Watson Caring Science Institute in England!

Global Program

June 22 – 23, 2019 | Village Hall, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, England

Inspired by the gentle beauty of the Dorset countryside, this will be a simple, informal, weekend gathering, based in the village hall of Cerne Abbas, which is located at the foot of the world-famous ancient monument, the Cerne Abbas Giant and is a short walk from the ruins of a small abbey and holy well.  Once voted Britain’s most desirable village, Cerne Abbas is utterly charming and a perfect place to find stillness, a quiet mind and an open heart.

Image from wikipedia.org

In a world where policy, procedure and corporate demands often take priority over need, Caring Science challenges us to reconnect with what it means to be human and face it, in all it’s beauty, mess and brokenness and in doing so, face our own vulnerability and potential for healing.  As a growing global network of nurses, health care workers, artists, therapists, carers, students and many, many more brilliant human beings, caring science speaks to and touches people’s lived experience and quite simply, makes sense.

Open to moments of tranquility and compassion in nature, our time together will be a space for reflection, creativity and meaningful dialogue.  Local author Peter Knight will lead a guided walk around the village, initiating exploration and discussion of ancient symbols and rituals and how they may be relevant for us today.  In addition, there will be a Caritas Drumming Circle, facilitated by local musician Ralph Cree and throughout the weekend, an open invitation to experience a walking meditation with our indoor labyrinth.

As we gather as friends and walk in this special place, we will think about the essence of Caring Science, the 10 Caritas Processes®, caring relationships and how it may help us personally, in our practice and our world.
walkshop in UK countryside


The cost of this exciting 2-day Walkshop is $125 USD.  This includes lunch and refreshments on both days. Accommodation is not included. There are plenty of B&B accommodations in the area and there is also a campsite near by.  We can help you.

Registration  Agenda

For more information, please email Anna Biley:  a.biley@ymail.com
We look forward to welcoming you!
With loving kindness,

Anna Biley, Dip. N, MSc (Nursing) WCSI Doctorate Caring Science, Caritas Coach®, WCSI Global Associate
Julie Watson, Caritas Coach, Woman in Charge of Global Caritas Community
Héctor Rosso, Caritas Coach, WCSI Adjunct Faculty WCSI Sur
Andy Bradley, Frameworks For Change



The village of Cerne Abbas is situated within one of England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a landscape that inspired writers and poets such as Thomas Hardy and T.S. Eliot.  With the World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast a stone’s throw away, Cerne Abbas is located an hour’s drive from the ancient town of Glastonbury and Stonehenge and is 90 minutes by road to the Roman town of Bath.

Cerne Abbas Village Hall
Kettle Bridge Lane
Cerne Abbas, DORCHESTER,
Dorset, DT2 7GY


Cerne Abbas is in a rural location, approximately 8 miles north of Dorset’s county town of Dorchester.  By train, Dorchester is approximately 2.5 hours from London Waterloo station.  From Heathrow or Gatwick Airports there is a National Express bus service to Poole.  If travelling by car, the sat nav postcode is DT2 7GY.


Dorset is a popular holiday destination and there is plenty of accommodation to suit all budgets.  For example, the New Inn (ask for Anette and mention WCSI!) and Abbots B&B offer accommodation in the centre of Cerne Abbas but there are many choices of places to stay in the surrounding area too.  Local camping options include the Giant’s Head Caravan and Camp site and Green Valley Yurts.


The programme includes a gentle guided walk, approximately 1 mile in total.  There is a small hill but also the option of a low level route.  The venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Please email for more information or to discuss any access concerns you may have.  Individuals are responsible for their own safety.  WCSI does not accept responsibility or liability.

Further information

Tourist information: www.visit-dorset.com
Peter Knight:              www.stoneseeker.net
Ralph Cree:                www.moignescourt.co.uk

EU/UK Registration

EU/UK Caring Science colleagues & friends, we have set up an Eventbrite registration page for easy signup. CLICK HERE.


  • Caring Science Walkshop
    June 22, 2019 - June 23, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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