Relax, revive and restore yourself through nature connection
Nature immersion to benefit wellbeing
Give your happiness a boost though immersing yourself in the natural world. It’s a great way to relax, boost your mood and interrupt ongoing thoughts, going round and round in your head, causing you stress and anxiety.
Spending time ‘just being’ in nature can soothe the body and relax the mind in ways that can be quite a revelation, providing a restorative experience.
“My heart is quietened by the stillness of this place. I feel rested and at peace” May 2022
During a nature-based wellbeing retreat you’ll be introduced to some nourishing mindfulness-based exercises that will help you to centre and ground yourself. cultivating more focussed awareness of what’s around you in nature and what’s going on within you as well. Experiencing deep relaxation provides the pause needed to facilitate gentle self-inquiry. “In the wood there may be no WiFi but you get a better connection”.
The serenity of the ancient woodland where these sessions take place is something visitors often comment on, along with feelings of being safe. Completely surrounded by fields, with paths made by the birds and animals that live there, the woodland is an oasis of tranquility.
Making some ‘me time’ is not just something nice to do but imperative to benefitting your wellbeing. Taking time out to spend in a beautiful woodland amongst the Bluebells and Orchids is a magical experience, just waiting for you to savour.
“Thank you for such a lovely experience. There was something about today that made for pure happiness. The chiffchaff singing. The chatter of fieldfares on their migration. The smell of the wild garlic. The smokey fire. Sunshine unexpectedly. The pale yellow primroses. The company of kind, interested friendly people. Delicious food. What a special day”.
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The wellbeing benefits of nature connection
Scientific research has proved that spending a minimum of 2 hours at a time connecting with nature can :
- De-stress and replenish energy levels
- Improve mood
- Decrease anxiety
- Reduce blood pressure
- Boost the immune system
- Improve concentration, creativity, and memory
- Increase resilience levels
- Calm emotional states
- Improve sense of life satisfaction
About the sessions
These retreat sessions provide valuable uninterrupted time, just for you, to recharge your batteries through gentle guided and self-directed activities. For example, mindful natute connection exercises help slow you down. Mindful foraging helps focus your attention and cooking over a camp fire is a simple joy, enhancing the sensory experience of eating.
The aim of these sessions are to send you home feeling physically relaxed, mentally revived and more at ease with yourself. ,
“I felt so much more mentally relaxed and refreshed after the retreat experience, it was just lovely”
Sessions are led by Susan Collini who is a qualified therapist, mindfulness teacher, forest school leader and social forester.
Retreat session format is dependent on the weather and your preference for engaging with various invitations, including:
- Nature connection meditations
- Sit Spots
- Craftwork using natural materials
- Land art
- Hapa Zome
- Cooking food over a campfire
Woodland is in East Northants
Wellbeing celebration events
If you have a special occasion to celebrate, consider this. a unique event organised for you and your guests within a privately owned woodland that’s not open to the general public. Contact us to start a conversation.