February 17

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A long and winding road! I originally trained in Psychosynthesis, an integrative, holistic and transpersonal approach to human development and have worked in the field for over 20 years in the UK and Europe. In 1987 I trained and subsequently worked with Joanna Macy and for a few years ran workshops with a small group of facilitators including Pat Fleming who is also a member. In the intervening years I have been quietly engaged in learning more about the field, facilitating courses in Sweden - though I haven't adopted the label 'ecopsychologist'. Since 1988 I've also been deeply influenced by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings in engaged buddhism and received lay ordination 15 years ago -since the birth of my son I haven't been an active member of the community though I've been integrating mindfulness practice my work for many years where the development of awareness, insight and a socially/ecologically engaged approach to spiritual development is a dominant theme. What brought me here now? I'm working on moving my professional centre of gravity back to the UK and wanting to make more connections here.

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Today I work primarily as a trainer, supervisor, mentor and coach (and also as a psychotherapist) offering a flexible, integrative approach and a wide portfolio of skills. I'm a UKCP Registered psychotherapist, a member of EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) and BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). Awarded an MSc in Responsibility in Business Practice with distinction at University of Bath School of Management and a first class degree in Comparative Religion from the University of Manchester. I am currently on the board of Trustees at the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust and Ethical Ombudsman for Gaia House Retreat Centre.

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Exeter, Ashburton, Okehampton, Dartmoor

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  • hi - thanks for post. I know the problem. Just working my way through my in box after a week of teaching and finding considerably older emails! good to hear. Sounds like things are going well for you. Im still running Amida courses but also broadening into eco-therapy which combines many of my loves... spending more time at our centre in France though also developing my life in the UK and onlt sorry I cant be in both places at once.
  • Hi Helen, just joined this site and saw your name. How are things with you these days?
  • HI Helen, good to see you to and thanks for the info x
  • Hi Helen,

    that would be lovely! hope you are well.

    love susie
  • Hi Helen

    Welcome to the site, nice to have you here.

    Best wishes

  • thanks Helen, look forward to that x Jeremy
  • Hello Helen,
    It's good to see you here. As you can see, there's quite alot going on in the forum, many events being posted up, and there are regional groups forming within 'groups' - including a Devon and Cornwall group. If you want to meet people locally, you can always do a search in 'members' for 'Devon'.
    We are holding a networking day on April 24th at the Psychosynthesis Trust near London Bridge - see events.
    If you need help with anything, please let us know.
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