Events at the Healing Tree Centre

Fully Booked -
Charity Spirit Doll Workshop for Last Chance Hotel. 
December 3rd 2023

postponed due to icy conditions. Now Sunday 3rd.
Come along and needle felt a Spirit Doll with Alison
All funds raised are for Last Chance Hotel.
Last Chance Hotel are a local charity gifting so much of their time to save so many lives. it's a real struggle at the moment with so many pet owners loosing their homes and having to go into temporary accommodation, where most places don't allow their pets to go with them. it's a real juggling act for the charity to find temporary foster homes.
The Spirit Doll holds an egg filled with magic within.... herbs, crystals etc... your Spirit Doll is an allie that you can hold and connect with feeling the energies within....
On the day you will select your own medicine (I have lots to choose from).
This day is suitable for beginners as well as those who have felted many dolls with Alison before.
It's a fun relaxed day and you will probably leave with the felting bug... these dolls make wonderful gifts for Christmas.
Please bring your own packed lunch. Teas and Coffees provided (plant based milk - bring your own cows milk if preferred).
Donation of £30




Spirit in the Storm - The Story of Joan Wytte
December 7th 2023

Joan Whytte, Wise woman, healer and for a long time, an exhibit in the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle.  Join us for this rare performance of the telling of Joans' life and death. We're honoured to have Kathy Wallis, Keeper of Traditions, a Bard of Gorsedh Kernow tell Joans story in a unique way . Come and join us.  . This is a fundraising opportunity and we're Supporting Medecins Sans Frontierres UK (Doctors Without Borders) who do amazing life supporting work across all borders and also Cats Protection (Launceston Branch) All funds will be split 50/50


Winter Solstice Trance-Formational Shamanic Drum Circle
December 23rd 2023

 Come and celebrate this special time with our annual Winter Solstice Trance-Formational Movement and Shamanic Drum Circle. Saturday 23rd December. 3pm until 7.30pm ish. We shall open up with our shamanic drum circle and journey into this portal of seasonal change with the Death and Rebirth of the Sun from the Dark to the Light. We are at Whitstone Village Hall, 2.5 miles up from The Healing Tree Centre with ample parking at the Rear. (a sign will be out at the entrance)

We shall open the ceremony with a Shamanic Drum circle and leading into Trance-Formational movement (shamanic trance dance) and then into your place of inner Stillness. Coming back into circle after to celebrate the powerful Solstice and being together, renewed, with a warming soup and feast of festive goodies


to the Shamanic Path
March 10th 2024

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 12th 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 April 2023 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. Vegan soup and bread lunch provided. Please feel free to add to the shared lunch in a small way. Teas coffee etc. provided throughout the day.
What to bring: 
A stone large enough to fill your hand (any type, rough and nature gifted is good) 
Food offering for lunch,   Wet weather clothing and wellies/boots
A drum, rattle, blanket eye covering if you have them (I have spares)



The Shaman's Quest 
Year 1 (2024) Certificate
2024 -2025

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

The Shaman's Quest 
Year 2 (2024) Advanced Diploma 

starts Oct 24


Click here to download the  details and application form

This is the second year, Advanced Diploma level, shamanic practitioner training that, naturally, follows on from the Shamans Quest Certificate and takes the work to a deeper understanding. 

This year is also open to others that have not studied with me, Derek Gane, but have achieved a level of shamanic training that covers a full and complete range of the teachings of shamanism, that can be evidenced  i.e. an equivalent years training to the Shamans Quest certificate. 

If called, then email for further details and click on the form link


Earth Keepers

Every Wednesday from 10.30. Come for how long you can!

Welcome to Earth Keepers. A weekly conservation and wisdom sharing and mutual support group with the central fire as the focus. 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 experience. Every  Wednesday , between 10.30 to 16.30pm, we'll take on a task of land management (something for all levels), and spend time together, sharing our wisdom and listening to each other. Our aim is to be a friendly, supportive and active volunteer group, held in an appropriately safeguarded space, 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. The day is led by Derek , an experienced land manager with 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


Shamanic Drum and Journey Circles

New dates to follow 

Remember, Remember, the err 4th Nov? Well, hopefully we'll make some loud bangs!!
Join us on our monthly shamanic drum and journey circle on Saturday 4th November, 2pm till 4.30 ish. We'll celebrate, joining together as we head into more autumnal days of lessening light. Exploring shamanic drumming, journeying and ceremony. We'll possibly be outside around the fire in the medicine circle..(or if wet in the Rowan workshop) so numbers will be limited. Open to experienced and novices alike. Some spare drums are available Hope to see you there. £10 and ticket only, Follow the ticket link. There will be cake! 

Our drum circles have been running almost continuously since 2003 and they're now run at the Healing Tree Centre.  They're held out on the land, around a roaring fire, or in Rowan, the workshop space so numbers are therefore limited.


Circle of Esoteric Wisdom - Monthly Development circle

Dates to follow soon

Evenings 7.00 - 9 
-More than a development circle but an exploration of developing your psychic skills and a place to explore into the Great Mystery on a broad range of topics. Led by Derek , but its the energies of the whole group that drive the direction of what we explore and where we go. Originally a follow on from the 2 day Esoteric Circle weekend, if you feel drawn to joining us and can make a firm commitment to attend the monthly circles  then please enquire. This is a closed circle with a private social media group for in between sessions.  An opportunity to go forward with your learning in a development circle, a physical circle, on one evening a month, initially,  from 7pm to 9pm.   £8 session plus ongoing sharing online.

Wild Hearth Retreat

Dates to follow 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

Earth Fayre IV Shamanic Camp 

August 2nd - 4th 2024

The Healing Tree team invite you to their fourth annual shamanic fayre and camp. Our first small camp, in 2017, was such a beautiful gathering of friends  that we vowed to continue this each year.  We, along with so many, took a break in 2020 - 23 and now feel ready to resurrect the fayre with fresh energies. Open initially with the first offering to those who've completed or are undertaking the Shaman's Quest practitioner training  and then opening to others who'd like to join us in celebrating this Earth connection.  For 3 days we will gather and share experiences and wisdom, enjoy each other’s company and to work our magic into the land. There will be bountiful offerings of workshops from participant presenters and a few guests. Full programme to follow. 
Registration fee is £95 pp full ticket, £75 Shamans Quest discount ticket and £40 Presenters ticket. Includes 3 days of shared experiences, entertainment and workshops including camping and evening dinner and all facilities of the Healing Tree Centre.  More details to follow soon and booking link. 

Cancellation Policy 

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

All payments to be made in full before the event unless with prior agreement. Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date, may receive a 100% refund on request. Cancellations made 4 days or more in advance of the event date, may receive a 50% refund on request. Cancellations made within 0 - 3 days will be non-refundable. 

We need your consent to load the translations

We use a third-party service to translate the website content that may collect data about your activity. Please review the details and accept the service to view the translations.