Mark has a natural gift in helping men to feel they can open up alongside an ability to model empowered masculine vulnerability, often inspiring other men to follow suit. He is approachable and brings depth of holding to his work both in the workshop setting and in his one to client sessions. He brings a light touch and warm humour to all that he does.
Mark describes himself as “a recovering computer software salesman” deeply committed to self-discovery and to helping others to be the best that they can be” Mark is a father of two, one of whom, his son, he raised as a solo parent while navigating a successful career in the corporate world. In his early 50’s he had the classic mid-life crisis and left the world he knew with a deep sense of disillusionment and emptiness despite being financially and materially very successful.
His life took him on an inner quest to find some answers which took him through years of intensive therapy alongside year-long trainings for men. He came out the other side with a much deeper connection to life and a sense of his soul purpose. He now brings his passion to support others and he is an inspiration to those who meet him and work with him.
He is also trained intensively and works as part of the staffing team of the the organisation A Band of Brothers – a UK charity set up to assist young troubled men to to make different choices in their life and become good empowered men.
Mark runs the program of workshops for Men at EarthHeart as well as co facilitating the couples work with Jewels and the Thresholds gateway workshops. Together with Jewels he holds the masculine access of the daily running of EarthHeart and is passionate about the vision.
Jen met Jewels through participating on her workshops for two years, followed by a five-year apprentice during which time they forged a close and deep friendship.
They met Karen half way through and the three of them joined forces creating a powerful, harmonic and solid team. Jen brings vast experience to the field of women’s work, both from long-term personal involvement in women’s groups and from extensive work experience gained over three decades as a mental health practitioner.
Her deep intuition and huge empathy translates into kind and wise insight, combining a worldly wisdom with a sensitivity to the soul. She is as playful as she is deep, her tangible, spacious and non-judgemental presence, contributing a rich and safe quality to the holding team of the women’s work.
She has recently started working for Treesisters – a global women’s empowerment and reforestation campaign, as the co-ordinator for the Groves – the international network of local women’s groups. Jen also has a small private business offering training and facilitation; one-to-one supervision for people working in the third sector and one-to-one support sessions for women. www.jennyrosesmith.com
Karen has been immersed in Jewels’s work since 2010.
Primarily involved with the women’s work for her own healing journey and then went on to apprentice for 4 years on Initiation and other women’s workshops and is a now an integral part of the teaching team.
Karen is steady, deeply embodied and innately trustworthy. Her patient and unhurried rhythm generates a field of ease and acceptance in those around her. Weaving intuition with genuine compassion, Karen bestows profound presence to what is unfolding in each moment. She has the ability to hold people with a depth of love, empathy, and gentleness that is rare, creating a space where people feel very safe to go to deep uncharted territory in themselves without fear of judgement. Her depth is balanced with a quirky sense of humour and innocent joy that is infectious. She is generous of spirit, naturally inclusive and she loves easily; it is a blessing to be in under her wing and in her heart.
Karen has a background in medicine and sexual health. She is an energy worker and a member of The Healing Trust. She works in the field of sexuality where she has her own private practice as well as co facilitating the year long training for women in sacred sexuality..
She offers sessions for individuals and holds women’s circles in the UK. http://alchemyofliberation.com/
Andrew has known Jewels for over 10 years, beginning his journey as a participant on her yearlong deep diving training in 2006. Since then they have become close friends and Andrew has worked alongside Jewels in workshops and trainings over the years since.
He is a much-valued elder in the community, having lived a wide and diverse life. He has worked in over 40 countries around the world. He has run his own smallholding, and a home-based publishing & printing business. He is worldly and wise, with much to offer us in his eldership.
Andrew offers mentoring for men, and support to couples in difficulties. In addition, he has developed, and now teaches, The Erection Empowerment Process for men. www.andrewsinger.co.uk.
Paul is a father of two, with a long history of personal development work spanning over more than 10 years. He is a BACP registered Counsellor and draws on his experience of working therapeutically with individuals, several years participation in men’s work and a year long intensive training for couples with his wife.
He brings clear, intuitive holding with a belief that “the world is a mess, so I need to change” as his foundation for offering this work to the wider field of men.
Paul is a powerful agent for change among the men. He has a particular skill in getting underneath the top layers to the core of the matter and he brings this with a humility and integrity that creates an expanding field of possibility for men who work with him.
Sophie and Adrian Hardy
Sophie and Adrian have both participated in Jewels’ work, Sophie having completed the Women’s year long Initiation training in 2015, and Adrian completing the year long Deep-Dive course in 2013. They met through Jewels’ call out to the community for more support with holding the business aspect of her work where they discovered a personal spark between them as well as a unique spark of co-creation in the marketing paradigm.
Through the course of working together on Jewels’ marketing plan, they fell in-love, built a business plan, moved in together and launched this lovely website. They continue to be an essential part of the holding team.
When not being Jewels’ marketing consultancy, Sophie directs communications for Treesisters – a feminine empowerment and reforestation charity, and Adrian runs Stone Circle with his best-friend Terry, helping men to escape from the Wilderness into the Wild.