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 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. 


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 short course with mentoring and an optional practical element could be helpful.

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.

The course focusses on helping you, as a Practitioner, gain  understanding and appreciation of mindfulness in relation to your service-users, your outdoor environment and your current skill-set
Please be advised, completing this course does not imply in any way that participants will become qualified to teach Mindfulness to others.

Mindfulness in Nature

This is an introductory course to deepen your undestanding about mindfulness and to help you reach informed decisions about suitable ‘next steps’.
One-to-one mentoring in relation to ‘best practice’ is part of a mix of online and practical sessions.

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

Please be advised, completing this course does not imply in any way that participants will become qualified to teach Mindfulness or Forest Bathing to others.

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

Please be advised, completing this course does not imply in any way that participants will become qualified to teach Mindfulness or Bushcraft to others

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.


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’ 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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