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How your core self can help you grow through storms

Feb 25-27, 2022 at Hazel Hill Wood near Salisbury
With Alan Heeks and Jane Sanders

As life gets more turbulent, we need to go higher and dig deeper to find a quantum step up in our resilience. This retreat is a chance to explore how the deep wisdom of your soul can help you to stay centred and positive, and clarify your purpose: why your soul has chosen to be here in a time of huge change.

The intention for this retreat is to create a deep space for soul exploration, with guided processes, sharing time, and solo periods to reflect, renew, and draw insights from soul, spirit and Nature. We aim to support resilience for challenges of all kinds, from personal and family, through work and community, to the global climate emergency. We will offer a different, soul-based approach to good climate response processes: Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects, and Deep Adaptation. The ingredients will include:

  • Finding your own sense of your soul, and creating a dialogue.
  • Ways to deepen soul connection, including calling on a guide, Nature immersion, sacred chants, group support, dreams, and Gaia connection.
  • Creating a safe container for slow, deep listening to the interconnections of all life, including spirit and nature.
  • Why am I here? Find your soul’s view on how to live with and grow through climate crisis.
  • Helping soul and body to cohabit, and create shared resilience.
  • Nourishing the soul, individually and collectively, as a key to everyday resilience.

Alan Heeks has been exploring resilience, climate responses, and the soul’s journey for many years. He is a widely experienced group and retreat leader, whose interest in soul resilience has grown as a positive response to the climate crisis. See and

Jane Sanders has over 25 years’ experience in working with a mindfulness-based approach to wellbeing with groups and individuals, and draws on ecospirituality, deep ecology, rewilding and Nature immersion.

Hazel Hill: is a magical 70-acre conservation woodland and retreat centre, 7 miles from Salisbury. It has simple, yet beautifully crafted off-grid wooden buildings with lovely indoor and outdoor group spaces, heated accommodation in bedrooms (or camping), good hot showers and compost loos. See more about the wood at


Start time: 4pm on Friday February 25, finishing after lunch at 2pm on Sunday February 27.

Price: £260 including single bedroom, food and facilitation. Concessions £220. We will be asking everyone to help with practical tasks such as washing up, lighting stoves, etc.

Covid: Covid precautions will include: 1-metre distancing when indoors, all single bedrooms, holding group sessions outdoors where possible. Everyone is asked to do a lateral flow test before coming to the group.

Booking: For bookings or enquiries, please contact Alan on  or 07976 602787.

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