Introduction to Mindful-In-Nature: a 1-day course
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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.
A limited free transport service running from Torbay to Totnes and Sharpham will be provided (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.
The course is delivered on Tuesday 10:30am - 3:30pm
Please see the Sharpham Trust calendar for dates.
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. He is a co-leader on the Mindful in Nature programme at Sharpham, for which he has produced a large range of meditations and resources. He teaches the eight-week course in various settings, including to the general public, to teachers and students in schools and colleges, and to various other client groups on behalf of Devon County Council. Also trained to teach the Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL) course, he is especially enthusiastic about self-compassion, Metta meditation and other heart-based approaches within the world of mindfulness. As an integrative therapist, Ollie has a particular interest in Psychosynthesis, depth psychology, inner journeying and the therapeutic use of meditation and the imagination.