Workshops


2018


September

The Wounded Healer: Storytelling and Astrology with John Wadsworth. 8th – 15th September 2018, Greece

The story of Chiron, the wise and kindly centaur, is one of the most compelling of all Greek myths. Join us for an adventure to Pelion, the site of Chiron’s school for the Greek heroes, to the place where the greatest healer of his time sought the cure for his own wound.

During our week together we will explore our relationship to this myth through personal storytelling, the astrology of our birth charts and a wide range of artistic activities.

The planetoid Chiron, discovered in 1977, awakened the astrological imagination to the potency of this story and offers us keys to our own character and calling such as: How might a deeper understanding of our own woundedness release more creativity and compassion in our lives? What might it call forth forth from us and how might it inspire a more authentic response to the woundedness of the world?

This course is suitable for those with an interest in astrology or storytelling (or both) and who are drawn to work with the Delphic inscription: “Know Thyself”.

Venue: Aglaida Hotel, Tsagarada, Mount Pelion, Greece

Cost: £990 inclusive of accommodation in 3* hotel in twin bedded rooms with sea views, all meals, tuition, materials, transport from Volos in Greece, mid week excursion and local trips. Not included are transport to and from Volos and any drinks during the week.

Course Facilitators: Sue Hollingsworth & John Wadsworth.

John Wadsworth is a professional astrologer, teacher, writer and pioneer of embodied, experiential forms of astrological education. He has been practicing astrology professionally for over twenty years. He has been running the Kairos School of Astrology in Glastonbury since 2009, taking students from beginner to professional level. John holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and is the founder of The Alchemical Journey, a Glastonbury Zodiac based mystery school programme. He is the author of, “Turning the Wheel of Your Zodiac Soul: Twelve Gateways to Wholeness”, to be published by Orion next March.

Website: www.kairosastrology.co.uk

To book or for further information, please email John Wadsworth on john@kairosastrology.co.uk


This Being Human: Telling True Life Tales. September 29th – October 6th. Findhorn Foundation, Scotland

Telling stories from our own lives invites us to look at our past and consider what is worth passing on into the future. This one week course provides an introduction to the delights and discipline of telling true life tales. Working with stories from our own lives that we want to be able to share with our families, friends or perhaps even an invited audience, we will be learning about what qualities and skills are needed to tell these stories well. There will be time to explore such questions as: has anything worth speaking about ever happened to me? Who would want to listen to my story anyway? What makes it any different from a chat about our lives over a cup of coffee? Is it the same as telling a traditional story? Do you have to tell EVERYTHING? And ultimately, how can the shaping and crafting of personal stories illuminate what it means to be human?

Costs: Tiered pricing of £1110 / £840 / £690 (including accommodation and all meals)

To book or for further details, go to www.findhorn.org/workshops


October

Centre for Narrative Leadership Summer Gathering, October 8th & 9th. Hawkwood College, UK

The annual gathering for all those involved in working with stories and storytelling in organisations.

Hosted by Centre for Narrative Leadership. For further information, go to: www.narrativeleadership.org


November

Finding Gold: Next Steps in Personal Storytelling, November 20th – 22nd. Bangalore, India

Once you have a story from your own life in mind, how can you apply the skills of the storyteller to ensure your listeners will not only be entertained by your story but will also be nourished by it?
How can the craft of storytelling help us convey the weight as well as the glitter of the gold we find in our own lives?
Suitable for anyone who had a taste of personal storytelling already and wants to improve their skills.

For more information and to book, go to www.bytheriver.in


Begin Telling True Life Tales! November 30th – December 2nd, Hawkwood College, England

Many people would love to share a story from their lives with family, friends or even a public audience. But where to begin? Most people when asked for a story say, “Oh, I can’t remember anything” or “I haven’t done anything remotely interesting” when every person obviously has a story to tell. And if you CAN remember something, how can you make sure it is interesting to anyone else?

This is an introduction to the delights of telling true life stories. In an atmosphere of serious fun and playful engagement, it is suitable for anyone, whether you have previous experience or not.

For further information and to book, go to: www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk