Wellbeing and nature connection courses

Individual and group training solutions
woman sawing tree
two ladies cutting hazel sticks
adults raising wood structure

What We Do

Provide ‘best practice’ guidelines for successful promotion of nature connection activities, suituable for adults/children/special needs groups. 

Our Approach

Accredited and bespoke courses are available, depending on your needs.  Courses are curently run online, with opportunity to join practical sessions at a private woodland setting in Northamptonshire.  

Our Mission

To provide ‘best-practice’ training in relation to positive wellbeing outcomes for clients, trainers and the environment where the nature-connection activities take place.

Our trainer

Susan Collini delivers Accredited and non-accredited courses related to delivery of wellbeing benefits through nature connecton and nature immersion.
Susan is a qualified teacher and Level 3 leader for Forest School, Social Forestry and Mindfulness in Nature. Susan is also an accredited Mindfulness Now teacher.

Wellbeing with Nature

Learn practical skills and ‘best practice’ for working with a range of client groups in a nature connection environment. Courses can fit the needs of those seeking insight into what’s involved and set-up knowledge, or those wishing to deepen/broaden existing skill-sets, such as teachers, forest school leaders and nursery workers. 

 

If you’re wanting to explore options for offering  nature connection activities in your outdoor provision there are several course options available.

If you are looking to start something new and don’t quite know where to start, a mentoring session over the phone could be very helpful. A one-day immersive experience can provides a helpful introduction to what’s involved in setting up to run ‘Wellbeing with Nature’ sessions.

For those already involved in this field of work, looking to deepen their knowlege and gain a professionally recognised qualification, there is an accredited Level 3 course now available – full details available on request.

Please note, this course is experiential and provides a personal wellbeing pathway to explore and follow. Course completion does not provide a qualification to teach Mindfulness.

Mindfulness in Nature

This is an introductory course designed to deepen your own undestanding about practicing mindfulness and the benefits it can bestow on human wellbeing. The course will also cover options for ‘next steps’ on your own Mindfulness journey and  guidance around ‘safe practice’ in relation to other people.

Mindfulness and Shinrin yoku

This course is delivered over several sessions, providing time to practice, reflect and feedback to the group.

You can have no previous experience of Mindfulness or Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) to participate in this course which will be part theory and part experiential practice.
Exploring how the combination of Mindfulness and Shinrin Yoku could be a great starting point for planning ‘next steps’ for enhancing your wellbeing.

Please note that completion of this course does not provide a qualification to teach Mindfulness or Forest Bathing.

Learning practical bushcraft skills actually promotes greater awareness and effects deeper connection with nature and ultimately oneself.

This is an experiential course and does not provide a qualification to teach Mindfulness or Bushcraft.

Mindfulness and Bushcraft

Learning to feel at home in nature is the definition of bushcraft that forms the foundation of this course. Bushcraft, combined with mindfulness is a great combination for developing deeper connections with nature and oneself.

STATS

There’s a significant rise in mental health needs

The benefits that nature connection activities can deliver have been widely documented and proven through scientific research.

Now, more than ever, provision of ‘best practice’ in relation to delivery of wellbeing activities is imperative and the courses we offer are designed to deliver insight and guidance accordingly.

currently experience mental health issues

%

work absence days related to mental health

Increase in depression diagnosis due to Covid-19

For you

Training will provide you with information on ‘best practice’  in relation to the  delivery of Wellbeing projects in the outdoors.

For your clients

Our training courses can introduce you, experientially, to new personal and professional development paths that will ultimately deliver wellbeing benefit to your clients.

For nature

All our courses place emphasis on gaining insight into requirements for sustainable management of natural habitats, in relation to running nature connection activities.

A glimpse into our nature connection world

two people sawing wood
orange butterfly on brambles
bench in woodland
moss and leaves in woodland