2021 calendar & general info


SCROLL DOWN FOR CALENDAR and for 2021 events. You can see testimonials for many of the courses here

COVID19 2020/21: things have, of course, changed. All my events – residential courses, poetry readings, walking day retreats – have been cancelled for the foreseeable future; possibly the whole of 2020 and the early part of 2021. However, my Isle of Iona ‘Islands of the Heart’ retreats, 20 years’ old now, will happen in autumn 2021, and all are nearly full. Dates for 2022 are now available.

In a year that goes to plan, I’m privileged to work with lovely people in stunning locations: by the sea on the Isle of Iona and West Cornwall, on the moors and in the mountains and forests of Britain and France. If you need a dose of creativity, warmth, imagination, inspiration and general soulwork, much of it outdoors, with possible transformation thrown in, all in wildish places with their other-than-human inhabitants, come and join me – online, or in person as soon as we can.

Currently, in 2021, I’m focusing on my own writing. There is a sequel to my Tree book (A Spell in the Forest is due out in June 2021). I’m partway through a book on plant-based lifestyles. I’m currently creating new online courses; the first one is a Poetry, Nature & Mindfulness course (great feedback, with people repeating it; the next one, the 4th, is April 2021).

There are more; the calendar below will be updated before the end of March 2021.

Also I have a SoundCloud page and have uploaded more poetry, often embedded in a podcast to do with place (the Isle of Iona, or Dartmoor).

In the audio line, a dear friend has managed to convert a cassette tape I made, with specially composed music, in 1994, after my book Riding the Dragon emerged. This contains an introduction to the creative visualisation/active imagination process rooted in Jung’s work, and two visualisations. One is called ‘Sanctuary’ and the other is ‘Journey to the Healing Spring’. Both these were very popular as cassettes, and feedback is that they’re relaxing, deeply healing and restorative, and inspiring. This will be available to buy from me soon.

If you’d like to hear of new events, books & courses, contact me with your email address and I’ll add you to my list. The newsletter happens four or five times a year, and I promise I’ll never sell your name or allow it to be used for other purposes.




Tongues in Trees, (The Wild Ways). Next one begins winter solstice 2021 for all of 2022.

WRITING THE BRIGHT MOMENT: poetry, nature & mindfulness
Monday 4th January – Friday 9th inclusive, 2021
Monday 1st March – Friday 5th inclusive

THRESHOLDS at Imbolc/Candlemas, 1st February 2021. One-day solo reflective retreat (PDF)

This year will see three courses, through April & May (Covid permitting). There are just a few places left, mainly on the 3rd course.

COMING SOON: Poetry & the Ensouled Life.

Any questions: Contact me here.