“There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognised or no, and however covered by cares and duties” ― John Muir
Frankie works as a therapist, consultant and trainer in the UK and is the owner/guide of the Walkinginspirit mindful walking retreat. He is also a journalist and has a smallholding in Asturias called “Pomar” . He is currently the coordinator of service user involvement in drug & alcohol services in the London Borough of Islington and is working with NHS England to improve patient participation within healthcare in London prisons. Frankie has a great love of the natural world and enjoys guiding mindful walking groups in the wilderness, traveling and pursuing his interests in natural spirituality, philosophy, shamanism and mythology. He is available for one to one therapeutic work, Skype sessions. wild-therapy, (group and individual), retreats and team building and mindfulness training for business.
Frankie has been visiting and bringing people to Somiedo for many years.
“The idea for the retreat emerged spontaneously out my experiences of walking alone here. in 2002 I was researching an article about the European Brown Bear and I’d heard that Somiedo was at the heart of the bear’s territory so I came to take a look. The astonishing beauty of Somiedo immediately captivated me but it was more of a “feel” sense that made me fall in love with the area. The mountains and forests hum with a wild and generous spirit that you don’t find in more tamed and cultivated landscapes but it is not at all a harsh environment. Something deep and coherent awoke in me whilst walking in Somiedo, something that I am passionate about giving others the opportunity to experience”
Frankie is available for one to one sessions to process what you experience during the Walkinginspirit retreat and will happily work with you in return for a donation, (amount at your descretion).