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Men's Retreats

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Contact Hugh on hugh@thesovereignsjourney.co.uk

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Dates for the next Sovereign's Journey

The King's Initiation - 12th to 15th September 2024

Soil, Soul and Spirit - 24th to 27th October 2024

Your King and his Clever Magician -20th to 23rd February  2025

Your King and his Courageous Warrior - 3rd to 6th April 2025

Your King and his Connected Lover - 22nd to 25th May 2025

Of all the paths I have persevered with over many years (Buddhism, meditation, yoga, philosophy, depth psychology, esotericism, somatic experiencing, psychodynamic work etc), Hugh's Sovereign's journey has been consistently and decisively the most transformative. His Sovereign's Journey is a profound path of healing and individuation. It is also an initiation into the deep, healthy masculine.

It is a path for any student of wisdom who wants to know himself. Tom Crofts.

The sovereigns' journey for me has been a deeply moving and practical experience.  This is a spacious exploration of the psyche and getting to know the different voices in my head better, especially the ones that hold me back. It has transformed my relationships internally as well as at home and work, and taught me the value in opening my heart to the world more.  The facilitators offer the safest of spaces with their years of experience and delicate expertise. If you want to live a life of Sovereign masculine energy then you have come to the right place. 

I am deeply thankful.   Jeremy Hawkey

What is most remarkable about the Sovereigns Journey is the direct, effective and powerful techniques used to develop the heart centred King as the foundation upon which everything else is held and supported. The year long Sovereigns Journey with the same group of men is so wonderful, rich and powerful because we have built relationships and a sense of brotherhood that enable a greater depth of connection, vulnerability, honouring and truth to be present. I have witnessed personal growth, transformation, and empowerment in myself and all the men as they get to know less developed or neglected parts and accept themselves. The programme is the most comprehensive and thorough men’s personal development course that I know of.

Richie Gomme

"My experience of The Sovereign's Journey has been replete with connection, joy, learning, and love. With tender guidance from Hugh, Geof and Roberto, I have welcomed in and blessed many beautiful, powerful parts of myself. This profound training on heart-centred leadership has noticeably changed my relationship with myself. I happily and heartily recommend The Sovereign's Journey to any man seeking to deepen his self-awareness, within a caring container, held by experienced facilitators, with loving hearts."

Patrick T."

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All workshops take place deep in nature just outside Frome in Somerset. 

You can camp, stay in your van, or book accommodation locally.

These retreats start at 6pm on Thursday, and finish by 3pm on Sunday. 

All meals are included. 

The price for all 5 retreats is £2500.

Payment plans are available.

You will attend all 5 retreats with the same group of men. 

The King's Initiation

7th to 10th September 2023

12th to 15th September 2024

First
Retreat
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We have within a part of ourselves, represented by the archetype of the King, who is ready to steward us to wholeness and wise maturity. He does this by bringing us home to our heart-centred, spiritually connected, generative soul essence. Within all of us is a King who is ready to lead us to a healthy, profoundly successful, dynamically joyful life.

In this workshop, we will initiate your King, who will then lead your inner work. As your King gets to know who you are, he will have many opportunities to know and evolve the parts of you he finds. Undertaking this process, your King will build himself up as the conductor of the orchestra of your inner being.

 

On your King's Initiation, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the power and presence that lives in the King Archetype.

  • Meet and get to know and embody your heart centred Healthy King.

  • Meet, get to know and adjust your two wounded Kings; your power-hungry inflated Tyrant King and your powerless crumbling Abdicating King.

  • Set up your King so he can start to undertake his prime mission, which is to know, integrate, guide and evolve all parts of yourself according to your particular character and design.

  • Start to notice what is blocking your King's joy.

 

Your King's aim is to get to know yourself inside out by seeking, watching, cultivating, tending, and including all parts of yourself. It is time to sit in your Sovereignty and get to know all of who you are.

Your Sovereign's intention here is to craft yourself, not into normality and satisfied adjustment, but into a richly elaborate life, deeply and profoundly connected in your heart to your society, nature, family, friends, Spirit, and ancestors.

Before your King's Initiation, I will send you a comprehensive outline of the King, the Tyrant and the Abdicator so you can become familiar with these parts of yourself before you work with them.

After your King's initiation, you can proceed with your King's evolutionary journey.
In the following retreats, your King will get to know and mature yourself to Sovereign wholeness by working with the many aspects of your Magician, Warrior and Lover.

Soil, Soul and Spirit

19th to 22nd October 2023

24th to 27th October 2024

Second
Retreat
Soil, soul and spirit

After your King's Initiation, in this second retreat, you will build your King's home, his foundation within yourself. You will make sure your King is in place to hold any part of you, no matter how challenging and traumatised, so that he can welcome all of who you are.

​Once we move into our King, we realise that we are responsible for leading our whole Kingdom forward, not just ourselves. The good news is that our King is not supposed to do this alone!

In this retreat, your King will link himself up with all the forces that support him to evolve his Kingdom into love, happiness, success and wholeness, including his love of the Earth, his ancestors, his Soul and his Spirit.

 

Once your King is clear on his place in the Soul and Spirit of Creation, he will get clear on his Life's Calling so that he can unfold his destiny and bring all of his world to fruition.

Your King and his Clever Magician

11th to 14th April  2024

20th to 23rd February  2025

Third
Retreat
The clever magician

On this third retreat, your King will come into a relationship with and evolve the many aspects of your Magician.

 

On this weekend, your King will get to know your Magician inside out. Your Magician should be supporting and advising your King, but most Magicians act out of old programming and conditioning. Because they are focused on prudence and safety, they often act as a restraining and limiting influence. Many Magicians have such power that they 'act' as the King, controlling the Kingdom and all parts according to their fear-based design.  

Some parts of your Magician can profoundly limit your happiness and destroy your ability to live a joyful, prosperous life. Your King will bring all these parts to light to heal them and evolve them to operate according to his wishes and design.

 

Before your King's weekend with your Magician, I will send you a comprehensive outline of the healthy Magician, the Manipulator and the Fool so you can become familiar with these parts of yourself before you work with them.

Your King and his Courageous Warrior

9th to 12th May  2024

3rd to 6th April 2025

Fourth
Retreat
The couragous warrior

On this fourth retreat, your King will develop a relationship with and evolve the many aspects of your Warrior.

 

All Warriors need their King to know, love, direct and guide them. Our Warrior is the part of us who keeps our world balanced, grounded, honest and successful. Without an effective Warrior, all our King's hopes and dreams mean nothing and cannot be bought into reality.

In this retreat, your King will support your Warrior to be truly capable and effective. He will get to know the parts of your Warrior that do not work well and do not support your Kingdom's success. He will love your Warrior to ensure that he turns up in profound ability and capacity, with all his valuable tools and resources.

 

Before your King's weekend with your Warrior, I will send you a comprehensive outline of the healthy, courageous Warrior, the Bully and the Weakling so you can become familiar with these parts of yourself before you work with them.

Your King and his Connected Lover

6th to 9th June 2024

22nd to 25th May 2025

Fifth
Retreat
The beautiful lover

On this fifth retreat, your King will come into a relationship with and evolve the many aspects of his beautiful connecting Lover.

 

Your Lover holds your possibility for being truly and fully alive by being connected, emotional, creative, and loving.

Most men were conditioned out of our Healthy Lover in childhood, so we struggle to connect easily with others and suffer from isolation and loneliness. We miss out on the beautiful, juicy, vibrant love that our Lover can bring us. We settle for less as we were conditioned to.

On this retreat, your King will bring your Lover back to life.

 

Before your King's weekend with your Lover, I will send you a comprehensive outline of the Healthy Lover, the Dramatic Addict and the Isolated Loner so you can become familiar with these parts of yourself before you work with them.

I first encountered Hugh's King, Warrior Magician, Lover work at a festival in around 2014. I immediately knew it was for me. I've been to his workshops almost every year since. Of all the paths I have persevered with over many years (Buddhism, meditation, yoga, philosophy, depth psychology, esotericism, somatic experiencing, psychodynamic work etc), Hugh's Sovereign's journey has been consistently and decisively the most transformative. His Sovereign's Journey is a profound path of healing and individuation. It is also an initiation into the deep, healthy masculine, which the world needs more than ever. It is a path for any student of wisdom who wants to know himself. Tom Crofts.

Testimonial - The sovereigns' journey for me has been a deeply moving and practical experience.  This is not a peak experience retreat but a spacious exploration of the psyche and getting to know the different voices in my head better, especially the ones that hold me back.  I do think these retreats require some element of having done previous self development work, and you will get more out of it if you have.  It has transformed my relationships internally as well as at home and work, and taught me the value in opening my heart to the world more.  The facilitators offer the safest of spaces with their years of experience and delicate expertise in moving participants through each emergent process.  I feel my soul connection more than ever and if you want to live a life of breathing out and claiming your sovereign masculine energy then you have come to the right place.  I am deeply thankful.   

Jeremy Hawkey

Review of Sovereigns Journey

Testimonial from Richie Gomme

What is most remarkable about the Sovereigns Journey is the direct, effective and powerful techniques used to develop the healthy modelling and expression of the masculine archetypes, especially the heart centred King as the foundation upon which everything else is held and supported. The year long Sovereigns Journey with the same group of men is so wonderful, rich and powerful because we have built relationships and a sense of brotherhood that enable a greater depth of connection, vulnerability, honouring and truth to be present. Building the container becomes an ongoing process of deeper trust and truth, that can only be created over time and shared experience, expertly held by the 3 experienced and capable elders Hugh, Geoff, and Robert O. What Hugh and his team are delivering is the culmination and fruition of Hugh’s lifetime experience working with men and women in healing and personal development, using techniques that Hugh has developed that are a direct, effective and very powerful witnessing and embodying of the healthy and sacred masculine, and men’s capacity to share, hold and accept all of who they are, their inflated, deflated and wounded aspects, shadow and all. We go beyond the archetypes to explore elements including our inner feminine, our Golden Boy, and the sacred masculine. I have witnessed personal growth, transformation, and empowerment in myself and all the men as they get to know less developed or neglected parts and accept themselves on a deeper level over the year and mentor, reflect and support each other. The programme is the most comprehensive and thorough men’s personal development course that I know of. Every retreat has been outstanding, being Thursday to Sunday there is time to drop and unfold with each other, and for the experience to sink in. I am so grateful that I gave myself the gift of participating in this. It is an investment in myself to become the best I can be, and to live my life with positive intention, deeper meaning and purpose, integrity, authenticity, truth, beauty and love. All my relationships will benefit, most importantly the one with myself. I absolutely and wholeheartedly recommend this to every man whatever your age and level of knowledge or experience, the more you put in and commit yourself, the more you will get out. Wonderful, beautiful, self challenging and deeply moving, I bless myself and all my brothers for doing this work so much needed in the world today.

 

With gratitude and love from Richie, Graceful Lion. I walk upon the Earth with Grace. I create a world of love, beauty and connection, by opening my heart, bringing people together and living the truth of who I am with grace and presence.

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