Workshops

What’s On Offer:

2019-20-21

  • 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.

    This series will run again in 2020 in Richmond, North Yorkshire and possibly another place in the UK.

    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).

  • Roots & Rhythms

    Dance for Life - Dance for Connection

    Monday 2 September 2019 - Monday 3 February 2020

    I will be offering these new monthly sessions from September 2019 to February 2020. The space is open and freestyle to bring your self as you are to move how you move, whatever your mobility. Chairs will be provided and lying on the floor and sitting out to listen are also options. There will be an eclectic mix of musical genres to support us into our bodies from where all kinds of movement is possible. Come and join us from 7pm tp 9pm on the 1st Monday of every month at Gilling West Village Hall, Richmond, North Yorkshire.

    For more information please download the flyer below.

    Download the Roots & Rhythms flyer front and back .pdf here.

  • 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.

    Download the ERT Intro 2019 front & back PDF.pdf here.

  • 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 Priestman and Jayne Johnson 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 or check out the flyer below.

    Download the Wild Therapy Intro - flyer front and back.pdf here.

  • Group Facilitation Training 2019-20

    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.

    Download the flyer below for more information and how to book.

    Download the GFT flyer front & back page 19:20 .pdf here.

  • 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.

  • Wild Therapy Year Training 2020-21

    Bringing Therapy into the Wild and Wildness into Therapy

    Thursday 12 March 2020 - Sunday 17 January 2021

    This year long Wild Therapy journey starts in a rambling old house in Derbyshire for 5 nights fully residential where will start to explore what 'wild' means to us and how to bring more wildness into our practices. The next two 5 night residentials will be in the remote and wild valley at Middlewood Trust, Lancashire, where we will live, work, and play in small wooden eco build residential Centre, with a yurt, an outdoor fire circle, and acres of ancient woodland to explore, as well as the River Roeburn, which flows through the centre of the Valley. The final non residential weekend will take us back to the City in Bristol, where we'll explore what Wild Therapy can offer in a domesticated setting. Jayne Johnson and Allison Priestman will be facilitating this training starting in 2020 so if you are interested download the flyer (below) and please contact us.

    Download the Wild Therapy 1 year flyer front & back .pdf here.

  • Embodied-Relational Therapy 2020-21

    Relational Body Psychotherapy Two-Year Training

    Thursday 16 April 2020 - Monday 1 February 2021

    The 2020-21 ERT training will be facilitated by Jayne Johnson and Stephen Tame.

    Participants are attracted to the ERT training who are looking for a robust training in working with embodiment and relationship. The central theme of the training is how to work with our embodied responses to our clients and we are primarily interested in supporting you to become more deeply the therapist you already are. ERT encourages spontaneity, creativity and deep trust of our own inherent competence, and the trustworthiness of our clients and their unfolding process.

    As a residential training this encourages us to live, work and play together as a community.

    We invite you to come and join others in a diverse community of human and other than human, that will examine itself, the world of therapy, and the wider world. Many people join us who are looking for a home, a place to belong for their work. Graduates of the training are eligible to join the Embodied-Relational Therapy Association, which is a tribe for people working in innovative, integrative and courageous ways.

    For more information and how to apply for this training please download the flyer below:

    Download the ERT 2020 flyer front and back.pdf here.

  • Re-Wild Your Senses

    Exploring Sensual Embodiment

    Friday 5 June - Monday 8 June 2020

    I'm delighted to be co facilitating this retreat from a Friday afternoon until Monday lunchtime with Rachael Hattersley and Matt Booth, at the beautiful location of Drumwhill Retreat Centre, which is situated at the foot of a stunning Loch on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park. As a team we each bring our own unique gifts to support you to go deeper into more unknown senses, like touch, smell, taste, and intuition.

    There will space for people to sleep indoors in a private room or bring a tent to sleep on the Earth. Jayne will guide you through Shamanic Journeying and outdoor Wild sensual explorations, as well as dancing for connection. Matt will lead us on silent walks through the Scottish countryside and Rachael will bring her own style of movement/yoga based practices. This retreat is fully residential and we will be living, cooking and exploring community through our senses. We will also, as a group, be co-creating a ritual/ceremony on the final evening.

    The cost (including accommodation and all meals): £395
    Early bird: £350 by 31st December 2019.

    There will more information coming soon.