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invites women for a deep dive

into our personal and professional biographies, investigating the stories we tell ourselves,

the tales we tell others and the cultural narratives

we weave in-between.


This workshop took place on 30th March 2019


Exploring the territory between our personal challenges and how they play out in the many spheres of our lives, we will navigate the tantalising terrain of light and dark, joy and sorrow, courage and fear.

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This journey was a 12 hour immersion, held on 30th March 2019



We offered women of all ages an opportunity for a deep dive,

cutting through the ‘I’m fine’ into the heart of connection and authenticity. 


Exploring the territory between our personal challenges and how they play out in the many spheres

of our lives, we will navigate the tantalising terrain of light and dark, joy and sorrow, courage and fear.



Rosalind J Turner, Interdisciplinary Practitioner, Social Artist, and founder of Bravery School is collaborating with Aoife Twomey, Shadow Work Coach and Filmmaker, (see bio further down) to design and deliver this 1 day course, jointly facilitating this revolutionary day. We are two very different women, and at different life stages, aged 32 and 61, sharing a mutual passion for authentic communication and healthy boundaries to stay connected.

This day long immersion invites you to step up and into your life with full commitment. Whatever life stage you are in, whether an activist wishing to make more impact, a mother swimming upstream against a tide of popular opinion on her role, or a woman at boardroom level feeling frustrated and outnumbered. Join these inter-generational facilitators using a range of tools and techniques to delve into seasonal cycles, voice, body and shadow work, and ultimately, #journeytotheheartofbravery


This immersion take place at Boiling Wells in St Werburghs, Bristol, providing us with the opportunity to cook and share food together, enjoy cosy inside spaces and natural outdoor environments, sharing stories by firelight, Boiling Wells provides a magical setting.




























CHANGING STORIES – TRANSFORMING LIVES ~ Saturday 30th March 2019 ~ 9.00am - 9.00pm 

We will begin the first of our weekends by exploring the identities we create, from the day to day minutiae to the grander themes that can sometimes take on mythic proportions.  We will take a closer look at the stories we tell ourselves and how we can re-frame the tales we tell others, to be more aligned with our authentic selves.

JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF BRAVERY could be the difference you are seeking

  • WE WILL EXPERIENCE ~ telling our stories and identifying the wisdom within

  • WE WILL GAIN ~ insights into patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us

  • WE WILL DISCOVER ~ pathways to healthy relationships, whether romantic, social, professional or parental

  • WE WILL DELVE INTO ~ the power of our shadow

  • WE WILL EXPERIMENT ~ with new ways of being in a shame free environment

  • WE WILL EXAMINE ~ the links between our joy and sorrow

  • WE WILL PRACTICE ~ working with and pushing our own boundaries

  • WE WILL LEARN ~ how to tell our story through the medium of a 'pecha kucha' presentation

  • WE WILL EXPLORE ~ the edges of our comfort zone in a well held group setting , harnessing the courage that awaits us there . . .

  • WE WILL TAKE AWAY ~ a tool kit of techniques to work with across your personal and professional life

  • WE WILL LEAVE WITH ~ a sense of community built on honesty and authenticity




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Here's what participants thought of our first immersion: 30th March 2019 


This work is beautifully strung together in a way that enabled me to access deeper parts of me in a safe way than I anticipated. The venue, the tasks, the wisdom and encouragement of a circle of women, the holding of the space by two talented facilitators have enabled big shifts in my self-perception to take place. These mean that I am indeed stepping into my bravery in the outside world. The confidence enhancing effects of the work will roll out way past the 12 hours spent on site. “

Rebecca Hartnell Daemon Career Coach

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.“It wasn’t just the unexpectedly glorious weather or the fabulous wild gem of a site that made this day so beautiful. It was the ethos, principles and experience of Rosalind and Aoife, who created a safe, creative, thoughtful and fun space to be in. They brought together a group of women of all ages, with different stories and experiences, and helped us all to feel valued, respected and wise. We were challenged in different ways, played and laughed, and joined in our own created rituals. It felt ancient and modern, a timeless gathering of women, the sort of gathering of women that has been happening for thousands of years. By the end of the day several of us were getting ready to move in and live on the land together in this brave community for ever! Beccy Golding

“Journey to the Heart of Bravery was a wonderful experience, which I would highly recommend. Held in a beautiful setting, well-facilitated exercises with a wonderful group of women. It was easy to develop trust in such a safe environment which made the practical exercises useful. Lots of useful learning, great opportunities to share experiences with like-minded women and it was also a great deal of fun.” Nichole Villeneuve

“It was a beautiful weekend in an unusual environment with a bunch of wonderful women. I really enjoyed discovering more about the heart of bravery and all its shapes and sizes. Being far away from the everyday and not having my phone with me at any time.“  Nina Koehler

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