Hello and welcome to Outdoor Tribe CICpathways to wellbeing through nature connection
Opening our wellbeing provision for 2022
4 free mindfulness sessions delivered online
“The cumulative effect of the 4 sessions I attended has meant I can do something to stop much more of the chatter in my head. It really has worked for me and I’ve been really impressed with these sessions” – Participant feedback 2021
Mindfulness sessions online in January and February 2022
Feedback from last Mindfulness sessions delivered online
” Until I started these sessions I didn’t realise how much I really needed them. Thank you so much.” December 2021
” These sessions have really helped me feel better in myself already, it’s amazing”
” Thanks so much for the opportunity to do this. It was really enjoyable and I really feel better in myself”
During 2022 we look forward to introducing you to all kinds of wellbeing-enhancing activities at the tranquil woodland in East Northants where we are based.
Whether you’re interested in our monthly sessions for families with special needs children or would like to attend a session involving nature immersion (similar to Forest Bathing), or would like to learn bushcraft, or get involved in practical woodland habitat management we have a range of options to suit your interests.
We are receiving a growing number of enquiries from people wanting to run their own wellbeing with nature sessions. We can advise on this, or provide you with training to help you get started. Just get in touch.
What are you interested in?
From January 26th onwards
Wellbeing with nature sessions
These are open to anyone in the community, an opportunity to join in with activities to boost biodiversity in a beautiful ancient woodland.
Scientific research has shown that spending just 2 hours a week engaging with nature connection activities is enough to provide a significant wellbeing boost, helping people feel more positive, motivated and optimistic about life in general. Just being with other people, socially distanced of course, can foster feeling of belonging and build self-esteem. Making time for a bit of gentle socialising, pottering about the woodland, enjoying the delights that nature delivers to the senses, is a pretty enjoyable way to spend some time.
Come and join us between 9.30 and 12.00 on Wednesday mornings. Just complete this form and wel’ll be in touch for a quick chat to answer any questions.
Free Wellbeing With Nature sessions
Families with special needs children
Following the Tornado back in the Autumn we’re still engaged in removing dangerously broken and hanging boughts from over 30 Oak trees within the woodland. We have had to take the decision to suspend our family sessions as whilst adults can be relied on to stay away from potentially dangerous areas we cannot have the same expectation of children.
We hope to be back offering sessions by February or March, so if you’re interested please get in touch and express interest, so we can get back in touch with you when we can set some dates.
Read more about these sessions and what parents have said about them.
Family SEN sessions
Register your interest here
“It is very rare for me to be able to relax and feel calm while we are out, but today I felt just that – it was so good for the soul and engaging with the activities on offer was very therapeutic”.
“Excellent experience, I felt very relaxed and able to spend more quality time with my children. I totally forgot about daily struggles and worries” .
“There was something about today that made for pure happiness. The smell of the wild garlic. The smokey fire. Sunshine unexpectedly and the company of kind, interested friendly people”.
A Message From
I’m the person who presents the Mindfulness sessons on Zoom and leads the woodland wellbeing sessions, whether for adults, children or families. Whether online or in the woodland I’m passionate about encouraging people to connect more deeply with nature and themselves.
As an accredited Mindfulness Teacher I fuse my practitioner skills and passion for nature connection, utilising aspects of both as a force to soothe furrowed brows and help people reconnect with smiling from the inside.
As well as delivering wellbeing sessions at the woodland I also deliver mindfulness and nature connection sessions online. These work really well and suit people who either live too far away, don’t have transport or who feel they would rather connect with nature from the comfort of their home environment (and, yes you can connect with nature online – very effectively!)
More options for learning Mindfulness
Walk the wellbeing pathway of Mindfulness
Mindfulness training is based around helping you to notice more about what’s happening ‘now’, rather than almost continually being caught up with thinking about what has happened in the past or maybe lies in the future. Learning to engage more with the present moment can be a life-changer for adults and children, helping reduce anxiety and stress levels that can cause so much suffering, consciously and unconsciously.
Dip your toe into the warm water pool of Mindfulness with a 2, 4 or 8 week course that, at present, are delivered remotely.
Read more about Mindful Company Resilio courses
Courses are available for children, who attend sessions, virtual or face2face, with a parent/carer. There are 3 different programmes for children aged from 3 – 16. To find out more visit Mindful Company.