Have you ever wanted to take part in a firewalk?
Yes? Good stuff.
I know it's not an every day casual question, huh? 'Walked on fire recently?', nope it doesn't come up much in small talk or in kitchens at parties.
I know I'm slightly biased here, the firewalk is a brilliant fundraiser (especially if your an itty-bitty charity or cause without a fundraising department), and -double the goodness - the little walk across the coals can change your life - in a big way.
On April 19th 2015 I will be leading an open ticket firewalk at Wiston Lodge (that's near Biggar, half way heading south between Edinburgh and Glasgow) and registration is open.
Let me explain to you all the ins and outs, how, and why, what an open ticket is and then get you all signed up, ready and raring to go.
The walk will be led, coordinated and delivered by myself (Dawn), a FIRE certified instructor, one other certified instructor and experienced supervisors.
What is a firewalk?
A firewalk is you walking barefoot across hot coals measuring about 1200 degrees Fahrenheit (give or take a few degrees): confidently, safely, focused, in-control, ready and v-e-r-y empowered.As the saying goes, 'if you want information read books, if you want to understand have experiences".
A firewalk is one of these experiences. Shall we start with the two most obvious questions people ask?
Now, before you take your first step across you will get some training. You will take part in a 2 hour - upbeat, fun, motivating - seminar which will give you everything you need to know to about how to walk safely, and (the reason why it's two hours) I will also show you how you can take your the learning from the firewalk back into your real life (because let's face it, we all don't have a firewalk to hand most days).
At all times your safety is my No 1 priority. You will not be coerced, hypnotised, forced, woowooed or pressurised into crossing the coals at any time in the seminar, or at the fire. You will make your own choice (and it's always the right one) whether to walk or not (on saying that though, nobody has refused yet!)
Previous participants have said walking on fire has:
- Helped them overcome limiting and self-sabotaging beliefs. Excellent reason.
- How to be maintain focus and be present in the now. Superb idea.
- Given them the oomph and ignite to start on their goals/intentions. Wonderful reason.
- Helped them remove fear, doubt, self-sabotage. Jolly good reason.
- Built strength, build confidence and courage. Always a plus I think.
Personally, back in 2000 when I completed my first walk for charity it was an experience (the feeling) that I remembered and felt for a long time. At times in real life - when my confidence was wavering - I would simply remember back to that very first walk and remind myself of the achievement.
They also make pretty hot fundraisers!
Which is what this walk is all about really.
It's not attached to larger seminar or workshop, it's an 'open ticket' event which makes it perfect for fundraising. If you want to walk for charity, I would love you to come.
Double delight: you get to take part in a life changing experience, and you get to make a difference in what you are passionate about.
Okay, tell me more, I'm really warming to it ...
I, Dawn, will be leading and organising this walk. Trained and certified by the FIRE Institute, I have been taking part in firewalks since 2000, then organising them for clients since 2005, and I then trained 2010 so that I could use them as part of my own seminars, and use them fundraising events for charities and non-profits - Living Moxie is about making a difference, this is how I can use this skill.
Fire is one very powerful teacher. It teaches that our only limits are those we impose on ourselves.
I'll explain that,
When you're standing at the top of the firewalk, and you can feel the scorching heat on your face and body, looking down at the red embers and then making the choice to take the first step and keep going, that's courageous.
Many people search for an experience that has an ever-lasting effect of achievement, success, euphoria where they change their quality of life. The firewalk is this. It's effects are long-lasting.
Open Tickets for 19th April 2015
Here's how open tickets work:
All open Firewalks are organised by myself: all the planning , venue booking, arranging is done by yours truly, you don't need to do a thing apart from pay your registration fee, choose your charity (if fundraising), fundraise and then show up on the night to walk - ready and raring to go.
Now, if you're fundraising you will need to let your chosen charity know (it's la law) they may send you sponsorship forms or perhaps ask you to organise your fundraising online. You are responsible for all the fundraising parts, and the link to the charity.
Can you book a group of people? Of course. You will simple need to enter each persons details more than once.
A non-refundable registration fee of £57 is required, after which all funds you raise go the charity you are fundraising for, no other cost/payment is required.
How to book
Registration Fee: £57
Date: (Sunday) 19th April 2015 6.30 - 10 pm approx.
Where: Wiston Lodge, Millrig Road, Biggar, South Lanarkshire ML12 6HT
Group Bookings: just add people in when you book (max 5, anymore than that please get in touch).
What happens after I book? You will receive two emails. One is your receipt and the other is from me (Dawn Barclay) about your walk.
Terms: By booking you have agreed to the Terms and Conditions.