World Wood Web

How trees talk to each other We’ve spoken about it in many of our sessions, whether it be to adults or children or both, but it excites us to know that trees can secretly talk to each other. The world wood web is a hidden communication network that is more complex than anything we could […]

The Benefits of Nature based Meditation

And why you should give it a go Don’t you just love being out in nature? Taking a walk, having a picnic or even a wild swim can make you feel so much better about everything. It’s a real gift to have access to so much beautiful nature all over the country and even the […]

Nature Art, a therapy for all

Nature Art, Eco Art, Nature Art Therapy or whatever you choose to call it, allows participants to be active in nature, without the need for talking (although you can if you want). The activities that people undertake range massively from simple placement of natural objects next to one another to large artistic creations using many […]

Weather it is, weather it isn’t

As the colder weather sets in, some people can be affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Around 1 in 3 people in the UK are affected by SAD at some point and it’s this time of year that can see the highest figures. This condition can really impact on the quality of life experienced by […]

Nature and Mental Health

We talk a lot to our participants about the benefits that nature has on mental health. When we say “mental health”, we don’t just mean those people who have a diagnosed mental health condition, but also those who have stress or anxiety in their lives for a short period of time. Poor mental health affects […]

Noticing Nature

On a walk this week, we spent a long time looking for the creatures that inhabit the woodland and grassland around Moira Furnace, Leicestershire. You can always hear the grasshoppers and crickets that live in the long grass near the lime kilns. We spent ages trying to glimpse a sight of one as they are […]

Connecting with nature

I have always loved being outside in nature. My parents had to fight to get me in instead of fighting to get me out. My friends and I would always be exploring the tunnels, tracks and scrub land near the house I grew up in. This was all before the National Forest was what it […]