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Other Training & Courses

The Karuna Institute provides Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses for Experienced Practitioners.

In addition The Karuna Institute and its tutors present overseas trainings, details of which will appear here. Please visit this page often for updates.


Continuing Professional Development – 5 day course

Liminal Mind, Pre and Perinatal Experience and Spiritual


Dates: 4-9 July 2021

Tutor: Maura Sills

Venue: Karuna Institute, Natsworthy Manor, Widecombe-In-The-Moor, Devon, TQ13 7TR

Cost: £765 with a deposit of £365.

More info here.


William Emerson Workshop:

Birth-Pathway Presence: A Psychospiritual

Approach to Preventing and Healing



Tutor: William R. Emerson, Ph.D. assisted by Stephanie Hodgson and Cheryl Allen

Dates : 25-26 Sept, 9-10 Oct, 23-24 Oct 2021 (also two group tutorials with William on Thurs Sep 30th and Thurs 14 Oct, from 6.30-8.30pm (GMT)

Venue: ONLINE, via Zoom

Cost: £795, with a £400 deposit (deposit payable upon acceptance on the course).

More info here.


Training in Mindfulness-Based, Core Process,

Contemplative Supervision

The course will consist of two 5-day residential modules at the Karuna Institute and continued tutor support while building the practice hours necessary to meet the HIPC Supervision Training Requirements.


Sunday 6 March 2022 - Friday 11 March 2022

Sunday 8 May 2022 -Friday 13 May 2022

The course tutors will include Maura Sills, Jilly Warrick and additional, invited specialised teachers from other fields and traditions.

Training Fees:

£2900 (deposit £1000) for the two 1-week residential courses and tutor support for six months post completion to meet HIPC Requirements and eligibility to join the HIPC Recognised Supervisor List.


Applications will be welcomed from practitioners with 3 year‘s post UKCP Accreditation or 600 hours professional experience.They will be accepted on receipt of a short letter of application and the financial deposit.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and people with disabilities, as they are currently under-represented in our teaching team and more generally within the wider psychotherapy profession.

More info here.


Continuum Flow Mentoring Programme

Cherionna Menzam Sills PhD, RSMT, RSME, RCST, BCST.
Continuum teacher, senior craniosacral biodynamic teacher, registered somatic movement therapist and educator, pre- and perinatal therapist and Continuum teacher.

Jane Okondo MA, RCST, RSMT, RSME, IBMT Dip.
Continuum teacher, registered somatic movement therapist and educator, biodynamic craniosacral therapist.


MODULE 1 - April 18-23 2021

THIS MODULE WILL BE ONLINE.  For information on prices and to book this online retreat with Cherionna & Jane, please book via CLICKING THIS LINK.  



MODULE 2 - November 14-19 2021

2022: MODULE 3 - April 3-8 2022 / MODULE 4 - 6-11 November 2022

Cost per module : £730
Deposit: £150 (non-transferable and non-refundable)

To reserve places on Modules 2,3 and 4, please complete ther application form and send to office@karuna-institute.co.uk 

Karuna Institute - Natsworthy Manor.

Timings: The first session will start at 7.30pm on the first day.  The training ends at 12noon on the last day.



Gaia, Psyche and Deep Ecology

As the global ecological and social crisis deepens there is an urgent need for therapists to help their clients to find inspiration, hope and appropriate ways of living in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds at both personal and planetary levels.

Staff: Dr Stephan Harding founding faculty member and Head of Holistic Science at Schumacher College


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Consciousness and Consciousness of Self

Perhaps still the greatest mystery in psychology and cognitive science is what it is to be a human being.

Staff: John Peacock is both an academic and Buddhist practitioner for over forty-five years


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