Mindfulness in a woodland setting
Time spent connecting with nature in our tranquil woodland environment can be soothing for mind, body and soul
There’s no WiFi in the woodland but you’ll find a better connection
Just spending time in a woodland, without any agenda to do anything in particular, can deliver a sense of nature connection, quieteing the mind and benefitting your sense of wellbeing.
Practicing mindfulness could be described as learning to be more attentive to what’s going on! Mindfulness is less about striving for an empty mind but more about learning to be present with thoughts and feelings in the moment they are experienced..
Our mindfulness in woodland sessions harness the power of nature to relax both body and mind. The guided meditaitons are gentle introductions to improving awareness of our senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. Learning to pay attention to the breatth and the 5 physical senses helps you to be aware of the ‘present moment’ rather than being distracted by a constant flow of intrusive and sometimes unhelpful thoughts.
Tuning into nature through heightening sensory awareness can really help us get better in touch with ourselves. Practicing Mindfulness in the woods is a great way to experience some “me time” in a tranquil and ‘safe’ place.
“My first Mindful moments in nature session was on a damp Monday morning in March and it was magic! If you’d like some “me time” outdoors with a group of likeminded people then I highly recommend it” Deirdre Peck
We meet at Oxlip wood, an ancient woodland where the animals tracks are the paths and humans only visit as invited guests. The 20 acre woodland is fenced and also surrounded by fields, providing a unique and inspiring place.
“Time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the burnout that we feel when we sit In front of a computer all day” Richard Louv
Spending time in a beautiful woodland has the power to both soothe the soul and fill the senses, without a huge amount of effort, which is a great way to start a journey to discover the joys and benefits of mindfulness in a woodland setting through connecting with nature.
Enjoy some 'Me' time
Leave worries at the gate
Breathe in more than just fresh air
Bathe in peace and tranquility
Feed your soul
There is scientific proof that periods of immersion, or bathing in nature, particularly in woodlands, can have positive effects on wellbeing, delivering benefits that can last well beyond a session. We don’t expect people to be involved in any long formal meditation practices, rather we introduce gentle ways to soothe the mind and body through connecting with nature.
The health and wellbeing benefits
Apart from the positive benefits of enjoying some ‘Me time’, spending time quietly in nature can really help to make you feel better emotionally. Other benefits to wellbeing include increases in energy and vitality, boosting of the immune system and lowering of blood pressure and heart rate through reducing anxiety and muscle tension.
ABOUT THE SESSIONS
Sessions are led by Susan Collini, a Level 3 ‘Mindfulness in Woodland’ pracitioner who acts as your woodland and activity guide, providing you with opportunities to enjoy your time in the woodland with others and perhaps some time alone?
We provide all session resources. If the weather is chilly there will be a fire to huddle around with a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or whatever takes your fancy. Rain doesn’t stop play as we have several sheltered areas.
Cost: £18 per person, includes all session/arts crafts materials, hot/cold drinks/food and on-site parking..
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About Outdoor Tribe
We are a social enterprise, all profits we make are used to further our aims and objectives.
- To use the outdoor environment to engage children, young people and adults in learning and play, enhancing skills, communication and self confidence.
- To use the outdoor environment to provide activities for children, young people, adults with learning and mental health issues and their parents, carers and guardians including but not exclusively: ASD; Dementia, and special educational needs.
- To use the outdoor environment to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.
- Develop workplace skills through training in woodland crafts and manufacture of products made from woodland materials.
- Run sessions designed to deliver training to professionals related to working in an outdoor environment with children, adults and individuals with special needs.
“The session made me feel peaceful and relaxed – a wonderful feeling”
The group size is intentionally kept small with a view to delivering maximum wellbeing benefits to all individuals taking part in a session
Get In Touch
Phone Susan on 07799 892900
Woodland location between Thrapston & Corby
Book a celebration session for friends
Celebrate a birthday or special event to mark new beginnings or just experience a change from the more usual spa days or meals out. We’re happy to work with you to provide an event that could represent a looking towards new horizons in the future or a celebration event for friends, family or both.