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HEALING & TRANSFORMATION WORKSHOPS

“Your ability to create safe space, and hold it with and for our group was magical.  I loved being in the bush environment, connecting so deeply and having opportunity to explore new paradigms. It was an amazing opportunity to feel and shift some old stuff in a such a real and safe way, and with such gentle and kind support. 

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Much gratitude to you! I am very happy to recommend you, your retreats and your wonderful transformative work” – Denise Belling

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The work that Phoenix and Mike do is beyond your wildest dreams. A safe place to face that which scares you most and embrace that which empowers you and allows you to reconnect with your best self; one that you may have even forgotten. I feel so blessed that your paths have intertwined and will keep these magical souls in my heart and in my life.” – Anthea Merson

“I felt so deeply grounded & connected to my inner knowing through the processes Facilitated by Phoenix & the tribe that I want to learn more fully about how these processes of tribal connection & communal support allow for this deep healing between self & other. I recommend this weekend retreat not only for the rediscovery of ones innate connection to self but also for the mediator – one who facilitates this deeper connection between each other. Phoenix is awesome. She’s a magic woman, a true shaman, and Mike, a respectful guide, assisting particularly the men on the journey” – Catheryn Thompson

Just wanted to let you know how refreshed I feel after the weekend…this morning I woke up feeling renewed. The weekend started off slowly for me, thinking I wasn’t going to get much out of it but that shifted on Sunday. I learnt so much about “holding sacred space”  and on a personal level I am feeling a shift occur. The forming of a new neural pathway perhaps!! Anyway it’s exciting and I am very interested in the “mysterious”way you 2 work individually and together. It’s mysterious to me in a positive way and I know I will have this experience again one day. Thanks so much.” – Andrea francine

“Thankyou Mike Lowe & Phoenix Arrien for another life changing weekend of healing. I feel blessed to have you both as part of my journey. You have changed my life forever & helped me to release so much pain & anger. You are both such a gift to this world & the people you work with. I can not thank you enough or recommend your workshops highly enough to anyone who wants to change their life for the better. The work you do is unique & amazing. Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou.” – Kim Cameron
“I’m starting to see the light again and even working out what road/path I’m on and where I would like it to go or take me on this life journey…a shift/change in my life where the physical chronic pain that I had experienced for years changed and went away…I no longer feel numb with pain! This is such a relief to not be in physical pain anymore! I’ll be forever grateful to the people who supported me during that time… you know who you are.” – Teresa Buchanan
“Thank you for seeing me. I have found a safe place to heal.” – Andrea Bell

“Thank you for being part of my journey. It was and is amazing” – Sharon Anderson

“I just wanted to thank you again for the March weekend workshop. It has been such a deep experience for me and I am sure everyone felt the same. Thank you for your work, so many of us in modern world need this!” – Linda

“What a special weekend and group of people. The care and support and nurturing space is prime for healing. I feel blessed to expeiernce the journey of the last couple of days. Thank you Phoenix & Mike” – Jude

“This opportunity is a great healing opportunity not to be mssed and I wish the 30% of B- who have been traumatised by long civil war and didn’t have the opportunity mourne or farewell their relatives would have this healing workshop. Well done Phoenix and Mike. Please keep it up” – R.M.
 
“Arrived into the unknown with such vulnerability. Hour-by-hour, day-by-day to have the support and nurturing to help heal in a community. Phoenix and Mike have such a gift in allowing me to just be and guide me on a my journey of transformation. I leave today feeling a huge weight has been lifted and my heart open. Thank you.” – Amanda
 
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“Wow, what an amazing weekend. I arrived despondent with a sense of doom and gloom with the world I live in and no trust in the systems. I walk away feeling hopeful and inspired to continue on the path of healing of myself, my family and those that come my way…” – Jen
Thankyou Phoenix Arrien, Mike Lowe and the group for providing such an incredible space for transformation and healing at Hug Trees over the weekend. The experiential journey through supporting as part of an amazing group contributed so much to my personal healing and expansion of my awareness.
I was so grateful that my route home passed by an area where I could stop by the beach and immerse myself in the sunset as I reflected on my journey. I’m now entering uncharted waters as I set forth to see where this takes me 💛 – Vanessa Beckitt

“Thank you for providing this healing experience – I feel I have been connected to my inner self and believing now no matter what the circumstances  I have the truth and strength to stand tall. I love me and I need to take care of her, we are all connected” – Jennie

“The deep connection I found through out the retreat was truly wonderful man happyespecially for a group of people who did not know each other. What a wonderful safe space you created and for you and Mike to now be  teaming up I can only imagine the amazing healing and connection that will take place.”

“I had been longing to have time in the forest to tune in to a deeper connection with nature and I certainly had that experience with you. As I lay on the forest floor in my sacred space the wind whipped up and I raised my arms and they began to dance with the wind and then dissolved becoming the wind. This for me is a taster of things to come and I am profoundly thankful for your facilitation of such an opening.

On another note I had had a profound connection with Mike and within the safeness of the space created I was able to heal  long time  wounds of mistrust with the masculine.”

“Gratitude abounds for this profound open healing and nature connection that you have  facilitated, I highly recommend any one who has such a desire to take the plunge and plug into what your years of connection have led you to offer.” – Ursula

“Thank you Phoenix and Mike for a great 7 days in the Transformational Workshop. It was great to feel the love from the participants and see them transform. I know I have just touched the surface of my depths which is why I am signing on for the annual 10 day retreat on 23 August.” – Cynthia Luckman

“So glad I took this opportunity to come. It was a brilliant experience and totally enjoyed the letting to and healing it gave me.”

“While I really did not know what to expect from this retreat it surprassed my expectation adn I was able to tap into a deep part of myself that s a 57 year old woman who has done many decades of work, I have not been able to access before. So while there may be more work to do as yet as a childhood abuse survivor, now the doors have  been opened. Such love was shared by all and this experience will stay with me forever. Phoenix and Mike may our paths cross again” – Di James

“Whatever Phoenix presents, you just know it will be incredible! She is the best facilitator of indepth transformative workshops that I have ever experienced.” Annie Slaughter

“Words can’t express how wonderful and transformational this was! I feel so fortunate to have been a part of it. I am so grateful for such talented, inspired and supportive facilitators who created such a safe transformational space and opportunities – big big thanks Phoenix & Mike!! I am also very grateful to have been there and connected with such a wonderful, courageous and enriching group of fellow participants” – Denise xx

“Thanks so much…I am so grateful to you for facilitating one of the mostholding hands sunset wonderful weekends of my life. I feel so connected and grounded. Still integrating the insights” – Carol Mccoy

“OMG! What an amazing, powerful, transformation, letting go… Thank you so much for the opportunity to connect more deeply with my body, emotions and soul. Than you for the opportunity to share in community. So much gratitude and love.” Sharrn Earthwise

“Exceeded my expectations. Nurturing, growth, support, love, community, fun, deep support, nature. Utterly professional, caring, knowledgable, intuitive. Would recommend your special and deeply necessary work to anyone.” Rob Lamicela

“Phoenix and Mike created and held a space which allowed me to go where traditional psychotherapy has not allwed me to go. Thank you. I have immense gratittue and respect for the work you both do with both alove and compassion that is so evident. I felt safe and was able to openly express my emotions without fear or judgement among my tribe. I’m filled with a deep sense of calm and leave with an open heart and s thirst for gathering in your safe presence again.

I am lost for words to describe anymore of what I feel and have felt the past 48 hours so I shall laeave it at that and sit with love, connection and warmth that is overflowing. With love and gratitute.” – Angela Scott.

“This workshop…deep and expansive with Phoenix holding the space for each unique individual participant. There was a rich variety of processes and balance between being inside th workshop space and outside in nature. Very heartfelt and beautiful space to share and be!” Claire Lamicela

‘How to articulate the gifts received from this intensive…deeply loving, nurturing, unravelling…and honest, deep healing. Phoeix has held us so well…I feel overwhelming gratitude, thank you!’ Saskia Post

“I’ve had my great epiphany and answer to my pressing questions last night after I got home! Goes to show that the energies are still working on us after we leave the safe space smile emoticon Thank you everybody, it was so special!” – Fam Metje

“Deep sense of my personal power…groundedness…boldness and a raw, fresh approach from Phoenix, beautifully guided with the right amount of directness.” Asher Glass

sabina buddha touched earth sept 13 “Deeper connection to spirit, self and others…music, fun, joy, dancing, self love, release…thank you.” Jeshika

“Thanks so much for your warm and generous coordination. Your confirmation emails were both professional and imbued with the warmth of your generous heart. As was your guiding…” Roger

“Changed my life and lightened my load forever! I was…challenged, seen, nurtured… If opening your heart to a new level is your dream, you could possibly find it here! I did! Thank-you Phoenix for your generosity of spirit!” Debbie Garrard

…such a loving and beautiful retreat. I knew I had to open my heart more so this weekend was perfect for me. I enjoyed the sharing, gatherings, meals together and the transformation. I loved the location, the connection to mother earth and all of nature. It was very inspiring, nurturing and revitalising. Thank you and the participants for being part of my journey. Thank you, thank you, thank you.’ – Sarah Layton

‘Phoenix’s guidance and the synergy of the group allowed me to feel safe enough to feel into and release trauma I had carried since age 3. That retreat was a vast fresh breath and a permanent transformation’ – Jalyaysmaller size healing weekend copy

‘The Vision Dreaming Retreat is (a) powerful healing experience and reconnection with Mother Eart. I did my first one last year and look forward for months to each one. Each one is unique and precious. I now leave feeling rejuvenated and at peace. Thank you for yoru beautiful facilitation at this retreat. I will be doing the next one xx’ – Carol McCoy

‘Thank you for providing a safe space away from the madness of our world and providing the opportunity to connect with myself, nature and others.‘ – Nicole Fisher

‘A time to real, let go, surrender to the unknown, the mystery of life‘ – Claire Lamicela

small size wakit creek copy‘Wow. I experienced life and death and everything in between, in my body, in my whole being, I was left speechless, my rational mind trying to comprehend something so profound, so intense, so deep and complex, and yet so simple. After I came back, I left this power, this strange feeling inside me, that I was more than myself, that I was many, I had dreams memories about my ancestors, powerful women, who walked this earth, matriachs who held their heads high, warriors with doubled edged swords on their hips, I felt my grand mother in my body, I felt her power.” – Lakshmi

“I got so much from this weekend. You provided a warm safe space to dive deep and then to emerge refreshed and with a whole new perpective. And I had a great time to boot!!” Michelle Fisher

“I walked through a circle of fire, I knew it had to be done, I needed support and safety and I got this from the smaller size- movie night at healing intensive copyworkshop. Thank you!” – Natalie Hemerleich

“An amazing, personal, sacred journey to the centre of the soul. Thank you for your guidance, patience,  unconditional love and gifts” Michelle Little

“Roaarrr, unleash the wild woman! Thank you Phoenix x” Amara Shepard

“A beautiful truly safe space with a group of varied but equally inspiring people. Sururparising, enlightening and absolutely worth every second. I didnt want it to end.” – Alarna

” I felt my emotional resilience had been rewired, as my ability to be more present to myself and the others had strengthened, particularly in communication. I am really thankful to you, Phoenix, your retreats are certainly one of a kind.. deep, expansive and charismatic. Your wisdom, presence and guidance create a very real and genuine time space/void. During the retreat I finally had the ability to see my authentic nature clearer… your process was such an honour to explore, revealing my polarities and nuturing childhood trauma. ” – Rachael Bauman

“Aaah! Heart so opened. Mind so quieted. Tears lovingly let flowed. Among loving people in a safe environment the spirit has been given space to open up and fly. No limits. No ‘should be’s. Just love and letting what is there be there. Love, love, love and thanks to you, Phoenix!” Tao

silhouette-of-hiker-in-mountain-open-his-arms-e1353532929154” I would recommend this workshop as an amazing and truly expanding experience. Throw caution to the wind and just do it!” Rosalie Robinson

“It truly was a healing and openhearted transformation. An amazing and unbelievable life-changing experience that was the beginning of an awesome journey. Thank you so much. I am feeling blessed and free and whole again.” Melanie Jarvis

‘Phoenix, you took me into a space where you brought me in touch with my ancestor, from so long before, the impact of that experience is still resonating within my being. I experienced the death of my grand father in my body. After 15 years, I had closure. Thank you so much for that!! My rational mind struggled, and this is what it has to say….such a safe space, a space that my body and soul remembered from generations ago, a healing space that my ancestors are so used to, that my whole being responded with such ease, with such intensity, with such familiarity. your healing transcends culture, language, space and time.

It is true healing that any sentient spirit would recognise and respond to’ – Lakshmi

“Life-changing, so blessed to have experienced this workshop with amazing people. Breath. Love. Light.” Hinetero MarinoGG and final sacred circle oct 12 warburton

“With Phoenix’s sensitive and wise guidance, my relationship with nature shifted from that of an appreciative observer, to experiencing myself as a part of nature; as part of the story of creation. It’s a profound and beautiful experience, and it changes every-thing.” Michelle McIntyre

 “I stepped into the heart of mother earth for some deep healing on the weekend with Phoenix Arrien for a dream vision retreat. What a loving space created for us to be in the moment and learn from nature”. Jen Eastwood

“The greates gift of space and time – to re-discover self, connect with the energy that nutures. To lie in the safe embrace of deep rooted forest. To breathe deep and remember I am part and always coupled with these trees, rocks, insects and animals. At times risky, but with all new adventures are. To find childlife job in the play of the breeze in the leaves to a profound conversation with the spirt of the myrtle beech giant. It is and will always be a gift to myself – these 4 days :-)” – Cass

“A gift form you, other humans and nature. I recognised a deeper need fo recommuning with nature more often; listening to ‘her’ messages and offering back to ‘her’. The retreat gave me an opportunity to reflect and connect to myself to be held and give to others in community sharing, food, friendsip and new experiences.”

“Thank you so much for your support and caring. I feel encourage to open again and shine.” – Menka

 “What an amazing weekend. I did a retreat. I put my stressed-out and confused pieces back together in the right order, reconnected with Nature in the rainforest and found the next step to take on my way to fulfilling my life’s purpose. Not a bad result for one weekend of work! – Fam Metje

“OMG…. Such opening to everything that is real… Heart especially…. So so grateful to you Phoenix and to every person their… Love love love xo – Paul Constantin

“I feel so Blessed…It was wonderful to see men showing up and stepping up, dropping their armour and reaching deep into their hearts – allowing themselves to crack open…It was a deep honour. Blessings on your journey xx” – Christina Reeves

“I am changed today and forever. Blessed we have been and blessed we are.” – Becky Lee

“I was frequently conscious of your patience and caring as we stumbled, resisted and struggled with our contradictions on the journey toward healing, and of the skill involved in what you do. This work has made me feel stronger in myself and more alive, and I also am aware that the journey is an ongoing one and there are indeed ‘many rivers to cross’. But I now feel a sense of excitement and momentum that I am on that journey, and I feel that working with you both is, and will be an important part of that journey for me.masks of council of all beings deep eco weekend june 2013 riddels creek

Once again, thank you both for sharing this work with us, and giving your passion and commitment to our healing and transformational journey. I believe it is really important work that you are doing, not just for individuals but for healing our families, communities and planet. I look forward to journeying again with you soon! With love and gratitude.” – Keppel Cassidy

 

ECO-HEALING RETREATS

” I feel so deeply transformed after experiencing the Eco Healing Adventure in the Tarkine with Phoenix and Mike. I experienced such deep connection to myself, the other participants and Source through the magic of the Tarkine Wilderness and the profound and powerful processes that our Facilitators guided us through.

Phoenix and Mike created a safe sacred space for authentic relating, allowing participants to unfold, release and transform in their own natural rhythm. It was such an honour to be a part of a process that enabled men and women to come together in this way and to witness, honour and bless each others journey as we brought our shadows into the light and worked through the processes in a very real way, enabling us to express our rawness and our vulnerability and be held safely in this space.

beach_love_heart_at_sunset-other1What I loved most about this retreat was that the Facilitators were an equal part of our group, experiencing the journey for themselves as well as holding the space. It was very humbling and made it a very real experience for me – we were all traversing this together. Rather than being dictated to by experts Mike and Phoenix skillfully opened the space for each participant’s inner wisdom to shine through and guide their own journey through the process. I highly recommend this experience for anyone wanting to experience deep connection on all levels” – Christina Reeves

“Nothing could have prepared me for the beautiful surprise and gift of friendship, kinship and spirit friends as we all gathered in honour of connecting back to Mother Earth, Gaia, Spirit, Source. In love.” – JoaAnne Hewatt

“It’s been a month and I still feel ongoing positive change in myself after the Tarkine, a definite shift in my ability to love and be kind and accepting to myself which is such a blessed relief and all thanks to you guys. (And so amazing after EVERYTHING I’ve tried) I think of you all often with love n gratitude” – Dale Shaddick

What a great experience. The forest , swimming, kayaking – a first for me – have loved it all. Thank you, Phoenix, may the journey continue.” – Cynthia

“An amazing 5 days in the Tarkine – in a sacred space that you crated. Yes we co-created but you created that space for us to grow into. That’s magic you weild lady.” – Phil Harrington

I am more allured and ready than ever to get out closer to the wilderness and embrace a new job, scene and lifestyle. It was such an amazing opportunity down in the Tarkine to set some intentions and heed the calls to open some new doors and windows.” – Naomi Smith

“Laugh, new friend. A new community, a furthering and extending of a special web. A new seeing, a learning to smell, breathe, touch and take in nature and an urgency to protect her.” Love, Rob

“…serene enchantment from this wilderness adventure and the amazing connections reflections on pieman river tarkine 2016with nature and with one another that we had the chance to share. My heart has been fully filled and is open wide” – Naomi Smith

My Mother Tree connecting me to the earth…….. a 4000 year old Huon Pine deep in the Tarkine (Tasmania). Such happiness and emotion after a long, deep, meaningful and often painful journey to finally be connected to find peace and contentment in my life. Thank you Mother Earth.

Thank you to facilitators Phoenix Arrien and Mike Lowe for guiding our ‘journey’, Tobias Wiseowl for feeding us and especially the other participants who without sharing their souls honesty, trust in each other and love, this would not have been possible” – Andrew Browne

‘Another amazing retreat and such a beautiful group. We have shared so much. Thank you for your healing and holding the space for me to release. This felt really profound  and big stuff for me this time. The connection with Mother Earth on these retreats and the safe space of the group really allows for the cleansing and letting go. I am so grateful for finding Openhearted Transformation.’ – Cindy Mathers

“In the amazing forests of the Tarkine, the brilliant greens, trees, ferns, plants greeted me and nurtured my spirit… the ancient one-legged beings welcomed me… the forest filled my heart with love and wisdom and reassurance that I was on the right path…much love and gratitude to my fellow travellers..may the journey continue and our paths cross again as we heal ourselves, then our world!” – Cindy Mathers

 

TRAUMA, TRUST & SEX WORKSHOPS

“I have been waiting for years for something like this. Two decades of intense internal dialogue, working through anxiety, addiction, depression, dissociation, isolation, all neatly covered over with a light hearted workaholic got-it-all-together mask to hide the black hole inside. And in perfect timing   was invited to the Trauma Trust and Sex workshop last weekend. I had a feeling it would be profound, and it was, so much so that I have committed myself to the upcoming fortnight retreat in the busiest time of the year, because my belly and my heart know it’s the work I need to do right now.

Lifting handsI realised how much had shifted when I was at a social event last night, surrounded by a tribe I have known for years and have loved but never felt I belonged to due to severe social anxiety and a myriad of other psychosomatic illnesses. Half way through the evening I realised I was in each moment so wholly that I had forgotten to feel self-conscious, had forgotten I didn’t belong, had forgotten how to be insecure, had forgotten to be exhausted, had forgotten to put up boundaries. I had remembered to embrace and be embraced by many beautiful souls, embraced by their arms, embraced by their open smiling faces, embraced by the warmth of their hearts.

I remembered how to be ok in the presence of others, and a huge part of that is because of the incredibly supportive and transformative space Phoenix and Mike hold together. They have a gift of witnessing unflinching each person in their whole messy chaotic perfect humanness without judgement. An unconditional acceptance of every participant teases their pure light to surface with a gentle invitation to explore inner landscapes in the safety of community. It’s the kind of space that allows you to shred all that holds you back, the kind of space I would love all I hold dear to experience, the kind of space that makes you feel at home in yourself. How truly valuable.

Thank you Phoenix Arrien and Mike Lowe, I look forward to unraveling and unfolding with you again. – Tjoni Johansen

“The Trauma, Trust and Sex workshop was a powerful experience for me. I felt I was stepping further into reclaiming my power and my presence as a feeling, loving being. The processes you led us through were each doorways into healing, deeper experiencing and relating, and there was a beautiful balance between heart, body and mind in them.

I want to thank you and Mike deeply for sharing this work with us, and for holding the space for our personal and collective processes to unfold. You both have deep integrity and a passionate commitment to the work, and were always willing to show up to work with whatever was happening for us and gently guide us towards our growth point” – Keppel Cassidy994827_10151857010064806_349238406_n

Thankyou to Phoenix Arrien & Mike Lowe for an amazing weekend at the Trauma, Trust & Sex Workshop retreat. It was truly such an invaluable experience which has helped me clarify, clear, heal & release so much that was needed (to be)! And to all the beautiful souls i shared the space with, thankyou so much :-) – Carolyn Davies

“Just got back from a four day Trauma Trust and Sex workshop retreat in Warburton with Phoenix and Mike and am so ready for the next step. I don’t seriously plug many workshops but this is such amazing work to untie and unbind from the limitations that hold us down and prevent us from doing what we’re meant to be doing. Hope to see some tribe at the next one…” – Tjoni Johansen

“Here is the piece I wrote as my Integration ‘Artwork’ at this week’s TTS Workshop

Hearts sharing
Souls baring
Emotions flaring
People caring

Seeking, yearning
Breaking, burning
Emotions turning
Minds discerning

Trembling, shaking
Bodies quaking
Hearts are breaking
Stories reshaping

Patterns repeating
Emotions fleeting
Fists are beating
Habits retreating

Souls retrieving
Hearts believing
Minds deceiving
Old ways receding

Unmasking, revealing
Unraveling and healing
Tapping into feeling
Minds are reeling

Standing in Truth, connecting to heart
Authentic sharing, the art of caring

We dream, we create
Leap forward, hesitate
Made up then undone
The journey has just begun………….”

– Christina Reeves

Shamanic Training

“Dear Phoenix and Mike. I want to thank you deeply for inviting the Foundation for Shamanic Studies to Australia. It was a fantastic week of courses, but not only that, I feel that it really helped to bring contemporary shamanic practise into our country in a way that all people can practice, no matter where they are from. I personally believe contemporary western society is deeply ill and in dire need of shamanic help and you have helped open a door to that in a very real, practical way. Thank you so much for all the work you do in this space. xxx ” Fam Charko

 

 

 

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