Men’s Elderhood Retreat | May 10-12

A men’s peer group This weekend offers a shared space to explore as a peer group how we harvest the fruits, enjoy the blessings and adjust to the downsides of getting older: a chance to look afresh and consider the future we’d like to help create. How can we serve as elders in these troubled … Read more

Growing through Climate Change: practical advice for farmers and growers

Climate change is already impacting food supplies, and is forecast to create much greater disruption in the years ahead. Seeding our Future commissioned research to understand both the threats and the scope for positive adaptation: two versions are available, one for Wales and the Borders, one of the focus areas for Seeding our Future’s work, … Read more

Tailored Workshops and Coaching

We have a small team of Advocates who can design and facilitate a wide range of events and sessions using Alan Heeks’ Natural Happiness approach, both in person and online. For groups, these are usually participative workshops where people can learn by experience, lasting from 90 minutes to 2 hours, or a full day. For … Read more

Jesús López

Natural Happiness Advocate Welcome to the world of sustainable living and natural happiness! I’m Jesús López, a devoted teacher at the University of Puerto Rico. Inspired by a passion for environmental issues and sustainable development, I’ve crafted transformative workshops in Spanish and English, both on-site (Puerto Rico and the Caribbean) and online, for diverse audiences.As … Read more

Dilip Karia

Natural Happiness Advocate I am a fully qualified coach, counsellor and psychotherapist, with 20 years ongoing experience of working with groups and individuals. My driving force is always to support others to unlock their potential, in a gentle and caring way that is sustainable, respectful and environmentally responsible. I have facilitated Alan Heeks’ wonderfully crafted … Read more

Natural Happiness: Use Gardening Skills to Cultivate Yourself

April 19-21, 2024 at Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking, Stroud In these uncertain times, this workshop will help you deepen your roots and grow your resilience. With sessions in Hawkwood’s gardens, you’ll experience how organic skills like composting, mulching, and co-creativity can feed your wellbeing amid daily stresses and big issues like climate change. Based … Read more

Can we choose our destination?

Life’s speeding up, intensifying: then what? At heart, I’m an optimist and I try to believe that life has meaning and purpose. Those beliefs are half-drowned right now, and I’m writing this blog in the hope of reviving them… If we think of the past five years, life for many of us has been overshadowed … Read more

Finding the Gifts in Bewilderment

I invite you to imagine that the bewildering, alarming events of recent years have positive aspects which we need to discern: why not try? Like me, you may have attempted to make sense of all this by rational means, and failed. Whilst specific crises may resolve, the ongoing level of disruption will probably keep growing. … Read more

Living with the intolerable

Like me, you may be finding the Israel-Gaza crisis unbearable. There is so much anguish in the atmosphere, and most of us have a gnawing sense of helplessness. So how can we live with intolerably painful situations like this? There are no easy ways, but I’d like to share my experience.   Life these days … Read more