Introduction to Mindful-In-Nature: a 1-day course
Due to Covid-19 we are currently assessing if this course can operate safely.
Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Mindful-In-Nature is a Sharpham programme specifically designed to support mental health recovery, resilience and well-being for people aged 18+ living locally, by offering a unique combination of mindfulness and nature connection
It will give you an introduction to the Mindful-In-Nature approach and the chance to spend some time outdoors in a beautiful setting.
You can either attend the day as a 'one-off' experience, or as a taster for the Mindful-In-Nature 9 week course.
The course runs from 10.30am - 3.30pm and will take place in our woodland in the grounds of Sharpham House. The woodland site offers an outdoor kitchen, toilets and a covered fire shelter for wet and cold weather conditions.
In the winter months the course may also run from the South Wing attached to Sharpham House.
A free minibus service running from Torbay to Totnes and Sharpham will be provided by Bob the Bus (details will be sent to you once you have booked).
This course is for you if you identify with all of the below:
What you will learn
Your physical and mental health
To apply for the course, please click 'Book Here' below when applications are open. This will take you to a confidential form where we will ask you some questions about your physical and mental health. You will then receive a call from our Programme Co-ordinator to discuss your application to ensure we can best accommodate your needs. Your booking is not confirmed until you have spoken with our Programme Co-ordinator.
If you are also interested in our 9-week Mindful-in-Nature course, we will require further information to complete your booking.
Due to Covid-19 we are currently assessing whether we can deliver this course safely.
Mindful-in-Nature has definitely been one of the most meaningful, inspiring, life-changing experiences for me.
I’ve had a complete fundamental change in my being and how I interact with the world
I feel strong, excited and optimistic for the first time in my adult life
I came here feeling quite wary, but from the beginning you made it feel so safe. I was able to open up to myself and others for the first time
Brigit-Anna McNeill - retreat leader
Brigit-Anna trained in wilderness therapy, counselling and mentoring following her MA in Art Psychotherapy. She empowers others to feel safely held in a group setting, and her approach is strong, safe, transformational and loving. With a rare gift for getting to the heart of the matter and helping others find the deeper truth, Brigit-Anna's knowledge and passion for plants and the natural world is infectious, whether for food, medicine or spiritual ally. She loves to guide us in nature to see it as we have never seen it before; as the missing community we always craved.
Ollie Frame works as an integrative therapist, mindfulness teacher and retreat leader. Trained in Mindfulness-based approaches with the University of Exeter, he runs 8-week courses for the general public, for teachers and students in schools and colleges, and for various other client groups on behalf of Devon County Council. Having completed additional training in Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL), he is especially enthusiastic about self compassion, Metta meditation and other heart-based approaches within the world of mindfulness. Ollie also works as a Polarity therapist and an integrative counsellor, with a particular interest in Psychosynthesis, depth psychology and inner journeying.