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Nature Connection: Have you got it yet?

When I used to run nature connection workshops back in 2010, it was a struggle to get people to sign up. It seemed that people didn’t get what nature connection was or why they might want more of it. But … Continue reading

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Nature Connection Workshops: Reflections

Back in the Spring I wrote about the new series of Nature Connection Workshops Karen and I had planned. Now I find myself in early Autumn preparing for the last workshop of the year. The more I do of this work the more … Continue reading

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Nature connection workshops

I had a lovely day last Sunday: I was facilitating the first of this year’s Nature Connection workshops with my colleague, Karen of Green Space Coaching . We were at Hawkwood, a workers’ cooperative growing food on the edge of Epping Forest. Although … Continue reading

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Nature connection: Core routines

The sit spot is one of 13 core routines described in Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature. They are: Sit spot Story of the day Expanding sensory awareness Questioning and tracking Animal forms Wandering Mapping Exploring field guides Journalling Survival living Minds eye imagining Listening for bird language Thanksgiving Regularly practising just some … Continue reading

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The Embodied Pathways of Connection in Therapy

My previous post introduced the EPOC, embodied practices that can reveal our radical interconnectedness. I initially came across the EPOC during my PhD research into spiritual eco-activism: The EPOC both inspired and supported the campaigners I worked with (Harris, 2008). … Continue reading

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The Embodied Pathways of Connection

What links mindfulness, psychedelics, nature connection, ritual and the therapeutic technique of Focusing? They can all help us access to our deepest embodied knowing and awaken us from the illusion of separation. For Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk and … Continue reading

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Bringing Mindfulness in Nature to the City

Both mindfulness and spending time in nature have many benefits, and combining the two – practising mindfulness in nature – creates a synergy that enhances them all. Nature connection, well-being and mindfulness are interrelated: Nature connection is enhanced by mindful … Continue reading

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Can mindfulness in nature help with ADHD?

Richard Louv, who suggests that many of us suffer from ‘Nature-Deficit Disorder’, believes that there’s a link between how kids are raised and ‘attention deficit hyperactivity disorder’ (ADHD). There’s some evidence to support his suggestion. Research suggests that every hour … Continue reading

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Mindfulness in Nature

Mindfulness and ecotherapy are two of the most ancient and powerful approaches to healing mental distress. What happens when you bring them together? Last week-end I spoke about practicing mindfulness in nature at a conference on ‘Psychotherapy and the Natural … Continue reading

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Sex, sensuality and the natural connection

I can’t help thinking that Valentine’s Day is too early in the year: Sex in the great outdoors is often as good as it gets, but not in mid-February! The Pagan celebration of sex and fertility, Beltane, falls on May … Continue reading

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