If my work has a message it is to inspire and encourage myself and my readers to replace their material values with more spiritual ones, as a basis for their own life, in reverence to humanity, nature and the planet, which desperately needs our loving care at this time.
I trained and qualified at the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust in London and over the years have continued my professional development to evolve my own style and approach.
I have recently completed a 3-year training in Voice Dialogue (Psychology of Selves), which has proved to be a wonderful inner venture for myself, while refreshing my work with new understanding and practical skills for facilitating people in their search for greater self-awareness.
Currently I only give sessions for counselling and facilitation on Skype or by phone.
These days I am focusing more and more on my creative writing, which over the years has been an important part of my personal process and an expression of my search for the essence of who I am.
I am an holistic thinker on a spiritual path; I spent 10 years living an ecological lifestyle as co-director of Gaia Partnership Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation based on the Welsh Borders near Hay-on-Wye. During this time I also helped run a Retreat Centre with weekend courses on Spirituality, Ecology and Holistic Science. We regularly had teachers from Schumacher College in Devon.
I am currently involved in development of a new centre for healing in the beautiful mountains of coastal Liguria in Italy with my partner whose vision it is and whose hard work and determination has created a wonderful earth-based environment in a working olive grove that exudes peace, rest and healing energy for people who need a ‘held’ and restful place to stay for brief periods, on their journey through the stresses of life. More on this as the project unfolds.
I am also a craftsman in wood, artist and writer. My inspiration often draws on my love of walking the coast and hills where I live.
The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world — we’ve actually been on the way for quite a while.
It is that we are beginning to wake up,
as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, to ourselves and each other
– Joanna Macy
Ardhan Swatridge BA. Dip Sych Syn.
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