Courses and Guided Retreats

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Wellness Day for NHS Staff

Wellness Day for NHS Staff

27th May 2022

COVID 19 and the pandemic have left many staff experiencing unprecedented pressures and demands that are affecting their energy or wellbeing. 


You may be feeling a greater sense of stress, fatigue, anxiety or loss. 


You may be feeling depleted and in need of some TLC.


Why not join others and come and spend a day at the beautiful Bield -  slow down, relax, unwind?

£32 (Retreat Bursaries are available for NHS staff)
A Pilgrims Rest

A Pilgrims Rest

28th and 29th May 2022

Booking deadline 31st March 2022

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Jesus, in Matthew 11:28-30


A pilgrimage is as much about the journey as the destination. This special weekend is a place of rest on your way, an opportunity to take bearings and be nourished by the beauty of nature and the fellowship of other travellers. Rooted in the Christian tradition, we welcome people of all faiths and none.

£130 (Full Board)
Creative Journeying - Crossing The Threshold

Creative Journeying - Crossing The Threshold

16th June 2022

This is the first of a series of Creative Journeying Workshops.  


We will be exploring the theme of crossing the threshold, thinking about barriers real and imaginary, and how we relate to them by investigating the use of line and space through creative artistic expression using a variety of mixed media visual art techniques to produce a concertina book.

£43
A Walking Retreat

A Walking Retreat

16th - 19th August 2022


Early Booking Essential Booking Deadline 16th May 2022 - please book early to secure your place.

Walking prayer is an ancient spiritual practice. During this retreat you will have the opportunity to try different forms of walking prayer, with time to reflect personally and share with others about your experience.

£310 (Full Board)
Journey into Silence August 1 day

Journey into Silence August 1 day

26th August 2022

I look behind me and you're there, then up ahead and you're there too - your reassuring presence, coming and going. - Psalm 139: 4-5 


Most people have an unsatisfied yearning for tranquility and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will give yourself the opportunity to draw back from the normal business of living, reflect on your walk in life and open yourself to God.

£43 for one day
HerStory

HerStory

2nd September 2022 - 4th September 2022


Early Booking Essential Booking Deadline 2nd June 2022 - please book early to secure your place.

This weekend retreat will be an opportunity to reflect on our own stories and the women who have influenced our journeys, both those we have known and those we have never met.


We will also wonder about the stories of women whose names are absent from history and women whose stories we have never heard but perhaps should have.

£230 (Full Board)
Creative Journeying - Phases of Transision

Creative Journeying - Phases of Transision

8th September 2022

This is the second of a series of Creative Journeying Workshops.  


We will be exploring the theme phases of Transision, a time where we enter that in-between place of unknowing and uncertainty exploring texture and shape as we capture something of the process of change through creative artistic expression using a variety of mixed media visual art techniques to produce a concertina book.

£43
Journey into Healing  Workshop - September

Journey into Healing Workshop - September

17th September 2022

I’m going out to clean the pasture spring: 

I’ll only stop to rake leaves away 

(and wait to watch the water clear, I may): 

I sha’nt be gone long. – You come too.


In just a few lines Robert Frost has captured the essence of a Journey into Healing workshop. Participants are invited to visit the spring in their lives; to gather leaves that may have accumulated; to find some means to remove the blockage; and to do it together in a group setting. We will invite you to do your work and come together to finish it.

£48
Journey into Silence - 4 Day

Journey into Silence - 4 Day

27th - 30th September 2022

I look behind me and you're there, then up ahead and you're there too - your reassuring presence, coming and going. - Psalm 139: 4-5


Most people have an unsatisfied yearning for tranquillity and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will give yourself the opportunity to draw back from the normal business of living, reflect on your walk in life and open yourself to God.

£310 full Board
Creative Journeying - Transformation of the Heart

Creative Journeying - Transformation of the Heart

6th October 2022

This is the last of a series of Creative Journeying Workshops.  


We will be exploring the theme of transformation of the heart, through creative artistic expression using a variety of mixed media visual art techniques to produce a concertina book.


You will be invited to consider how you might respond to the possibility of re-configuration, looking at colour and form, constructing and then deconstructing and remaking images.


“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” -Alfred North Whitehead


£43
Capacitar Multicultural Wellness Training - Module 1

Capacitar Multicultural Wellness Training - Module 1

29-30th October 2022

Please contact Capacitarscotland@gmail.com to book the course and info@bieldatblackruthven.org.uk to book accommodation


Capacitar, in Spanish, means to empower, to awaken, to bring one another to life. Capacitar teaches simple holistic wellness practices which enable people to reconnect with their own wisdom and capacity, promoting healing, wholeness and peace.


This training is for everyone – professional caregivers, community activists, parents, volunteers, those who work with refugees, the homeless or the impoverished, and those with issues of physical or mental health, abuse, trauma or violence.


Using a grassroots popular education approach, the training enables you to pass on what you have learned to the people and communities with whom you work.

£150 per module
£600 for the full course
£60 pppn D,B&B at the Bield - special rate for those on this course
Journey into Healing  Workshop  - November

Journey into Healing Workshop - November

12th November 2022

I’m going out to clean the pasture spring: 

I’ll only stop to rake leaves away 

(and wait to watch the water clear, I may): 

I sha’nt be gone long. – You come too.


In just a few lines Robert Frost has captured the essence of a Journey into Healing workshop. Participants are invited to visit the spring in their lives; to gather leaves that may have accumulated; to find some means to remove the blockage; and to do it together in a group setting. We will invite you to do your work and come together to finish it.

£48
Journey into silence - 2 Day

Journey into silence - 2 Day

23rd - 24th November 2022

I look behind me and you're there, then up ahead and you're there too - your reassuring presence, coming and going. - Psalm 139: 4-5


Most people have an unsatisfied yearning for tranquillity and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will give yourself the opportunity to draw back from the normal business of living, reflect on your walk in life and open yourself to God.

£130 full Board
Capacitar Multicultural Wellness Training - Module 2

Capacitar Multicultural Wellness Training - Module 2

25-26th March 2023

Please contact Capacitarscotland@gmail.com to book the course and info@bieldatblackruthven.org.uk to book accommodation


Capacitar, in Spanish, means to empower, to awaken, to bring one another to life. Capacitar teaches simple holistic wellness practices which enable people to reconnect with their own wisdom and capacity, promoting healing, wholeness and peace.


This training is for everyone – professional caregivers, community activists, parents, volunteers, those who work with refugees, the homeless or the impoverished, and those with issues of physical or mental health, abuse, trauma or violence.


Using a grassroots popular education approach, the training enables you to pass on what you have learned to the people and communities with whom you work.

£150 per module
£600 for the full course
£60 pppn D,B&B at the Bield - special rate for those on this course
Capacitar Multicultural Wellness Training - Module 3

Capacitar Multicultural Wellness Training - Module 3

17th-18th June 2023

Please contact Capacitarscotland@gmail.com to book the course and info@bieldatblackruthven.org.uk to book accommodation


Capacitar, in Spanish, means to empower, to awaken, to bring one another to life. Capacitar teaches simple holistic wellness practices which enable people to reconnect with their own wisdom and capacity, promoting healing, wholeness and peace.


This training is for everyone – professional caregivers, community activists, parents, volunteers, those who work with refugees, the homeless or the impoverished, and those with issues of physical or mental health, abuse, trauma or violence.


Using a grassroots popular education approach, the training enables you to pass on what you have learned to the people and communities with whom you work.

£150 per module
£600 for the full course
£60 pppn D,B&B at the Bield - special rate for those on this course
Capacitar Multicultural Wellness Training - Module 4

Capacitar Multicultural Wellness Training - Module 4

23-34th September 2023

Please contact Capacitarscotland@gmail.com to book the course and info@bieldatblackruthven.org.uk to book accommodation


Capacitar, in Spanish, means to empower, to awaken, to bring one another to life. Capacitar teaches simple holistic wellness practices which enable people to reconnect with their own wisdom and capacity, promoting healing, wholeness and peace.


This training is for everyone – professional caregivers, community activists, parents, volunteers, those who work with refugees, the homeless or the impoverished, and those with issues of physical or mental health, abuse, trauma or violence.


Using a grassroots popular education approach, the training enables you to pass on what you have learned to the people and communities with whom you work.

£150 per module
£600 for the full course
£60 pppn D,B&B at the Bield - special rate for those on this course