Ben’s background is 15 years as a professional skydiver, competing and coaching at international level. Recovering from a major spinal injury and learning to walk again in his mid twenties, he returned to the air and travelled extensively, engaging with Buddhist meditation practices and retreats, Tibetan Buddhist practice, and Shaolin and Daoist energy arts. He was a student of the Tom Brown Tracker school in New Jersey, and was trained by other spiritual teachers, including a Maori in New Zealand and an Inuit Shaman, Grey Wolf. Having spent several solitary periods in the wilderness, the gifts and teaching received whilst alone with the earth form a great part of the experience he brings to bear in his courses. Integrating the heightened levels of awareness, energy and peace experienced, and bringing that into the city and our daily lives is a key part of the day. www.intotheheartoftheearth.com
WORKSHOP Re-Wilding Consciousness through Simultaneous Awareness and natural movement.
Re-Wilding Consciousness breaks the conditioned and involuntary pattern of continually focusing, then refocusing, our attention. (Like permanently clenching a muscle). Releasing ourselves from this habitual tension, we drop into a deeply relaxed state of heightened awareness and presence. We experience inner silence, a sense of being at peace within ourselves. We lose the filters that limit our experience of the totality of being. Open to nature, the spirit that infuses nature with life force, and our belonging within the web of life. We experience ourselves, the world, and our place within it, in a profoundly different way. Simultaneously Aware within all our senses, the world becomes as it is, a magical place to be. * Generates a direct experience of the ‘Spirit that moves through all things’ A felt awareness of the unified field of consciousness that underlies physical reality. Less pushed and pulled by the constant stimulation and demands on our attention of modern life. The placing of our attention becomes a choice. Less prone to being grabbed by our thoughts. The ability to absorb and retain information is enhanced. We feel more connected to the beauty of the natural world, Even in the heart of the city nature becomes more alive, more vivid, more real. Natural Movement: How our bodies are designed to move, using muscles as shock absorbers, without sending shockwaves through body or environment. Movement affects and reflects our consciousness. We become synchronised with the rhythms of nature. We feel the life force within and around us, and are able to sense the world in ways that go beyond the physical. Testimonials “I feel as though I’ve been given the keys to a forgotten magical kingdom” … Oliver Read, Gardener Reviews from a 2 hour Masterclass presentation It was one of those moments where time felt like it stood still. Hard to explain other than to say it was a deeply powerful workshop. Beautiful man. Great workshop. Stopped us all in our tracks and gave us food for thought. Very strong work. Deep magic beautifully led and extremely clearly delivered. This was a profound experience. I learned and re-learned so much. Bens teaching is kind and powerful and I was honoured to see nature as he does. ************* Feedback from Day Courses … I got so much from the gentle guidance and perception shifts that Ben offered throughout the day….he’s a master teacher and I highly recommend taking the time to spend a day with him and him and his nature magic! Rosanna Kalliabetsos.. Yoga Teacher Your course has literally changed my life. I am so much present with my children and my partner that I can not believe it. Thank you, you really do magic. E.G. I believe that the work Ben is bringing to his clients is unique and empowering and I have witnessed deep change in people’s worldview on completing this work… Churaig MacNial B.A. B.Ed. ************ Feedback from a series of workshops within the NHS: Gentle, powerful profound practice and presence. Ben has shown me an alternative way of using our attention skills and awareness to enable a healthy and balanced state of mind. After years of being stuck in my head, I feel grounded in my own body. I can feel my feet on my floor and wind in my hair. I can have one clear stream of thought in my head instead of the ten that I sometimes had before. The technique is one which can fit well with my hectic lifestyle…..Consequently, my thinking is clearer and more focused. My body feels refreshed and energized, and I feel more inclined to use my creative potential. George Carroll… NHS Project Lead