How To Weather Change – Lessons from Nature | How To Academy

Thu, 4 July 2024

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST

How To Weather Change – Lessons from Nature

Ruth Allen

Rocks and mountains have withstood aeons of life on our planet – eroding, shifting, solidifying, and weathering. So what might these ancient natural forms have to teach us about resilience and change?

We might spend a little less time on earth than rocks and mountains, but we humans also undergo the experience of change, evolving against the shifting climate of our lives and experiences. Now geologist turned psychotherapist Ruth Allen joins us to share the lessons we can learn from the earth about grounding and recovery.

In this livestream talk, Ruth will explore our connection to these enduring forms and show us how geology can offer a new way of thinking about change, grief and boundaries. Join us for this evocative exploration which will show why the ground beneath our feet is the key to revealing lessons about our human selves and the world we live in.

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Praise for Ruth Allen’s Weathering:

‘This beautiful book so lyrically connects the weathering of our internal life with the erosion of deep-time. I felt anchored by Ruth’s words’ – Raynor Winn, The Salt Path

‘A beautiful and nourishing meditation on how our exterior and interior landscapes shape and are shaped by the different weathers of our lives’ – Stuart Maconie

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Ruth Allen

Outdoor psychotherapist and geologist

Ruth Allen PhD is a qualified psychotherapist and writer.. Originally trained as a geologist, with a doctorate in Himalayan mountain-building, she now specialises in movement and nature-based practice, nature connection and relational embodiment. She is a supervisory director for ‘Rooted for Girls’ , a unique woodland-based psycho-educational programme for teenage girls in the North of England, and is influential in the UK outdoor therapy field, offering training to new practitioners and trainees as well as offering expert consultation. In her spare time, she is a keen mountain adventurer. Her first book, the illustrated title Grounded, was published in 2021 to critical acclaim.