Foxfield Permaculture LAND Centre
Foxfield Permaculture LAND Centre

'Emergence' Workshops,  Personal Sessions                                         & 2-Day Retreats at Foxfield


Give yourself the gift of renewing your connection with Nature, both the natural world without and the vast natural world within. These workshops are designed to place you back into a simple, deepening relationship with the Earth and that part of Earth we carry around with us constantly, our bodies.


Coming home to our inner selves is finding that place of pure being, in contrast to the world of constant activity and thought. Rather than frustratingly trying to quieten our minds,  we will sink deeper into the feeling presence in our bodies, discovering how nature whispers inside us already. Having the confidence to feel and acknowledge this connection is something indigenous cultures have always done, and the aim of sessions is to gently lead  back to an awareness that actually we have never lost, but just covered up with our minds.


Deepening a feeling sensitivity to plants, trees and wildlife develops our ability to be present, with deep awareness and tenderness, to emotional energy held within our bodies. Once acknowledged, long held unresolved emotions can be gently held in the space of natural being and be allowed to resolve just by being held in this awareness, without the need for repeating the stories of the past. This clearing of long held energetic patterns gives new space and freedom for the natural clarity of who we truly are to be revealed - an  'emergence' into our real, and long sought for, empowered authentic Self.


If you know that there is some part of you still 'waiting in the wings'; if you feel that you are constantly talking in your head and not quite able to fully grasp life; if you would like to feel closer to nature, more at peace,  happier and less stressed, then this might be for you!


 Alison Ensor is a qualified Spiritual Healer, Permaculture practitioner and natural empath and medium.  She has a sensitivity to energetic vibration and is passionate about discovering and sharing how we truly communicate and find proper relationship again with nature and by doing so, back to our real Self.


Emergence: Plant Sensing & Nature Intuitive Days

Spring - Saturday 30th April, 10-3pm

Summer – Saturday 6th August, 10-3pm

Autumn – Saturday 1st October, 10-3pm

Winter – Saturday 14th January, 10-3pm


These workshops are designed to place you back into a simple, deepening relationship with Nature and that part of Nature we carry around with us constantly, our bodies. Deepening a feeling sensitivity to plants, trees and wildlife develops our ability to be also present, with awareness and tenderness, to any emotional energy held within our bodies too. Reopening to this inner ability to listen with the body and be present to subtle experience, closes the sense of separation from Nature we often feel when focused on our thinking mind. The body can offer direct and visceral experience of a space, freedom and natural clarity of who we truly are – which I loosely term an ‘emergence' as it feels like an uncovering or breaking through to our real, authentic natural Self. Everyone has this ability, we just need help recognising that we do this all the time! Please bring packed lunch. Refreshments - teas/coffee/homemade herb teas provided £25, or £20 if you have previously attended.


Emergence: Private Sessions

All year by appointment in person, also available on Skype


Usually following on a from an Emergence or Plant Sensitivity workshop, but not necessarily so, personal one to ones are designed to work with you on emotional questions or energies that have arisen in response to a developing inner awareness. Gentle guidance back into the inner felt sense enables people to truly allow and find compassionate understanding for things that have previously felt like blocks or barriers. These sessions may involve further plant sensing or may concentrate on the inner experience only, depending on the need. The Roundhouse offers a safe, warm retreat into yourself where things can be finally allowed and accepted without our usual conscious or indeed unconscious resistance to them, enabling a relaxation of the constriction and thus an integration back into the whole.

Personal 'Emergence' sessions can be booked all year and can be tailored to suit your particular interests or requirements, lasting as long as you feel appropriate. These could be a one off or repeating sessions over a few weeks or occasional throughout the year, the flexibility for you to decide what suits is there. Long distance Skype sessions are also available and work surprisingly well.

These are run on a donation basis (entirely depending on your own circumstances and appreciation) with a view to being able to offer free sessions for those who cannot afford to donate anything. 

Available midweek mornings or afternoons. Please ring or email to discuss if these might be more suited for your needs. 


 Emergence: 2-Day Retreats

Contact to discuss possible dates


Individual 2-day retreats to provide tailored experiences and Emergence sessions, working personally with Alison to create a sense of grounding and well-being, or to open to a deeper spiritual healing.  Each retreat will evolve according to your experience and choice and can include the following explorations -

  • Mental relaxation, mindfulness, curbing mental chatter
  • Felt experiencing of plants and wildlife, understanding the principles in nature
  • Permaculture basics and philosophy
  • Developing self-confidence, expressing creativity
  • Embodiment, inner awareness and developing emotional sensitivity
  • Recognising open-hearted ‘beingness’
  • Deepening communication with Nature
  • Emotional release and healing
  • Energy healing sessions (Alison is a qualified healer through the Healing Trust)



Any of the sessions and experiences listed in the one-day workshops can be offered and personal emergence sessions may be spontaneous or self-chosen. These two-day retreats have been offered in a group context but have proven so powerful I have decided to offer them as personal one-to-ones to give you full attention and enable sufficient quiet processing time too.

We can offer a single bed, one or two-night accommodation in a cosy off-grid bothy, or there is free camping space for tents on site . Local bed and breakfasts are also available if you need more luxury. Meals can be provided, or you can bring your own food and self-cater with a basic kitchenette in the Bothy (with cool box and camping gas stove). All drinks provided.

  • Basic Two-day Retreat, with no accommodation (free tent-camping space available) and no meals - £140

Add Lunch and Dinner (no breakfast) for one/two night stay -£155/£160)

  • Accommodation in the Bothy (self-catered) one/two-night - £155/£165


Add Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with single/two-night Accommodation in the Bothy - £175/£195


Please contact if your circumstances mean you cannot afford full prices, help with costs available.



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