Here is a place to find yourself, to belong, through Earth wisdom connection, ritual and ceremony, healing, ecotherapy and ancestral connection. Through Nwyfre Earth can be found symbiotic interweaving and belonging to the Whole.
I work as a tutor and mentor for the Tariki Trust Ten Directions ecotherapy training www.tarikitrust.org, in the Shamanic Ecotherapy training for Elizabeth Meacham PhD www.shamanicecotherapy.com and as an Animist Druid guide.
I am a Board member of the ecospirituality charity Radical Joy for Hard Times www.radicaljoy.org
I co-facilitate Through the Door workshops for the Climate Psychology Alliance www.climatepsychologyalliance.org and "deep listening"circles for Deep Adaptation.
I am also available to give talks and workshops at events, festivals and for organisations.
I am accredited through the International Association of Coaches, Therapists and Mentors http://www.iactm.com
I am a Quaker Druid, and I have taken Refuge in the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist lineage. Spirituality and received wisdom from lineages that encourage Earth connection inform all the work I do in the world. I receive their teachings with deep gratitude.
In the animist world, I work as an Animist Guide, inviting you through immersion, ceremony and connection to belong in body and spirit to the other-than-human soul of the world.
I am learning to become a companion species, one of the world's creatures, becoming-with other beings as co-inhabitor.
Nwyfre is all about reimmersion into the deep connection that westernised culture has lost, or near-forgotten. Animistic ecotherapy, heritage connection, ancient ancestral work, energy healing, somatic experience through Yoga and meditation are all called upon as tools. Nwyfre merges threads to assist participants to deepen back into right relationship with Earth and to belong.
However the grief and wounding for what is happening is showing up for you and your community, on personal, ecological, social, economic, health and climatic levels, Nwyfre Earth offers therapeutic healing and support to individuals and communities.
With individual experiences, one to one, and group process, participants can find ways to listen to the calling of Earth and find something of their authentic, adaptive role. We move through the spirals of ecotherapy, from disconnect to deep immersion.
Through the universal symbol of the Wheel of the Year, used in modern European Druidry and many indigenous cultures throughout the world, Harriet works animistically with connecting people to the land and to the other-than-humans who share our world.
By direct connection to the land through landscape art, sound, song, drumming, movement, stories, pilgrimage, archaeology, myth and ritual, we can all find our way back to relationship to ourselves and to the Earth once more.
Harriet works in ancestral connection through ancient sites in the landscape as her PhD research into archaeotherapy.
While some offerings are at a set price, such as teaching and training courses, many offerings are available for free, such as podcasts, blog, articles and voluntary group facilitation. Others, such as yoga, one-to-one guiding and healing are available to you in the Gift Economy. This means that there is no set price: you pay what you feel it is worth, in terms of the offering itself, the cost to me that you believe it may incur to offer this service, and for an honest reflection of how you believe the service can be exchanged for money that is so helpful for living.
"Deep gratitude, love and respect for Harriet. She guided me beyond the threshold, where I felt the warmth of my beloved mother and the kinship of a magnificent Cro-Magnon." N
"Harriet worked compassionately to weave a sacred passing and welcoming; through, embracing and entwining my own ideas of how i felt it should be and she then held me and the sacredness of the space with beauty and magic. Harriet, is a wise woman, she is unique in her talents and her very special gift of holding space for women and Gaia is a huge gift. She forever has my love." S
"The practice of radical joy for hard times and attending to places is real level 2 ecotherapy: getting into contact with a particular place, self healing and healing of the land, also of the connection between me and the greater whole where I belong. I wish to pass it on to others in my country. I am particularly grateful for Harriet for providing me an extra one to one session after missing one of the sessions, which brought me many insights." Á
A wonderful conversation about land and ancestor connection, with Georgina Langdale: https://www.georginalnature.com/podcasts/the-soul-garden-2/episodes/2147622929
A Fireside chat 52, with Chosen Chief, Eimear Burke for the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids https://fb.watch/aWd0Ebav2I/
What's your thing? Podcast with Julie Leoni. Harriet talks about archaeotherapy, the land speaking, sacred landscape, druidry and connecting to our ancestors. https://anchor.fm/julie-leoni/episodes/Whats-your-thing----Archaeotherapy-with-Harriet-Sams-evpfj5
Ritual for the Anthropocene-
A Facebook talk with River Jones about how ritual and land connection can bring awareness and healing to our relationship to the wounded land in these difficult times. https://fb.watch/5Y8maE6pAb/
Monthly Earth Exchange Cafés, hosted with Trebbe Johnson. We talk to poets, artists, academics, writers and therapists about finding beauty in the wounded world.
Harriet has published a short story, 'Father' in the book The Call of the God, edited by Frances Billinghurt
The Observant One poem in the Spring 2021 edition, A Path of Druidry and The Tale of Peg Powler, a North Eastern myth (Editor's pick) in the e-magazine Fellowship and Fairydust here: https://fellowshipandfairydust.com/?s=Harriet+sams
Find Nwyfre Earth on Instagram as https://www.instagram.com/nwyfreearthmeandering/
All events and workshops are online, until further notice.
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