Work with me

Courses  |  Workshops  Membership Program

Writing and teaching are the warp and weft of my life; the texture of my work comes from the richly woven entanglements of both of these threads. But the writing life predominates, and so opportunities to work with me in live/interactive online settings, or in person, are necessarily limited. Below, you’ll find a variety of offerings, ranging from on-demand, self-study courses to more interactive, community-based experiences, as well as the occasional live event or workshop.

All of my work is grounded in a firm commitment to ongoing academic and professional training in the fields of psychology (with a focus on narrative, depth and transpersonal psychology), mythology and folklore – and especially in my longstanding exploration of the native traditions of the British Isles and Europe. In order to teach, you need to have learned. And you need to keep on learning. As a teacher and guide, that’s my commitment to you. Please check out my academic and professional qualifications here.

Most of my work is aimed at reclaiming the mythic feminine, but it is not intended to be exclusive. I welcome all perspectives on this work, and all the diverse stories which can enrich our experience of what it is to be human.

Why now?

If I’m passionate about any one thing, I’m passionate about transformation. It’s only by transforming ourselves that we can hope to transform the world. If we want to change the dominant, life-denying cultural mythology which is failing us and failing the planet, we need to begin by transforming the myths that each one of us chooses to live by. We need to discover our personal calling, to uncover the unique gift that we each bring to the world at this time – and to understand our own individual mythopoetic journey through this life. That’s the foundation for all of my work.

Change always begins with individuals, and it always begins with imagination. It begins with a different story which succeeds in capturing our imagination more effectively than the old, now-crumbling story with which we’ve been brought up. A different story which speaks to our longing for deeper connection, for deeper meaning. My work is designed to help you find those stories.

JOIN MY COMMUNITY ...

… for subscriber-only teaching and sharing circles.

I’m delighted to invite you to my network, a private space where I offer live monthly teaching/ sharing circles to subscribers, post occasional teaching notes on myth, mythopoetics and the mythic imagination, and gather together a community of ‘mythical misfits’ – people who are looking for a more authentic and inspiring story to live by than that offered by the overculture. We also host story circles and sharing circles from guest contributors each month.

This Network also offers a gentle and moderated space and a friendly sounding board for exploring and enhancing your own unique mythopoetic journey through life, with me and with other fellow travellers. 

HAGITUDE – THE PROGRAM

A woman’s journey from menopause through elderhood

Hagitude: a comfort with the unique power we embody; a strong sense of who we are and what we have to offer the world; a strong belief in our necessary place in the ever-shifting web of life.

Join me in bringing together a vibrant and diverse tribe of women to explore the ways in which we can flourish during what is so often portrayed as a time of decline. How can we prepare ourselves for yet another searing transformation, and move into the second half of life with a new sense of vitality, creativity and vision?

This yearlong membership program offers the opportunity to learn together (with and from each other), to create together, and ultimately, to become together.

THE BONE CAVE

Interactive online gatherings to reclaim the mythic feminine

Our ancestors descended into caves to listen to the whisperings of the Otherworld. From time to time, you’ll find me in residence in my own virtual Bone Cave, tending a fire pit around which you are all invited to gather. The Bone Cave is a place for entering into the mystery – for imagining and reimagining the world, and our own unique mythopoetic journey through it. We gather together to delve deeply into the myths and stories which can sing new life back into the ashes of our depleted bones. To remember who we are, and who we someday might become.

Visit the Bone Cave page to find out what’s coming up, and purchase past recordings.

ONLINE SELF-STUDY COURSES

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COURTING THE WORLD SOUL

Courting the World Soul is an on-demand, self-study foundation course in cultivating the mythic imagination.

– learn practical techniques to create a grounded, embodied practice 

– uncover the mythic themes and archetypes which are active in your life

– understand your own individual mythopoetic journey through this life, and the unique gift you bring to this world, at this time

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THIS MYTHIC LIFE

Our old Western traditions tell us that it’s through exercising the embodied and emplaced imagination – through working with myth, archetypes, dreams, fairy tales, and through exploring creative and expressive practices – that we can come to understand our unique gift and purpose, and weave ourselves back into the web of life on this beautiful, animate Earth.

This Mythic Life, then, is a unique on-demand, self-study course which guides you to revive these old enchantments, and unlock the magic of the everyday.

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SISTERS OF ROCK AND ROOT

Myth and medicine intertwined: Sisters of Rock and Root is a year-long, on-demand self-study experience for women who want to delve deeply into the wild Western European myths and fairy tales which have women at their centre. We’ll explore a range of female archetypes, and harness their wisdom to help us connect in a grounded, rooted way with the cycles and seasons of the year. Join this course to explore the themes associated with these stories as they arise in the cycles and seasons of your own life.

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CELTIC STUDIES:
MYTH, TRADITION, SPIRITUALITY

Are you interested in studying accurate and up-to-date information about the native myths and traditions of the ‘insular Celts’: Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Cornwall? And are you interested in exploring what an authentic contemporary spirituality might look like in the context of this ancient knowledge, so reclaiming your ancestral roots? If you are, then this unique, self-study distance-learning course is for you.

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WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Due to the COVID pandemic, there are no live workshops or events until the second half of 2022. But please keep have a peek at the list below for online events, and as live events are slowly added.

Forthcoming events

SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

Reimagining the Second Half of Life: an online event at Conscious Café. For more details, please visit the event website.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

Hagitude: Uncovering Your Inner Hag: an online event at the Rowe Center. For more details, please visit the event website.

OCTOBER 1, 2022 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

Hagitude: a yearlong members’ program. For more details, please visit the program website.

OCTOBER 16, 2022 7 – 8pm UK time

Join me for a live online conversation and Q&A about Hagitude at Banyen Books, Vancouver. REGISTER FOR FREE HERE

June 2 – 4, 2023

Guest speaker, ‘Jung by the Sea’: Centenary Celebration of Jung’s seminars in Cornwall. For more details, please visit the conference website.

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