NICE: Nature Immersion, Connection and Ecotherapy
NICE is a range of Wellbeing interventions and experiences that we provide. Reflection, awakening the senses, relaxation, self-awareness, mindfulness and nature contact for all. Expertly guided and from light and refreshing to deep and transformative, and carefully designed and focussed for the needs of your people.
Examples of activities are: Earthwalks (sensory and refreshing); Earth-Breath (mindful and reflective); Forest Bathing (Deeper Nature Immersion Journeys); A Day with Your Nature (longer and deeper); and also: Mindfulness Walks, DawnBreakers/Sundowners, EarthMovers, Muir Treks.
‘It helps deal with issues of isolation and stress in the team. Staff Wellbeing is a big issue.’
Arts, Creativity and Expression
Creativity gives us the permission and space to express ourselves, explore our world in new ways and create agency within our life. Examples are: rhythm, poetry, movement, Land Art, Creative activities connected to sensory expression, mindful crafts and exploring what is a ‘thing’. Everything is within and with reference to nature.
‘Professional as always – brilliant, charismatic and kind. You are now the benchmark with which we judge other providers’
Natural Learning covers everything from direct curriculum linked activities to a wide range of Wildcraft designed nature-based creative and kinaesthetic activities fully complimenting the needs of your group. Form fire lighting and navigation, to pond dipping, minibeast hunts and wildlife identification, understanding ecology, practical conservation skills and creative arts and crafts, and many more. All tailored to your needs.
‘The sessions were well delivered by knowledgeable professionals…everyone in the class learnt something and were engaged and happy throughout. Thank you!’
CPD, Training, Connection and Reflection 'Time Out' for Staff
We help you to tackle the big questions around safety, behaviour and activities. We provide access to the basic ‘tools’, techniques, approach and confidence needed to engage and utilise nature, whilst blending it with your staff needs, curriculum and skills. We also design and deliver sessions that focus on facilitating connection, reflection and developing together as a team.
‘That’s a whole year since you came into the school, and my staff still talk about it more than any of the other training we have done in that time. The time staff spent connecting and sharing was precious.’
Project Design and Management, Consultancy and 'Hands-On' Delivery - Earthcraft
We offer expert project management and design. This is always hands-on and human-scale and fully involving the users/stakeholders of that place. Suitable for everything from small school/community area to woodlands and other larger habitats. People and Nature together. Engaging and sharing with communities, make things truly sustainable, relating to and celebrating your projects, ensuring they are used for education and wellbeing. Focussing on achievable, low cost/low impact spaces and projects that are truly sustainable.
‘I am amazed at what you and the children were able to achieve in the nature area, it inspired teachers and children alike’.
Earth Magic (and other Earth Education programmes)
Earth Magic is for children ages 7-9. who join the mission to rediscover the Earth Magic (which keeps everything working on our living planet), and the meaning of the ‘WASSAP’ spell, earning their very own wands along the way. 1 day, plus curriculum linked and supported follow up at school, the children then pledge to take action for all life on earth, share this with friends and family, whilst encouraging them to do the same. Earth Magic is a part of a suite of Earth Education programmes including Sunship Earth and Earthkeepers. We are currently working on a new a new programme, for all ages that stands on it own and/or compliment other awards and programmes.
‘The children were engrossed from the start and felt in charge of their learning. The programme supported cross-curricular links to Science, Geography, Art, Maths and English. This has become more than just a project, and it is now a way of life for our school.’
John Muir Award and ....
We offer John Muir Award (JMA) award in a way that it fits into the needs of your groups, community and site/sites. The beauty of JMA is its strong and clear ethos, and flexibility in delivery. This gives us freedom to be creative in designing the best award for your folk. And within that it is led as much as possible by the participants themselves. We are happy to design activities and experiences into other awards and programmes too.
‘It’s been fantastic, and inspired everyone involved. Our volunteers are much more involved in the park and people care for it more now.’
Bushcraft Skills and Forest School
Fire skills, Shelter Building, Cordage, Tools, Foraging, Fieldcraft, Navigation, and more advanced work if needed. Bushcraft encourages adaptability and resilience, presents challenges, and promotes self-awareness. And combined with our Forest School ethos and understanding of personal and team growth, it also provides a diversionary activity and can support ‘softer’ outcomes.
‘The group loved your bushcraft day, and your rapport was spot on, it got them thinking, talking and working together as well as learning new skills’
Tailored for You
Elements of all the above packages can be taken out and rearranged to to suit your needs.
If you would like to talk over your ideas, please get in touch.