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Self-Awareness: An Act of Community

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In partnership with Julie Mitchell & Sisterhood Social

In her book How We Heal, author Alexandra Elle proposes that healing and self-care are acts of community.

Join us in Sheffield’s wondrous Ecclesall Woods to consider how self-awareness can support emotional healing, and lead us to greater compassion for ourselves, for each other, and for the world in which we live.

Nature can support us to slow down and see more of who we are, helping us to heal and take better care of ourselves. When we know ourselves more fully, we are able to connect with ourselves and others in more meaningful ways. Through this, we find acceptance, forgiveness, and a greater sense of freedom.

You are invited to join in conversation and reflection, to explore self-awareness, self-care and healing. A silent walk through the woodland will introduce the idea of walking as a means of 'self-soothing', and to encourage us to think about who we are in relation to the rest of nature.

“When we heal ourselves, we start healing our lineage, our communities, and our selves. That, my friends, is a radical and necessary act”. Alexandra Elle, 2022.

Nature-inspired Coach and Mentor, Trainee Counsellor, Founder of Sisterhood Social.


Trauma Support Worker, Wellbeing Coach, soon-to-qualify Counsellor.

When not with their families or helping their clients, Sonia and Julie can be found wandering through green spaces, be it alone or together, reflecting on life, making sense of their experiences, getting to know themselves better, finding perspective, and digging deep into the juiciness of their experiences of life.

Part of our 2023 festival strand


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