Wellbeing and nature connection training

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

What We Do

Provide guidelines for successful promotion of nature connection activities, suituabe for adults/children/special needs groups. Courses are delivered by Susan Collini, an experienced Wellbeing and Mindfulness teacher, Social Forestry trainer and Forest School leader

Our Approach

Accredited and bespoke learning pathways are available, delivering training designed to fit your particular needs. Courses are curently run with some training delivered online while ‘practicals’ run on our ancient woodland site in Northamptonshire

Our Mission

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

Our trainer

Susan Collini is one of the trainers for the Small Woods Level 3 Social Forestry course and also designs bespoke Wellbeing related courses, based on her experience of running wellbeing in nature sessions over the past 7 years. Susan is also an accredited Mindfulness teacher and Forest School leader

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. 

 

These courses are suitable for those wishing to support others

If you’re wanting to explore options for working with nature connection activities with a range of user groups we have bespoke one or two-day courses available.

For professionals already working in the field, looking to deepen their knowlege and gain a professionally recognised qualification, there is an accredited Level 3 course now available. 

Training for those wanting to use Mindfulness in their outdoor provision

Whether you are already a Mindfulness Teacher or know little about mindfulness but want to learn more, this training could deliver just what you need.

The course focusses on ensuring that you, as a Practitioner, gain relevant understanding and appreciation of mindfulness in relation to your service-users, your outdoor environment and yourself.

Mindfulness in Nature

This course involves individual and group training, including an option for one-to-one mentoring. Gaining an understanding of mindfulness, through experience of practice, is an essential part of this course.

There will also be opportunity for taking part in outdoor sessions, but this is an optional extra, being mindful of geographical location of course participants.

This course will provide ‘best practice’ guidance for those wishing to use  Mindfulness with service users.

 

Mindfulness and Shinrin yoku

The equivalent of a one-day course delivered over several online and face-to-face sessions, providing time to practice, reflect and feedback to the group.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in this

You can have little or no experience of mindfulness or Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) to enage with this training.

If you would like to explore the effectiveness of combining Mindfulness and Shinrin Yoku to enhance your wellbeing, then this ‘experiencial’ course could be just what you’re looking for.

This course is suitable for corporates or ad hoc groups

Learning practical bushcraft skills actually promote greater awareness. Through slowing down to ‘notice’ more effects connecting more deeply with nature and ultimately oneself. 

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 considerable and ongoing scientific studies.

Now, more than ever, provision of ‘best practice’ wellbeing activities for all sectors of the community is imperative, whether  service users have diagnosed needs or are perhaps businesses who have a legal responsibility for provision of mental health support for their employees. 

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’ to support you in the  delivery of wellbeing related projects.

For your clients

 

Our training courses share ‘best practice’ operational guidelines  to maximise wellbeing outcomes for a range of different service users.

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

Registered Office

c/o Cobley Desborough. Queen’s House, Queens Bridge, Northampton

Contact Us

07799 892900 

Office Hours

Daylight hours 9 – 5

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