Woodland Wellness Programme
6 Week Nature Connection for Recovery, Discovery and Calm.
- Starts 17 JunStarts 17 Jun
- Allet Common
Join us on a journey to recover, discover and find calm through interacting with the natural world. This programme of nature connection has been designed to help tackle social isolation, anxiety, stress and encourage a reciprocal relationship between us as humans and the natural world. Run by expert facilitators Sarah and Alice whose background knowledge include ecopsychology, nature based practices, forest school and plant uses. This is a 6 week course consisting of a regular core group meeting on a weekly basis in a natural setting for 3-4hrs. During the six weeks we will follow the 5 pathways to nature connection, developed through research by the University of Derby which has multiple proven benefits. Strong bonds often develop between the participants and we teach a core routine of nature connection to continue at home so that we positively impact individuals beyond the limit of a programme. Calm: Nature connection can relax you, reduce stress and enhance feelings of wellbeing. At each session we ground into our senses to help restore inner peace and arrive 'in the moment'. Recover: Nature Connection can restore our attention, help us feel more whole and connected by reminding us of our place in the natural world. Discover: Nature connection can help us find meaning, purpose and inspiration. We encourage self and group reflection during the experience and guide you to self-discoveries. At every step, we will gently invite you to participate, here are some of the experiences you can expect: Core Routines During our sessions we will introduce you to some of the core routines of nature connection designed and proven to deepen the connection between your physical, psychological and spiritual self and the natural world Learning and Discovery There will be opportunities to learn about our wild flora and fauna, build fires and taste wild food. Knowledge is empowering and helps us feel ‘at home’ in a natural environment and learning new skills is fantastic for boosting self esteem. Come and immerse yourself in seasonal patterns of our natural world. Inspiring activities Sessions are run with one core group of between 6-8 participants, group commitment is vital. We often gather round a fire circle which is a safe, non-judgmental space for sharing and reflecting on the set activity or theme. Our activities range from journaling, solo 'sit spots', games, fire, art and guided movement. Full or part funding available, full cost £390.
To cancel or reschedule please contact us at least 24 hours before hand. We may be able to reschedule but not refund any missed days. Sessions which we cancel due to weather or other extenuating circumstances are rescheduled to a new date where possible and where not preferably refunded with a voucher.
Allet, Truro, UK