Edge of the Wild

  The Annual UK Ecopsychology Gathering

The 6th annual Edge of the Wild gathering will be on 13th - 16th July 2017 at the Green and Away tented conference centre in Worcestershire, UK

What is the Gathering?

The Edge of the Wild is an annual gathering of people drawn together by a shared interest in ecopsychology. Ecopsychology is concerned with the interrelationship between humans and other-than-human and more-than-human life on earth. It draws upon learning from ecology and psychology, amongst many other disciplines, making this gathering an interesting and diverse mixture of people: from those practising permaculture and horticulture to ecologists, psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, wilderness practitioners and other growth facilitators, through to those who simply come along with the desire to find out more.

This brings together a rich diversity of perspectives in a beautiful, peaceful outdoor setting; a unique 'pop up' venue, a tented village, which is lovingly created and then dissolved each summer season. Green and Away host, in their words, events with 'a breath of fresh air' and they've certainly been amazing hosts for the past six years.

This year the theme of the Edge of the Wild gathering is 'Fraktured Psyche' - exploring the connection between environmental issues such as fracking and the human soul.

Our main speakers are Tina Rothery, anti-fracking activist, and two Celtic shamans: John Cantrell and Karen Ward. We are currently finalising the workshop programme, which will focus on deepening our ecotherapy practice. You can also download the 'save the date' flyer - please feel free to circulate this amongst friends and colleagues.

Dates: 13th - 16th July 2017

Location: Green & Away tented conference centre, Worcestershire, UK.


Why do people come?

The Edge of the Wild gathering is the place to:

  • Deepen your awareness of the other-than-human in theory and practice.
  • Reflect on your own earth story.
  • Experience living in a community which is eco-friendly yet incredibly comfortable.
  • Meet friends and colleagues with similar concerns and passions - and make some new ones!
  • Create a temporary community, hosted by the welcoming hosts at Green and Away and with an awareness of all the beings on site.
  • Share your questions, challenges, joy, heartache and wisdom.
  • Connect with the UK ecopsychology community.
  • Relax and enjoy the surroundings - walking, swimming in the river, sitting by the fire, singing and dancing.
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