Cultivating Courage & Resilience [online]

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20-243 Story of the Jumping Mouse 2
Thu 25Jun
Thu 09Jul

The Story of Jumping Mouse

Facilitator: Adam Fotheringham

This experiential course fosters self-development and resilience through the power of story. Using myth, group process and personal reflection as our framework, we explore the engaging Native American tale of Jumping Mouse. It has much to teach us about courage and following the promptings of our heart – especially at this time. When a mouse is called to seek out the cause of the strange roaring sound in his ears, he sets off on a transformative journey far beyond the realms of the known, familiar and predictable.

 * Please note that this is an online course, delivered via Zoom.

Event time: Thu 25th Jun 2020 at 4:00pm - Thu 9th Jul 2020 at 5:30pm

At a glance

  • Working with a story as a tool for insight
  • Exploring a life situation and inner calling
  • Resourcing in times of crisis

What participants will gain

  • Guided exploration around inner resourcing and what our life circumstances are calling from us
  • Inspiration and wisdom-teaching through a story
  • Sharing of reflections, creative exercises and realisations


Thursdays 25 June, 2 July and 9 July; 4.00pm – 5.30pm BST

In this three-part online course, we will be engaging with the story of Jumping Mouse – a Native American tale. The narrative has much to teach us about courage, resilience and trust in the compass of our heart. A little mouse is prompted by his own curiosity to seek out the cause of a strange roaring sound in his ears. Consequently, he sets off on a transformational journey that takes him beyond the limits of his world. His quest to reach the Sacred Mountains takes him through a series of encounters with fellow creatures. In the process, he discovers the deep meaning of interconnectedness and exchange and experiences ultimate surrender as a gateway into Life.

We will work creatively and collaboratively to unlock the hidden meaning in this simple story and apply it to our own lives and current circumstances. Using large and small group reflection, creative exercises, visualisation and embodied practices, this course will connect you deeply to your own inner resources and bring you into a mutually nurturing relationship with each other.

Price Options

£50 Standard
£65 Support Hawkwood


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Practical Information

The course will be held in real time with the tutors via the Zoom platform. Sign up to this platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet or a smartphone connected to the internet. We will provide more information and joining instructions in advance of the first session.

Please bring an open heart, a notebook and something to draw and write with. No other preparation is necessary.

Thursdays 18 June, 25 June and 2 July; 4.00pm - 5.30pm BST

The course is the same at both price levels; please choose the one you can afford. Thank you!

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Adam Fotheringham

Adam Fotheringham is an actor, theatre director, teacher and coach. He is a founder-member of several theatre companies, including Two Hoots (2010), The Box Theatre Company (1993) and Public Property (1983). He is an Associate Director with the Year Out Drama Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and has directed over 80 productions in professional and educational settings. He designed and runs a confidence and self-expression programme called Be Seen, Be Heard, and is an Affiliate Coach with Olivier Mythodrama who offer leadership coaching internationally using myth and archetype.

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"Brilliant - one of the best things I have ever done!"

"Just really, really excellent. Held. Focused. Flexible. Responsive. Interesting. Fun."

"Adam is a highly skilled facilitator. He creates a space for exploration that feels both safe and challenging at the same time."