Upcoming Events

Tuesday July 25: Exploring AD2050 - how long-term insights can help progressive business now

A chance to see if your organisation’s strategy could benefit from a deep sense of our long-term future. The free of charge seminar will be facilitated by Ian Roderick, Director of Schumacher Institute, and Alan Heeks at The Engine Shed, Bristol.



August 19-27: Nourishing the Heart

Alan Heeks and Cordelia Prescott will be leading sessions on this theme as part of the Unicorn Dancing Spirit Camp near Bradford-on-Avon, Somerset. They will offer simple practices to nourish the heart through the stresses of everyday life and big transitions. 

September 1-3: Nourish, Reflect, Refresh: A men’s support group weekend

Open up to the magic of the wood and the collective wisdom and support of a group of men. Relax and renew with camp fires, music, good food, and acres of trees. There’s scope to meet new aspects of yourself, find the subtler voices, change an old story, play a new part, and hear the collective wisdom of the group. Organised by Alan Heeks and Charles Kemp. Only £88, plus bring food to share. For enquiries and bookings contact Charles: charles.fhp@blueyonder.co.uk or 07737 892891.

Monday September 11: Wellbeing through Nature

With Alan Heeks and Jane Sanders at Hazel Hill Wood. This is a Wisdom Tree event, free of charge for professionals working in or with ‘front line’ service organisations. We will explore what we can learn from nature about deepening our resilience so that daily work demands don’t deplete us and, explore some distinctive approaches and practical new responses to the daily challenges of work and life.

September 22-24: Network of Wellbeing at Hawkwood College


Alan is running a workshop as part of the Building Wellbeing Together Weekend at Hawkwood College, organised by the Network of Wellbeing: a UK based charity whose aims are to help develop networks and local groups on wellbeing. Using Hawkwood's gardens as a live learning model, Alan will be exploring what you can learn from organic gardening to cultivate your own wellbeing: for example, see how you can compost your stress, use natural energy sources, and value your wild margins.

October 13-15: Growing through uncertainty

A workshop guided by Alan Heeks, Jane Sanders and ... the wood. How can we stay happy when there’s too much change? Are there ways to bounce back and thrive if everyday life and work is getting us down? The answer is cultivate yourself the way an organic gardener or forester tends their ecosystem, so you grow your own wellbeing by learning from nature. In this workshop we’ll explore these questions, with the natural ecosystem of this magical wood as our guide.