About Alison Smith

Alison Smith graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Philosophy in 1982. Following on from this she became a qualified teacher in 1990 and a person-centred therapist in 2009. Her experiences with Zen Buddhism, Feminism and her own personal practice of writing poetry informed her from early adulthood onwards. She gained an MA in Creative Writing specialising in poetry, and a Diploma in Professional Coaching, in 2018. She currently lives in Northumberland UK where she enjoys exploring some of the most beautiful shorelines in the world. She loves the forest, the sea and mountains, and has a soul affinity with the island of Crete where she has traveled extensively over the past 25 years. Over the past three years she has been working with creative, spiritual women birth the New Earth and come into the fullness of themselves through online circles, workshops, 1:1 therapy and face to face retreats. Her work explores the links between creativity - particularly poetry - and coming home to yourself. Her creative sweet spot is 'the edge' - that space of focused awareness between not-knowing and expressing a deep inner knowing, or gnosis.

How poetry arrived for me

I started off my adulthood by writing a poem. What happened was this – I was studying A Level English Literature in the sixth form. That in itself was the

How poetry arrived for me2018-01-22T11:41:44+00:00

Lessons in earth school.

Human beings, being part of the universe, are evolving. In this phase, we are gradually becoming aware of our separateness and also of our desire for connection and union. We feel our separation more keenly,

Lessons in earth school.2017-07-10T09:09:01+01:00

Here’s why this work is important.

Religion and the politics of the old ways are losing their legitimacy. The planet is facing its daily and gradual exploitation and destruction to meet our growing material needs. Modern life as represented by mainstream

Here’s why this work is important.2017-07-10T09:06:43+01:00
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