Connect to Yourself  • Discover Your Purpose •  Step Into Your Life

Oaks Counsel also offers in-depth groups and series workshops to explore nature, the questions we hold, and ourselves with a consistent community that can reflect back to us moments of insight and growth.  

Groups


HARVESTING HEROES TEEN GROUP 2017-18

 

FIRST SUNDAYS STARTING OCTOBER 1ST -JUNE 10TH
LOCATIONS VARY/10AM-4PM

A 9 month program for 14-19 years olds.  Adolescents will learn about and experience nature and themselves in a new way while participating in exercises that explore how community and the earth are uniquely present in their lives.  During the year, participants have the option of creating their own program in addition to these weekly meetings, the program they create can can include individual sessions, family sessions, life skills development and/or mentorship.  Plus an in-depth preparation for the 10 day quest with 3 days solo fast in the wilderness and the sharing of your quest experience as it informs your future.

Program begins in October 1st, meeting every first Sunday and ends in June
Initial consultation and interview is required and free
Cost: $1500 first payment for 3 months, afterward $500 per month, please inquire about possible scholarships

What you are getting for the Cost:

  • Monthly in-depth day quest sessions
  • Plus individual and/or family session, mentor texting or calls as needed: (regularly priced at $100/session)
  • Plus the tuition for a QUEST experience at the completion of the program (a $1000 value)

That's 8 day quest sessions, up to 4 individual/family mentorship sessions, and a full 10 day quest experience for the price of 5 individual sessions a month!  That's a Steal! 

*Call to learn more or to attend the group.

 

REDISCOVERING PURPOSE ADULT GROUP 2017-18

 

SECOND SUNDAYS STARTING OCTOBER 8TH -JUNE 26TH
LOCATION VARIES/10AM-4PM 

A 9 month program for 20-85 years olds.  Individuals will learn about and experience nature and themselves in a new way while participating in exercises that explore how community and the earth are uniquely present in their lives.  During the year, participants have the option of creating their own program in addition to these weekly meetings, the program they create can can include individual sessions, family sessions, life skills development and/or mentorship.  Plus an in-depth preparation for the 12 day quest with 4 days solo fast in the wilderness and the sharing of your quest experience as it informs your future.

Program begins in October 8th, meeting every second Sunday and ends in June
Initial consultation and interview is required and free
Cost: $1500 first payment for 3 months, afterward $500 per month, please inquire about possible scholarships

What you are getting for the Cost:

  • Monthly in-depth day quest sessions
  • Plus individual and/or family session, mentor texting or calls as needed: (regularly priced at $100/session)
  • Plus the tuition for a QUEST experience at the completion of the program (a $1000 value)

That's 8 day quest sessions, up to 4 individual/family mentorship sessions, and a full 12 day quest experience for the price of 5 individual sessions a month!  That's a Steal! 

*Call to learn more or to attend the group.

 

Series


PARENTING THROUGH THE SHIELDS

         Thursdays 6PM-8PM           
BEGINS October 4th
LOCATION VARIES

This is a 6 week process group for parents who wish to support who they are as a parent and who their child is in the growing up process.  We will explore and learn from each other through nature and community about how to hold good boundaries while practicing love and empathy.  We will learn how to hold true to ourselves while encouraging and challenging our children to be fully who they are.

The series begins with introductions and lay out, and moves into the work of the different elements of being a parent and how to use these to provide support, love, guidance, and maintaining healthy clear boundaries while also offering you and your child more choice and freedom.  There will be a series of medicine walks with time to reflect on great questions about your parenting approach and time for expression and reflection with the group as a whole.

Limited to 12 parents.

This can benefit parents of children of all ages.

Benefits: Connecting with a community of other parents about the challenges and joys of parenting, learn ways to engage with your child in meaningful ways, find balance in your parenting style. Learn how to relate to your child on their level, gain insight into the judgements and struggles of parenting, recognize your gifts as a parent, and discover how to bring in spontaneity and magic into parenting.

350.00
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EXPLORING THE FOUR

ELEMENTS OF YOUR NATURE

          WEDNESDAYS 5:30-7:30PM           
BEGINS APRIL 18TH, 2018
LOCATION VARIES

Did you ever wonder how to incorporate more nature into your life?  Learn about nature based living through this 6 week series on the four shields model of nature and human nature.  Go in-depth into understand and finding balance in your human nature through the elements of the medicine wheel. What you learn, you can use in your daily life.   

This will include a in-depth and person exploration of the four shields of nature and human nature, an weekly council practice, experiential nature based processes and an introduction to the mirroring practice.

350.00
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Everything is Waiting for You

Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you freedom.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.

Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into
the conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.
— David Whyte