ReWilding the Mind: a 3 day retreat in the mountains of Eryri, Snowdonia – North Wales.
28-31 May 2022
In these challenging global times, time to rest, reflect and connect with nature feels vital. This three-day retreat will give participants an opportunity to reconnect with themselves and the natural world in the spectacular yet comfortable surroundings of Trigonos, North Wales. This retreat is timed to take place when spring is in full flow in the wildwoods and mountains of Snowdonia, and it will take participants on both inner and outer journeys that explore the inner quiet that can allows us to relate to the natural world more fully. This 3 day retreat will include mindfulness-based practices to support greater awareness, discussions, reflections and walks around the stunning Nantlle valley.
Contemporary interest in conservation in Britain, in Europe and beyond is being rejuvenated through the concept of “rewilding”. What can this mean, both for the countryside and to the people living within it? We will further explore the concept of ReWilding the environment and the self as an approach to conserving and healing the natural world, as well as cultivating a more direct experience with Nature.
The experience will be co-led by Claire Thompson and Jonathan Stacey. Claire is the author of two books: Mindfulness and the Natural World and The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, and has been running nature-based retreats for a number of years in Britain and the Austrian Alps. She is a qualified NHS Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and is currently training as a psychotherapist. Claire has also been active in the field of international nature conservation.
Jonathan has lived and worked as an ecologist in Britain, Africa, Asia and the Americas and has been practicing mindfulness in Nature for much of his life, deeply influenced by wilderness in the deserts, mountains and forests around the world. He has made his home in North Wales and brings both a global and local perspective to the retreat.