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The Seasonal Self 

with Claire De Boursac

Winter ~ 31st January 9.30-12.00 
Spring ~ 11th April 9.30-12.00

Summer ~ 27th June 9.30-12.00
£35 per session

 

How are you experiencing the current season?

How do you respond to the changes in you and in the outside world?

Does nature’s response to this season offer a teaching for you so that you may best thrive at this time of year?

           

The natural world around us changes significantly throughout the year, adapting and adjusting to the seasons.  Yet, many of us continue our routines with a level of consistency which seems at odds with nature’s rhythms and, often our own.

 

This group offers a chance to pause and to consider ourselves and how we are at this point in the year.  Discussions, meditations and rituals will help to explore our personal pleasures and challenges of the current season and how we might best respond to ourselves.  We will share stories with each other and also look to nature for teachings.

 

The group takes place in the beautiful Cabin with a portion of each session taking place outside in the woods.

 

For more information or to book, contact Claire on contact@cdebthearpy.com

Nurturing Ourselves

with Claire de Boursac

 

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection - Buddha

 

Often we are more generous to others than to ourselves.  It may be more familiar to give than to receive.  We might find it easy, almost automatic, to care for and be attuned to the needs of those around us while feeling unsure of how to turn this same kind and generous attention to ourselves.  Amidst the many demands of our busy lives, we often leave ourselves to last, bringing only what is left when the tasks of the day have been accomplished and needs of others tended to. In so doing, we sell ourselves short.   

 

In this workshop we’ll explore a different way of being.  One where we know, honour and nurture ourselves.  In this small, intimate group we will bring careful attention to our relationship with ourselves and others; explore how we give and receive care; deepen our understanding of our own needs, wants and desires and discover how we can best respond to them. 

 

We will work with discussion, reflection, meditation and creativity.  There will be suggestions of how to continue these explorations between sessions so we can make meaningful changes and really weave self-care into our daily lives.

 

We will meet on 6 Wednesday mornings from 9.30- 12.30 on

7th March, 21st March, 4th April, 18th April, 2nd May & 16th May

 

At The Wellbeing Cabin, Queen’s Wood (Highgate)

London  N10 3JP

 

Cost £295 (conc. available)

 

For more information or to book contact Claire contact@cdebtherapy.com  

Forest Bathing ~ Shinrin Yoku

 

Relax your Mind.  Awaken your Senses.  Nourish your Soul

With Claire de Boursac

 

These relaxing and restorative sessions combine meditation, mindful awareness and nature-therapy practices and take place in enchanting and healing woodlands.  There's no water, immersed instead in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of the surrounding nature.

 

Monthly sessions take place on Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.30

£25 per session or £65 for the season (3 sessions)

 

Shinrin Yoku (translated as forest bathing) is a practice developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of Japanese preventative healthcare.  Significant research has been undertaken on the benefits to mental and physical wellbeing.  

 

Spending time in nature in this way has been shown to help 

* reduce stress levels

* increase wellbeing
* lower heart rate

* increase empathy
* lower cortisol levels

* increase creative thinking
* reduce negative thinking/ rumination        

.... and is deeply pleasurable!

Winter

9.30 - 11.30am Wednesday 21st February

Spring

9.30 - 11.30am Wednesday 28th March

9.30 - 11.30am Wednesday 25th April 

9.30 - 11.30am Wednesday 23rd May

 

Individual forest bathing sessions and bespoke group/ family sessions can be arranged.

For more information or to book contact Claire contact@cdebtherapy.com 

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