Weekend and Day Groups


Primal Integration Summer Residential 2020


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


26 - 31 July 2020 at the Wild Pear Centre in Devon
Cost includes food and board
£490 for bookings made before 1 July
£540 for bookings thereafter


The nature of this group will be similar to our Primal Integration weekends at the Open Centre, however, the greater length of time and the security and continuity of the residential setting allow for deeper and more intensive work – and space for an integrative walk on the moor or swim in the sea at the end of the day.
The Wild Pear Centre is on the west Exmoor coast of North Devon, an area of outstanding natural beauty. See www.wildpearcentre.co.uk
See ‘Who we are and what we do’ for more on Primal Integration.
First timers require an introductory interview before booking.
There will be an optional follow-up evening in London on Thursday 6 August.

Cancelled due to coronavirus crisis lockdown restrictions
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September 2020


Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


18-20 September 2020
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm
£135 for bookings made before Fri 11 Sept
£155 for bookings thereafter

Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.
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October 2020


Bioenergetics Day


with Guy Gladstone


Saturday 10 October 10am-6pm
Before 3 Oct £75
thereafter £90

This group is suitable both as an introduction for newcomers to body oriented personal growth work and an opportunity to go further for those who already have some experience in this area. Anyone who has not previously been to a group with me is welcome to phone beforehand to discuss coming.
Exercises will be given to deepen breathing, free the voice, release muscular tension and improve your contact both with others and your own inner process. There will be an overall concern with increasing your range of feelingful expression and opening to the experience of spontaneous feeling from the core of your body.
I will encourage participants to share issues from their daily lives and/or their experience within the more structured parts of the group as starting points for deeper exploration. There will be different phases to the day – the whole group working energetically together, occasions when I work with individuals and times when group members pair up to give each other support.
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Psychodrama Day


with Guy Gladstone


Sunday 11 October 10am-6pm
Before 4 Oct £75
thereafter £90

Psychodrama differs from other approaches to groupwork in that the invitation is to ‘show us’ rather than ‘tell us’. Though action-based no acting skills are needed. Actual or imaginary scenes from your past, present or future are improvised by the director, yourself and the group. There is a focus on one person’s issue, ‘the protagonist’. Other group members take ‘auxiliary’ roles as family member, fellow employee or figure from a dream, through which you may get more in touch with your own concerns. These are then shared before moving to the next protagonist’s psychodrama.
Besides being an enjoyable introduction to groupwork (of which you need not have any previous experience) the benefits include an increase of personal power and spontaneity and a deeper understanding of your own and others’ difficulties. A day of exploring your inner world and acting it out.
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Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


16-18 October 2020
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm
£135 for bookings made before Fri 9 Oct
£155 for bookings thereafter

Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.
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Love and Anger


with Silke Ziehl


Saturday & Sunday
31 October - 1 Nov 10am-6pm
£120

So often we hear that love and anger don’t go together. And yet, only when we listen to our anger and take it seriously, can we get to our true feelings - including our true love. Anger lets us know what is important to us and what we have not yet found a good way to include. Excluded anger will fester and grow, and will slowly kill off the love we have, whereas anger listened to and expressed - in terms of our needs and desires, with clarity - can lighten up our path and forge a way to connect with heart and soul.
This weekend we will explore and practise ways to listen to our anger and use it to connect with clarity and honesty to one another. And we’ll likely find that in so doing we strengthen our connections and relationships.
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November 2020


Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


13-15 November 2020
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm
£135 for bookings made before Fri 6 Nov
£155 for bookings thereafter

Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.
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December 2020


Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


4-6 December 2020
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm
£135 for bookings made before Fri 27 Nov
£155 for bookings thereafter

Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.
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January 2021


Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


15-17 January 2021
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm
£135 for bookings made before Fri 8 Jan
£155 for bookings thereafter
Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.
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February 2021


Bioenergetics Day


with Guy Gladstone


Saturday 6 February 10am-6pm
Before 30 Jan £75
thereafter £90

This group is suitable both as an introduction for newcomers to body oriented personal growth work and an opportunity to go further for those who already have some experience in this area. Anyone who has not previously been to a group with me is welcome to phone beforehand to discuss coming.
Exercises will be given to deepen breathing, free the voice, release muscular tension and improve your contact both with others and your own inner process. There will be an overall concern with increasing your range of feelingful expression and opening to the experience of spontaneous feeling from the core of your body.
I will encourage participants to share issues from their daily lives and/or their experience within the more structured parts of the group as starting points for deeper exploration. There will be different phases to the day – the whole group working energetically together, occasions when I work with individuals and times when group members pair up to give each other support.
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Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


12-14 February 2021
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm
£135 for bookings made before Fri 5 Feb
£155 for bookings thereafter

Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.
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March 2021


Sexuality and the Heart Connection


with Silke Ziehl


Saturday & Sunday
6/7 March 10am-6pm
£120

This weekend is about being attentive to our reality as sexual human beings. Often we have learned to split ourselves in halves and to connect with either our heart or our genitals. Yet our body has deeper dreams of living, where love and excitement are both included, and our wholeness is affirmed.
When we learn to trust our own bodies, our boundaries, our needs and desires and become more aware of the shifting patterns of opening up and closing down – then we can ground our sexuality in the compassion of the heart, and we can ground our heart connection in the excitement of our sexuality.
In doing this, we’ll heal the split between our sexuality and our heart.
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Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


12-14 March 2021
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm
£135 for bookings made before Fri 5 Mar
£155 for bookings thereafter

Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.
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April 2021


Primal Integration Easter Intensive


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


Thursday 1 April, 7pm to Sunday 4 April, 8pm.
£215 for bookings made before Thu 25 March
£235 for bookings thereafter
This group follows the format of our Primal Integration weekends but the extra day enhances the possibilities for deeper and more sustained work.
First timers require an introductory interview before booking. See Intensives and Residentials.
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Pulsing Intensive - the back


with Silke Ziehl


3-5 April 2021
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 10am-6pm.
£195

PULSING is a gentle and nourishing style of bodywork. Through soft rotary movements and rhythmic rocking of all parts of the body it gently releases tensions, feelings, and energy, expanding the tissues, nourishing the person, creating spaciousness inside ... It is deep work without being painful, powerfully yet softly affecting the whole body-mind-spirit, nurturing body and soul.
Pulsing is playing with the rhythms of the body, harmonising them. This Pulsing Intensive allows time for getting to know and learn the important basics of this kind of bodywork, while focusing on working with the back of the client.
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May 2021


Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


14-16 May 2021
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm
£135 for bookings made before Fri 7 May
£155 for bookings thereafter

Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.
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Pulsing Intensive - the front


with Silke Ziehl


28-31 May 2021
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 10am-6pm.
£195

PULSING is a gentle and nourishing style of bodywork. Through soft rotary movements and rhythmic rocking of all parts of the body it gently releases tensions, feelings, and energy, expanding the tissues, nourishing the person, creating spaciousness inside ... It is deep work without being painful, powerfully yet softly affecting the whole body-mind-spirit, nurturing body and soul.
Pulsing is playing with the rhythms of the body, harmonising them. This Pulsing Intensive allows time for getting to know and learn the important skills of working with the client while the client is lying on the back and presenting the front.

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June 2021


Bioenergetics Day


with Guy Gladstone


Saturday 12 June 10am-6pm
Before 5 June £75
thereafter £90

This group is suitable both as an introduction for newcomers to body oriented personal growth work and an opportunity to go further for those who already have some experience in this area. Anyone who has not previously been to a group with me is welcome to phone beforehand to discuss coming.
Exercises will be given to deepen breathing, free the voice, release muscular tension and improve your contact both with others and your own inner process. There will be an overall concern with increasing your range of feelingful expression and opening to the experience of spontaneous feeling from the core of your body.
I will encourage participants to share issues from their daily lives and/or their experience within the more structured parts of the group as starting points for deeper exploration. There will be different phases to the day – the whole group working energetically together, occasions when I work with individuals and times when group members pair up to give each other support.
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Psychodrama Day


with Guy Gladstone


Sunday 13 June 10am-6pm
Before 6 June £75
thereafter £90

Psychodrama differs from other approaches to groupwork in that the invitation is to ‘show us’ rather than ‘tell us’. Though action-based no acting skills are needed. Actual or imaginary scenes from your past, present or future are improvised by the director, yourself and the group. There is a focus on one person’s issue, ‘the protagonist’. Other group members take ‘auxiliary’ roles as family member, fellow employee or figure from a dream, through which you may get more in touch with your own concerns. These are then shared before moving to the next protagonist’s psychodrama.
Besides being an enjoyable introduction to groupwork (of which you need not have any previous experience) the benefits include an increase of personal power and spontaneity and a deeper understanding of your own and others’ difficulties. A day of exploring your inner world and acting it out.
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Primal Integration Weekend


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


18-20 June 2021
Friday evening 7-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm
£135 for bookings made before Fri 11 June
£155 for bookings thereafter

Primal Integration offers a distinctively self-directing environment in which to explore our deeper levels of experience, with a view to being alive and living more authentically and being more able to connect with others.
The format of the group alternates between a structured phase and a free-form phase during which what takes place is determined by what you choose to explore and what you allow to happen, drawing on resources within and around you including facilitation and group support for the endeavour.
First timers require an introductory interview.
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Primal Integration Summer Residential 2021


with Juliana Brown & Richard Mowbray


25 - 30 July 2021 at the Wild Pear Centre in Devon
Cost includes food and board
£495 for bookings made before 1 July
£545 for bookings thereafter


The nature of this group will be similar to our Primal Integration weekends at the Open Centre, however, the greater length of time and the security and continuity of the residential setting allow for deeper and more intensive work – and space for an integrative walk on the moor or swim in the sea at the end of the day.
The Wild Pear Centre is on the west Exmoor coast of North Devon, an area of outstanding natural beauty. See www.wildpearcentre.co.uk
See ‘Who we are and what we do’ for more on Primal Integration.
First timers require an introductory interview before booking.
There will be an optional follow-up evening in London on Thursday 5 August.