Misemployment and the Passing of Time
“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest who, having perfected the function of his own life to the utmost, has always the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others”. — John Ruskin
About this workshop
You spend so much of your time in the workplace, often spending more time with work colleagues than family. Is this what you imagined your work life would be? Are you happy? Are you joyful in your work? We must always be doing what we want to be doing. But to ‘do’ it is important to learn how to ‘be’. The expectations of others, particularly those of our family, our loved-ones and our peers have a knack of ‘sticking’ and we may forget what it is we really, really want. And in the meantime – time passes on.
Growing up, we all had dreams and ambitions and imagined our future careers, albeit often through rose tinted spectacles. However, workplace feelings of being ‘stuck’ may remind us of goals or plans we had in our earlier life – plans that somehow faded into the past, leaving us with feelings of uncertainty, boredom or even fear.
This workshop will introduce you to and discuss topics in the group such as;
- Growing your awareness around ‘striving for approval’.
- Learning how to explore what your ideal employment would be.
- Is your current employment making you unwell?
- Is your current employment eco-psychologically sound?
To support you consolidate your learning, you will also receive:
- Your Ecotherapy Hedge School Welcome Pack PDF.
- A PDF summary of the workshop emailed to you on completion.
- Suggested further reading – for your interest.
- A Certificate of Attendance.
- Support from David should you require it with any process issues which may arise for you from the workshop by contacting him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attending the Ecotherapy Hedge School
The original Ecotherapy Hedge School is situated in the secluded and beautiful hills of southwest county Dublin but most workshops are facilitated in the great expanse of the Phoenix Park.
What to bring
Check the weather and dress accordingly – ‘it’s not a fashion show’ so wear layers of whatever you feel comfortable in. The Hedge School is situated to enjoy the sun so you may need sun cream, cap, or sunglasses. Whilst there is some shelter available, we are open to the elements as we are outdoors so wear comfortable walking footwear in the knowledge that we may be walking in some mud if it has been wet and through long grass etc. Bring a light lunch/snack and plenty of water for your picnic break. If you like to journal, make diary entries, take notes or sketch, feel free to bring along your writing or creative material. Most important of all – bring yourself as you are.
10.45 Group assembly, registration, health and safety check.
11..00 Welcome hot/cold drinks and morning snacks.
11.15 Group walks together to the Ecotherapy Hedge School (c20min walk). Mindful check in with participants, group guidelines and workshop outline. Interactive workshop discussion by David Staunton. Interactive workshop ecotherapy exercise. Opportunity for Journaling/Individual Reflection. Group Reflection including Q and A. Picnic Break.
14.30 Mindful walk and talk back to start point
15.00 Workshop ends after checkout.
The Walk Inniú Ecotherapy Hedge School is open to all adults over the age of 18. However, given that the Hedge School is deliberately sited to be part of the natural environment, it is accessed over rough pathways and/or farmland. Our apologies to those of you who may have mobility issues and therefore would find access unsuitable, however please contact us as we do have various approved routes which may be more suitable to your needs.
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Hedge School Dates
The Ecotherapy Hedge School aims to provide an Introduction to Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology highlighting the potential increased reconnection and wellbeing benefits to us from these approaches.
Different themes around self-care, wellbeing and holistic growth will be explored at the Hedge School using an Ecotherapeutic and Ecopsychological Lens’.