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Healing With Nature – a day with author, adventurer Jon Turk

November 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, November 13th
9 am to 4:30 pm
Venue: 7th Elder on Canyon Creek, Glenwood Springs, CO – details provided with registration.

Jon’s invitation to adventure with him for a day…

“This workshop will borrow from techniques that extreme adventure athletes use to stay alive in dangerous expeditions, and scale them down to finding Presence in everyday situations.
After spending decades on arduous expeditions to remote and often dangerous land- and seascapes – I have learned that Nature is the greatest healer. Yes, Western doctors heal, shamans heal, and ceremony heals, but I repeat: Nature is the greatest healer.
I say this because ‘Healing’ is partially about ‘getting better’ in the medical sense of the word, and more importantly about ‘Presence’, acceptance of what is, living in the NOW.

The flow of the day will be divided into two segments: discussion, and practice. The discussion segment will review the ideas presented in Tracking Lions, Myth, and Wilderness in Samburu to understand how our Stone Age ancestors found the Power to survive on the harsh African savanna, before they had sophisticated tools and weaponry. And how later, with the invention of those tools, people moved into cities and largely lost that primordial Power. Presence can be talked about, but more importantly, it must be embraced deep inside our heart-brain.

After each segment of discussion, we will each walk out into the landscape alone, without words. To guide each walk, I will suggest a different technique, which I have employed to stay alive during extreme and dangerous expeditions, for focusing the brain on the Earth, the Sky, the Vegetation — the Present — to expel the needless and distracting stories that spin through our think-too-much-know-it-all brains to remove us from the NOW.

After a day of theory and practice, it is my heartfelt hope that each participant will attain both an intellectual and a visceral understanding of why and how our often-unruly brain behaves as it does to cause trouble, and how we can be kindly and friendly to our brain, understand it, love it, accept it for its waywardness, and journey past its foolishness into a place of deep contentment.”

FEE: $70 includes a hearty lunch. 
Register by e-mailing info@davinikent.orgInformation on attire and things for personal comfort will be sent after you register.

More information about Jon – his books, his adventures HERE



November 13, 2021
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


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