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Two learning journeys in Healthy Human Culture start in early September

I’m delighted to offer two new 6 week programmes for those wanting to deepen into the profound questions of how to create health, and what gets in the way. They start at the beginning of September, so sign up soon if you’d like a place!

There is one place remaining for anyone signing up before Thursday 8th September. The next programmes will run in 2023 & details will be announced here and through the updates.

HHC Learning journey outline

The six weekly sessions will alternate between teaching and practice weeks, as follows:

Week 1, 3, 5Learning weekTeaching of Healthy Human Culture concepts and embodied practices
Week 2, 4Reflecting on PracticeSharing how you applying healthy human culture in your life and what issues are arising? Small group discussion topics emerge from what is live for participants
Week 6CompletionHarvesting and next steps
Dates and Times
  • Each session is on Zoom and lasts 2hrs 15 minutes, with a short break near the middle
  • Journey 1: Thursday mornings 10:15 – 12.30 UK time on Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Oct 6th
  • Journey 2: Monday evenings 18:15 – 20:30 UK time on Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 and Oct 3rd and 10th.
More details
  • Cost: £60 – £150 sliding scale for all 6 sessions. Please get in touch if this is unaffordable for you – we want the programme to be accessible to all who want to attend.
  • Facilitated by Sophy plus some wonderful facilitators who have been in a similar learning group for over a year.
  • Group size will be limited to 12 so please sign up soon if you’re interested
  • We ask that you can make 4 of the 6 sessions to keep group continuity
  • Full joining information will be sent during the week before the programme starts

Sign up

To sign up please complete this form. Bookings will be accepted in the order I receive them. If you have questions or need more information feel free to contact me.

Please note that I’m mostly offline until 17th August. I’ll send payment information and respond to any queries about the programme after that.

Testimonials from previous group

Sophy is an incredibly skilled facilitator who manages to stir together complex knowledge from different fields, with rich life experiences and her relatable and loving humanity. The methodologies I learned through her HHC training helped me to bring insights and relief to conflicts that occurred in communities I am part of. Her teachings also deepened my understanding of systemic issues and pointed me towards possible solutions. I feel lucky to keep learning with her.

Previous participant

Facilitators supporting Sophy will include..

Theresa Fend: I am a facilitator, community builder and climate activist committed to fostering regenerative cultures through collaboration, care and play. I am curious about the intersections of collective trauma, somatics, creativity and social change.

Kenny McCarthy: I long for a world more alive. I’m a facilitator, programme manager, systems change practitioner and trainee Core Process Psychotherapist. I work towards social systems and communities that reflect our most prosocial values. I have a 10 year career in social change and am currently Programme and Partnership lead for the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, Freelance Facilitator for Ipsos Mori and member of Community Psychology for Tiny House Community Bristol.

Sarah Pletts: Sarah has recovered from chronic illness and is passionate about being an embodied, healthy human. As a Grief Tender she is inspired by the transformative power of holding space and witnessing feelings with others as a ‘return path’ to healing community. She loves to express creativity, play and intimacy to weave a balanced life and build connections. She talks to squirrels and crows on Hackney Marshes, lives with partners and chosen family.

Daniel Ford: Daniel is a strategist, process designer and facilitator who works with people towards just and regenerative change. He’s nerdy about the process of change; how power is distributed; who decides; how we keep learning and adapting to changing contexts. He recently spent two years co-facilitating the Boundless Roots Community, exploring themes of power, polarisation and cultural change, which is where he met Sophy and first got stirred by her work on healthy human culture. He’s a strategist at Forum for the Future, a Huddlecraft host and a Lewis Deep Democracy practitioner. 

Sarah McAdam: Sarah played a key role in Transition Network’s shift to shared governance and remains active in the international Transition Hubs Group, an ongoing experiment in collaboration across difference and distance and the transparent distribution of power, resources and accountabilities.  She has skills and experience in facilitation, process design and network weaving. She is currently focusing on work that explores and supports transformational governance, regenerative culture and meaningful solidarity, when she’s not resting under oak trees and letting stuff go.  

See videos of HHC concepts and practices, and other resources here