MEM Apprenticeship

Middle Earth Medicine Ways: Apprenticeship

Held by Caroline Carey

With the support of previous apprenticeship graduates and the Dreamweavers, who bring the skills they have developed through this program.

A creative apprenticeship for those interested in holding space for others with their own innate gifts and talents. Online and in-person.

Apprentices can join at any time and begin their own journey through the different levels of this work.

This apprenticeship inspires you to deepen the healing of your core-wound, explore emotional intelligence, break through trauma and change old patterns. By doing this it is possible to find your authentic purpose, develop it and find fulfillment. This can then lead you into making the unique offering that is innately yours with the support, the tools and the resources of the Middle Earth Medicine (MEM) body of work and community.

Includes: Online gatherings, in-person trainings & explorations, creative tasks & space holding exercises. Peer support & mentoring. Full commitment to this program is necessary.

Apprentices will be required to

  • Log all of the gatherings, workshops they have attended (online and in-person)
  • Take part in a minimum of two ‘apprenticeship’ gatherings per year
  • Complete all workshops in the curriculum at their own pace (we suggest completing in a 5 year period)
  • Assist on workshops already experienced
  • Document processes and bring them to mentoring sessions and supervision


Level 1 – Apprentice

The Gathering

A mix of online and in-person sessions, overcoming blocks and inhibitions, moving beyond what holds you back. Embracing your creativity in its widest possible sense.


Level 2  – Facilitator – Space Holder

Deeper Knowing

Four Gatherings of five days each

Deepening the knowledge and innate wisdom about yourself and how this converts into your offering to others, community and the world. 


Level 3 – Mandorla & Leadership Training

The Offering

Four gatherings of seven days each.

Knowing yourself, your tools, your talent and your gift. Offering these successfully to others with an authentic and skillful quality of leadership.


A dynamic, varied and experiential relationship with other apprentices and space holders, which further enhances your development, your leadership qualities and an understanding of your work, your voice and your unique offering.

All group and 1:1 work takes place under the overall guidance and supervision of Caroline Carey, Founder of MEM, who has 40 years experience in dance, creativity, mentorship, coaching and counseling.

You can travel this journey in stages, taking part in workshops and gatherings, online work and mentoring. A major component of this apprenticeship will be in mastering ‘The Wheel Of Souls Return’ (TWOSR) as a key to discovering your talent, valuing your creativity and making your offering.

This is held as a classic apprenticeship, it is not a school curriculum that is disseminated en masse. It is a dynamic relationship with other apprentices, space holders and leaders in their field, working and growing together as a group and as individuals. It is designed to support your individual skills, talents, abilities, interests, experiences, life stories and personal needs.

The mentorship and guidance offered is to nurture and help cultivate each apprentice wherever they are at. It is not one size fits all.

One of the important ways we learn is by working alongside and supporting those with more experience. There are no simple boxes to tick or benchmarks to meet, but a deep learning through commitment over the time of apprenticing.


Personal – The Gathering

Level 1:  Online and In-person weekends and courses. Getting to know your story, talent and gift through the mediums of:

  •     Dance and Movement
  •     Drum Journeys
  •     Mandorla processes
  •     Medicine Bag Creation
  •     Mask Making
  •     Talking Sticks
  •     Study of The Wheel Of Souls Return (TWOSR)
  •     Embodying your own talent and gift
  •     Graduation of first level

Educational – Deeper Knowing

Level 2:  Facilitator – Four Gatherings of five days each.

  •     Deepening one’s own knowledge and innate wisdom, becoming a facilitator of one’s  craft with MEM principles
  •     Supervision with Caroline Carey and hand picked team of former apprentices
  •     Conscious dance, mandorla, group processes
  •     Mentoring 1st level students
  •     Graduation of level 2

Professional – The Offering

Level 3:  Leader and Mandorla Training – Four gatherings of seven days each

  •     Becoming a recognised leader/space-holder of MEM
  •     Intensive gatherings focused on holding the Mandorla.
  •    Possibility of inclusion as a qualified leader of MEM for future Apprentices
  •     Offering MEM workshops, intensives and offering ones own gift
  •     Mentoring level 2 students
  •     Supervisor of Graduates
  •     Graduation of level 3

Graduation involves a celebration of your progression through the program. It is an offering made back to the community, that shows your achievements and inspires them to follow in your footsteps by growing their own particular offering. It is an offer of creativity, a powerful and illuminating example of your gifts.

Once graduated depending on the level of graduation, you will be invited into continuing circles of exploration, with other qualified leaders and space holders.

Tasks and challenges are offered by the space-holder over time,  as is deemed appropriate for each Apprentice’s growth. The trajectory may not be the same for each Apprentice, though each will be treated with the same respect, fairness and value. Each Apprentice is treated as an individual who has their own timing and trajectory for their development. We aim to uplift and embrace the diversity of human experience by encouraging apprentices to share their offerings with support, confidence, creative vision, integrity and depth.

After completion of the apprentice journey it is advised that apprentices continue with ongoing study with Middle Earth Medicine, taking part in regular workshops and webinars with assisting roles where they support other students and the space holder. You will be included on an MEM apprentice/space holder website and invited into continual circles of exploration with this community.

If you wish to explore your journey into apprenticeship with Caroline, please apply for application form from moc.enicidemhtraeelddim@alyA

I look forward to hearing from you and receiving you into further study. Once applied for, I will begin a conversation with you, to explore your personal needs on this path. Caroline