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Ongoing – please get in touch for an appointment
Ongoing – please get in touch for an appointment
Ongoing – please get in touch for an appointment
Fortnightly Sunday mornings
Relaxation Sound Baths
Fortnightly Friday evenings
Soul Biographies Inner View Method
April 10th-14th 2019. The art and science of witnessing.
Introductory Taster Events
We run regular ‘taster’ events here at Chater Valley. This informal event, lasting four hours, is intended to introduce you to all the different things we do at Chater Valley, and to hear how we partner with animals and nature to help you reconnect with your true nature. We promise you an interesting and enjoyable day. Refreshments and free campfire lunch provided. Please call 01780 720660 to find out the date of the next event and to reserve a place.
(Previous participant at ‘taster’ event)
” . . . You’ve created a real sanctuary; it’s relaxing, beautiful with lovely calming energy. I didn’t want to leave …Chater Valley is a very special place…Brilliant, such a great day…A beautify day in excellent company. Well organised, extremely interesting and inspiring..Just wonderful, thank you for inviting us to this special place . . . “
Chater Valley’s vision is to support and empower the unique journey of all who are inexplicably drawn to the farm to (re)connect with their True Inner Nature.
We have a shared intention of creating a loving environment in which healing and transformation can take place. Our Partners – the land, the animals and exceptional and beautiful souls – help us to manifest this intention by sharing this special, sacred space that melds a beautiful collaboration of Nature and Nurture to foster contemplation and connection. Some of the very special people who help to make our dream come true include Sheila Belanger, “HJ” Nelson, Tracey Gray, Lynton Devlin and Nic Askew – some crossing the Oceans to be here, where they impart their magic to ensure that your experience will be truly unforgettable. Dates of their gatherings will appear here as they are known.
is a soul-rooted life passages guide and coach and Founder of True Nature Consulting. Her work weaves together her decades of experience as an archetypal astrologer, nature-based soul guide, neo-shamanic practitioner, and life passages coach. Sheila supports you to authentically embody your full potential by reclaiming your unique intuitive wisdom. Sheila is in the business of helping to grow outrageous, empowered citizens and leaders who can passionately contribute to the current deep collective and personal changes that are rocking our world. Sheila has a M.A in Transpersonal Psychology, is a certified coach (through ICF), carries a Process Work Certificate (from Process Work Institute), and is a trained soulcraft™ guide with Northwest Soulquest. Soulcraft™ is a registered trademark of Animas Valley Institute.
Esteemed thought partner, positive-change catalyst, industry speaker and founder of Cecara Consulting, “HJ” has 20+ years’ expertise assisting company executives and teams to reach game-changing performance. Believing strongly that the corporate world is a highly-influential institution, she is dedicated to inspiring leadership values that impact organisational success aligned with broader social gains. By leveraging sharp insight of business operations and team dynamics, Helen-Jane helps clients in mission-critical roles implement enterprising solutions for a legacy of individual, collective and sustainable rewards. Committed to global organisations tackling issues of equality, Helen-Jane is a regular contributor to the Clinton Foundation, Obama Fund and the NSPCC
is an experienced Coach, Leadership consultant and Thought Partner with an MSc in Organisational Consulting, a Systemic Practitioner, a Master NLP Practitioner, and accredited in psychometric and culture mapping tools. She has over 20 years’ experience as a Board Level HR Director and has been at the coal face of fast paced, challenging and changing environments, and knows that people are always at the heart of any issue and brings these skills to Chater Valley in Retreats and workshops, which are all about finding your true balance – knowing how to release stress and tension – by shining a light on truth, stepping into our ‘shadow’ by acknowledging the darkness. These experiences are for women who want to explore their shadow side as a way to become more free and speaking their Truth.
Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Reiki master teacher and Life Coach with unique abilities and intuitive insights that allow her to appraise people, situations and issues from a universal perspective. She uses a wide range of therapeutic methods and takes people on an enlightening journey of transformative healing. Bringing her experience in business and therapy together with her gifts as an intuitive, she has an exceptional ability to bring wisdom, insight, clarity, compassion and practical advice to any situation. Lynton combines mainstream methods and expertise with her spiritual and psychic perception to enable people to develop new strategies for releasing blockages and fears that stop you enjoying life and living it to the full. Lynton travels from her home in Ireland to the UK to help co-facilitate Retreats here at Chater Valley. She also works on Skype with clients across the world. Her perceptual abilities have led her to explore and study new and emerging healing and energetic methodologies to give you greater clarity, empowerment and serenity.
‘Soul Biographies Inner View Method’ with Nic Askew
October 9-13th, 2019
Delivered over five Close Up Residential Days. Small intentionally put together groups. Learning through the visceral experience in front of the camera, behind the camera, as a close up witness to the process of others & observation of one’s own experience on film. Nic is a Former (Geographical) Explorer and (Business) Managing Director. Now an Educator and Film Maker. He is the creator of Soul Biographies (®), which includes the search for ‘The Soul of America‘. And the profound INNER VIEW Method. His work is in the arena of the Transformation of the Human Experience.
Take a look at his wonderful website to get a glimpse of this truly inspiring man and see the beauty he captures through his eyes and the lens of his camera. http://nicaskew.com/
‘ Equine Facilitated Learning & Development’
Equine Facilitated Learning & Development (EFLD) is an experiential way of becoming more self-ware, built around interaction with horses. It is a way to help people build their confidence, enhance their communication skills and discover their ‘authentic selves’. Here at Chater Valley we offer a series of introductory one-day programmes aimed at people leading in a learning environment (call 01780 720660 to book a place). Each one day session is tailored to participants.
Confidence, Communication, Respect – these are just a few of the skills that we need to succeed at home, at school, at work and in life generally. Equine Facilitated Learning 7 Development (EFLD) is an experiential technique that uses activities with horses to help people learn important life skills. Good communication, respect for self and others, and how we are perceived are just a few of the skills that EFLD builds and you will learn by participating in one of our programmes.
Communication is not only about what we say but also how we say it. A horse cares nothing about your titles or position – it will trust you if it senses you are being your authentic self. Trust builds respect and respect (with clear intentions) enables fellowship.are social creatures who readily and honestly respond to the challenges inherent in forming and sustaining relationships. As animals preyed upon in nature, they have retained a highly developed ability to sense changes in the stance of other herd members; an ability they have honed over 50 million years of existence which they easily to interactions with human beings. Because of this, they are excellent mirrors of our inner selves – they reflect what we really feel, not just the image that we try to convey. Horses see through the slight incongruities of emotion and intention, yet they are exceedingly patient and forgiving. In Equine Facilitated Learning we use this unique ability to help people to become more self-aware; the horses will react to you exactly as you present yourself and will provide immediate insights and a clear, unfiltered understanding of your impact. In summary horses teach us the importance of self-awareness, authenticity, clear boundaries, flexibility and cooperation in handling the relationships in our lives. Join us for a powerful session that will provide sustainable shifts in your leadership communication, mindset and behaviour.
What can you expect? Anyone can benefit from Equine Facilitated Learning & Development – riding is not part of the process. No horse experience is required. EFLD involves working on the ground with horses in a safe setting with an experienced facilitator. Just a single session can have life changing effects as participants open to their true potential. You will feel safe (physically and emotionally); you will get something valuable from the experience; and it will be a refreshing day – where you can reflect and take some time to evaluate the next steps of putting your new awareness into practice. What will we be doing?
- A range of activities that enable you to reflect on your communication skills – to check what you are ‘transmitting’ is what is being ‘received’
- Gathering and sharing feedback from each other, and most importantly from the real ‘teachers’ on the day, the horses.