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Nature-based Practice – Your questions answered If you’re thinking about taking groups of people, young and old, outdoors in 2022, then the Certificate in Nature-Based Practice is the best place to start your training. It’s a big decision to invest in an online training course. You want to be sure it is worth your time. So today, I’m going to answer some of your questions: Do I need experience of working with people outdoors? No,
Nature Based Practice
Why people who work therapeutically need to master Nature Based Practice How and where to start your nature-based practice training Have you noticed the increasing popularity of outdoor learning, green care provision and eco-therapy? Think about it for a moment. We’ve seen an upsurge in nature-based initiatives, particularly in education and healthcare.  For instance, schools have started incorporating outdoor learning sessions into the curriculum to stimulate positivity and accomplishment. Elsewhere therapists and counsellors are moving
Local Nature Play
Forest Kindergarten – Local Nature Play The child’s right to be a child, By Marina Robb     Children are by nature curious and playful.  There is a reason for that.  Self-directed exploration and play are how they learn.  Children were designed by nature to educate themselves by playing and exploring. I was fortunate enough to meet Juliet Robertson at the South Downs Outdoor Learning Conference in 2016.  We had both tried to find each
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July 20, 2021

Playday 2021

Playday 2021 – Nature Based Therapeutic Play 4th of August is ‘Playday’ – The Annual Celebration of Children’s Rights to Play Creative Reality by Kate Macairt Playday 2021, it feels really important this year for us to contemplate what PLAY is and its function in our lives.  In the last year we have all become so much more reliant on our screens. The pandemic has forced children to spend home school days on the laptop,
Mental Health Week
Mental Health Awareness Week – Connect with Nature Well-being: The Self, Other, our Mental Health and Nature, By Marina Robb Growing up is never easy! Often what we long for as adults, is really an indicator of what we need most in our lives. As practitioners who work with children and young people, we are more effective when we have the ability to know our unmet needs which provides a greater capacity to generate love
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Forest School in Ramadan By Nadine Marroushi – Forest School Training Student This month is a holy month for Muslims around the world. This week we are celebrating Forest School in Ramadan. The Islamic calendar is based around the lunar cycle and this year it begins on Monday 12th April and will end on 11th May. It was on a yoga trek on the Nepalese side of the Himalayas a few years ago when I
Earth Day
Going Full Circle – Earth Day 2021 By Lisa Gylsen, Director Thinking about Earth Day has made me reflect on certain times in my life when I just felt alive. I’m sure you know what I mean. One of those times for me was when myself and three others from the UK travelled to Canada for the Rediscovery International Leadership and Outdoor Training in 2003. It was a month long adventure training with a community
International Day of Forests
International Day of Forests On Spring Equinox weekend, we celebrate International Day of Forests! Traditionally this is a day to remember the balance of light and dark and the movement out of winter into Spring. After the year we have all experienced, there is hope and the promise of new life in the forest. On International Day of Forests today, I am walking in the community woodland I co-chair in East Sussex (Laughton Greenwood), I