Eco-therapy: Dancing with the Elements, Listening to the Seeds

Ref: C3841921

This meditation course will focus on healing ourselves through our elemental connection with nature. The elements - Air, Earth, Fire and Water - have been loved and imagined in many ways. They can be helpful to understanding and accepting the self in a balanced way. The inner and outer world separation can be overcome and nature, both our own nature and what is “out there”, joyfully embraced. The tutor will draw on her own lifetime's experience of meditating outside and from her studies at Schumacher College on the Ecology and Spirituality course. The group's ability to create a safe emotional space will be a vital aspect of the course.

Course aim

This course will focus on our connection with nature. The inner/ outer world separation can be overcome and nature, both our own nature and what is “out there”, joyfully embraced.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Imagine the elements and apply this in healing ways to your self
  • Study aspects of nature in the garden and their relationships with the elements
  • Create a safe emotional space with the rest of the group
  • Share your developing relationship with nature

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A mat for sitting or lying, or a collapsible chair, if you prefer. Please dress to be lightly covered from the midday sun and be prepared for different weathers. We can use the community centre next door if needs be.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • The garden is not in the main part of the park but on a separate site. It is 3 minutes walk from Great Homer Street market. Please see my website for travel directions https://www.ecotherapy-liverpool.co.uk

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Eco-therapy: Dancing with the Elements, Listening to the Seeds

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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