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With Nature in Mind


13:30 - 16:30
Apr 17th 2024 ~ May 8th 2024

‘With nature in mind’ is a nature-connection programme offering people seeking sanctuary and local people a chance to come together, slow down and feel in greater harmony with the rhythms of the natural world.  Spending time in nature is a powerful and proven way to relax, ease stress and worry, and find peace of mind in the bustle of city life.

For more information contact Jo Winsloe Slater on jo.winsloe@stethelburgas.org

‘With nature in mind’ is a nature-connection programme offering people seeking sanctuary and local people a chance to come together, slow down and feel in greater harmony with the rhythms of the natural world.  Spending time in nature is a powerful and proven way to relax, ease stress and worry, and find peace of mind in the bustle of everyday city life.

The 4-week programme

Beginning in the spring when our parks and riversides are bursting into life, each session will offer participants mindful and nature connection practices to calm the mind and step into a more peaceful way of being. Practices that can be done at anytime, anywhere.  This programme is for anyone who would like to spend time outside with others, to find a greater sense of balance and calm, compassion and appreciation of life.

The programme runs over 4 sessions and will explore:

  • Connection with nature using our senses
  • The beauty and awe present in the natural world
  • Compassion for ourselves, for others, and nature
  • Practices to take forward into your every day life
  • We will close with a celebration of our community of students.

Outline of a typical 3hr session:

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Creating a safe space for everyone
  • Flow of the session – what we’ll be doing
  • Moving outside to an enclosed, quiet park
  • Using our senses to connect with the natural world
  • Nature connection activity
  • Refreshment break
  • Sharing Circle
  • Take home practices
  • Ending

What you can expect to take away from the programme:

  • A greater sense of well-being and peace
  • A deeper appreciation of the natural world
  • Nature-connection practices you can practice on your own, or with others
  • Connecting to your own, local green spaces in new ways
  • Spending time with a community of like minded people

Who is this for:

  • Anyone who has a connection to Camden and Islington. This may be if  you live, work, study, attend organisations, services or courses, or who have family in either Camden or Islington.  If you are unsure, please contact Jo at jo.winsloe@stethelburgas.org
  • Adults 18+, including local people and people seeking sanctuary.
  • People who can attend all four sessions.
  • The first session on 17 April is mandatory and we are unable to accept people onto the course after session 1.
  • This is a free course with travel costs covered for people seeking sanctuary

How to Book:

  • Please contact Jo via email at jo.winsloe@stethelburgas.org

Location and Course Dates:

**Please note this course is based at Kentish Town Community Centre, and not at St Ethelburga’s Centre

Only people who have booked onto the course will be able to attend. Unfortunately we cannot accept people on a ‘drop-in’ basis.

  1. Wednesday – 17 April, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
  2. Wednesday – 24 April, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
  3. Wednesday – 1 May, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
  4. Wednesday – 8 May, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Partnership:

Our ‘People of the Earth Project’ is delighted to be partnering with Camden and Islington Recovery College to deliver this inclusive programme and we are grateful to Natural Academy for their ‘Naturewell’ programme, on which ‘With Nature in Mind’ is based.

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Please ensure you view our Terms and Conditions and Refund Policy.

13:30 - 16:30
Apr 17th 2024 ~ May 8th 2024