Mindfulness in the Woods
“Time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the burnout we feel when we sit in front of a computer all day”  Richard Louv
Make some time for your own well-being. We provide opportunities for ”me time” in the tranquil setting of our woodland – a great place to put the stresses of life aside for a while.
There is evidence that time spent connecting with nature can help you to:
  • Improve your mood

  • Decrease anxiety

  • Improve your immune system

  • Reduce blood pressure

  • De-stress and increase energy levels

  • Improve your creativity, concentration and memory

  • Calm emotional states

  • Enhance ability to deal with illness and manage pain

  • Improve your sense of life satisfaction

Our sessions are inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku – Forest Bathing – using the peace and rhythms of the natural world to send you home feeling relaxed and restored. You will go through guided and self-directed activities to help you connect with nature through the senses of smell, touch, taste, sight and hearing.
Our base is in the award-winning Warren Woods between Mold and Denbigh and in the heart of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We aim to spend the day in the woods but in case of inclement weather we have the use of one of our timber-frame meeting rooms with all facilities including wood-burner stove where we can start the sessions and end with a cup of tea and usually a simple meal. All you need is warm and waterproof clothing for the outdoors and suitable footwear.
Our website gives details of all our Mindfulness programmes but, over the winter, we concentrate on full day Mindfulness and Wellbeing Retreats which run from 10.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m.
On these Retreats we will cover a range of activities including some of :
  • Welcome circle and introduction

  • Guided mindfulness walk

  • Nature immersion activities

  • Barefoot walking

  • Guided nature connection meditation

  • Craftwork using natural materials

  • Landart

  • Sketching

  • Foraging

  • Vegetarian lunch cooked on the campfire

  • Cloud watching

  • Reflection time

  • Closing circle

(activities are weather depending)

Cost for the day is £40 which includes a simple meal and refreshments throughout the day as well as all materials and resources.
Sessions are led by Sabine Soosten, a member of the Woodland Skills Centre team who is a Level 3 ‘Mindfulness in a Woodland Setting’ practitioner and an experienced Mindfulness guide.
Please get touch if you want more details or to discuss these retreat days.
We also offer corporate wellbeing events.
enquiries@woodlandskillscentre.co.uk
Phone 01745 710626
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