The Wild Scribe [online]

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The Wild Scribe
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Thu 23Jul
Sat 25Jul

An online nature journaling workshop

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Nature journaling is a powerful tool to enliven your creativity and deepen your connection to the natural world. At this time, many of us feel disconnected from our normal lives, livelihoods and loved ones. This journaling practice can be transformative, re-wilding not only your language but your psyche and soul.

“Earth, isn’t this what you want, an invisible re-arising within us?” – Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Event time: Thu 23rd Jul 2020 at 5:00pm - Sat 25th Jul 2020 at 6:30pm

At a glance

  • Explore the power of language that has been restored to a more natural, wild state
  • Experiment with a variety of journal techniques
  • Discover the deep wisdom and healing available from nature journaling

Mary Reynolds Thompson is gifting her time in support of the Hawkwood Preserve and Protect Fund.  This enables us to give different payment options. Please pay what you can afford. Thank you! Please note, the ticket price is for all three sessions.


Time Zones: 5.00pm-6.30pm BST; 12.00pm-1.30pm EST; 9.00am-10.30am PST

Thursday 23 July  Session 1: Deepening Attention

Friday 24 July        Session 2: Re-wilding Language

Saturday 25 July   Session 3: Shifting Perspective

What will participants gain

  • Fresh ideas, tools and resources for a personal writing practice
  • Connection with others, creativity and refreshment

Nature journaling is ideal for those passionate about giving voice to the natural world. This course will teach you all you need to know about keeping a written nature journal to inspire and nourish you.

Whether you want to embark on nature writing for publication, or as personal growth, this course will transform your relationship to journaling and help you uncover your own writing voice.

From the moment we first gather, we shall start experimenting with different journaling techniques. You’ll learn how to find a more intimate connection to the earth and tap into the wisdom of nature. This will support your own path of transformation and provide solace in difficult times. You’ll learn which techniques to use, depending on your situation, mood and the impact you want to create.

There will be times during the sessions where we will write in our journal alone. We will then share our writing with each other.  This is a powerful way to learn from each other  as we witness how Mary’s techniques shape our language and our imaginations.

You will also learn one of the most important, and most neglected journal techniques. This will help you make the most of the gifts and wisdom of nature in an entirely new way. This is particularly helpful for eco-therapists and forest bathing guides looking to use nature journaling with clients.

“Earth, isn’t this what you want, an invisible re-arising within us?” – Rainer Maria Rilke


Price Options

£25 Support Hawkwood Level 1
£45 Support Hawkwood Level 2
£60 Support Hawkwood Level 3


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Practical Information

Please bring your journal and pens.

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 – with an in-built camera and microphone – and a reliable internet connection. We will provide more information and joining instructions in advance of the first session. Attendance at all three sessions is required.

The course is the same for both prices; please choose the level you can afford. Know that each booking you make is financially supporting our charity and facilitators and tutors, most of which have had to cancel all of their upcoming work. Thank you!

Mary Reynolds Thompson

Mary Reynolds Thompson is an international teacher, facilitator of poetry and journal therapy, and core faculty for the Therapeutic Writing Institute in Colorado. She is author several books, including the award-winning Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness. She has successfully run many online courses and is experienced in holding the space.

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“Mary's teaching is truly inspirational. Her courses are well rounded, well prepared, innovative and magical.”

“My soul just melted. Mary's inspiring knowledge is an infinite gift.”

“The Earth and your own soul require you to live magnificently and fiercely; it is time for a new story.”