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Re-Wilding – Our Deep Connection to Nature

04/12/2017 to 08/12/2017

With Stephan Harding and Jon Young | The connection to nature in a deep and meaningful way has proved elusive despite the recognition that it is vitally important for our human well-being.

With Stephan Harding and Jon Young | The connection to nature in a deep and meaningful way has proved elusive despite the recognition that it is vitally important for our human well-being. Simply spending time outside is not enough to create a deep and meaningful connection with the natural world around us – we need to find ways that work for us that go beyond many of the educational, recreational and wellness-focussed approaches that are becoming more available. Join Stephan Harding and Jon Young as we explore the relationship between people and nature, with first-hand accounts of the most exhilarating and compelling examples of connection with the other-than-human world. Non-Residential spaces left only with discount. Read More...

Designing For Peace

27/11/2017 to 01/12/2017

With Jon Young, Deborah Benham, Root Cuthbertson and guest tutor Satish Kumar | We live in times when Peace can seem out of reach and the future of our human communities bleak. How we respond to this is a choice. We, as human beings from any background, can re-create the culture and communities we live in.

With Jon Young, Deborah Benham, Root Cuthbertson and guest tutor Satish Kumar | We live in times when Peace can seem out of reach and the future of our human communities bleak. How we respond to this is a choice. We, as human beings from any background, can re-create the culture and communities we live in. How would it be if we consciously designed for Unity, Peace, Compassionate Communication and Healing? How would it feel if all people were welcome, included and valued?  For over 35 years Jon Young has been carrying and developing a bundle of peacemaking teachings, from indigenous elders who have called us, in western modern society, to step into more active peacebuilding service.  We, and the generations who will inherit from us, can learn and share tools to build harmony and transform conflicts into trust, creativity and health. On this course, we will explore contemporary and ancient social technologies, provide simple implementation processes and share successful examples from our global network. Non-Residential Places Only. Read More...

Three Horizons: A Pathways Practice for Sustainability and Transformative Innovation

20/11/2017 to 24/11/2017

With Bill Sharpe and Daniel Wahl | How we can improve the way we face the complexity and uncertainty of the future and come together to create pathways of change?

With Bill Sharpe and Daniel Wahl | How we can improve the way we face the complexity and uncertainty of the future and come together to create pathways of change? Learn the practice of Three Horizons for transformative innovation as a way to face complexity and uncertainties in a practical way and transform our ways of life to bring human civilization and planet Earth into a sustainable relationship. Non-Residential Places Only. Read More...

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.

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?

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.

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...

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?

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...