Our Mission

To promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing using traditional crafts to restore life-giving connections to body, soul, nature, and society

Our Purpose

Many of the ills we suffer as a society are either caused, or at any rate exacerbated, by a lack of any deep context to frame, ground, and give meaning to our lives.

Formerly, such a context was provided by a life lived close to the rhythms of the natural world, a thriving sense of community, immersion in practical work carried out with one’s hands, and a spiritual dimension to life. All of this provided necessary depth, like the depth of earth into which a tree may sink its roots.

By contrast our lives today have become overly abstract, lack context, and no longer offer the opportunities to find fulfillment or discover meaning. In other words, lacking depth.

Many of the ills we suffer as a society, it seemed to both Will and myself – and this was an impression confirmed during a life spent caring for those suffering mental distress – are either caused, or at any rate exacerbated, by a lack of any deep context.

Dr Iain McGilchrist MA Psychiatrist, former Clinical Director Bethlem Royal & Maudsley NHS Trust

We aim to create opportunities for personal and social regeneration through a holistic, community-based approach, called called Fathoming.

We believe Fathoming holds the key to progress in areas where we have hitherto struggled; and brings richness into the lives of children of all ages, patients of many kinds, and those simply needing refreshment because of the burdens of their office.

The idea is a revolutionary break from the usual pattern, and one which caters to the whole person – mind, body and soul.

Dr Iain McGilchrist MA Psychiatrist, former Clinical Director Bethlem Royal & Maudsley NHS Trust