MEM Apprenticeship & Dance Of Leadership

Middle Earth Medicine Ways: Apprenticeship & The Dance Of Leadership

Held by Caroline Carey

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

Creatively embodied apprenticeship training. An authentic approach to leadership skills, sharing our talents and gifts.

Online and in-person.

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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, transform trauma and change old patterns. This is the work of creative empowerment, finding your authentic purpose and developing the unique offering that is innately yours. You will be supported with the tools, resources and community of Middle Earth Medicine (MEM) body of work.

A flexible programme that apprentices can join at any time and begin their own journey through the different levels of this work.

Includes: Online gatherings, in-person training and explorations, creative tasks & space holding exercises. Peer support & mentoring.

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 only’ 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 

Deeper Knowing

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 – MEM 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, supervision, mentoring, 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 a one size fits all.

Personal – The Gathering

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

  •     Dance and Movement
  •     13 weeks – Study of The Wheel Of Souls   Return (TWOSR)
  •     Drum Journeys
  •     Sacred Theatre

Workshops online and in-person

  • Magic of Mandorla
  • Heart Matters
  • Soul Action
  • Reclaimed Innocence
  • The Oracle of Repetition

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
  •     Deepening The Return – TWOSR
  •     Supervision with Caroline Carey and hand picked team of former apprentices
  •     Conscious dance
  •     Mandorla Intensive
  •     Fulfilling prerequisites as assistant

Workshops include:

  • Meeting The Wild – The Leaving Home Story
  • Hunting and the Vision Walk – Vision Quest
  • The Fabric Of My Soul and Finding Our Spirit Song – Medicine Bag Creation
  • The Oracle of the Shape Shifter –Mask Creation
  • The Magic of Mandorla – Intensive

Professional – The Offering

Level 3:  Leadership Training & Mandorla  – Four gatherings of seven days each

  • Dance Of Leadership Part 1 – The Gathering
  • Dance Of Leadership Part 2 – Deeper Knowing
  • Dance Of Leadership Part 3 – The Offering
  • The Oracle and Heart of Leadership 

Using the Mandorla Intensives for recognising  ones own leadership qualities. Training in leadership space holder techniques, principles, ethics and skills. Offering MEM workshops, intensives and offering ones own gift and talent within them. Fulfilling assistant prerequisites on intensives including supervision. Certification as a qualified leader of MEM


Continued Professional Development (CPD)

  • Advanced Training to hold Mandorla processes for those established and embodied in the process.
  • CPD Mentoring Training

Graduation involves a celebration of your progression through the programme that shows your achievements. It is an offer of creativity, a powerful and illuminating example of your gifts.


After completion of level 3, there will be an invitation to supervise and mentor other graduates of level 1 & 2 as part of a skill sharing platform.

Apprentices are required to attend minimum of two ‘apprentice only refresh’ gatherings each year, at a cost-only fee, for connection with others and to do the personal work necessary.

There are regular online meetings for all apprentices to take part in.

Each Apprentice is treated as an individual who has their own timing and trajectory for their development. Each will be supported and treated with the same respect, fairness and value whilst we aim to uplift and embrace the diversity of human experience. We encourage each apprentice to share their offerings with 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.

We offer scholarship, recognising a lack of diversity and the financial burden to access training in the creative healing arts. Our aim is to support leadership trainings for more marginalised people.’

If you wish to explore your journey into apprenticeship with Caroline and the MEM team, please apply for application form from email

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