 2019

    This weekend non residential workshop is ideal for anyone considering the ERT full training or for anyone wishing to have a taste of what ERT has to offer. Stephen Tame and myself have enjoyed working together on many workshops and trainings, and we are enthusiastic about sharing this work with others. We welcome anyone working one to one in a therapeutic setting i.e. psychotherapists, counsellors, coaching practitioners, shamanic practitioners, homeopaths, etc. 

    Venue: The Energy Centre, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

    Cost £180 or £155 early bird booking before 12th September 2019.

  • Wild Therapy Introductory Weekend

    Bringing therapy into the wild and wildness into therapy

    Saturday 19 October - Sunday 20 October 2019

    This 2 day weekend workshop will be set in a remote woodland in West Wales. We'll be gathering in a round house, exploring wildness outdoors and indoors, as well as sharing experiences together in pairs and as a group.

    The world of psychotherapy, counselling and similar practices are waking up in new ways to the crucial connections and disconnections between therapists, clients, and nature.

    This weekend workshop offers you the opportunity to rewild your practice - to include the other than human in your work, both indoors and outdoors, in your mind/body, and in the connection you offer to those you work with.

    It is also an ideal taster for the One Year Wild Therapy training, originally created by Nick Totton, author of 'Wild Therapy' and will be facilitated by Allison and Jayne in 2020.

    Cost: £180 or £155 for the early bird booking before 20thSeptember 2019

    For more information and to book: - contact Allison info@allisonpriestman.co.uk, Tel. 01453 731226

     

  • Group Facilitation Training

    Saturday 30 November 2019 - Sunday 1 March 2020

    This training is 8 days non residential split over 3 weekends. The 1st weekend is 2 days - Sat & Sun and the following 2 weekends are Fri/Sat/Sun, in Hebden Bridge, at The Energy Centre. Stephen Tame and Jayne Johnson are excited to be offering this training for the 2nd time in it's current form. 

    As a group we will be exploring how to set the conditions for group process; experience how groups organically orientate themselves; have opportunities to facilitate the group and receive feedback; understand group process facilitated by Jayne & Stephen; explore creative approaches to group work; develop your own style of facilitation; work with polarisation, chaos and conflict.

    You will need a level of awareness of your own emotional and relational processes, and a capacity to tolerate a wide range of group relational interactions.

    Cost: £800 for all 8 days.

  • Bear Moon Dreaming

    Shamanic - Movement – Dance - Elemental – Journeys

    Saturday 21 December

    Bring yourself as you are to explore:
    Element – Earth
    Wheel – Winter Solstice
    Themes – Darkness, caves, hibernation. Last Dance in the moonlight before going into cave. Moon shines down in the darkness. Bear snuggles, wrapped up warm in furs. Resting, stillness, peace, settling down. Bear wisdom. Letting the Earth hold us. Burying into the Earth. Dreaming through the Winter. Dream like feelings and journeying to other realms. Slowing down and stopping.
    Colours – Dark - Browns, Greens, Black
    Animals – Bear, land & hibernating animals.

    This is the 4th in a series of 4 one-day workshops, which will take us through the seasons of the year. The other 3 workshops are Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. Each of the 4 days can be taken separately if you wish to focus on one or more of the elements, or this can be a complete journey through the year by attending all 4 days.

    For this workshop we will be focusing, embodying, moving, dancing and journeying into the Winter Solstice and the element of Earth. We'll be exploring connections with nature, movement/dance with music, stillness/meditation/shamanic journeying, artwork, paired experiential exercises, and sharing our experiences as a group.

    Cost: 
    For each individual day: £75, or £65 for the early bird discount (1 calendar month before each start date). Price includes a simple soup and bread lunch.