What is Re-Wilding?
I get asked a lot - 'what is Re-Wilding?'
Re-Wilding can be defined as a return to a natural state.
In our natural state, using our own authentic voice rather than the voices of obligation, burn out, numbness… is what happens here. I support and encourage my students and clients to claim their lives, or re-claim their lives. This might involve getting ‘unstuck’, taking risks, developing curiosity, connecting with creativity, appreciation and listening. The big listen. Listening to what has purchase on our hearts and the stories that live underneath whatever work we do in the world.
‘I’d rather be whole than good’. Jung’s words ring through my ears every so often, maybe when I’m running down a hill, arms outstretched making noises like an aeroplane or maybe when I am saying what needs to be said rather than biting my lip.
Re-Wilding is both my work and my whole life. I aspire to, and sometimes fail, to live MY authentic life. This is not an advocation of selfishness or narcissism. It is a way of living that invites wanting to get up in the morning, to feel gratitude and appreciation at the end of the day.
Weaving together my background in the Arts, as a Mindfulness facilitator and a Wilderness guide, I offer courses and 1:1 mentoring aimed at creating the conditions where we can explore the boundaries of our comfort. We develop an understanding of creative disturbance and how choosing to step out of our, sometimes limiting comfort zones can be wonderfully liberating.
The context for most of what I do is the natural world, within which we have the opportunity, dare I say it, to become re-enchanted, and find our place in this world.
"Re-wilding the Artist's Way" has been fundamentally the most soul nourishing thing I have ever done for myself. It has led me on a journey of self-discovery, self-appreciation and courage. I long for being in the wilderness like never before, and notice the peace and feeling of being alive that it brings me. Natasha is patient, encouraging and very human in the way she leads this course and I am forever grateful to her.
It's great to have quality teaching which is accessible and close to home. Natasha is obviously a gifted facilitator. She ran the session creatively with a varied tempo which held my attention and seemed to draw from a wide range of teachings. In just a few hours, I feel re-inspired with my own practice and wanting more of this kind of thing.
Thank you for a wonderful evening. The part with the trees in the darkness was amazing! It which gave me a much needed nature boost, and a new relationship - with tree. Natasha was knowledgeable, but also relaxed, caring and playful. She held the space and the group with a good mix of strength and flexibility. I have learnt to appreciate Stanmer Park (my local wild space) in a new and deeper way. The feeling and new awareness from this event will stay with me. Thank you
Natasha's incredible skills in transformative learning, using a gentle-and-yet-strong approach are so rare, I feel very lucky to have experienced this.
It's completely different to anything I have ever done - and I can't believe it. Nature, I feel is an integral place to creativity and with so much busyness around and everywhere, it is amazing and vital to restore myself through being out and exploring creativity outdoors in the wild.
There's a peace and openness that you get from studying outdoors that I haven't experienced before. Thanks Natasha
I know that participating in this course is me being in exactly the right place at the right time
Natasha is amazing at what she does. She manages to combine fun with all kinds of ways of seeing into you and getting you to keep your feet on the ground, your head in the clouds, and follow your dreams.
Thanks for this evening. Even though it was freezing cold, it was a magical evening.
Natasha brings a light touch and embodied wisdom to the serious work of transformation.
Thanks for EVERYTHING. You've been a truly inspiring, loving, and supportive mentor. Don't ever stop doing what you do so well.
Natasha is an absolute mistress of holding space. She holds space really really well. She’s very intuitive in the sense of not having a rigid structure for what we are going to do but just feels what everybody needs in the groups session and comes up with the most perfect exercises just when they are needed.
About the course - ABSOLUTELY BLOODY NECESSARY
Natasha's course is a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with our creative selves and our natural surroundings at the same time. Being outside gave the space, for self-expansion needed, to be able to reconnect with my creativity.