Residential Course: Working with Clients

New details of 2017 course to be announced.

tbc.

The next Residential Course will be in 2017. Here are details of the 2015 course:

Saturday 6 to Saturday 13 June 2015 with Sue Tompkins and Kim Farley (for details of this course, please click here to see Sue's website).

Working with Clients
This ‘How To’ course is designed to increase confidence in interpreting horoscopes and working with clients. As well as trying to make sense of the chart in its entirety, we will also explore the various issues that face the consultant astrologer and the skills that are required. We will consider what clients want and need and how we might best try and meet those needs. Useful psychology and relevant counselling tools will also be considered. We will consider the kind of problems that clients bring and spend time preparing for a reading. The course will include actual clients!!! Lectures will be in the morning and from late afternoon. The main part of the afternoons will be used for astrological problem solving around the pool, resting or sight-seeing.

The Venue La Maison Verte (www.lamaisonverte.co.uk) is a private house built in 1830. Complete with shutters, chandeliers, tiled floors and wood burning stoves, the house is typically French and retains the character of its heyday as the chief mansion of the village. The teaching/rehearsal room is large, airy, cool and quiet. Two kitchens and three large reception rooms service the 13 very individual bedrooms in the main house and there are more than enough bath/shower rooms for everyone. Rooms will be allocated on a strictly first-come, first served basis. In cases of disability, please discuss your own individual requirements with us. Some disabilities can be catered for. There is a garden – well, a series of mini-gardens – a courtyard (with boules and table tennis) and a swimming pool. Linen and towels are provided for use in the house but participants need to bring their own towels for use by the pool.

Meals Breakfast (cereals/continental style), light lunch, and dinner as the main meal of the day. Also included: teas/coffees and other refreshments throughout the day (but not alcohol!). Vegetarian and other dietary requirements will be catered for wherever possible. Just tell us your requirements – in advance – so we can be well-prepared. Kim, who as well as being enormous fun and a great astrologer and teacher, is an accomplished cook; she has done the catering on many courses, as well as for weddings, parties and other events. As well as teaching on the course, Kim will be in charge of fine dining at La Maison Verte.

Location Roujan is a large village with shops and bars. Often considered an undiscovered part of the south of France and situated on roads not crammed with tourists, Roujan is well placed. The Black Mountains are a twenty minute drive away, whilst the Mediterranean is about half an hour.

Fees £695 inclusive of all tuition, accommodation (own room) and full board (except possibly for one optional dinner out) for 7 nights from 4pm on Saturday 6 June till after breakfast on Saturday 13 June. Earlybird fee = £660 if paid in full before 30/11/2014. Or save money by sharing a room - the fee for two people sharing is £1100. Astrological tuition will be for 4 ½ days and will commence late Sunday afternoon. For further information or to book: contact Sue by email: sue@suetompkins.com or telephone: 0044 (0)208 883 3460.

Transport By Air: Low-cost airlines fly from many UK and European airports to nearby Beziers (nearest airport) and also to Montpelier, Carcassone, and Perpignan airports. Even Nimes is only 2 hours away. See Ryanair, Flybe, Easyjet and BMI. By train: Eurostar: less than 10 hours from St. Pancras to Beziers (with an easy change at Lille). Or TGV from Paris Gare de Lyon to Beziers or Montpellier. By Car: Travel time approx. 9–10 hours from Calais.

 

The regular Glastonbury courses are held in Abbey Hall, Glastonbury. Built in the 1830s, Abbey House is now dedicated as a retreat house and overlooks the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey.

Its rooms have wonderful views over the ruins to the Quantock Hills beyond.

The garden has its own direct access to the Abbey Grounds outside the times when the ruins are open to the public.

Accommodation is simple but comfortable. The 17 single rooms and 8 twin-bedded rooms are located on the first floor and all have wash basins. Participants will each have their own room. Bathrooms are nearby and plentiful (7 bathrooms and 3 showers). For those wishing to travel by car, there is ample car parking space available.

Vegetarian and special diets are catered for on advance request. Meals comprise: breakfast, which is continental style, a light lunch (soup, salad, fruit etc.), with dinner as the main meal in the evening. All meals, including morning and afternoon tea and coffee are included in the price. Facilities are also available for guests to make their own drinks as and when required.