Events at the Healing Tree Centre

All events comply with current regulations and we are accredited with the Visit England "Good To Go" scheme. 

Shamanic Drum and Journey Circles

26th June (Sunday) 2022

tickets here


Our drum circles have been running almost continuously since 2003 and they're now run at the Healing Tree Centre, Cornwall, PL15 8NS. Theyre held out on the land, round a roaring fire, under the marquee or in Rowan, the workshop space.  

Join us for our June Solstice Shamanic drum and journey circle on Sunday 26th.  Open to experienced and novices alike. We'll celebrate joining together in these days of solstice celebration.  Exploring shamanic drumming and journey and ceremony. Some spare drums are available £10 and ticket only, The Healing Tree Centre is supporting Amnesty International UK for 2022 and a donation will go to supporting this cause. Limited numbers and follow ticket link. Refreshments and social afterwards.
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Soul Spirit Doll - Grandma Moon monthly circle

July 13th 10am - 2pm then following the full moons, monthly dates tba

Mothly womans circle connecting to the wisdom of our Grandmother Moon. Each crafting a spirit doll to be used as a personal healing ally.   For more details contact Alison or Facebook event


Trance - Formation - Movement and Sound in the Woods

July 16th Sat 7 -10pm

TranceFormation – Shamanic Trance Movement and Crystal Bowl Sound Journey
Celebrate the summer with a shamanic trance dance and sound bath in and around Talisman Woods at the Healing Tree Centre.
Immerse yourself into the movement of the trance dance, journeying through each of the elements with the music and then a beautiful immersion into the crystal bowl sound bath.
In the trance dance, you wear a blindfold to take the dance deep into your inner being that will release your inhibitions and shift your awareness. You will journey through the ceremony of the dance until you are led to the point of stillness where the crystal bowl sound bath will flow through you. Outdoors within the marquee in the woods.
Booking only £10 via link
Derek is a Shamanic healer and sound bath ceremonialist.


Ticket link   £10


Touch Drawing Retreat - Drawing through your Spirit Guide

Enquire for next available dates in Autumn

Alison & Derek will guide you over the 3 days to connect and draw through your Spirit Guide. Touch Drawing is a simple process of feeling the energy flow through your body and expressing the shapes through your fingertips. The hands are extensions of the soul, moving in response to the sensations of movement. No artistic ability is required as you will work intuitively.

To help us connect with our spirit guide we will use the following as an aid to embody energy:

Dream Tea Ceremony – working with Mugwort to help us recall our dreams.

Shamanic Journeying – travelling with intent to meet with our Spirit Guide.

Crystal Attunement – attuning to Celestite to help our connection with our Spirit Guide.

Crystal Bowl Sound Bath – sound as an aid whilst we touch draw.

Shamanic Trance Dance – embodying and moving the energy to be expressed through touch drawing.

Mindful Walk – through 15 acres of private woodland. Connection to nature and to also help become more conscious within our dreams.

All materials and meals are included in the price.

Accommodation is available – single rooms in our static caravan @ £20 per night.

Cost of retreat: £225

For more information or to book, please contact Derek …. Email:

Spirit Seeker Shamanic Rattle Crafting

Sunday 3rd July 2022

We're overjoyed to be running this shamanic rattle workshop again this year. You’ll create the rattle and be working shamanically throughout the process.
Creating your own rattle can be self-empowering and leads to a stronger connection in its use. In this one day event, jointly run by Derek Gane and Alison Adamson, we will make our rattles using a variety of hides and woods and individually decorating them. We will interweave with journey work, ceremony and exploring some shamanic teachings in the use of your own rattle in healing. 
Please read about what to bring etc. 
Firstly, all materials for the rattle will be supplied for you, but, if there is anything specific that you would like to decorate or enhance your rattle with such as feathers, beads, charms then please bring them along. 
We have a variety of woods available for you for the handles but if you would like to source your own then please feel free to bring it along, You may have a connection with a certain tree or be drawn to work with a gift from the sea as a piece of driftwood. 
We will be doing shamanic work, at times throughout the day, outside in the medicine circle and round the fire, so you'll need boots and warm outdoor gear. Also, blanket, eye covering, journal and pen for journey work. 
Food; Vegan soup and breads supplied for lunch but please feel free to bring a food plate to share. 
All materials supplied
Teas coffees etc. supplied
9.30 for a 10am prompt start 
Cost £65  

 Book and pay here

Circle of Esoteric Wisdom
- 2 day event

Saturday 24th September  - Sunday 25th September 2022

A weekend of expanding our awareness and psychic development where we will open up to the teachings and deepen into the Great Mystery for the greater evolvement of ourselves and each other.
Two days of psychic and spiritual development. Space held and run by Derek Gane and Alison Adamson, both with many years of both sitting in and running development circles and awareness expansion on many levels.
Limited to 10 attendees to ensure a high vibrational working environment, the Healing Tree Centre is an conscious educational and wellness retreat.
Full cost of this 2 day non- residential experiential workshop of £135 to be paid before the course, follow ticket link below.
Some limited accommodation may be available.
Vegan Soup and bread lunch provided and all refreshments during the days.

 Book Here

After this weekend, there will be the option of continuing monthly (dates to be agreed) with your learning in a development circle, a physical circle, on a Sunday from 10 to 4.30 and with support online  with Zoom and a private social media group.  £30 session

Psychopomp New Moon Circle - monthly

Monthly every New Moon

For those who'ce completed the Shamans quest Psychopomp module and are experienced in this area of shamanic work, gives the opportunity to sit together and connect with Spirit  to be the bridge for deeper psychopomp work. This is our commitment to undertake this journey on a regular basis. 

Earth Keepers

Every Wednesday. 
 Community Garden, Conservation tasks, Roundhouse Building and more 

Welcome to Earth Keepers. A weekly conservation and wisdom sharing and mutual support group often around a fire. The Healing Tree Centre is in 18 acres of conservation land and we'll undertake a diverse range of land management, learning skills and sharing and listening to each others stories. It is an opportunity to give back to the Earth with positive land management. We can all be the "Keeper", regardless of age and share our wisdom and experience with each other. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday , between 10.30 to 15.30pm, (with optional inbetween dates) we'll be taking on a task of land management (jobs for all levels), and hopefully planning for a community garden and spending time together, making new friends, sharing our wisdom and listening to each other. Our aim is to be a friendly, supportive and active volunteer group that will create positive action for the Earth and each other. We each have different skills to offer and are open to learning more. This is an opportunity, especially important at this time, where we can support each other, mentally and emotionally too. Derek is an experienced land manager and has extensive knowledge of running "Green Team" volunteer groups for Natural England and the National Trust. Come and join us. Open to all ages and abilities. Vegan soup for lunch provided. Tea and coffee provided. You'll be welcome


The Shaman's Quest
2022 -2023

 Starts June 2022

Go to the Shamans Quest Shamanic Practitioners  page..........

Click here to go to Shamans Quest page and to find the downloadable application form


Year 1 Certificate

Year 2 Diploma


to the Shamanic Path

Saturday 21st May 2022

A 1 day introduction to shamanism and the shamanic pathway. Led by Derek Gane, we shall step out to explore the basics of shamanic journeying and the various techniques used on the journey. We will discover how to connect and work with our allies and totem animal and start to understand the role of the healer in the shamanic world. We will explore the use of the drum and rattle as shamanic tools. Some of this work will be deepening our connection with the elements of nature so please wear suitable clothes. 
I work extensively as a shamanic healer from the Healing Tree Centre and I have been teaching shamanic practice for 18 years and the Shamans Quest Practitioner training is now in its 11th year. My work is grounded in this land and this Earth and guided by Spirit and I enjoy bringing this forward to help others find their healing, their true power and to find their way. 
This day can be used as a gateway to the Shamans Quest Practitioner training that starts in June 2022 and follows the wheel of the year, though this 1 day is also stand alone, as an introduction, and open to all. 
£65 for the day. Soup and bread lunch provided. 
Book and pay here


Wild Hearth Retreat

2022 Retreats full
2023 dates coming soon

Wild Earth - ReWild your connection to the Earth and the Spirits of Nature
Wild Heart - ReWild your heart, so embracing your true self.
Wild Hearth - Nurture the fire in your centre and step into a new way of being.
Come, let go and immerse yourself deep in the wild and magical nature of Talisman Woods. It is time to find our own true nature and step up in this pivotal time.
4 day immersive retreat at The Healing Tree Centre. There will be time and space to sink in to the land and connect with the Spirits of place through mindfulness, opening up the inner creative essence and discovering your inner wild soul through ceremony, space and wild reconnection. This time will be living, breathing and sharing out on the land in a small group. We will be conscious dreaming, bringing your awareness in through your dreamstate.
Accommodation will be under canvas (either provided or bring your own, see pricing) with your own bedding. All meals provided from Thursday breakfast to late Sunday lunch. Start 10.30 Thursday to 15.30 Sunday
Full price £325 (with tent accommodation supplied)
Discount £285 (bring own tent )
Deposit £100
Participants limited to a small band of travellers
To join or enquiries email Derek; thehealingtreecentre@gmail