London Radix Workshops

education in feeling --- intensive body focused personal growth work - since 1985

New Forest 2016 Residential Week

Avon Tyrrell

The workshop

Residential Workshop, Avon Tyrrell, July 10 - 15
Sunday evening to Friday afternoon.

£350 for the first 8 people to book

a few places now available at £450

Please note: this is not the usual Radix Intensive workshop, though it will include elements of  Radix and other approaches to body work.

You can use this workshop for personal work or professional development as you choose.

The group may be larger, there will be only one group leader (MG), and there may be some sessions addressed to practitioners wanting to learn body focussed and other approaches.

To find out more call 01202 237 712 or email:
[email protected]

There will be time too to make a holiday of this experience of the New Forest and its nearby beaches and coastline in high summer.

This will be 

a workshop rooted in Self-Directed Learning,
with a group of curious, self-aware and self-responsible people,
with a wide variety of topics, activities, and modalities available,
with a balance and choice between personal work, professional development, and life goals
as well as creativity, fun and exploration, 
in the forest, not far from the sea, in high summer....

I have called it unique and I do not use that word without due consideration.  I have never done or encountered anything quite like it, and if I ever do it again it will certainly be more expensive.

Is it for you?

Yes, if you have some curiosity and enthusiasm for your personal growth or your professional development.

No, if you are completely new to personal work, or if you feel that any difficulties you are facing could readily and completely overwhelm you.

The emphasis in this workshop will be on self-responsibility.   Sometimes people need a place to just give up, collapse and be supported for a while.  If this is you at this time, then this is not the right workshop for you.

If you have an appetite for self-exploration, for learning new ways to experience, relate to  and express yourself, for adding new perspectives and skills to your work with people, this will be just the place for you.

If you want some fun, some relaxation and and some stimulating company, that will be just fine too.

Still not sure: email or call Michael Gavin on 01202 237712.

How does it work?

A couple of weeks before the workshop I will send you a few questions to help you focus on what you want from the workshop.

On Sunday evening, we will meet as a group and map out a plan for the week, taking account of everybody's goals and wishes.

Each day there will be at least on substantial whole group meeting.  Other sessions, outings and activities will be developed through discussion, and will be optional. 

I foresee the possibility of dance and movement in various forms, art work, more intensive therapy sessions, some skills teaching or supervision for those who want that.  There are activities provided by Avon Tyrrell and all the amenities of the New Forest, Wessex, and the seaside.

You build a programme that suits you, in collaboration with me and the rest of the group.

The menu

This is not a set menu, § including-

Personal work:
Radix, Somatic Trauma Therapy, TA, Core Energy Management  
Dreamwork, Imagework
Life and Relationship goals

Professional development:
Body Awareness, Boundary and Contact, Trauma Work, Self-care
Interpersonal Neurophysiology  (Schore, Siegel, Cozzolino)
Character Types in theory and practice, 
Developing Personal Presence and Personal Authority
Specific Skills  for Trauma (eg anchors, brakes, Sibam),  and for Expressive Bodywork
Case Discussion,  Somatic Supervision

Creativity and fun
Art work, dance, Qui gong,
Exploring Nature - forest and beach
Avon Tyrrell outdoor activities
Mindfulness and meditation

and more....

The location

Located in sixty-five acres of beautiful grounds in the New Forest National Park, Avon Tyrrell is a centre for outdoor activity for young people.  

It has a lake and a mixture of woodland and open spaces.

Its log cabins - nestling in the woods - provide a ideal base for our workshops -spacious enough for group activities, sufficiently private and self-contained.


The nearby the villages of Bransgore and Burley (famous for its witches,) where the New Forest ponies think the streets belong to them, have shops and places to eat, while the town of Christchurch is within easy reach.

The Dorset coast is a short drive away - Mudeford Quay for fresh caught crab, and watersports, the sandy beaches of Bournemouth and Boscombe ( for surfing)- and further afield the magnificence of Chesil Beach and Durdle Door and the whole Jurassic Coast .

The New Forest was new in 1079, and the region, King Alfred's and later Thomas Hardy's Wessex,  is steeped in history.  Stonehenge, Avebury, the Cathedrals at Saisbury and Wincester

Avon Lodge, the largest, comfortably sleeps up to 14.

The lodges have modern fixtures and fittings, its own fully fitted kitchen and bathrooms, and include a spacious open plan living area.  

 Avon Lodge has seven twin bedded rooms.

If privacy is important for you, let us know.  Sometimes a single room is possible and there are plenty of local B&Bs.  You can also camp on the Avon Tyrrell site.

The lodges are airy in summer and cosy in winter.

Accommodation is self-catering. On arrival we provide soup and a light meal, and teas and coffee.  Local supermarkets deliver, Bransgore has a Co-op and there is a variety of place s to eat out within easy reach.


Sunday 10 July 

Arrive from 5.00 pm

Soup and Salad, tea and coffee provided

7.30 pm Opening Group meeting

Monday to Friday 11 -15 July

8.30am  Optional Five Elements Qi gong

At least one group meeting daily; other sessions, outings and activities by arrangement

Friday 15 July

Rooms cleared by 10 am

Depart 5.00