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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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Change Makers: Alchemy of Courageous Choice

30/10/2017 to 03/11/2017

With Mac Macartney and guests Niaomh Convery, Charles Anderson and Matt Bindon | At the centre of the Earth a great fire heaves and smoulders. It is the same with us. Whether scholars, poets, farmers, administrators, or dreamers, we each have ears and we have heard the call even if we sometimes pretend otherwise.This week-long course enquires into the subterranean world of self-worth, good intentions, deep feeling, inspiration, determination and leadership. Read More...

The Wounded Healer – Bringing the World Back to Life

09/10/2017 to 13/10/2017

With Lyla June Johnston and Selkie Shell and a Fireside Chat with Satish Kumar | How does the wisdom that indigenous cultures hold, contribute to the map of restoration that the world is seeking? In this week, we look at global healing practice from the perspective of North American traditions. Read More...

Schumacher Experience - Autumn 2017

09/10/2017 to 13/10/2017

With Satish Kumar, Stephan Harding and guests facilitated by Rebeh Furze, Richenda MacGregor and Fiona Tilley   | Immerse yourself for a week in the vibrant community of Schumacher College. This course is designed to give you space to enquire into what has meaning in your life, and what role you wish to play in the world, while also being inspired and invigorated by some of the concepts and ideas the college is based upon and participating in the rich daily life of the Schumacher community. Read More...

This course is full.

Making Ceremony: A Call and Response

02/10/2017 to 06/10/2017

With Colin Campbell and Lance | Join us as we look at the oldest methods of conversing with the natural world – making ceremony – from North American and South African indigenous perspectives.  What can we learn about our own relationship and conversations with life around us – what is our call and response? Read More...

Economy for the Common Good – Changing Business from the Ground Up

Economy for the Common Good – Changing Business from the Ground Up

25/09/2017 to 29/09/2017

With Christian Felber, Tim Crabtree, Bridget Knapper and special guest Rob Hopkins | Come and explore the ECG model and movement that insists the change of our current economic system should be an open-minded, participatory process aimed at the common good of all. It insists on a new system that rewards business practice and economic activity that is humane, co-operative, ecological and democratic. Human dignity, global fairness and solidarity, sustainability, social justice and democratic participation are all essential ingredients – well-being is of the utmost importance. Read More...

The Bones of Ritual – Conversing With The Natural World 2017

18/09/2017 to 22/09/2017

With Colin Campbell | Join us for a personal exploration of purpose and meaning using traditional wilderness techniques and ritual practices from South African Traditions. As well as teachings and conversation on the cosmology of these traditions and how they bridge to our modern times, places and cultures, this programme will include divinatory bones readings, a magical steam ritual with reflection, sharing and integration in the classroom and wild surrounds of Schumacher College. Read More...

Writing the Wild Soul

11/09/2017 to 13/09/2017

With Geneen Marie Haugen and Bill Plotkin | Join us for this three day adventure with writers, wildness guides and soul explorers Geneen Marie Haugen and Bill Plotkin as we explore practices and experiences that encounter the intertwined mysteries of nature and psyche and help us to bring the soul-filled, animate world to the page. Read More...

This course is full.

Soulcraft - Deep Imagination and the Reanimation of the World

04/09/2017 to 08/09/2017

With Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen | Join psychologists, nature and soul guides Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen as they take us on a journey of deep imagination and deep sensing to re-enliven our participatory relationship with an en-souled and animate world.  Read More...

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Earth, Culture, Economy – The Power of Local

24/07/2017 to 28/07/2017

With Helena Norberg Hodge, Stephan Harding and Satish Kumar | Join an in-depth exploration of the steps involved in moving toward integrated, human-scale economic structures in which deeply personal, heartfelt relationships matter most of all. Envisioning a shift from global to local entails grappling with a number of difficult questions: Just how localised should we strive to be? What strategies can be employed to overcome the entrenched power of big business, big banks, and big government? What is the role of technology in a localised economy? How do we start from where we are? Sign up to the waiting list hereRead More...

This course is full.
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