new #bodyprayer workshop this month

In Search of a Higher Power, In Search of Ourselves


29-30th April 2017
Purley Quaker Meeting House
(only £50 for the weekend)


Are you in recovery and longing for a deeper connection with a Higher Power?

Or do you suffer with anxiety and wish you could experience more peace?

Perhaps you’ve been searching for a spiritual path or practice but you’re feeling lost?

Could painful experiences in your early life have stopped you from connecting with “something greater than yourself”?

Or maybe you’re just sick of busy-ness and feeling distracted, and wish you could slow down.

Woman silhouette sunset standing on top of a mountain =arms outstretchedIf you identify with any of these thoughts, then this two-day non-residential retreat at the end of April could be for you.

Limited to only six participants, this will be a gentle, creative and most of all ‘embodied’ exploration of spirituality.

We will experiment together with a body-based meditation and prayer practice I developed to help me connect with myself and with a God of my own understanding, and to cope with anxiety. The practice invites us to journey up and down, then left and right, within our physical bodies, and discover what wisdom is waiting there. On the Sunday morning we will take the basics of this practice into nature and enjoy a walking meditation together over beautiful Riddlesdown.


My name is Claire van den Bosch and I have a transpersonally oriented psychotherapy practice in London. I’ve been in addiction recovery since 2004, have been working with individual clients since 2009, am healing from c-PTSD / relational trauma, and have been spiritually seeking since I was a child, exploring Christianity (C of E, Baptist and Quaker), Buddhism, Sufism, the Hindu Advaita tradition, and many “New Age” and alternative philosophies. This workshop design draws heavily on Jungian alchemical and elemental work and gestalt methodology, as well as the ancient wisdom of the chakra system.

To book, or for more information, contact me at

To find out more about me, visit my website

This workshop forms the final part of my diploma course in Integrative Psychotherapy