Who We Are

Who We Are

The Land’s Core Team members who organise and run our events and retreats and take care of The Land’s needs!  

Nic Turner

Nic is a life-long student of how to gain insight that is beyond the intellect. He has studied in India and in the USA with indigenous teachers and led major change projects in some of the UKs biggest businesses.

He has an MSc and post graduate qualifications in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Systemic Constellations, and Organisational Development.

He co-founded a consultancy based on consciousness, creativity and innovation and has applied this practice all over the world.

He co-founded the Land project as a base to share leading edge approaches in an accessible way

Susie Turner

Susie’s background includes: travelling and working in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East; twelve years in the UK fitness industry as instructor and personal trainer; and voluntary work with people with mental health issues.

After gaining her MSc she worked with teenagers in the voluntary sector in addition to establishing her private psychotherapy practice. She also developed classes integrating movement and dance with Gestalt therapy and has an ongoing interest in the relationship between movement and consciousness, and is passionate about the benefits of body based practices.

After many years working in a cutting edge business consultancy as business & events manager, she is now bringing all this experience to The Land project, as well as pursuing a lifelong interest in nutrition as a source of wellness and healing.

Phillipa Bray

Brought up in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, climbing trees, tracking foxes, taming squirrels and catching newts, Pip remains full of fascination and wonder when wandering the countryside and has huge faith in the restorative and creative power of human connection with all more-than-human beings.

In 2016, after 20 years of managing projects for large corporations, she took a leap of faith and challenged herself to spend 6 months following her true spirit and tuning into that which made her happy and inspired.

An exciting summer of adventures and personal growth ensued, including humanitarian work in Nepal to bring health and education to women in remote villages, vision quests in Spain, Italy and in Findhorn, Scotland with John P Milton and voluntary work in a Bolivian animal sanctuary, caring for capuchin monkeys, spectacled bears and pumas.

This time to reflect and grow led her to cross paths with Nic and Susie Turner, Amit Zala, Kate Tyler with whom she founded Fieldwork, an Organisational Development Consultancy born from The Land that focuses on shifting the consciousness of leaders and providing them with the tools they need to evolve great intention into great impact.

Annette Wessmann

Annette is seeking insights in the great mysteries of consciousness beyond the human form while being firmly rooted in this human body. She has explored childhood development, shamanism, family constellation, and animal communication to name just a few.

Annette has a particular interest in medicine. She studied veterinary medicine in Germany and specialised in veterinary neurology after she came to the UK in 2002. She is also interested in integrative or energy medicine and recently graduated as a BodyTalk practitioner.

Annette is excited to be part of the The Land as it is a beautiful way to combine nature, community, consciousness, sustainability and fun and is looking forward to help making it accessible for people with similar interests.

Kate Tyler

The Land has been in Kate’s heart and resourcing her since 2019 when she did her first retreat with us. 

Kate is an ‘Eldest Daughter’ who is naturally drawn to organising opportunities to connect to one another and to The Land itself. Kate has found her perfect home in the Land Admin and Core Teams.

Kate is the Chief Sorter of Fieldwork, a company she likes to think of as “The Land – on tour”. 

Brett Sentance

Brett is seeking insights into how he can deepen his connection to himself, nature and others he works with. New to The Land, Constellations and Creative Action Methods, he has already gained real insights over the last year. 

An interest in Archery and connecting people through this ancient process, being in the moment with bow and arrow in hand has enabled Brett to be totally present. He has seen this work with others and is always surprised how this has such a profound impact on people

His involvement with The Land comes at a time when he needed it the most and is eternally grateful for being a part of a conscious community that thrives on Connection, community and Nature. 

Iain Dimmock

Life long learning – self taught, with a lot of great help!

Environmental artist, international social business development, creative and outdoor skills tutor. Frustrated nomad

Land project Core Team member and co-founder of East Midlands Constellations Faculty.

Often found starting in the middle of the sentence and going both directions at once.

Fiona Blackwell

Fiona is a physiotherapist, Pilates teacher, 1st degree Black Belt in Tetsudo and passionate advocate of “food as medicine”, after family health issues.

Outwardly her interests are very rooted in the physical, even prior to physio, having studied biochemistry and working in research labs, but she has always been drawn to personal exploration, learning to meditate and practising Reiki. She has also been drawn to Earth based spirituality, spending time at ancient sites in the country and exploring Shamanism. This has tended to be a quiet and personal path, kept separately from her outward life.

Becoming mother to a daughter, now 10, encouraged her to find ways to bring wholeness to her life. Fiona became involved with The Land in 2014 and this has given both her and her daughter something they did not know was missing!

Jeannie Thompson

Passionate, life long, active campaigner about land, nature, environment, climate, justice.

Especially interested in reaching hearts and minds and helping campaigning groups function well.

Deeply committed to helping others access their deep wise self through creative approaches to ceremony, psychotherapy, play, improvised drama.

Facilitates self help and empowerment groups at different venues for women, people recovering from addictions, refugees, and runs own therapy practice including weekly group for 22 yrs.

Dramatherapist since 1990, Psychodrama Psychotherapist, UKCP accredited,since 1992 plus many years integrating bodywork with psychodrama to release deep emotions. Has learned many approaches and techniques in all this time! An experienced facilitator who has run countless groups, trainings, residentials.

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