Special Events and Mindfulness

We run a range of special events including :

  • private courses on coppice and greenwood crafts where a group of friends want to come ….
  • team-building events ….
  • children’s birthday parties (why not adult as well) …
  • programmes for Home Education groups ….
  • courses for youth groups ….
  • scouts and guides ….
  • environmental courses for schools ….

We run regular weekly sessions of Mindfulness in the Woods…..

Learn different Meditation and Mindfulness exercises that you then will be able to practise in your own time.

“Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain”. V.G.

Happiness is defined as a state of mind or a feeling characterised by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy. Recent research has shown that people are happier when they are concentrating on the present rather than when they are focussed on the past, the future or are distracted by worries, negative thoughts or fantasies.

Mindfulness has been scientifically shown, by scientists practising mindfulness meditation such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, to have extensive benefits for the human mind, body and quality of life and performance and as a result is becoming a part of main-stream medicine.

Some of these benefits include:

Reduction in anxiety, depression and stress – General happiness and contentment – Greater harmony in relationships – Enhanced insight and clarity – Improved analytical skills – Promote curiosity, openness and acceptance –  Improved memory and concentration – Enhanced ability to deal with illness and to manage pain – Reduced risk of heart problems – Improved immune system responses.

The aim of our ‘ Mindfulness in the Woods’ sessions is to learn new ways to handle your moods and emotions and to become aware of the small changes in the physical sensations in your body, your thoughts, moods and emotions  and what is happening in the world around you.

The ultimate benefit of these sessions is obtained from spending time in the woodland and immersing yourself in the tranquillity and stillness of nature.

“Shinrin-yoku”, which can be defined as “taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing” has been receiving increasing attention in Japan in recent years for its capacity to provide relaxation and reduce stress.

Come and experience mindfulness in the award-winning 50 acres woodland of Warren Woods.