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Dr Karen Stead-Dexter

Nature Connection Day

Full day Outing to Hawkridge 
Sunday, 29th October 2023, 10am - approx 4.30/5pm
£25 per person

A day out in the Exmoor Forests in the company of Dr Karen Stead-Dexter, organised for members of Somerset Dowsers and Devon Dowsers.  linking deeply with the Spirit of Land, Plants and Animals. A chance to slow down and enjoy ‘be-ing’ part of the forest environment. Learning tools as we saunter through the forest to help deepen our connection to the magical world around us. Plenty of time to dowse, learn and listen to the wisdom that surrounds us.

  • Meet at postcode TA22 9QW - near to St Giles Church, Hawkridge.  There is a very small parking area available, so sharing cars is advisable.  Please note there is NO phone signal at Hawkridge, so if anyone gets lost, we will be unable to talk you in!

  • The day starts at 10am and finishes, roughly, 4.30/5pm.  Please try to arrive for 9.50am so that Karen can give an introduction about the day before we head off.

  • We will be out all day so please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring packed lunch and water/fluids. 

  • Please bring dowsing tools, and also something to lie on - can be a waterproof mac, plastic bag, etc.

Please note that numbers for this day are strictly limited, and early booking is essential.  To book your place, please contact the Secretary by email, or via the Contact box below.  Payment should be made direct to Karen, and details for this will be provided when you book.

Karen spent her early years growing up in south-west Scotland, and her love of nature and birds of prey grew from this magical place. She spent 3 years (in her teenage years) working as a voluntary ranger guiding people on walks through local ancient woods. That sense of being at one with nature, and the magic it has to offer, has never left her.
Academically she has an Environmental Science degree, Masters and PhD in Environmental Geochemistry and Ecotoxicology – a deep understanding of the damage mankind has done to our precious planet. As an academic she regularly taught ecology,
conservation studies, soil science, and environmental law at 3 Universities.

For the past 30 years Karen has also been pursuing her spiritual connection with Mother Earth and has explored and trained with many teachers the ancient ways of understanding our relationship with the Earth – bringing in shamanic traditions of North America, South America and Celtic Shamanism. Teaching and guiding people to work with Plant Spirit Wisdom, Bird Spirit Wisdom and Deep Earth Connection.  She has also been a falconer for the last 20 years; with 8 birds of prey in her family.

Based in Somerset, she regularly holds clinics for people co-working with her Birds of Prey, and the forest, for a deep animistic healing experience. She is the Director of a new CIC ‘Centre for Animal & Nature Assisted Therapy’ offering Animal & Nature Assisted Therapy to those groups that are in need of mental health and wellbeing services.

Her passion has always been to connect people back to the non-human, back to who they really are and get people to listen to the wisdom of the world around them.

PostDoc - Ecotoxicology
PhD Environmental Geochemistry
MSc Radiation & Environmental Protection
BSc (Hons) 1st Class Environmental Science
Reiki & Seichem Master/Teacher
Advanced Practitioner in Flower & Vibrational Essences
Shinrin-Yoku Practitioner
International Forest Therapy Guide Diploma
Director - Centre for Animal & Nature Assisted Therapy CIC

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