Hi, I'm Georgina Langdale
Director of the Centre for Nature Connection, Founder of Archeus, and your guide through this wonderful deep dive into the ways Nature can help us heal
I learned early on that Nature can help us heal
I learned early on in childhood that nature can help us heal. Nature can help us recognise our blessings and let go of the things that do not serve us well. Nature is our ally, friend, confidant and has the power to turn life experiences into doorways to wisdom, compassion and empowerment.
Making natural products
Archeus started out in 2013 as a small business making natural skincare products, and walking the talk of the sustainablity, biodiversity and ecosystems work Georgina had been doing with the influential TEEB Study at the UN.
Over time though this has evolved as people starting coming to the Archeus Apothecary asking if something could be made for their specific problem. Archeus loves caring for and helping others, and our range of products has been shaped by the people we serve.
Along the way Archeus has had some recognition for its efforts including being selected as a Finalist for Best New Premium Skincare Product in the Pure Beauty Global Awards and Georgina was selected as a finalist for Sustainability Champion by the NZ Sustainable Business Network.
The Archeus Apothecary shop has a selection of our plant essences and elixirs and products we make to support end of life care.
Our NatFem Botanics range for women going through menopause (and beyond) has its own website here
The word ‘Archeus’ was coined by Paracelsus in the early 1500’s and means:
“The vital force that connects us, Nature and the Universe.”
Deeply drawn to compassionate and healing work
Coaching, energy work and end of life support have grown to be a major part of the Archeus offerings. In 2020 this led to the creation of the Centre for Nature Connection to enable this work both in-person and online and to create a platform for future collaborations.
The entire approach here is holistic and so these offerings are complemented with FLOWpresso therapy at our studio in Havelock North.
Nature and her cycles and seasons has much to teach us about how we can navigate life. I think there is so much we can gain from combining an understanding and connection to nature with a deep knowledge of the writings and philosophy of extraordinary figures such as Hildegard of Bingen and Marsilio Ficino.
Over the years I have woven these approaches into my international experience in communications and environmental issues gained working for organisations such as the United Nations Environment Programme the Royal Botanics Gardens of Kew and running a cultural communications agency in London.
The result is a truly nature-inspired coaching model for individuals, leaders and organisations seeking to move beyond sustainability and old paradigms, to an inspiring, heart-centred and regenerative future.
I am a member of the International Coaching Federation ICF, the Climate Change Coaching Alliance, International End-of-Life Doula Association and the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School. In 2022 she is participating in a leadership programme at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership.
author Care of the Soul
"Keep doing the work you are doing Georgina. It's very precious"
Nothing in life is wasted
I’ve worked with the healing power of nature for many years and it has taught me a great deal, but I have also continued to study with teachers and institutions across the world, from integrative health schools and palliative care experts, to shamanic practitioners and Buddhist masters. Demand for my own teaching work is now also growing internationally. I love taking my place in a long lineage of healers through time and in turn, handing that knowledge on.
The golden thread running through my work for the United Nations, in the arts, at Kew Gardens, and through my journey with Archeus is the ability to help people look deeper into their connection with nature. This has become my life’s work.
Wisdom of Ancients
What the past can teach us about navigating the present
The health and wellbeing of us and this planet are inextricably linked to our relationship with Nature. The ancients knew it and worked with this wisdom across millennia. Research today also confirms this, the deeper we connect with the natural world, the better it is for our body, mind and soul.
After many years exploring, researching and working with some of these ancient concepts I believe there are numerous ways we can work with this knowledge to help reset our relationship with nature and in doing so, revitalize our own health and wellbeing, and create a more sustainable future.
While I have trained and studied shamanic traditions from a range of cultures, my focus has been on European traditions and individuals, which is a reflection of my own British heritage, while also looking at the common threads that run through all earth-based practices and spirituality.
Workshops & Online Training
Sharing knowledge is central to the Archeus ethos. We ran our first workshop at our original location in Poraiti back in 2015. Since then hundreds of people have attended public and private workshops. Today we group our training activities under the heading of the Centre for Nature Connection.
Topics include Eco-Business, Deep Purpose and Regenerative Leadership, End of Life Care, Herbalism for skincare, Plant Energetics.
I also am invited regularly to give talks and online events for other organisations including The Alchemist's Kitchen in New York.
Supporting Ecological Projects
Archeus is a small business with a big heart and each year we do what we can to give funds to support ecological projects.
This has included giving funds and helping out in working bee's at the Argyll East primary school. Those kids are true eco warriors!
"I have to tell you that my daughter and I have loved your courses. You have truly blessed our souls and made our hearts sing. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, passion and love with us all. We are very lucky to have you in our lives."
"So blessed to be exposed to such a wealth of knowledge. Georgina you are just such a blessing."
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