Courses and Guided Retreats

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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
Wellness Day for NHS Staff  - August

Wellness Day for NHS Staff - August

31st August 2022

The last few years have been very challenging for many NHS employees. Unprecedented pressures and demands have affected energy levels and folk’s sense of wellbeing. 


Heightened anxiety, stress and fatigue are common feelings, as is feeling depleted and in need of some TLC.


Why not join others from the NHS and come and spend a day at the beautiful Bield—slowing down, relaxing and unwinding?

£32 (Retreat Bursaries are available for NHS staff)
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
Going Deeper with the Enneagram

Going Deeper with the Enneagram

Saturday 1st October 2022

“To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift.” - Wrote Aldous Huxley


“Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves


“Know yourself”

[Socrates, Greek philosopher 470 BC 399 BC]

To know ourselves is a key to how we see the world and understand how we can relate to others. Based on ancient philosophic traditions, the Enneagram is a tool that describes nine different characters.

£43 - includes lunch and hot drinks
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
Wellness Day for NHS Staff  - October

Wellness Day for NHS Staff - October

27th October 2022

The last few years have been very challenging for many NHS employees. Unprecedented pressures and demands have affected energy levels and folk’s sense of wellbeing. 


Heightened anxiety, stress and fatigue are common feelings, as is feeling depleted and in need of some TLC. 


Why not join others from the NHS and come and spend a day at the beautiful Bield—slowing down, relaxing and unwinding?

£32 (Retreat Bursaries are available for NHS staff)
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
Wellness Day for NHS Staff  - December

Wellness Day for NHS Staff - December

8th December 2022

The last few years have been very challenging for many NHS employees. Unprecedented pressures and demands have affected energy levels and folk’s sense of wellbeing. 


Heightened anxiety, stress and fatigue are common feelings, as is feeling depleted and in need of some TLC. 


Why not join others from the NHS and come and spend a day at the beautiful Bield—slowing down, relaxing and unwinding?

£32 (Retreat Bursaries are available for NHS staff)
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