Middle Earth Medicine Ways: Apprenticeship 2021
This is held as a traditional apprenticeship, which involves working closely with your teacher. This is not a school curriculum that is disseminated en masse. It is a dynamic relationship with other apprentices and teachers working and growing together, simultaneously as a group and as individuals.
Apprentices are understood as having individual skills, abilities, interests, experiences, life stories and needs, and the mentorship and guidance offered is to nurture and help cultivate each apprentice wherever he or she is at. It is not one size fits all.
One of the important ways we learn is by working alongside and supporting the more experienced teacher/s. There are no simple boxes to tick or benchmarks to meet in the curriculum but a deep learning through commitment over time. However there are some protocols and principles to be adhered to as we become space holders for others.
Apprentices can take part in one, two or three years.
Middle Earth Medicine Ways: Apprenticeship & Teacher Training. Three Years.
Some of this apprenticeship will be online and some in-person.
September 2021 - 2024, Hastings, East Sussex. Also includes online mentoring and peer groups.
Year 1 – Apprenticeship Group Process - Thirteen Monthly Weekend Gatherings, Thursday eve to Sunday afternoon. A mix of online and in-person gatherings. Dates available on application.
- Getting to know your story, talent and gift.
- Drum Journeys,
- Medicine Bags,
- Mask Making,
- Talking Sticks,
- Study of The Wheel Of Souls Return.
- Embodying our own talent and gift.
- Graduation in 1st Year
Year 2 - Facilitator - Deepening The Return – Four Gatherings of five days each.
- Deepening one's own process and becoming a facilitator of one's craft with MEM principles.
- Conscious dance, mandorla, group processes.
- Mentor for 1st year students.
- Graduation in 2nd Year
Year 3 - Mandorla & Teacher Training – Four gatherings of seven days each.
- Becoming a Teacher of MEM.
Holding the space with MEM and TWOSR
- Intensive gatherings focused on holding the Mandorla.
- Included as a qualified teacher of MEM on future Apprentices
- Offering MEM workshops, intensives, shamanic offerings.
- Mentor for 2nd year students. Graduation in 3rd Year
- Supervisor of Graduates – part of year 3
Tasks and challenges are offered by the teacher over time, as is deemed appropriate for each Apprentice’s growth. The trajectory will 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.
This apprenticeship leads on to being able to offer your own workshops, classes and individual sessions in the name of Middle Earth Medicine, you will be included on the MEM website and invited into continual circles of exploration with other trained teachers.
It is advised that apprentices continue with ongoing study with Middle Earth Medicine taking part in regular workshops and webinars with apprenticeship roles where they support other students.
To be on the mailing list specifically for apprenticeship please send a paragraph about yourself, the work you have already completed and why you might be interested in apprenticing with myself, Caroline EMAIL
We look forward to hearing from you and receiving you into further study. Once applied for, we will begin a conversation to explore with you, your personal needs on this path.
Apprenticing means working with soul-retrieval and 'The Wheel Of Souls Return.' A training to offer the Mandorla constellation work will be available once this is complete.