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Fri 08Oct
Sun 10Oct

Tools and Techniques for Journaling in Nature

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Whether writing for yourself or writing for publication, journaling in nature unleashes powerful creative energy.

Many of those who write nature journals, or would like to, often don’t realize the many techniques and tools at our disposal. We miss opportunities, not only to access the wisdom of the natural world, but to tap into our own wells of creativity.

This course is for nature lovers, journal writers and change-makers who long to express from their earth-born imaginations and become more wholly wild in the process.

Event time: Fri 8th Oct 2021 at 4:00pm - Sun 10th Oct 2021 at 2:00pm

At a glance

  • Explore the power of language rewilded
  • Experiment with numerous journal techniques
  • Discover the deep wisdom and healing available from nature journaling
  • Learn the one journal technique that enhances every journal write

What will participants gain

  • Fresh ideas, tools and resources for a deeper journaling practice
  • Deepened creativity and rejuvenation from a weekend in the Hawkwood gardens
  • A body of writing to take home that can be further developed

Designed for those passionate about giving voice to the natural world, this course teaches you all you need to know about keeping a written nature journal.

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

Nature journaling is a powerful tool to elevate your creativity and deepen your connection to the natural world. It can also be transformative, rewilding not only your language but your psyche and soul.

From the moment we gather, we shall start experimenting with different journaling techniques. You’ll learn how to deepen your intimacy with the earth and tap into the wisdom of nature to support your own path of transformation. You’ll learn which techniques to use, depending on your situation, mood and the impact you want to create.

Most of the weekend will be spent outdoors, exploring the grounds of Hawkwood, pens and journals in hand. We will share our writing in circle, learning from each other how these journal techniques shape our language and our imaginations.

You will also learn one of the most important, and most neglected journal techniques, helping you integrate 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.

Price Options

£260 Non-Residential
£320 Residential Share - from same household
£360 Residential Single


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Practical Information

Registration with tea 4.00pm Friday. Course begins with supper at 6.30pm and ends after lunch on Sunday.
Please bring good walking shoes, a pen, a dedicated journal, and an object from nature to bring as part of the introduction.

Please note that prices are listed per person.

Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments but exclude B&B.

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.

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