“The Sovereign series of workshops has been a deep personal journey of discovery, acceptance, empowerment and growth. So, from a place where fear and shame would often hold me back and keep me small as I sought to come alive in this world, I have arrived to a place of joyful generosity.
I am more complete, more accepting of myself and others and more grounded than ever before in my life; and with this I feel deep joy. This is playing out healthily across my relationships and is deepening my presence and sensitivity in my work as a counsellor and in facilitating healing processes in my community work with men.
There’s also something about experiencing a connection not only to myself but life itself; gifting me the knowledge of knowing my mission in life. And this makes total sense to me because with the abundance of my being that is pouring forth right now, I’m glad to know my higher purpose as a way to share my gifts and contribute meaningfully to our world.
The Sovereign Training has been deeply challenging and the challenges were many. Beginning to bring previously hidden or overlooked aspects of myself into my awareness, I was often called to be with uncomfortable feelings - I found fear and grief particularly hard to be with. Yet time and time again, I was encouraged to meet and eventually welcome these experiences with compassion, loving acceptance and understanding. The result is feeling fully secure in the knowledge of possessing a sovereign energy that warmly holds every aspect of my being.
And finally, what strikes me different about this training is that over it’s duration I have not experienced the pendulum nature of previous personal development workshops I’ve attended; my moving forward and the building of my sovereignty has evolved in a deep, steady and lasting way. “
With love and joy James Wong
"I’ve recently completed ten days of intensive training with Hugh Newton. The work has had a powerful impact on my business and my personal relationships. It has given me greater confidence and skill in managing all aspects of my life. I would recommend this training to anyone who is looking for a deeper understanding of how they operate and for the tools to take control of all aspects of their lives."
Adam Duncan - Director of Ginkgo Media Ltd
"We way in which Hugh has helped me to come to understand, re-align, make friends with, forgive and celebrate the parts of myself throughout my time with him, is a true blessing to my life and those around me. I am a deeply happy and fulfilled man now, with a highly-focused clarity of purpose and part of a community of incredible men.
Hugh's authenticity, humility, dedication and utterly un-shakeable love creates the most amazing space for transformational work to be done. He does not do it for you, but supports you in doing the work for yourself, whatever stage you are at in your life, without judgement. I wholeheartedly recommend him and bless him for his true gifts that he shares."
"I highly recommend Hugh Newton as a facilitator of intentional transformation.
Using processes created by Mr Newton, I have developed conscious control of ways to achieve my full potential, identify higher purposes and deal with the shadows which can distract me."
"Grounded. Joyful. More connected.
Working with Hugh to build my Sovereignty has been of inestimable value. For evidence, I could point to feeling even more 'in love' with my wife again...with all of the sensual desires (and experiences!) that accompany such feelings...or I could point to the solidity and joy that are my near-constant companions as I go about my day to day life...or the fact that the work done with Hugh has caused inner shifts that have resulted in me earning more than ever before...yet I think the most profound benefit is the crystal clarity I now have of my inner world, so that when challenges arise I can instantly find the inner resources and external actions to maintain balance, harmony and joy.
Are there still challenges? Of course, but I now embrace these happily, seeing them as fertiliser for the soil of my soul, rather than pits of despair in which I am hopelessly trapped.
Prior to working with Hugh I felt as though I was nought but a passenger, miserably observing as forces beyond my control dictated the course of my life and the emotions I felt.
I am the king of my realm now...and my only regret is that these meagre words cannot adequately impart just how powerful that change has been for me."
"On beginning this training with Hugh, I was sceptical of the emphasis placed upon reclaiming and integrating younger aspects of myself. What I was telling myself was that I had done that work already and the real work lay in building the adult part of myself…… I was wrong!
On completing the training I feel a wholeness I've not experienced before and as a result an incredible sense of intrinsic security and safety.
This is having profound effects in all areas of my life, most particularly in my most intimate relationships with my children and partner, along with the men’s work I’m currently involved in as a leader.
The younger aspects of myself are now showing up and playing rather than just “playing up”.
Nelson Mandela is quoted as saying, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure”
To anyone considering this training, moving beyond these fears is what’s on offer."
"I have always known that I had the capacity to step into leadership and yet, I struggled to do it with any consistency. I always felt that I was building my 'house', my sense of self, on shaky foundations. The training has systematically and gracefully put the foundations in place for me to feel strong enough to really take my place in the world, as a leader, father and guardian of the land.
The solidity I have felt from the training had been remarkable and life had really been testing me. I have weathered some financial, personal and martial issues recently with a balance and strength I only dreamed of possessing before.
Hugh embodies what I consider to be, the new era of leaders. He is empathic, open and deeply caring and at the same time has the sharp, cutting capacity needed to reveal the deepest truths. He also embodies the mentoring aspect of a true sovereign and leader. In his presents I feel both draw into and supported to be the fullest expression of myself. "
"People with “Challenging behaviour” can be difficult to work with. A true sovereign will see people as having “behaviour that challenges” all around them and make a sovereign decision as to whether of not to rise to the challenge and take responsibility for that behaviour in the world.
The sovereign will bring even the most challenging parts of himself and others into the fold.
True sovereignty can bring the sovereign energies of the most chaotic men into a sense of peace and containment.
The joy and fun I’m now having is “I am now a poacher turn game keeper” with all my chaos and abundant energy at my disposal blessed under my King.
I am now in a position to bring an end to the clinical pathologisation of human existence... by bringing in a truly disruptive and all encompassing acceptance of the whole human experience, that goes against the vapid neo-liberal selfie driven culture."