Love the natural world? Interested in well-being and in how our well-being and that of the rest of the natural world are interlinked? Keen to get to know Trumpington Meadows in Granchester more intimately this autumn?
Join me in collaboration with the Wildlife Trust for Cambridgeshire for this 5 week course starting again in spring 2020 (exact dates TBC) – to explore our relationship with the natural world and discover how being more mindful of nature can inspire us to bring forth a healthier, happier, more peaceful and sustainable world.
In order to make the course accessible to all, the course will be run on a donation basis with a suggestion of 80 to 250 pounds including 5 half-day Saturday morning sessions, 9am to 12pm.
“The course provided a real opportunity to explore mindfulness and to connect with the natural world. It was a hugely inspiring combination of excellent facilitation and delightful location in the Nature Reserve. There was a powerful mix of mindfulness exercises, meditations, discussions, poems, and walks and Claire provided exactly the right balance between keeping on track and allowing the group some flexibility. “
“Claire has the ability to create an open, relaxed, fun, non-judgemental setting where I felt perfectly at ease and discovered so much about the wonders of being in the wilderness”Quotes from former participants
Our disconnection from nature within ourselves and around us is the root cause of so many of the physical, mental and global well-being issues we are facing in our modern world today.
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
This programme, in collaboration with the Wildlife Trust, will combine mindfulness exercises, meditations, games, thought-provoking discussions and reflections exploring our relationship with the natural world as well as guided walks on the reserve (some by the Wildlife Trust who have an excellent knowledge of the reserve and its inhabitants). It will above all be a wonderful opportunity to experience the natural world together mindfully, with others.
Sir David Attenborough
“No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced”
Each of these half-day sessions will run from 9 am to 12 pm on each date with the programme of themes listed below:
We are nature: an innate bond
Nature within us: the body and the mind
Nature around us: exploring with our senses
Compassion for nature: we protect what we love
Rewilding the mind, rewilding the world: restoring trust and protecting the natural world
Please contact me if you have any questions about the course or if you would like to book a space: firstname.lastname@example.org.