Matthew Trustman Theatres of Self Care – Autumn Soul Husbandry

With Zarine Katrak

16-18 November 2018

Autumn is a time for drawing close, of careful gathering, of holding close too. Autumn Soul Husbandry offers time and place to gather the warmth and depth of oneself; reflecting and celebrating the passing of the summer into autumn .

A central theme of the retreat is deep listening, inspiring creative emergence through movement and words.

“Deep Listening” – listening through the wholeness of oneself. Through memory, senses, feelings, attending to tones and rhythms; Staying with our listening and resting from being in response. Taking time and pleasure to be with moments rather than moving on from them. Being care-full and playful in listening to the stories, tales and myths we tell ourselves.

Autumn Soul Husbandry is an opportunity to experience a weekend journey of recovering and rekindling compassionate self-care and reconnecting with a deeper sense of self.

It provides time to spend on the individual journey through personal ritual, transformation and the nurturing of the creative spirit all set against the landscape of autumn.

Drawing from traditions that mark the passage of seasons, this workshop offers a care-full, creative, experiential shared space.

Matthew Trustman has 35 years of working with individuals, organisations, companies and families running sessions and designing workshops that draw from all the arts, as cornerstones for personal and shared creative explorations of the experience of Living.

Continuing with his private practice, Matthew taught and lectured for 10 years on the Masters Dramatherapy programme at the University of Roehampton and is currently a guest lecturer. This will be his fourth Soul Husbandry retreat at Hill Cottage.

Zarine Katrak has over 25 years experience as a trainer, facilitator and writer, devising a range of courses in continuing professional development, group work in practice courses, teambuilding and creative personal development work for statutory and voluntary sector professionals, young people and community groups. Zarine is a Director of Hill Cottage Retreats and will facilitate the art based elements of the weekend.

Times: Arriving by 6.00 pm Friday – 4.00 pm Sunday.

Cost: Weekend retreat, full board and accommodation per person in a small single room or ladder accessed crog loft £200, single occupancy in a double or twin room £220, shared twin room (for people booking together) £180. Day places with lunch £120.  There is a maximum of 12 places for this retreat

Booking: For more information or to book contact Zarine: