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Finding the Courage to Act: The Trembling Warrior

With Gill Coombs, Mothiur Rahman and Natalie Bennett

A week long practical preparation for all those seeking to find the courage, the voice and the way to step into peaceful, soulful and effective action, for change in our times.

Times: 1 pm Mon. 30th September – 4 pm Fri. 4th October

Fee: £595

Limited bursary places are available at £343 on application.

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As climate and society unravel, many of us feel called to step up and do something. But stepping up can feel vulnerable – particularly for those who don’t consider themselves a ‘natural’ activist. In public discourse, those with gentle, reflective voices are sorely missing. Society’s present preoccupation with image, power, and soundbites has silenced the intuitive wisdom of the soul – just when we need it most.

In a spacious and supportive setting, participants will be invited to explore their inner Trembling Warrior: the part of them that is passionate about standing up for the future of their children’s children, or maybe for all living beings – and the part of them that shrinks from doing so.

We will focus on encouraging and strengthening the inner warrior: not to go into battle with other people, but to challenge the system and help bring about a peaceful revolution. There are many ways to be an activist, and you’ll leave with a clearer, more grounded and richly resourced sense of your unique contribution in these epic times. You will also leave with an abundance of information and ideas about how you can best and most joyfully answer the call that our world is now making.

Is This For You?

This workshop is for people who naturally reside in calmness, beauty, and visioning, and are willing to explore the edges of their vulnerability in order to be effective in bringing about positive change in the world.


Gill Coombs

In 2010 Gill left a corporate Learning and Development career to travel around the country leading sustainability workshops for communities. She then studied Holistic Science at Schumacher College.  Gill has written three books: Hearing our Calling, about finding the right work, The Game, and her latest work ‘The Trembling Warrior: A Guide for Reluctant Activists‘.  She now supports groups and individuals in acting effectively for the world. Gill has been District and Parliamentary candidate for the Green Party and a trustee at Hawkwood College, and is a passionate advocate for wild life. She was arrested during April’s Extinction Rebellion.

Gill Coombs

Mothiur Rahman

Mothiur trained as a solicitor at an international law firm and worked at a top 100 law firm in London specializing in public law, planning and governance. He is now co-founder of the Community Chartering Network (https://www.communitychartering.org) and is bringing that experience to bear in setting up a legal innovation lab called New Economy Law (www.neweconomylaw.org).  He supports clients who are passionate about bringing in a more ecological and beautiful world, developing legal strategies with them to unlock new possibilities for a rapidly changing.  Mothiur is a core member of the Political Strategy Team for Extinction Rebellion UK, a civil disobedience movement that is re-shaping the narrative around climate collapse. 

Mothiur Rahman

Natalie Bennett

Natalie Bennett was the leader of the Green Party from 2012-16, and continues to work fulltime on Green Party issues, including the climate emergency, universal basic income and making the UK a democracy. Her academic background crosses agricultural science, history, politics and social science, and most of her working life was spent as a journalist, finishing as editor of the Guardian Weekly.

Natalie Bennett

Upcoming Dates & Booking

We aim for all of our courses to be as inclusive and accessible as possible – please contact us for information on paying in installments.

There are also a limited number of bursary places available at £343  for this course at on application.

If you have any questions please call +44 (0) 1647 252 983 or email support@embercombe.org

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