This mini-workshop will explore what ritual means and some examples of ritual. We will explore our own rituals, our cultural heritage and where we come from ourselves, including looking at any limitations to or lack of ritual that we perceive.
This will lead on to exploring how ritual is a powerful tool within ecotherapy in a variety of ways, including grounding, confidence building, exploring personal challengers and in Earth-connection. Finally we will enact a ritual in the class so if possible, please bring with you something you have collected from a walk on that day, that reflects something about your relationship to the land you walk in. This can be a stone or twig; something organic.
Date: September 24th 2020 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Booking: email firstname.lastname@example.org
This course carries 2 hrs credit towards the Ten Directions training in Ecotherapy, but is open to others who are interested.
Harriet Sams: is a prehistoric archaeologist, ecotherapist, ancestral connector, yoga teacher, ritual celebrant and eco-Druid. Harriet heard the voice of the goddess when a young child, and became an archaeologist in order to connect deeply to the Earth and to listen to the land in the UK. She has led a life fully immersed in Earth-based wisdom and eco-druidry, and, since many transformative, expansive experiences, has dedicated her work to holding space for those who also feel the call of the Earth. The dominant paradigm is shifting, and what is needed most now is a strong network of connected souls, awake and listening to the voice of the Earth. Harriet guides and facilitates authentic connection to the land, so that we can truly listen, and become ambassadors for Earth wisdom. She offers online workshops, yoga practice, eco-listening, and celebrancy, and is currently initiating a rewilding and ecotherapy project in France. She occasionally writes articles for magazines and her own blog www.nwyfre.com
Harriet holds an MA in European Civilisation and an MSc (post graduate) in Green Economy.