Woodland Wellness Programme
Nature Connection for Recovery, Discovery and Calm
- Started 22 AprStarted 22 Apr
- 180 British pounds£180
It has been one of the most challenging times for our generation and many of us are struggling with increased anxiety, depression or social isolation. We are all stepping into the unknown and this can be a frightening time. Here at Nature Connects, we know that the future needs to be one which reconnects us to nature so that we can step into a future of sustainability, health and happiness. Run by expert facilitators Sarah and Alice whose background knowledge include eco-psychology, nature based practices, forest school, plant uses and bushcraft. We will guide you back to a life of flow and help you find a sense of belonging by connecting with the natural world. This spring, six week programme would consist of a weekly 3 hour sessions and will primarily feature the following activities: Grounding and ‘sit spots’ During our sessions we will introduce you to ‘sit spots’, a solo, meditative time to connect to your sensory world and the world around you. This simple yet powerful activity will help release stress and anxiety and give you a greater connection to the natural world which leads to inner discoveries and cultivation of wholeness. Bushcraft and Learning. During the 6 weeks there will be many 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 letting our creativity flow and immerse yourself in the seasonal patterns of our natural world. Group Activities and Pair Work The group element of our sessions is key and the 6 week session is run with one core group or ‘bubble’. We often gather round a fire circle which is a safe, non-judgmental space for sharing and reflecting. Our group activities help break down social barriers through fun and connect people in a warm and friendly way. It also helps us break a little bit of the ‘seriousness’ of adult life and help build a strong bond between the participants (6 maximum, full covid details can be found on our homepage). STARTS THURSDAY APRIL 22nd 2021 and will run every Thursday 10-1pm for 6 weeks. We are guided by the 8 Shields and Natural Self model and we apply the 5 pathways to Nature Connection, developed by the University of Derby. Our programmes are designed to promote sustainable life-long improvement in emotional, physical and spiritual health. Funding available, please contact us directly for details.
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.