Caroline, born in 1960, grew up with a love for the wild, for nature, for animals and to dance. She wrote poetry and stories, created theater and explored the art of ritual of which she always held a fascination for. Not being of the academic type and being passionate about mystery, immagination and myth, she chose to spend her time alone with her many animals and the passion she had for ecstatic dance whether indoors or in nature. Her imagination was as wild as her life-style and by adapting the religious education insisted on by her family, she was able to recognise her own innate connection to Spirit and the spirit guides she became strongly connected to. Mothering her six, (now adult) children, Caroline has learnt the art of play, creativity, story telling and the deep surrender and unconditional love that motherhood bestows upon us.
With a tool bag and life time of spiritual and what we might call shamanic experiences, Caroline works all around the world offering her teachings to many. She is a Medicine Woman / healer, connecting deeply to the medicine of the lands she lives within. She trained in the work of Dr Michael Harner and the Sacred Trust as well as the teacher training in 5'Rhythms with Gabrielle Roth, 2000. She is a qualified Movement Medicine Teacher and Guide with School Of MM & Susannah and Ya'Acov Darling Khan. She trained in NLP (as a neuro linguistic master practitioner) with NLP co-founder, Dr Richard Bandler. She has been teaching within all of these areas for over 20 years. Originally training as a herbalist with a diploma, she ran her own business called 'Natural Care' for many years, she has had many roles of shape-shifting as an actress and has co-directed and edited within documentary film making, also within theater and uses many of her skills in her repertoire. As a passionate teacher for two decades, she offers her own inspirational work to help others gain personal empowerment and freedom. This includes a deeper connection to spirituality, soul retrieval and a grounded approach to medicine tools both traditional and modern. She has a wealth of experience in the healing arts, ( herbalism, reiki, shiatsu, counseling, Daoway energy and shamanic healing ) as well as in developing our connection to nature and the human and non-human soul. Her wide-ranging experience is derived from many years of study, training and her own challenges through life as well as her own particular calling from spirit.
Caroline is also a writer who has published her autobiography and other books on the work she now offers to many people around the world. She is devoted to the work she offers in helping people to overcome dysfunction, trauma, addictions and abuse, to reclaim a stronger sense of soul and innocence and to understand the underlying and unconscious patterns that tend to rule and limit our lives.
Caroline: "I am very passionate about the work I offer. I believe it is the greatest thing to be in service to others and to share from my own healing journey. I am aware of how creativity and the dance has given me so much, I can only offer this back to others with deep gratitude from my heart" More about Caroline's story
About Ben Cole:
Ben, born in 1960, is a practicing Buddhist, an artist and a film maker. He has spent many years as an actor training in a variety of dance techniques from Yat Malgram's Movement Psychology, to mask work and mime with John Wright. He studied the techniques of dance/theater improvisation from Comedia Del Arte to clowning with Jaques Le Coc and Augusto Baul's community theater. He brings a knowledge of the many roles we play in our culture from two decades of acting in European movies and London's West End as a professional actor for twenty-five years. His knowledge of dance/theater rituals come from first hand experience of indigenous ceremonies, from Namibian tribal healing dances, to the egalitarian cultures of the pygmies in the Congo. He has traveled the world visiting all walks of life, gathering information and wisdom from indigenous cultures, spiritual and world leaders, psychologists and teachers. Ben has a history with the arts and finding meaningful contributions from his spirituality (Bhuddhism) and connection to shamanism that can be translated into teachings for our modern times. His mission in life has been to create a more positive approach to how we share information to the general public, and offer a more positive approach to living with authenticity and sustainability. He offers rites of passage and men's groups, including supporting young men to find purpose and meaning in sometimes dysfunctional lives.
Ben: I have gained a great deal of knowledge as a film maker making documentaries, observing many cultures around the world from Maories in New Zealand, Fetishers in Ghana, a particular project of two years with orphaned street children in Ethiopia, to the Pygmies of the Congo. I have a growing experience of holding 'rites of passage' ceremony initiating young men into adulthood, with The Band of Brothers and Journeyman UK. I have co-led workshops with my wife Caroline over the last eight years. More about Ben's story here
Ben & Caroline are married and live in Uk. They met sitting next to each other on a plane heading for Colombia. Now they run workshops and gatherings together as well as separately, including dance, movement, creativity, shamanic medicine skills and film work studying Middle-earth and the ancestral and historical lineage of our European landscapes.
They have created films & documentaries together including the project 'Talking Addiction.' Traveling to Africa and other countries they explore shamanic dance and ritual, translating it into the medicine needed for this 'Middle Earth' culture. After many years of individual trainings, they are studying together as facilitators in conflict resolution, process oriented psychotherapy with CFOR, UK.
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Together Ben and Caroline hold 'rites of passage' and various gatherings. They are offering their work through workshops in shamanism, theater and film making. All work uses the medium of ecstatic dance and creativity.
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