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Listening to Life


Imagine being able to finally dissolve all attachment to the story that has prevented you being your fullest whole self.

Imagine no longer needing it.
Imagine it losing all power over you. And then gaining all your power back!
Then what? Where do you go? Who do you become?

Well… You grow.
This is Maturation.

Maturation is a powerful process of transformation, evolution and growth.
Growing out of who you thought you were into who you were born to be.
A seed blooms into a flower.
A caterpillar becomes the butterfly.
Your old self unfurls into your fully empowered authentic self. Free of the past, alive, present, and connected.

It’s time to wake up, from merely surviving your life, overpowered and led by the story of your PASTS.


It is ONLY here where we can truly LISTEN TO LIFE.

“You cannot solve your problems from the same place that creates the problems. Our problems are not happening ‘out there’ and ‘to us’.  They are happening from us. Shifting the place in which we are coming from, opens up completely new possibilities we simply could not SEE before”

Nicky Clinch

Listening to Life, unfolding spiral fern

LISTENING TO LIFE is a 35-hour conversation for your body, heart and your mind offering a shift from knowing yourself as being someone with a life to knowing yourself as life itself expressed through being a someone.

The intention of the programme is “For you to outgrow who you think you are so that you’re able to live beyond your story”.

When we look in the mirror, we tend to believe that the someone we see there is who we are. But that reflection is merely an image. During the course of the day the world becomes our mirror and the reflection we see there is the self-image we carry with us embedded in the chatter of our mind. Once we identify with that image, we become the main character of a story and live out our lives within the plot lines of that narrative.

This programme is for those of you who have come to suspect, at least a little bit, that there might be more to this human adventure than merely searching endlessly for a happy end to the story.

It’s been said that the longest journey in the world is the distance from the head to the heart. While the head obviously refers to the mind, what is meant by the heart is not as clear. Some people think it means the more emotional, sentimental or empathic part of human nature often associated with the body. But others have called the heart the “seat of consciousness,” referring to something beyond either thought or emotion.

Maturation allows for entering the domain of the heart where body and mind are distinct but not separate and where living beyond the story is possible.


  Do you feel disconnected from your highest and most aligned self?

  Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns over and over again like living on a hamster wheel you don’t know how to get off?

  Do  you find yourself endlessly searching for the next right ‘thing’ that will finally be the answer, only to end up back where you were before?

  Do you struggle with the feeling that there is so much more to life than simply chasing a happy end to your story?

  Do you wonder who you would be if there were no limits and you had no fear?

If you hear yourself in these questions then this programme is for you. If it speaks to you to take action then make a stand to listen to your heart.

Dr David Norris

Dr David Norris

For the past 50 years David has been working with people to explore the boundaries of the stories humans construct for themselves to live in as well as the nature of the main characters of those stories with whom they identify.

The focus of his work is going beyond those boundaries to establish a freer relationship to one’s own identity and with it a more spacious sense of being alive.

David began his work life in the academic world of college teaching. He received a PhD. in English & Comparative Literature from Columbia University in New York and was on the faculty there and later on the faculty of The City College of New York. David loved teaching, but discovered that he didn’t want to do it at a University, and so over the last few decades has lead programmes with people all over the world from many different cultures. Underlying David’s work is a commitment to what he calls human maturation, which is based on the premise that human development doesn’t have to stop with what most experts call adulthood – having a stable personality, an ability to control emotional impulses and the capacity to function more or less rationally. Using distinction-based learning, we break free into a universe of consciousness beyond that.

Nicky Clinch

My name is Nicky Clinch

I am a world-renowned Maturation Coach, Integrative Counselor, Breathwork Facilitator and Author, and my calling is to remind as many of you as I can the possibilities of immense life and freedom that is already within you.

True healing requires feeling, and a willingness to take responsibility for ourselves and our story. This programme is here to show you the immense power that you already have and that you already are.

It is my life’s purpose to help as many human beings as I can reclaim their power, heal their self-worth, gain inner strength and trust. To become their most empowered, aligned and authentic selves. I want to invite you into this special opportunity to come together and heal.

Throughout this Listening to Life seminar, we’ll identify your core beliefs, determine the ego stories that have been contaminating your world, bring deep healing to the trauma that has been leading it all in order to create an opening for you to come home to your highest most aligned self.


Imagine if every day you woke up
with a greater sense of freedom & peace,
a knowing & trusting of your truth and
a deeper connection to life itself?


For you to outgrow who you think you are so that you’re able to live beyond your story.

  Heal and Dissolve old belief systems and ego stories that no longer serve you.

  Connect to the immense aliveness that is already within you.

  Gain confidence and clarity and trust, both in your own innate truth, and in listening too what life is calling for you.

  Deepening a greater more powerful level of awareness in what is moving within you, what you actually want, and how you wish you BE.

  Learn how to trust yourself and the timing of your life.

  Shift the identities you’ve held onto for so long that have been holding you back and learn to move into the next chapter of your life as your highest self.

  Experience a new sense of freedom from the noise within the mind and trust to the experiences of life that rise within you.


By completing Listening to Life you will also be eligible to apply for
The Academy of Maturation Coaching: The Alchemy of Being. 
Join people from all over the world to be trained by myself and David to become a Certified Maturation Coach and Facilitator and to help others come home to who they truly are.


Listening to Life takes place in March 2022 as follows:

Weekend 1: Friday 18th – Sunday 20th March
Mid-week Evening Session: Wednesday 23rd March
Weekend 2: Friday 25th – Sunday 27th March

Followed by 3 Integration Calls 

Listening to Life Session Times (UK time):

Both Friday Evenings:
Session 1:  5pm – 7pm
Break:  7pm – 7.30pm
Session 2:  7.30pm – 9.30pm

Mid Week Session:
Session 1:  8pm – 9:30pm

Both Saturdays & Sundays:    
Session 1:  10am – 12pm
Lunch Break:  12pm – 1.30pm
Session 2:  1.30pm – 3.30pm
Break:  3.30pm – 4pm
Session 3:  4pm – 6pm


“Maturation has to do with being able to penetrate the invisibility of our assumption as the way the world is and the way our life is. Making them visible enough so that we are not automatically driven by them. Which opens up a whole other possibility of freedom to one’s relationship to living.”
Nicky Clinch


By the end of the Listening to Life Program you will have a greater awareness of the story that has been dominating your life and colouring your  whole world keeping you stuck.

You will walk about with a renewed sense of aliveness, peace, freedom, stillness and limitless possibility to who they are beyond the story.

In addition to developing a deeper listening to what life’s vision has for them, you will also feel a huge sense of PEACE, FREEDOM, HEALING, LIBERATION, ALIVENESS, JOY.

“This life you are living will not last forever.
Now is the time to remember who you are.
You are not IN a life. You ARE life.”

Nicky Clinch

Listening to Life is a 35 hour Programme followed by 3 Integration Calls.

We are now taking Early Bird Bookings for our March 2022 programme.

Book NOW for March 2022! Early Bird Single Payment of £1999*


£1999 (single payment)

*Once made this booking is non-refundable

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Payment Plan of 2 x £1097

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Book NOW for March 2022! Early Bird Payment Plan of 5 x £497*


Payment Plan of 5 x £497

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Please Note:

For you to participate in Listening to Life you cannot have been hospitalised due to mental health issues in the last year, or be taking any form of anti-depressant or mind-altering medication.

You must have been clean from any recreational drugs for a minimum of 6 months and agree not to consume alcohol for 1 week prior to the programme commencing.

If you do not meet these criteria please do NOT apply for this programme. Please get in touch with Nicky directly if you would like to arrange a call to discuss your options – [email protected]

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