Nature Connection For Wellbeing Course

£60.00

Welcome,

It is so good to have you here.

We all have a desire, a deep innate longing to connect with nature and all her inhabitants. Biophilia is a term used to describe this, a love of  all life on this earth. It is not a new concept but one we have lost. Nature is within us all; we are part of a rich and varied ecosystem that interconnects in many ways.  As modern times have developed, we have become disconnected from nature and have forgotten a part of ourselves and left it behind somewhere.

Nature connection cultivates an emotional bond and noticing nature’s beauty and all she offers brings improved wellbeing, to calm our more driven emotions and bring with it, a sense of contentment and moments of balance needed for wellbeing.

Current research highlights the positive mental and physical effects of nature connectedness as we re-discover and re-connect to our innate ability and love of being in nature. Improved mood, increased feelings of joy, lower blood pressure and overall enhanced wellbeing.

Through the wonder, beauty, awe and magic of nature, this course will help you find that lost part of yourself and re-connect back to it. You will find clarity within yourself, improve focus and restore your wellbeing. By deepening your relationship with nature, you will develop a healthier relationship with yourself and foster compassion for yourself.

Each week is lovingly and specially designed to offer invitations and activities that will help you lean into clarity, help you find a sense of meaning and build a haven of calmness in this chaotic world.

With two very special guest presenters, during weeks 3 and 4, their expertise brings a nourishing and exciting addition to the course.

Emily from Sulis Botanicals will be sharing her knowledge around plant medicine and plant folklore.

Ashley Edwards is head gardener at Horatio’s in London, a regular contributor to Gardener’s World Magazine and BBC radio 4 gardeners question time. He will be sharing his knowledge around plants that enhance wellbeing and stimulate the senses.

See their bio’s below to find out more.

With nature, you will unearth your path, root into it’s direction and over our 6 week journey together, help you to cultivate and embed  self care that truly works.   

Our next cohort Oak Tree begins Thursday 29th February 7.45pm (UK) 

Week 2 Thursday 7th March
Week 3 Thursday 14th March
Week 4 Thursday 21st March
Week 5 Thursday 11th April (after Easter Holidays)
Week 6 Thursday 18th April

with love and intention,

Alison

Emily Nettleton has been an Aromatherapist for over 20 years and in 2022 she qualified as a medical herbalist with full honours. She is a proud member of the National Institute of Medical herbalists and a member of the Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. 

 

Emily trained with the RHS and continues that close connection with nature where she grow herbs for use in the clinic dispensary. She regularly holds talks and groups about plant medicine and the folklore of plants. She also offers spa like rituals, specialising in holistic facials. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Edwards is a qualified horticulturist and horticultural therapist having trained at Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. He’s currently Head Gardener at Horatio’s Garden London & South East, a national charity that creates beautiful, accessible gardens at NHS Spinal Injury Centres.

His work has taken him across the world to garden in America and Italy. Beyond the practical skills of cultivating plants, he understands the profound impact that gardening can have on mental health. This insight has led Ashley to become a staunch advocate for the therapeutic benefits of gardening, firmly believing that it holds the key to enhancing overall well-being. He also wants to promote diversity in the gardening industry and how gardening can change people’s life.

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Who is this course for?

Everyone. If you find a calling to connect to nature, a pull to (re)connect to yourself and implement self care that works, then this course is for you.


What will I achieve from this course?

  • Understand how nature is part of you,
  • How to foster a relationship with nature and in turn a healthy relationship with yourself,
  • How to deepen your connection to nature,
  • How to re-connect to your authentic inner nature and find clarity,
  • How to implement and maintain self-care to enhance wellbeing,
  • Improve your focus and attention restoration,
  • Understand how nature can boost wellbeing.

What do I need?

  • No prior knowledge
  • An open heart
  • Quiet, comfortable space with access to zoom
  • Scented candle for relaxation exercises
  • Yoga mat or comfy chair for relaxation exercises
  • Pen/pencil
  • Paper
  • Journal
  • Postcard
  • Mobile phone and WhatsApp for access to private group

Is this course for me?

If you are struggling with self care, how to start implementing it or struggling to  maintain it, feeling lost or seeking clarity within yourself, then this course is for you. If you want to focus on self development with consistent wellbeing and deepen your relationship with yourself and nature, this is what you’ve been looking for.

The course is a combination of meeting virtually online and going out into nature wherever you live so you can be guided from anywhere. You can work at your own pace with all zoom catch ups being recorded and sent out weekly to all participants. To get the most from this course, connecting and sharing with fellow participants in your cohort is encouraged.
This is a practical course with weekly invitations to go into nature, doing and being with yourself and the natural world around you.

Where can I go?

Find your little patch of nature, whether it be urban, countryside, waterside. You can visit your local park, woodland, river, wetlands, anywhere that you feel drawn to and are able to get to easily and safely.

How can this course help me?

My course is designed to create ways to connect to nature and deepen your relationship with the natural world.  Finding this connection enables a way to re-connect to yourself, re-discover yourself and gain clarity.

By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of how to connect to nature and deepen your relationship to it. You will have an understanding of how nature can enhance wellbeing and be able to utilise techniques you have been guided through every time you go out into nature and as often as needed.

How does the course work?

I will email you before the course start to welcome you and help you prepare for week one and invite you to the course WhatsApp group for your cohort.
We will meet once a week online via zoom on a Thursday evening to review and reflect on the week’s invitations and prompts. I will then guide you through the following weeks invitations.

How long is the course?

The course is 6 weeks, meeting once a week for 1 to 2 hours on zoom to come together, be guided, and share the week’s invitations and prompts, finishing with a nature based guided visualisation to leave you feeling fully relaxed.

What if i can’t make the weekly session?

Don’t worry, you can complete this course at your pace. Whilst it is encouraged to come together, share and connect with your fellow members of your cohort, all weekly sessions will be recorded and sent out.

 

Important Information.

Payment must be made in full to secure place.  The course is non refundable and non transferable. Our weekly sessions will be recorded and these can be sent out to you if requested.

You cannot join a course part way through. If you cannot attend current dates, there will be further dates of the course running.

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