Ecopsychology Course Special Offer Update!

I’ve had a great response to my Ecopsychology Online Learning course summer special offer. There are still two places left though and the offer ended on the 30th June, so I’ve extended the deadline to 14th July. Still use the same offer code when you enrol (30JUN17).

Interested but not sure?

Please do get in touch for an informal, no-obligation chat. I’ve had quite a few folks go for this option before making any decisions and it certainly helps with working out if the course is right for you.

 

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2017 Ecopsychology Gathering

The sixth annual Edge of the Wild Ecopsychology Gathering takes place at Green and Away in Worcestershire in July. This years event is called ‘Fraktured Psyche’ and has a fascinating array of sessions from a huge diversity of presenters.

Over the last six years the event has emerged from humble beginnings to become the main focus of the Ecopsychology community in the UK. It is for anyone interested in the subject and attracts a diverse audience, from professional practitioners to those that have only just come across this rapidly expanding and fascinating topic.

It’s based at the fabulous off-grid Green and Away venue. There are a wide range of accommodation options, from glamping in yurts all the way down! Splendid wood-burning hot showers, compost loos and an excellent bar selling local beers and cider, home-cooked meals are included. There is also music and opportunities to catch up with people and make new friends and connections.

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Ecopsychology course back online – Special Summer Offer!


Special Summer Offer: enrol before 30th of June 2017 and receive a 20% discount
(just enter the discount code ’30JUNE17′ when you check out)*  >>
 


Pohutakawa, Waiheke Island, Aotearoa.

Pohutakawa, Waiheke Island, Aotearoa.

 

“I’ve very much enjoyed working with you this year. The reading for the course gave me some much wanted, theoretical underpinning for the ideas and practices that I experienced through my previous trainings, but was unable to ‘ground’ in anything. Then our conversations really led me to re-examine and loosen-off some of the ideas, principles and norms that surround the work I do – in a healthy, creative sense of course.  More than anything, I really appreciated the broadening of a mind that I already thought was quite open!!”

– Course Participant, 2016.

Sabbatical

Last year I withdrew my online Ecopsychology course before heading away to New Zealand and Australia for two months. Now I’m back and I have reinstated the course in time for the summer holidays, which have always been a popular time to study.

Bespoke Learning

This course provides six, one-to-one tutorials, custom designed to fit your specific interests, aspirations and schedule. Tutorials are supported by bespoke online notes and email. You have access to an extensive private online library, so that readings are immediately available to you.

The subject is ecopsychology but the specific content of the course depends on you. Some like a focus on guided reading while others prefer an emphasis on dialogue or practical work. Self-guided outdoor activities, creative projects, and collaboration to design new ecopsychology applications have all featured over the last five years.

You can start the course whenever you like. It is then offered over a minimum period of 12 weeks – but you have up to one year to complete it, depending on your circumstances and preferred pace of learning.

During your first personal tutorial, a learning plan is agreed according to your specific interests. We then follow the plan together – and any new directions that emerge – over the following tutorials.

International appeal

The course has been running for over five years now with consistently excellent feedback. Enrolments have come from Australia, New Zealand, France, Sweden, Hong Kong, South Africa and India… as well as from the UK and Ireland.

Find out more or have a chat

If you’re interested and would like to have an initial chat before making any commitments:

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*Subject to availability.

Two last-minute SUBSIDISED places available on the April Natural Change short course

Due to a cancelation from two of our bursary-funded participants, we’ve got two last-minute subsidised places available on the upcoming April Natural Change Short Course.

These places are for people who can apply their learning to bring about change in their organisation, community or across wider society. Is this you? Or someone you know?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a unique course, which normally costs £980. The offer closes at 5.00pm on April 6th and places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis – so act now if you’re interested!

To join the course or to find out more, please contact Osbert Lancaster as soon as possible: osbert or +44 (0) 7981 528 991.

Natural Change Facilitator Training: Reflections on Residential Three

The week before last I was in the Lake District with the folks on the two-year Natural Change Facilitator Training.

It was a watery start to the week and two people got stranded just 3 kms from the door of the lodge after driving all the way from Scotland! Lake Windermere and the rivers feeding it had flooded and the road into the lodge where we were staying was waist deep. Luckily they managed to find somewhere to stay and arrived early next morning in time for the start of the course.

It was another powerful Natural Change week. There is so much energy, commitment and enthusiasm in the group. It’s wonderful to see everyone build their understanding, skills and confidence. It is also beautiful to see each person find their own ‘way’ with the work: to find their own style and pattern.

We covered a whole range of ideas, techniques and skills – including a full-on search and rescue scenario, on a moonless dark and rainy night in dense, boggy, woodland! Luckily we found “Kamila” – who had failed to return from a solo day – alive and well (although apparently asleep) two and half hours after we started looking for her. She did look a lot like a Macpac expedition rucsac full of fleecy blankets hiding under a tarp, but hey.

It really feels like we’ve demystified Natural Change a lot – without taking away the mystery itself, which is at the heart of the work. I still feel that learning to facilitate it is a process of stripping things away, rather than adding more and more layers of new things. A kind of anti-training. And of course that central to being able to facilitate this simple, yet paradoxically complex process, is the facilitator’s own experience of their ecological self.