Caroline is a workshop facilitator, a speaker and a published writer, she works internationally, sharing her experiences and strengths to many. She is devoted to the work she offers in supporting people to find freedom through dance and creativity. She supports an understanding of the underlying and unconscious patterns that tend to rule and limit our lives, offering an understanding of our challenges, our suffering and our addictions. The aim is to reclaim a stronger sense of happiness, creative connection, soulfulness, and innocence.
Her wide-ranging experience is derived from many years of study, training and her own challenges through life as well as her own particular calling. She is a passionate space holder, offering her work for over two decades, having now founded a map from her own experiences, the syllabus of Middle Earth Medicine, which supports others to gain personal empowerment and freedom. This includes a deeper connection to the field of animism, spirituality, soul retrieval and a grounded approach to medicine tools both traditional and modern. She has a wealth of experience in the healing arts, (herbalism, reiki, shiatsu, counseling and therapeutic skills and shamanism) as well as in developing our connection to nature and the human and non-human soul.
As an ethereal crone and movement ‘passionata’ Caroline supports students to journey deep inside their own psyches and far away into the larger spiritual realms, whilst calling this consciousness back into the expressive moving body. I have never seen anyone navigate chaos with as much grace, courage and tenacity as this woman, her broad feet rooted deeply in the earth whilst her heart seemingly stretches beyond any star visible to you or I. She is capable of bridging the extreme gaps between the territory of the soul and the world of flesh and bones; of transiting the gateways between birth and death, this world and the next. Sally Elsbury, actress & teacher
Her training's were in the fields of sacred dance, shamanism and spirituality, she is a trained 5'Rhythms teacher completed in 2000 and a qualified Movement Medicine Guide and NLP (neuro linguistic master practitioner) She has been sharing within all of these areas for over 20 years. Caroline has co-directed within documentary film making, also within theater and uses many of her skills in her repertoire. She is the co-director of the documentary 'Talking Addiction' with her husband Ben Cole.
Born in 1960, she grew up with a love for the wild, for nature, for animals and to dance. She wrote poetry, stories and created theater. Not being of the academic type and being passionate about creativity, mystery, imagination and myth, she chose to spend her time alone with her many animals and the passion she had for dance whether indoors or in nature. Her imagination was as wild as her life-style and by adapting the religious education insisted on by her family, she was able to recognise her own innate and strong connection to God/Spirit.
Mothering her six, (now adult) sons and daughters, Caroline has learnt the art of play, creativity, story telling and the deep surrender and unconditional love that motherhood bestows upon us. She is a Grandmother of five.
A published writer of her autobiography and other books on the work she continues to share her experiences in her blog and books, the latest being 'Middle Earth Wisdom' due to be released in 2019 along with its own Medicine Cards, painted by Brenda May.
Caroline: "I am very passionate about the work I offer. I believe it is the greatest thing to be in service to others and to share from my own healing journey. I am aware of how creativity and the dance has given me so much, I can only offer this back to others with deep gratitude from my heart" More about Caroline's story
About Ben Cole:
Ben, born in 1960, is a practicing Buddhist, an artist and a film maker. He has spent many years as an actor training in a variety of dance techniques from Yat Malgram's Movement Psychology, to mask work and mime with John Wright. He studied the techniques of dance/theater improvisation from Comedia Del Arte to clowning with Jaques Le Coc and Augusto Baul's community theater. He brings a knowledge of the many roles we play in our culture from two decades of acting in European movies and London's West End as a professional actor for twenty-five years. His knowledge of dance/theater rituals come from first hand experience of indigenous ceremonies, from Namibian tribal healing dances, to the egalitarian cultures of the pygmies in the Congo. He has traveled the world visiting all walks of life, gathering information and wisdom from indigenous cultures, spiritual and world leaders, psychologists and teachers. Ben has a history with the arts and finding meaningful contributions from his spirituality (Bhuddhism) and connection to shamanism that can be translated into teachings for our modern times. His mission in life has been to create a more positive approach to how we share information to the general public, and offer a more positive approach to living with authenticity and sustainability. He offers rites of passage and men's groups, including supporting young men to find purpose and meaning in sometimes dysfunctional lives. Band of Brothers and Journeyman UK.
Ben: I have gained a great deal of knowledge as a film maker making documentaries, observing many cultures around the world from Maories in New Zealand, Fetishers in Ghana, a particular project of two years with orphaned street children in Ethiopia, to the Pygmies of the Congo. I have a growing experience of holding 'rites of passage' ceremony initiating young men into adulthood, with The Band of Brothers and Journeyman UK. I have co-led workshops with my wife Caroline over the last eight years. More about Ben's story here
Ben & Caroline are married and live in Uk. They met sitting next to each other on a plane heading for Colombia. Now they run workshops and gatherings together as well as separately, including dance, movement, creativity, shamanic medicine skills and film work studying Middle-earth and the ancestral and historical lineage of our European landscapes. Together Ben and Caroline hold 'rites of passage' and various gatherings. They have created films & documentaries together including the project 'Talking Addiction.' Traveling to Africa and other countries they explore shamanic dance and ritual.
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