Our Workshops & trainings

Mediation Skills for Therapists & Professionals

Dunedin, New Zealand

1st to 3rd July

About this training

In this 3-day experiential training, you will develop the essential techniques, skills and philosophical approach to confidently enter, navigate and resolve both minor and major disputes. You will be able to apply these immediately to support families, couples, community groups, and any other parties with opposing perspectives.

This training draws from the internationally renowned principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), and from Toni’s 12 years of experience providing mediation for couples, families and other groups with differing perspectives and interests.

 

This training will support you to…

  • Develop a foundational framework to support consistent and effective conflict resolution and mediation skills

  • Understand the dynamics and organic process of mediation and conflict resolution.

  • Develop confidence and ease within conflict resolution

Meet the facilitator

Toni McErlane –  Mediator,  Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Mediator, Counsellor, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Facilitator, Ecotherapist

 

Course Details

1st – 3rd July (Fri-Sun)
9:30am – 5:00pm all days
Dunedin, New Zealand (venue to be determined)

 

Course Investment

$380 ( Early Bird discount – $350 if paid by 1st June)

Submit Payment to:
Account name:  Restorative Relationships
Account Number:  01-0322-0212196-01
Reference:  [your name]
Code:  Mediation

 

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Whale Song

8 Day Soul Quest

Waitati, Dunedin

November, 2022

  • Do you feel stuck without direction or purpose?
  • Has the fullness of life evaporated your creative soul?
  • Are you longing for solitude and reflection to listen deeply?
  • Or are you wanting to just pause and allow your authentic creative self to show you a more soul driven path?

If you feel ready to plunge into the depths of your own mythic adventure into the wilderness, to step into the humble passage of seeking vision, then we invite you to this ancient ceremony. A ceremony that is beyond any human teaching and until recently has been hiding in the dark rich soil of the forest unseen. This ceremony, sometimes referred to as a Vision Quest, has been carried out pan-culturally as a Rite of Passage for thousands of years and it is now time to re-awaken the ceremony in the modern day so that together we may flourish as individuals and communities with the Earth.

Throughout this ceremony you will be supported by experienced guides and therapists who have all undertaken their own Whale of a dive into the wilderness passage. They encourage you to step into the unknown and give up a little bit of comfort, in return you may just find what you have been seeking.

 

Structure of the Program

The is an eight day program that includes pre and post individual sessions to support participants to gain the most of their quest experience.

The first two days on the land will be in group where you will be supported by your guides to gain clarity on your intention and to prepare. The solo time is four nights after which your are welcomed back with ceremony by your guides and supported to integrate and weave your experience on the land into your daily life.

Follow up support after you go home in also included.

 

Why Whale Song?

In Myths, Folklore and Tribal Cultures the world over, Whales are considered the wisdom keepers of our great Mother Earth, where the sacred knowledge and guidance for our personal change and spiritual growth resides. Symbolically, Whale also reminds us to re-connect with our Great Mother, to remember our deeper connection to the ecology of life. The archaic echo sound of the Whale reminds us to slow down and connect to our own rhythmical nature, to feel into our hearts with Earth and remember the heartbeat we all shared when we were in our own Mother’s womb.

For more information about this process please contact us to set up a time to answer any questions.

Meet Your Guides:

Toni McErlane – Ecotherapist, Counsellor, Mediator, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Facilitator, Outdoor Adventurer

Paris Williams – Ecotherapist, Clinical Psychologist, Hakomi Teacher, Somatic Trauma Specialist, Outdoor Adventurer

Brendon Whitmore – Ecotherapist, Craniosacral Therapist, Deep Nature Connection Mentor and Wilderness Rites of Passage Facilitator

 

Quest Investment:

Early bird rate of only $1,250 until 31st September ($1,350 afterwards)

*includes meals and camping accommodation

Submit Payment to:
Account name:  Restorative Relationships
Account Number:  01-0322-0212196-01
Reference:  [your name]
Code:  SoulQuest

 

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Mindful-Somatic Ecotherapy

Intro Day Long 9.30am -4.30pm

With Bonus Discounted Day Quest on Sunday

Camping available onsite $10/night/person

Basic facilities, running water, composting toilet, no showers, river for swimming

 Waitati, Dunedin  (Next Date to be Confirmed)

Do you…..

Ever feel exhausted and fried at the end of a Therapy day spent in the office?

Feeling limited in the ways you can support your clients to dive deeper?

Want more resources to support your client?

Want to feel more resourced yourself?

Find yourself curious about the mysterious relationship between ourselves and the natural world?

Join us for a Somatic Ecotherapy daylong intro and taste the ways in which we can support clients to navigate the shadowed pools, sunlit fields, flowing streams and unclimbed mountains of the human experience. Taste how through some simple invitations and guided mindful enquiry, we can support deep and safe resourcing, processing and integration for our clients, and feel totally resourced ourselves.

This daylong will cover some background to Somatic Ecotherapy, an overview of the processes, some one on one demonstrations and some experiential mini-immersions.

Facilitators will be Toni McErlane & Brendon Whitmore (with the possible contributions of other experienced Eco–therapists).

Cost: $169.00

Registrations www.restorativerelationhips.co.nz

Bonus day Quest Option on the Sunday (Normally $169 but $126 if participating in the Intro to Ecotherapy also. Total for both $295)

Please scroll down to Wild Soul of Summer Day Quest to read more about the Sunday event

An information pack will be sent on completion of registration.


 (Payment is fully refundable if workshop is cancelled, 50% refund if you cancel within 14 days notice, no refund if cancelled with less than 14 days notice).

 

Submit Payment to: 
Account name:  Brendon Whitmore
Account Number: 02-0708-0247359-00
Reference:  [your name]
Code:  DayIntro

 

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Wild Soul of Summer

One Day Quest – Nature Immersion Enquiry

 Waitati, Dunedin, (Date to be confirmed)

9am – 5.30pm (Basic Overnight camping available for 10.00/person, toilet, no showers, running water, river for swimming)

Fee: 169.00 

“What you seek is seeking you” Rumi

THIS DAY LONG EVENT IS FOR YOU IF:

• You are wanting more direction in your life.

• You are in a transitional phase of life and are seeking guidance.

• You are ready to shed that which is no longer serving you.

• You want to step courageously into your wild soul.

• You are wanting to embed in the life and beauty of the natural world and give space for inspiration.

This day long experience mimics the longer version of the traditional Rite of Passage ceremony as we journey together into Nature and the heat of Summer, a place where you may feel the soul calling you into something more, to mark a point of transition in your life or to seek insight and support to specific questions or challenges.

As we turn towards the months of Summer, what bodily wisdom is lying and waiting to be discovered, what will the flowers in full bloom reflect to you, what thread draws you into a sense full conversation with the Earth. Maybe you are curious about what life would look like through the lens of Summers focus, what Soul calling is waiting in your Summer lands. What song of Spring now wants to come forth from you in the heat of your Summers call.

Summer is a time when we turn our attention to the North! The call of Summers flesh evokes the sensuous impulse of your body. To play and seek out your desires where the Earth is warm and ripened beneath our feet. Summer is a time of the physical body, of childlike happiness and The Wild Soul of Summer Journey invites us into those creative places of our Souls desire, to take our emergent gifts and ignite them with fiery heat into the world.

As part of this one-day soulful event we will follow the 3 phases of a traditional Rite of Passage; Separation, Threshold and Incorporation. We will start the day with coming together in circle to explore each other’s intention, in the spirit of open-hearted listening. Stepping out of circle, you will then move into your own individual experience (Separation). Crossing a Threshold, we honour the transition into sacred liminal space where you will enter into a conversation with the land. Returning back through the threshold, you are welcomed back into circle to share what will have transpired out there in the mystery of the Natural world and the Spring landscape. (Incorporation).

“…there is no end, believe me! To the inventions of summer, to the happiness your body is willing to bear”. Mary Oliver, “Roses”

If some curiosity has been sparked within you or you feel a sense of calling, please register below at:

www.restorativerelationships.co.nz

Investment $169

An information pack will be sent on completion of registration.

This event is delivered by Brendon Whitmore and Toni McErlane who are both experienced Eco -Therapists and group facilitators who care deeply about personal development, transformation and healing for yourself, others and the more-than-human world.

Meet Your Guides:

Toni McErlane – Ecotherapist, Counsellor, Mediator, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Facilitator, Outdoor Adventurer

Brendon Whitmore – Ecotherapist, Craniosacral Therapist, Deep Nature Connection Mentor and Wilderness Rites of Passage Facilitator

Submit Payment to:
Account name:  Brendon Whitmore
Account Number: 02-0708-0247359-00
Reference:  [your name]
Code:  WSOS

 

REGISTER HERE→

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