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Courses and Guided Retreats

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Journey into Healing Workshop

Journey into Healing Workshop

24th February 2024

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.

£60
A  Lenten Pause

A Lenten Pause

28th Febuary 2024

Lent is not a time to be festive, but it is a time to become free, to be planted deep in holy ground, to become oaks of righteousness.” Ray Simpson


Why pause?

These Lenten pauses provide an opportunity to move beyond the popular notion of Lent being merely a time of giving up something, like wine or chocolate, to explore the possibility of transformation – in our lives, as well as for sustained spiritual growth.


These pauses also help to mark and honour the journey to the cross. They are an invitation to deepen and connect with the One who has walked the road  before us.

£15 Free to residential guests
A  Lenten Pause

A Lenten Pause

6th March 2024

Lent is not a time to be festive, but it is a time to become free, to be planted deep in holy ground, to become oaks of righteousness.” Ray Simpson


Why pause?

These Lenten pauses provide an opportunity to move beyond the popular notion of Lent being merely a time of giving up something, like wine or chocolate, to explore the possibility of transformation – in our lives, as well as for sustained spiritual growth.


These pauses also help to mark and honour the journey to the cross. They are an invitation to deepen and connect with the One who has walked the road  before us.

£15 Free to residential guests
Wellness Day for NHS Staff  - March

Wellness Day for NHS Staff - March

12th March 2024

Wellness Days for NHS staff

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


The last few years have been challenging for many NHS employees with unprecedented pressures, stress and anxiety affecting energy levels and people’s sense of wellbeing. 


This day is for those who would like to take some time out and tend to their own wellbeing.

£40 - NHS Tayside staff need to bring a voucher from their wellness coordinator for free entry
A  Lenten Pause

A Lenten Pause

13th March 2024

Lent is not a time to be festive, but it is a time to become free, to be planted deep in holy ground, to become oaks of righteousness.” Ray Simpson


Why pause?

These Lenten pauses provide an opportunity to move beyond the popular notion of Lent being merely a time of giving up something, like wine or chocolate, to explore the possibility of transformation – in our lives, as well as for sustained spiritual growth.


These pauses also help to mark and honour the journey to the cross. They are an invitation to deepen and connect with the One who has walked the road  before us.

£15 Free to residential guests
Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

15th March 2024

Why silence?


Most people have a yearning for tranquillity and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will have the opportunity to draw back from the normal routines and busyness of life to reflect and allow space for new encounters.


An introduction to ways of stilling yourself and prayer materials will be provided. All ways of praying are a means of developing or deepening your relationship with God. There will also be opportunities for creative expression, if desired.


During the retreat there is an invitation to meet with a guide, who may help as a ‘sounding board’, helping to listen for God’s presence in the circumstances of your life.


“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

The Lord makes me lie down in green

pastures, leading me beside quiet

waters, and refreshes my soul.”

Psalm 23



£43
A  Lenten Pause

A Lenten Pause

20th March 2024

Lent is not a time to be festive, but it is a time to become free, to be planted deep in holy ground, to become oaks of righteousness.” Ray Simpson


Why pause?

These Lenten pauses provide an opportunity to move beyond the popular notion of Lent being merely a time of giving up something, like wine or chocolate, to explore the possibility of transformation – in our lives, as well as for sustained spiritual growth.


These pauses also help to mark and honour the journey to the cross. They are an invitation to deepen and connect with the One who has walked the road  before us.

£15 Free to residential guests
Going Deeper with the Enneagram

Going Deeper with the Enneagram

23rd March 2024

“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.

£60 - includes lunch and hot drinks
Holy Week  at the Bield 2024

Holy Week at the Bield 2024

26th -29th March

During this holiest of weeks, why not take time to step back and reflect on the meaning of Jesus’ last days, by coming on retreat to the Bield?


Begining and ending with morning and evening prayer, each day will have a different theme.  You are welcome to come for as much or as little of the week as you wish.

From £40 for one day to £310 to stay for the week
Images of God

Images of God

3rd April 2024

The Bible speaks of God with a wonderful diversity of images but, for many of us, our vocabulary is quite limited. Having a deep well of images to draw upon matters because it helps open our awareness to ways in which God might be speaking to us; deepens how we can come into relationship with God; and helps us avoid limiting God to our cultural assumptions which might exclude others.


Why not join us for the day as we begin to experience the joy that comes from opening to the diverse ways God seeks to come into relationship with us?

£60
Journey into Healing Residential Workshop

Journey into Healing Residential Workshop

4th -7th April

As requested, this year we are offering an expanded version of our Journey into Healing workshops

We have found that working together over a longer period is really rewarding.


This expanded version offers an opportunity to go deeper into the work that we do together. There will be some added teaching on the practice and use of Gestalt in a Christian context.


Please note we do not work with couples in this workshop.

£480
Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - Spring

Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - Spring

16th April 2024

If you stand still for a few minutes in the relentless onward rush of 21st century life you might hear a quiet but insistent undercurrent.  It is the cry of our heartsfor space and time just to be, to listen to the

heartbeat of creation, to let our souls catch up. Quiet gardens offer just such longed-for oases of peace. They open up once more what all our busy-ness has buried – the precious gift of hearttime

and soul-space.” - Margaret Silf – patron of The Quiet Garden Movement

£60 per day
Body Prayer Capacitar Wellness Taster

Body Prayer Capacitar Wellness Taster

20th April 2024

The practices help transform stress and pain deriving from illness, violence, and the stresses of daily life and open the individual up towards greater wholeness and wellbeing. As individuals get in touch

with their own source of healing and wisdom they can help others.

£20
Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

24th-25th April 2024

Why silence?


Most people have a yearning for tranquillity and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will have the opportunity to draw back from the normal routines and busyness of life to reflect and allow space for new encounters.


An introduction to ways of stilling yourself and prayer materials will be provided. All ways of praying are a means of developing or deepening your relationship with God. There will also be opportunities for creative expression, if desired.


During the retreat there is an invitation to meet with a guide, who may help as a ‘sounding board’, helping to listen for God’s presence in the circumstances of your life.


“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

The Lord makes me lie down in green

pastures, leading me beside quiet

waters, and refreshes my soul.”

Psalm 23



£150
Mythical Voyages - Spiritual Journeys and the creative imagination

Mythical Voyages - Spiritual Journeys and the creative imagination

25th April 2024

A day exploring how the creative imagination can aid one’s spiritual journey, focusing on the voyage of St Brendan we will reflect on where god may be leading us whilst making an ornamental boat to take away.

£57
The Trinity: Praying with a Modern Icon

The Trinity: Praying with a Modern Icon

15th May 2024

Many of us are familiar with Andrei Rublev’s icon, The Trinity, written in the early 15thcentury. Inspired by this ancient icon, American artist Kelly Latimore wrote his own icon of The Trinity in 2016. This modern icon offers a different perspective on the Trinity and invites us to re-imagine and re-wonder, and wait for what God raises up within us.


During this quiet retreat for Trinity Sunday, we will learn something about Latimor’s icon and spend time in visio divina, praying with it. There will be an opportunity to respond creatively and share your insights with the group, if you wish.

£60
Wellness Day for NHS Staff  - May

Wellness Day for NHS Staff - May

17th May 2024

Wellness Days for NHS staff

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


The last few years have been challenging for many NHS employees with unprecedented pressures, stress and anxiety affecting energy levels and people’s sense of wellbeing. 


This day is for those who would like to take some time out and tend to their own wellbeing.

£40 - NHS Tayside staff need to bring a voucher from their wellness coordinator for free entry
Body Prayer Capacitar Wellness Taster

Body Prayer Capacitar Wellness Taster

18th May 2024

The practices help transform stress and pain deriving from illness, violence, and the stresses of daily life and open the individual up towards greater wholeness and wellbeing. As individuals get in touch

with their own source of healing and wisdom they can help others.

£20
Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

21st May 2024

Why silence?


Most people have a yearning for tranquillity and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will have the opportunity to draw back from the normal routines and busyness of life to reflect and allow space for new encounters.


An introduction to ways of stilling yourself and prayer materials will be provided. All ways of praying are a means of developing or deepening your relationship with God. There will also be opportunities for creative expression, if desired.


During the retreat there is an invitation to meet with a guide, who may help as a ‘sounding board’, helping to listen for God’s presence in the circumstances of your life.


“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

The Lord makes me lie down in green

pastures, leading me beside quiet

waters, and refreshes my soul.”

Psalm 23



£43
Enneagram Introduction Day

Enneagram Introduction Day

15th June 2024

“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


Based on ancient philosophic traditions, the Enneagram is a tool that describes nine different characters. This will help you understand the personality types of yourself and others.

£60 - includes lunch and hot drinks
Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

25th-26th June 2024

Why silence?


Most people have a yearning for tranquillity and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will have the opportunity to draw back from the normal routines and busyness of life to reflect and allow space for new encounters.


An introduction to ways of stilling yourself and prayer materials will be provided. All ways of praying are a means of developing or deepening your relationship with God. There will also be opportunities for creative expression, if desired.


During the retreat there is an invitation to meet with a guide, who may help as a ‘sounding board’, helping to listen for God’s presence in the circumstances of your life.


“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

The Lord makes me lie down in green

pastures, leading me beside quiet

waters, and refreshes my soul.”

Psalm 23



£150
Lets Sing! - A Day Retreat

Lets Sing! - A Day Retreat

29th June 2024

Praise God!
Sing to God a new song

… Let the faithful

exult in glory;

let them sing for joy.”

Psalm 149:1 & 5


Do you enjoy singing? Learning new songs that express something of your faith in God? Giving voice to your spirituality? Tapping your toes, playing a drum or shaking a, well, shaker?! If so, this retreat may be for you.

£60
Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - Summer

Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - Summer

9th July 2024

If you stand still for a few minutes in the relentless onward rush of 21st century life you might hear a quiet but insistent undercurrent.  It is the cry of our heartsfor space and time just to be, to listen to the

heartbeat of creation, to let our souls catch up. Quiet gardens offer just such longed-for oases of peace. They open up once more what all our busy-ness has buried – the precious gift of hearttime

and soul-space.” - Margaret Silf – patron of The Quiet Garden Movement

£60 per day
Journey into Heling Workshop

Journey into Heling Workshop

13th July 2024

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.

£60
Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

2nd August 2024

Why silence?


Most people have a yearning for tranquillity and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will have the opportunity to draw back from the normal routines and busyness of life to reflect and allow space for new encounters.


An introduction to ways of stilling yourself and prayer materials will be provided. All ways of praying are a means of developing or deepening your relationship with God. There will also be opportunities for creative expression, if desired.


During the retreat there is an invitation to meet with a guide, who may help as a ‘sounding board’, helping to listen for God’s presence in the circumstances of your life.


“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

The Lord makes me lie down in green

pastures, leading me beside quiet

waters, and refreshes my soul.”

Psalm 23



£43
Wellness Day for NHS Staff  - August

Wellness Day for NHS Staff - August

20th August 2024

Wellness Days for NHS staff

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


The last few years have been challenging for many NHS employees with unprecedented pressures, stress and anxiety affecting energy levels and people’s sense of wellbeing. 


This day is for those who would like to take some time out and tend to their own wellbeing.

£40 - NHS Tayside staff need to bring a voucher from their wellness coordinator for free entry
Embodying Joy

Embodying Joy

22nd August 2024

In the Bible, the Greek word for “joy” is related to the Greek word for “grace”. It is a grace given to us by God, even in challenging times, because joy is not based on circumstances. In our Christian faith, joy can be understood as a deep-seated sense of contentment in what God has done and what God is doing.


In this day retreat you will be invited to notice joy and to try some gentle embodied practices and movement that can help awaken joy. There will be opportunities for guided meditation, personal reflection and group sharing.

£60
Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

Holding Space for Silence - quiet days at the Bield

3rd - 6th September 2024

Why silence?


Most people have a yearning for tranquillity and peace. By taking part in a silent retreat, you will have the opportunity to draw back from the normal routines and busyness of life to reflect and allow space for new encounters.


An introduction to ways of stilling yourself and prayer materials will be provided. All ways of praying are a means of developing or deepening your relationship with God. There will also be opportunities for creative expression, if desired.


During the retreat there is an invitation to meet with a guide, who may help as a ‘sounding board’, helping to listen for God’s presence in the circumstances of your life.


“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

The Lord makes me lie down in green

pastures, leading me beside quiet

waters, and refreshes my soul.”

Psalm 23



£346
Going Deeper with the Enneagram

Going Deeper with the Enneagram

7th September 2024

“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.

£60 - includes lunch and hot drinks
Icon Painting Workshop

Icon Painting Workshop

10th-13th September 2024

Join us for a short workshop painting an icon of Saint Colette with a lamb. She was a Franciscan nun closely connected with the values of Saint Francis. She had a close connection with nature and had a lamb pet. This is another story of a love for animals and equality of all beings. The story that says all beings’ matter.

£500
Journey into Healing Workshop

Journey into Healing Workshop

21st September 2024

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.

£60
Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - Autumn

Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - Autumn

1st October 2024

If you stand still for a few minutes in the relentless onward rush of 21st century life you might hear a quiet but insistent undercurrent.  It is the cry of our heartsfor space and time just to be, to listen to the

heartbeat of creation, to let our souls catch up. Quiet gardens offer just such longed-for oases of peace. They open up once more what all our busy-ness has buried – the precious gift of hearttime

and soul-space.” - Margaret Silf – patron of The Quiet Garden Movement

£60 per day
Enneagram Introduction Day

Enneagram Introduction Day

5th October 2024

“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


Based on ancient philosophic traditions, the Enneagram is a tool that describes nine different characters. This will help you understand the personality types of yourself and others.

£60 - includes lunch and hot drinks
Wellness Day for NHS Staff  - October

Wellness Day for NHS Staff - October

18th October 2024

Wellness Days for NHS staff

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


The last few years have been challenging for many NHS employees with unprecedented pressures, stress and anxiety affecting energy levels and people’s sense of wellbeing. 


This day is for those who would like to take some time out and tend to their own wellbeing.

£40 - NHS Tayside staff need to bring a voucher from their wellness coordinator for free entry
Body Prayer Capacitar Wellness Taster

Body Prayer Capacitar Wellness Taster

19th October 2024

The practices help transform stress and pain deriving from illness, violence, and the stresses of daily life and open the individual up towards greater wholeness and wellbeing. As individuals get in touch

with their own source of healing and wisdom they can help others.

£20
Going Deeper with the Enneagram

Going Deeper with the Enneagram

2nd November 2024

“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.

£60 - includes lunch and hot drinks
HerBeauty

HerBeauty

15th-17th Novemeber 2024

This weekend retreat for women is an invitation to reflect on our beauty and goodness as those who embody the image of God.


Too often women hear messages telling them their beauty is about how they look or is valued by how they conform to society’s expectations. In this retreat we will be countering that message by celebrating with the God who declared, with a heart bursting full of love, “Women, I have created you in my image and likeness and you are good!”


A HerSpace Event.

£265
Wellness Day for NHS Staff  - November

Wellness Day for NHS Staff - November

26th November 2024

Wellness Days for NHS staff

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


The last few years have been challenging for many NHS employees with unprecedented pressures, stress and anxiety affecting energy levels and people’s sense of wellbeing. 


This day is for those who would like to take some time out and tend to their own wellbeing.

£40 - NHS Tayside staff need to bring a voucher from their wellness coordinator for free entry
Journey into Heling Workshop

Journey into Heling Workshop

30th November 2024

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.

£60
Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - winter

Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - winter

3rd December 2024

If you stand still for a few minutes in the relentless onward rush of 21st century life you might hear a quiet but insistent undercurrent.  It is the cry of our heartsfor space and time just to be, to listen to the

heartbeat of creation, to let our souls catch up. Quiet gardens offer just such longed-for oases of peace. They open up once more what all our busy-ness has buried – the precious gift of hearttime

and soul-space.” - Margaret Silf – patron of The Quiet Garden Movement

£60 per day
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