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The Story Apprentice

The Story Apprentice Training spans 3 trainings over 7 months. 

9/10 June  2018    15/16 September 2018     

10 - 9 10 - 2 

Kilgour House, Falkland 

The Story Apprentice Training in Creative Shamanism  

The Story Apprentice Training spans 2 trainings over 3 months.

9/10 June 2018 15/16 September 2018

Kilgour House, Falkland

This is a three month training with 2 weekend workshop meeting points, 2 group video online sessions together and 1 individual Wholeness Template story healing session. The course supports everyone who takes part to work with the medicine wheel of the year and to locate the different aspects of their nature through relationship with the initiatory patterns of nature. The Story Apprentice employs story as a way of exploring and understanding the initiations of our life.

This course explores story as a therapeutic aid and works alongside a research project that I am currently leading into the healing power of storytelling through word and other means.

Core shamanism has focused on soul and power retrieval as healing arts. Sandra Ingerman has led the focus with Western shamanism to transmutation and healing in the Middle Worlds (amongst the many other other things she leads). There is a wealth of understanding in Celtic Shamanism about the many voices that tell the story and the importance of opening up to the multiplicity of perspectives and frequencies.

The Story Apprentice understands and includes all of this. It values first and foremost the preference and focus of each individual. It allows the individual to find their place with the whole within the safe holding of the natural cycles and the archetypal themes of the flow of the year. The course understands and brings focus to the way that story weaves the lives of each individual and culture and supports the unravelling of harmful scripts and the reinstating of healing scripts. The work we do together is pertinent to our own stories and it is through the healing of our own scripts that we realise the ingredients and the vision to help hold the focus for others to heal their scripts.

The Story Apprentice is for anyone who believes fiercely that story is a healing art and it is especially for any one who believes that there are many ways and many reasons for why and how a story needs to be told. This training is a shamanic and therapeutic bridge.

Element 1

9 and 10 June 2018 10 - 9 10 - 2

We look at the importance of life story and how each person individually views life. We bring in stories of life, the subject of beginnings and the focus on living life through the male and the female lens to accompany our explorations.

We look at endings. Nothing lasts forever. We explore this in our own psyche and lives and look at how we each hold this as an existential crisis. We bring in story and archetypes that hold this often difficult state and position ourselves effectively with this state in order to hold space for ourselves and others.

At the other side of loss and death is a new life. At the end of each initiation cycle is a new way of looking at things. The focus here is on rebirth. It is the place of great hope and encouragement. It takes us into the heart of the part of story which sings this newness and jubilant opening. We step into the shoes and guises of characters through theatre and costume to really bring this aspect home.

A 3 month exploration of these themes consolidates this first workshop. The theme of life and how much we can own it and let it flow through us is the subject. We come closer to our understanding of our own availability to own this energy. The stories help us and we tell our own too!

There are 2 group and 1 individual video online sessions to assist you through the material and the process.

Element 2

15/16 September 2018 10 - 9 10 - 2

This element takes us into the mythological. We bring myth into the stories of our lives and learn more and more about how weaving with the two can enrich and direct the flow of everything. This course is deeply shamanic, taking you into the heart of this realm. Attendance of the Theatre element, held in Forres in July, although not obligatory, will deepen your experience.

cost: £450
deposit: £150 payable on booking
Then each part payable as an instalment of £150

All courses are held in Falkland, Fife, Scotland. Meals and accommodation are extra. There are b and bs close by and a wholefood cafe and camp site a mile from the venue.

Theatre is a new course that is coming to Newbold Trust, Forres in July and there is a £100 reduction when this course is booked along with the Story Apprentice training above! In this case, a £200 deposit is paid and this course remains with the amount to be paid and Story Apprentice is reduced to £350 so that the deposit payment is just £50.

You will need to book and pay your deposit by 17 March.

courses are held in Falkland, Fife, Scotland. Meals and accommodation are extra. There are b and bs close by and a wholefood cafe and camp site a mile from the venue.

Event Properties

Event Date Saturday, 09 June 2018, 10:00 am
Event End Date Sunday, 10 June 2018, 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date Wed March 1, 2017, 12:00 am
Capacity 15
Registered 0
Available place 15
Cut off date Sat June 9, 2018
Individual Price £800.00
Location Kilgour house Falkland
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