|Date:||1-4 October 2022|
|Format:||4 Days (30 hours for CPD).|
|Location:…||Tewkesbury Park Hotel|
Coming to Our Senses
Building on ten years of Samantha Field’s working relationship with world-renowned author, Iain McGilchrist, Field & Field brings you the next stage in this journey. Taking a multi-discipline approach we will be exploring the necessary shift to a more right hemisphere way of being. There is a point where clearly we simply need to stop! We all have our own ideas around this and the form it might take. How though do we embrace and incorporate this into our own lives and what is needed for the complete paradigm shift that is so vital? Looking at our own, everyday, personal lives and experiences; we will be asking: what does a more right-hemisphere approach look, sound and feel like? How can we be the change we want to see in the world? On a larger, more societal, international and global scale, the questions posed will be around how we, as a species, need to change our way of being, what critical shifts and structural changes can we make and how is that going to happen?
There are, of course, elements of theses changes that are under our control, others we can influence, and those we cannot. So how do we wrap our arms around what is within both our control and influence, and how do we action that to make our experience in this world more satisfying, connected and whole and create a place which is kinder, richer and more fulfilling. It’s amazing how much we can achieve when we learn to switch off our left-hemisphere for a while, come together and collaborate.
Field & Field has a reputation for bringing you the highest quality, intellectually stimulating speakers who are top of their field. October 2022 will be no exception. Our regular guests will be familiar with our format of morning lectures followed by more right-hemisphere activities in the middle part of the day before the late afternoon talks. Each day will feature different speakers who have something important to say about the themes listed above.
For more information and/or booking please call +44(0)1386 725 679 / +44(0)786 481 0634 or email Samantha@field-field.com
Iain McGilchrist, our keynote speaker, will be opening this mind blowing event that looks at the questions; what next and how do we stop?
Join like-minded people who are not afraid of the big questions for a four day wrap around experience. This is a unique 4-day retreat where not only will your mind be stimulated like nowhere else but all your sensory, creature comforts will be catered for to the highest standards. Keep an eye on the 2022 schedule for guest speakers and optional discussion groups and experiential workshops.
Over the four days, four different, renowned international speakers will give 14 fascinating and profound lectures, interspersed with complimentary workshops and discussion groups to help cement and assimilate the learning. Explore the divided mind in the company of a group of friendly and engaging individuals from a rich diversity of backgrounds – all keen to share their understanding of Iain’s work and how it’s making a difference in their lives. Get to know our celebrity speakers on a personal basis and explore how you’ll take your learning forward to make yours, and others, lives more balanced, satisfying and creative.
Your typical day
All this takes place at our fabulous venue, Tewkesbury Park Hotel. Start the day, in a relaxed and friendly group, chatting over breakfast. Enjoy a full English breakfast or perhaps choose from a wide range of healthy and delicious alternatives. Take a stroll through the beautiful grounds of the Hotel before joining the others in the main lecture room. The speaker of the day takes the stage, chosen by Samantha Field for their audience rapport, talks with deep meaningful content interspersed with amusing personal anecdotes. They will bring you up-to-date with the latest thinking around how issues around how left-hemisphere bias impacts on so many areas of life. Your own mind will relish the new insights, cross fertilization of ideas and profound implications. Sit back and listen, or get involved yourself in the rich discussions before going to coffee, with people who are already starting to feel like friends.
Next, join one of the optional sessions available to further explore the practical applications of what we know about the divided brain before continuing the conversation over lunch.
After lunch choose how you would like to continue the learning by; joining an active discussion group; experiential workshop; taking a stroll and finding a quiet place to reflect; taking advantage of the relaxing spa facilities, a sauna, a swim, or simply lay back in the jacuzzi, all the time reflecting on the themes of the day. Whatever you decide, you choose the pace that suits you.
Back for another mind-blowing lecture mid-afternoon, you’ll learn even more about how our understanding of the brain is set to revolutionise our understanding of the mind and what it means to be human. Join in with the lively and rich Q&A before heading back to your room to prepare for the evening.
Meet your fellow intellectual explorers and internationally renowned speakers in the comfortable and inviting bar. Benefit from how approachable and accessible our guest speakers are and how willing they are to continue the ongoing dialogue in such an informal way. Enjoy the banter and camaraderie as you get to know the delightful company you’re keeping even more. Soak up the learning while you indulge in more culinary delights over dinner. Continue the conversation after dinner before retiring, to your warm and comfortable room, to reflect on the day and get a great night’s sleep.
See what previous attendees have said about Field & Field 4-day retreats:
|“This course was intelligent, challenging, moving and therapeutic in equal measures – a veritable feast for the senses. The conversations over lunch and dinner were as illuminating as Iain’s views. It was interesting to see how all participants took something different from the conversation according to how it helped their own experience”
William O’Connor, Foundation Professor and Head of Teaching and Research
in Physiology at the University of Limerick
|“A splendid 4-day programme: Iain McGilchrist’s talks are deceptively demanding intellectually but these are counterbalanced by sessions which cleverly allow these new ideas and concepts to be assimilated more easily. When you couple this with the 4* star location, this makes for a truly memorable weekend.”
|“The opportunity to listen to Iain McGilchrist’s life’s research and his own personal story was utterly useful and totally compelling. That, combined with the chance to exercise my creative side in a relaxed atmosphere, was a wonderful experience that I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone interested in achieving some balance in their hectic modern lives.”
Chris Colcomb, Managing Director
|“Samantha created a wonderful restorative space for learning from the wisdom of Iain McGilchrist. This was a highly significant milestone on my personal journey.”
Where is the course?
The luxurious leisure hotel, Tewkesbury Park, is just 2 hours from London and less than 1 hour from Birmingham and just a few minutes from junction 9 of the M5. A mixture of old world English-country charm and up to date modern facilities Tewkesbury Park is a truly outstanding place for taking a break and focusing on your own personal development.
Nestled on the edge of the Cotswold hills Tewkesbury Park combines the highest standards of service with outstanding training and leisure facilities in a location where you can truly get away from it all.
Tewkesbury Park Hotel
Lincoln Green Lane
How much and what’s included?
This is a fully inclusive, high-quality, residential package. We take care of everything so that you can focus on enjoying the experience and getting the maximum value from the learning. All rooms are first-class, en-suite, newly decorated, and all have great views. The venue and grounds are located on the edge of the Cotswolds and quite simply beautiful.
The hotel provides a wide range of racquet sports, pool, spa and leisure facilities included in the price. The food is delicious, varied and plentiful and the price includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and a choice of drinks and snacks throughout the day. The staff are always helpful and friendly and the chill-out spaces and lounges are welcoming, comfortable and covid-secure. All bedrooms are private, with en-suite, immaculately clean, beautifully decorated and all have views from their windows. The lectures take place in a light and airy state-of-the-art training room with floor to ceiling glass wall with spectacular far reaching, open views towards the distant hills. Just perfect for this kind of event.
Our Keynote speaker, Iain McGilchrist, is an absolute delight and it is a real privilege to meet the man behind the book in such a congenial setting. Likewise all our carefully chosen internationally renowned speakers will join the group for meals, breaks and sometimes on an informal basis in the evening on the days they presenting. You really couldn’t ask for more, yet this whole training and accommodation package is available for the amazing price of £2,197 incl. VAT for the all-inclusive 4-day experience.
For those of you however who can’t do all 4 days, we have 2-day packages, and a limited number of non-residential places available. This is made possible as the lectures are not sequential and each day stands alone.
Saturday-Tuesday: £2,197 incl. VAT
All-inclusive package, arriving 10.30am Saturday, for an 11am start through to 3pm finish on Tuesday.
i.e. 4 days and 3-nights all-inclusive accommodation.
How do I book a place?
We encourage you to book as soon as you can. With Field & Field you are booking on a course that has strictly limited numbers so bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis.
We start the first day of the course at 11.00am and then 9.00am every other day. We aim to finish by 6.00 each day and we finish by 4.00 on the last day of the 4-day course. It’s a total of 30 hours training during the 4-day course with plenty of time to unwind, enjoy the wonderful surroundings and discuss the learning from the day.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
The workshop could qualify for 30 hours of worthwhile and satisfying CPD. A certificate of attendance with CPD hours will be given to all participants. Please check with your disciplines governing body or your supervisor to clarify for CPD suitability if required.