Nature Care is a simple, and powerful way to decrease anxiety, rumination, and negative feelings. Science is now proving that extended time in nature has a beneficial effect on our mind and body. It can help you relax and refuel — and give you a break from the devices, worries and stress that can dominate your daily life.
Watch this wonderful introduction to the healing power of nature created by our forest friend and amazing film maker Nitin Das, also creator of Healing Forest
Nature Care sessions combine Nature, Mindfulness and the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, which is often translated as “forest bathing.” But it’s not a literal bath; the term refers simply to immersing yourself in the atmosphere of the forest.
Nature Care sessions are a meander through the woods, and countryside with a Natural Mindfulness Guide who will invite participants to engage in activities that help them experience the natural environment with all their senses.
The guide’s intention is to put people in touch with present-moment experiences in a very deeply connected way. The sights, sounds, textures and smells in nature take us right into that moment, so our brains stop anticipating, recalling, ruminating and worrying.
Natural Mindfulness is the practice of being with Nature in the present moment in your own unique ‘natural’ way, without judging, or evaluating your experiences.
Sessions are usually 60 – 90 minutes and take place in nature. You can choose from a variety of locations based on what feels right for you. During the sessions you will get time and space to talk about what worries and concerns you with your guide, explore thoughts and feelings while you explore beautiful natural landscapes, plus experience guided natural mindfulness and nature connection exercises to help you gain more clarity, better health and a deeper connection with nature and your true nature.
You can book a 1 to 1 Nature Care session for yourself – this includes the option of a family member/friend if you’d feel more comfortable.
Group Nature Care sessions are also available for those who have had some 1 to 1 sessions and want to continue their self development journey alongside others who are on a similar path to well-being.
Sessions start from as little as £25 with packages and easy payment options to help your budget.
Your Guide is Ian Banyard Founder of Cotswold Natural Mindfulness and author of Natural Mindfulness – your personal guide to the healing power of nature connection. Ian is accredited by and on the Advisory Panel of The IMMA (International Mindfulness & Meditation Alliance). He is also a member and advisor to The IFTD (International Forest Therapy Days)
To register your interest in Nature Care or Nature Empowerment and a free introductory session, use the contact form below.