Living Seasonally

Living Seasonally offers a different way to plan and think about your life – one which helps us cope with the busyness of our days.

Based on Irish celtic wisdom, this is a ten day online learning journey to help you plan, create and live your in tune with nature’s rhythms and wisdom. 

The course integrates creative rituals and reflections, poetry, reflections, visioning and planning tools so that by the end you will be have more clarity on your intention and focus for the season ahead. There are freshly recorded videos each day, accompanied with creative or reflective practices. 

You’ll come away feeling more connected to your dreams and ideas while having a plan to bring those into reality. 

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Summer Edition 2018

(this course unfortunately has had to be cancelled)

Thurs 10th- Sat 19th May 2018// Bealtaine// Planning for the Summer ahead

Want support to bring your ideas to life? The Living Seasonally Summer Edition is an innovative online learning programme to give you practical tools, skills and support your take action on what you want to bloom in your life.

Stuck in in-action or procrastination? So many ideas you don’t know how to process? The Summer Edition of Living Seasonally is all about way to spark your ideas, make decisions and create momentum for whatever it is you want to bring into fullness in your life.

  • Learn to prototype your ideas
  • Learn about overcoming creative traps.
  • Gain valuable insights from the creative process.
  • Know when to tap into gut instinct
  • Learn about how to make decisions around what action to take
  • And integrate the power of ritual into your own life to sustain your momentum.

 

This is the season for bringing your ideas to life. 

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In their own words, here is what people have gained from previous courses: 

‘I gained precious time for myself. I gained the focus to really look at what I’m interested in and plan how to actually engage with those things…

‘An appreciation for downtime and really making that a priority’

‘More insight in to myself’

‘I feel a deeper connection to myself and I also feel more ‘normal’ as there are other people with these thoughts and feelings too!

‘A better sense of how to plan ahead, to create intentions to make things happen but without unbalancing myself’.

Clarity would be the first word that pops into my head. But really, it was more than that’

‘I gained a new appreciation for all the tools (intention setting, visualization, scheduling time, poems, etc.) I also rewrote an old story I had with winter and now have a completely different outlook on this time of year. What’s funny is that that’s why I did the course – to gain that new perspective but little did I know I would get much more than that.

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 Living Seasonally is also for you if you want to:

  • Explore new ways to cope with busyness
  • Create space for contemplation and connection with your inner self and callings.
  • Integrate new planning tools which take into account the seasonal cycle of energy
  • Cultivate deep listening practices to help you tap into your creative power
  • Learn more about the traditional celtic calendar
  • Tune into your intuition and harness your own inner wisdom
  • Break the year into manageable chunks and plan accordingly
  • Create a vision for how you want to be and feel each season

 

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The course includes

  • Downloadable videos, audios and creative exercises.
  • Exercises to align you with your callings and purpose
  • Accountability and Goal Setting planning tools
  • Journal prompts and writing exercises
  • Guided meditations and contemplative practices
  • Nature connection exercise
  • Private online learning space

 

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How it works:

The Living Seasonally Courses are each ten days, through which you will be guided through the seasonal lessons while having the opportunity to connect with other creative participants and develop more in-depth practices to nurture your creative ideas and wellbeing through each season.

On seven of the ten days you will receive a fresh video, alongside a creative practice, journal prompt, or meditative practice. You will also have the opportunity to connect with and learn from each other through an online private learning platform to share insights, images and reflections.

Following the course you will be able to download all the materials and continue to log into the learning platform.

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FAQs

Do I need to be online at a particular time?

No. The course material will be available to you each day when you log on to the private learning platform. You can do the course at your own pace, in your own time.

What materials will I need?

You will need an access to a computer and an email account. A camera- your camera phone if you have one will do just fine, a journal, some coloured pens, and something to listen to audio meditations on.

How much time will I need?

I recommend between 30 mins and 45 mins a day, over the course of ten days. There will be two reflection days built into the course design, to allow time for additional reflection and processing. Many participants say that they have downloaded the materials and refer back to them following the course.

I am in the Southern Hemisphere? Can I join in?

Yes/ But….   The course will feel a bit different for you if, as the majority of participants will be working through the opposite season material, but it can still be a valuable practice and help you to carve time and space for yourself while connecting to others. However, bear in mind the the videos and audios have the northern hemisphere year phase in mind…

Will I have access to the material after the course ends?

Yes, you can download the material and keep for your own personal reference. You will also be able to continue to log onto the learning site, however the forums and discussion will be closed.

Will I have taken the course before, is this one different?

Yes! I am continually developing, refining and adding fresh content. The planner will be the same, but the online component will include new creative exercises and always updated videos.

How do I pay?

Payments are made via Stripe and are processed in Euro on the Ruzuku learning platform.

You don’t need to have a Stripe account to use Stripe- you can use your credit card, but just on the Stripe interface.
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Some more words from previous participants…. 

 

I would highly recommend Clare’s Living Seasonally online course for tuning into each season.  Through her wonderful wisdom, creativity, encouragement and humour, Clare will guide and support you through exploring deeper depths of yourself to access your own wisdom in order to plan for the season ahead.  The structure of the course over eight days created a much needed discipline of putting a certain amount of time aside for reflection and planning which is too often put on the bottom of our lists amid a busy lifestyle.  Thank you Clare for this opportunity.”- Anne Louise- Winter 2016

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The Autumn course re-opened my eyes to the natural rhythms of our yearly cycle and provided me with a very supportive space to reflect and set my intentions for the upcoming season. The exercises really grounded my senses in the spirit and energies of Fall, and helped me define my goals and aspirations much more concretely around Autumn and all it brings. I found all the planning tools provided to be invaluable! All in all, it was a fun and worthwhile experience –  and I’m looking forward to setting learning goals for each season from now on- Faye Anderson.

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Clare creates a very supportive and engaging space through the online Living Seasonally Course, throughout which I felt guided, encouraged and challenged in safe, gentle yet practical ways.  The structure of the course feels just right as she first supports your refection on the changes, challenges and lessons of the past season before helping you craft your own personal vision for the next.

She is an intuitive, natural and warm guide and between the course materials (audio /video recordings, planners etc.) and her responses to participants reflections, Clare engages genuinely with compassion, experience and respect to each individual and meets you exactly where you are. I’ll definitely be dipping back in and out of the materials shared and the course overall will resonate with me for some time. It’s a few weeks since it began and I am still drawn back to her prompts, questions and encouragements. She is a blessing in herself! I highly recommend giving it a go. – Muireann de Barra

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I thoroughly enjoyed the living seasonally course, rather than mourn the end of the summer as I usually would it made me stop and take in the world around me and appreciate the changing seasons and all the beautiful colours, foods and different feelings that it brings. Through audios, practical activities, interaction with others on the online forum and personal reflection, the course helped me to appreciate what I had accomplished during the year, identify what I want to achieve in the coming few months and how to bring more creativity into my daily life, and then set realistic goals to achieve this.

Overall the course makes you see the world around you through different eyes and take some time out to appreciate it all.  This is a great way to transition through the seasons, appreciate the cycle of the year and set realistic creative goals and aspirations for the season to come, all in a fun and inspiring way! – Irene Patterson

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The Living Seasonally Course helped me to clarify my own needs and wants for the season ahead. Most important for me was space to reflect on the previous three months so that I could genuinely assess where I was at. It really helped me to ground myself for the season, to reflect on where I am really interested in putting my energy and how I can actually plan my life! Absolutely recommend it for everyone, especially those who find transitions tricky, and the Winter dull, there’s light to be found in the darkness and this course brought the light!-

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I came to Clare’s course trying to change my unhelpful relationship with winter. However, what I walked away with was so much more than I could have imagined. I now fully embrace winter and am walking away with more knowledge on who I am and what the world around me has to offer if I simply listen. Clare is a gem and I just can’t wait to dive deeper into this work with her in the future.

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I am delighted that Clare recognizes our need to connect the internal and external. She guides us through the two so that we can find a way to stitch them together. I found that when I am really connected, with my internal and external, I have great belief in myself. She helped me understand the balance needed and ways to get there.

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Clare’s Living Seasonally courses are well worth the time and effort to do. They give you space away from our modern way of living to stop and look inwards. Her sense of humour, connection to the seasons, literary interests and warmth make the courses very enjoyable. The other participants on the course also bring their own kindness and warmth to the experience. Finding a connection with others that are like minded is invaluable. I look forward to taking part more in Clare’s teachings.

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This was my first Living Seasonally and I loved it, what a beautiful, rich space to take some time and connect within.

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This course was so inspirational. Clare is a wise woman guide with a marvelous voice who will lead you into the depths of your own self to allow transformation to happen. I’ve learned a lot and I’m still processing all the information.

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Clare’s ten-day course gave me permission to step out of the busyness of my life and be gently guided on a path of reflection and creativity, along which I was given practical tools to help me plan for and act upon my creative outputs. The beauty of this course is that it is both self-directed and guided, undertaken alone and also within the safety of a group (online). The weight of the course is really what comes after you’ve engaged with all the exercises and thought-processes: moments of clarity and sparks of ideas.

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Clare offers a very rich variety of approaches and sources of inspiration throughout the course. It is a wonderful opportunity to pay attention to the parts of life that are all too easily overruled by to do lists, and give them the spotlight they deserve by simply following Clare's encouraging words. This course actually makes you happier.- Pam de Sterke

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The course really helped me to tune in more on a daily basis. Also, to connect and be more self-aware throughout the day. I had forgotten how useful writing is to processing everyday thoughts and feelings no matter how insignificant you think they might be. Automatically, you feel less cluttered on every level. Clare's interaction via video and email throughout the course was a great help”- Emma Cooke.

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