Questions you might have…& some responses

Who goes to Secret Garden Workshops?

The people who attend are probably kindred spirits for you. People who are seeking a deeper connection with & understanding of life and the full realisation of the gift of their embodied humanity. Those seeking to enrich their relating with others. Those who ask for intimacy with all life, with existence. Those who want to live a fullness of being, consciousness, body, emotions, sexuality, relating.

The age range of our participants is very varied. From 18 year olds who have an innate sense that there’s more to life all the way to seventy year olds who appreciate that life is still an ever unfolding mystery of spiralling growth. The majority are between 20 & 60 years.

Secret Garden attracts  participants of very varied backgrounds -doctors, musicians, artists, civil srvants, business people, gardeners, shopworkers, mothers, fathers, & people with many more lifestyles, which creates a rich, vibrant community. Joy has been called the healer’s healer and the teacher’s teacher, too.

How will I be supported?

Workshops are structured with great care to support people with all levels of experience. The energy field looks after everyone.

During the opening circle we outline the workshop or retreat and its purpose.

A safe container is held for all participants so you can relax, enjoy & benefit from experiential exploration

We encourage you to participate with totality whilst honouring your humanity & vulnerability.

Men & women may spend some time in their own circles at some events.

What can I expect to Experience in a workshop? What Happens?

You will make vibrant, authentic connections

A sense of being held & supported by a world class facilitator & conscious spiritual community

A place to drop the roles, responsibilities, masks, goals & games that keep you from radiating our true nature

Mutuality of intention

Respect & support from others who share your values

The evenings, days, weekends, retreats and trainings are all designed to facilitate deep learning through transformative exploration, verbal, silent & experiential.

Confidentiality is asked of everyone involved

Every structure is simply an invitation. you can make the choices that are right for you.

Profound initiations & practices are taught on some trainings and retreats.

Meditation, self-enquiry, dance, chanting & breathing, sharing human losses and joys. Practices which bring freedom from habitual responses, that create depth of connection with self, other & life.

You are invited into full aliveness, courage, kindness, joy, totality, to let go, to love, to cry, to open when uncertain, to open at the times we habitually shut down, bodily sensitivity, pleasure, authentic community, tenderness, playfulness

What are the benefits for me in coming to your course?

Each exploration brings you specific benefits. However all Secret Garden explorations offer all these beenfits too.

A place to drop the masks & roles that keep you from beingness –the freedom & joy of your true nature.

Acceptance of & Healing of old wounds.

Decisions easily make themselves

Safe space to explore, make mistakes, take risks

Reduced interest in fighting or holding on to what no longer serves

Increased & flowing creative energy.

You can expect opening, expansion & transformation

Innocence & consciousness in your sensual & sexual life

Commitment to the explorations in consciousness brings measurable healing, growth and maturation. New freedom arises through the release of limitations in emotional life, sexuality creativity, relationships & connection to source.

Freedom from the mind & its conditioning & judgements.

Emotional flow & heart truth.

Experiencing the innocence & enormous transformational power of your sexual nature.

Play, laughter, love, healing

Valuable approaches to take home to enrich your life

Seeing beyond the confines of your ego self, your gender & your body.

Please read details of specific courses for the benefits that come from participation in those.

I have some questions about the ongoing Essence training-where can I get help?

Have a look at Joy Hicklin-Bailey’s detailed responses to real questions people have asked face to face or via email. This should answer a lot of your concerns and get you clear about whether the training is right for you.

Essence Training – Your Questions Answered

Essence Training –The Benefits of Your Participation

If there are still other questions you wish to ask then email Joy and she may suggest you have a chat with her on 07866 470238. We understand that a training is a committment for you and it matters to us too that you make the right decision.

I have some questions about the ongoing Joyful Loving training-where can I get help?

Have a look at Joy Hicklin-Bailey’s detailed responses to real questions people have asked face to face or via email. This should answer a lot of your concerns and get you clear about whether the training is right for you.

Joyful Loving Training – Your Questions Answered

Joyful Loving – The Benefits of Your Participation

If there are still other questions you wish to ask then email Joy and she may suggest you have a chat with her on 07866 470238. We understand that a training is a committment for you and it matters to us too that you make the right decision.

What is expected of me?

Nothing. You always choose your own boundaries about how you participate in structures. Everything is an invitation or a suggestion to take for checking, there is no agenda. We do ask for a willingness to respect the minimal guidelines which keep everyone safe. Ask Joy, Tim or an asistant if you are ever unsure or unclear about anything

What shall I bring?

Full details about practicals are sent when you confirm your booking, via email & online links to all the information you need,.

Your openness, a willingness to feel deeply, your respect for self and others, courage, your authenticity.

Do I need a partner to participate in the Joyful Loving Intimacy Weekend or Ongoing Work?

No, it’s not necessary to have a partner. Whether the event is a weekend circle exploration or an ongoing training You can attend if you are single, or in relationship and wishing to attend alone, or you can attend together with your partner or family member. This creates a beautiful richness of perspective and life experience which benefits all

Secret Garden finds fullest expression when it ripples into all your relationships, with self, others, animals, nature, the environment and existence itself.

What about sexual orientation?

This exploration of being human and of love, awareness & beyond is for all beings, whatever their sexual orientation or gender. All are welcome.

Is this religious?

No, there are no dogmas or beliefs to follow.

Everything is an invitation that allows you to experience your nature -& perhaps awaken to what is beyond the personal.

If you are drawn….join us!