The Art of Nature Poetry Facilitation

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Tue 28May
Virtual Event

An eight-week mentoring course

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Event time: Tue 28th May 2024 at 6:00pm - Tue 28th May 2024 at 7:30pm

If you are an eco-coach, forest bathing guide, or work in the frontlines of climate action, this course will enable you to experience the many ways poetry facilitation can enhance your nature-connection practices for yourself and when working with others.

We experience the full impact of poetry, when we learn how to facilitate a poem so that we and others are changed and transformed by it. By the end of this course, you will have all the tools you need to feel confident in being able to craft poetry sessions that are engaging, creative, and impactful.


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8-Week Online Course
£ 275.00
14 available

Dates & Times

Tuesday 28th May, 6pm – 7:30pm BST
Tuesday 4th June, 6pm – 7:30pm BST
Tuesday 11th June, 6pm – 7:30pm BST
Tuesday 18th June, 6pm – 7:30pm BST
Tuesday 25th June, 6pm – 7:30pm BST
Tuesday 2nd July, 6pm – 7:30pm BST
Tuesday 9th July, 6pm – 7:30pm BST
Tuesday 16th July, 6pm – 7:30pm BST

During these 90 minute sessions

You Will:

  • Explore a wide variety of proven writing techniques
  • Learn how to choose the right poem for the right situation and audience
  • Discover a 4-step process on which all poetry therapy sessions are based
  • Participate in multiple poetry sessions
  • Facilitate your own session, in a group
  • Gain confidence in your particular approach and style
  • Leave with a host of resources you can refer to as you take your work out into the world

“It is difficult / to get the news from poems / yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there.” - William Carlos Williams, poet

As we confront the challenges of climate disruption, mass extinctions, and a litany of natural disasters, nature poetry nourishes and revives us. It provides a way to weave our consciousness back into right relationship with a sentient earth and offers hope and inspiration.

Practical Information

Each formal session will also offer the option of a further 15 minutes for those who want to remain on the call to ask questions of Mary.

Please note: This course is limited to just 16 people and will fill out fast. It is for those who are using poetry, or would like to, in their nature and eco- work and climate practices, and are ready to take it to the next level. The course requires your full participation. If you feel you will miss more than one session, then please wait until we offer it again. CPDs are available.

You may wish to have writing materials available to you during the sessions.

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Mary Reynolds Thompson

Mary Reynolds Thompson, Founder of Live Your Wild Soul Story, is an award-winning author, internationally recognized speaker, and a facilitator of poetry and journal therapy. A pioneer in the spiritual ecology movement, her focus is on the transformative power of landscape archetypes and nature metaphors to reveal our true purpose and right relationship with the planet. Author of The Way of the Wild Soul Woman and Reclaiming the Wild Soul, a 2015 Nautilus Award-winner, Mary’s writings have also appeared in numerous other publications and anthologies.

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