(Image by Gordon Sheret (2015 delegate)
'The Wild Goose, the Condor, the Eagle and the Blue Jewel'
'We believe the teachings of our ancestors will light the way through an uncertain future'
From the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous GrandmothersHilary has been passionate about Ecopsychology since the early 1990s, and was active in the early UK movement, enquiring, speaking, writing, facilitating and co-founding the original UK Ecopsychology Network with Tania Dolley. After moving to Devon in 2000 she found this work fed naturally into instigating an 'inner' or consciousness dimension to the Transition Movement, co-founding the 'Heart and Soul' Group of Transition Town Totnes. This went on to be developed as 'Inner Transition' nationally and internationally.
Over the years she has become increasingly inspired by indigenous teachings and practices, remarkably consistent from around the world, as very often representing the clearest and most insightful to be found in Ecopsychology and beyond. Honouring and re-honouring these teachings and practices and the people who have continued to hold the knowledge of how to live sustainably on this beautiful earth, listening and learning from those who are now very generously offering them to the world as essential medicine for our times - and of course supporting the struggles and rising up of indigenous people across the planet - these have become a lifetime commitment for her.
She has been a working psychotherapist or counsellor in various settings since the 1980s, and lived and practiced on Dartmoor for 15 years until moving into Totnes last October.