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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
c/o Cobley Desborough. Queen’s House, Queens Bridge, Northampton
Daylight hours 9 – 5