Nature-Based Training for Psychiatrists

This two day course, tailored to Psychiatrists, has been developed in collaboration with the EcoCAMHS group within the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It will provide you with core skills to take your practice into the natural environment. You may be new to the field of nature-based practice, interested in exploring your own nature connection and/or looking to influence psychiatry’s service provision.

Why take this course?

Nature connection is a powerful therapeutic tool for treating a wide range of mental health conditions. This experiential training brings together best practice and theory from nature connection, forest skills, eco-psychology, embodiment, resilience, mental health and neuroscience to enable working with individuals and groups of all ages.

You’ll learn through experience, reflexive practice and doing and gain the  skills to minimise risks associated with taking groups in your care outdoors.

You will learn a therapeutic nature-based model that meets your clients’ whole health: their mind, body, social and environmental relationships.

Dates and how to book

This course takes place at our stunning woodland site located at Mill Woods, near Laughton, East Sussex, BN8 6BP

May 2025 Course:

Dates: 22nd & 23rd May 2025

Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Cost: £360 per person.
Four or more places booked – £320 per person.

Price includes refreshments and a light lunch. All participants receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Training Content

  • Nature connection and neuroscience 
  • Storying with nature
  • Sensory experience and nature immersion
  • Cooking outdoors and wild food
  • Crafting & working with hand tools
  • Health and Safety outdoors
  • Green Social Prescribing
  • Restore and rekindle your nature connection
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Your Nature-based training team

Course Director & Lead Facilitator: Marina Robb (MS, MSc, PGCE, Author)

Marina is a national expert in nature-based educational and therapeutic interventions. Marina also has extensive experience in the development of the Forest School movement, and is an endorsed trainer for the Forest School Association. Read more.

Elsewhere, Marina co-authored the popular, ‘Learning with Nature: A how-to guide to inspiring children through outdoor games and activities’ and ‘The Essential Guide to Forest School and Nature Pedagogy’ (with Jon Cree)

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Co Lead Facilitator: Jon Cree

Jon’s passion is reconnecting people of all ages to the natural world with a view to facilitating more compassionate relationships in communities. As Jon often likes to quote – the brain feels before it thinks and he feels this is key to building relationships. Jon has been training educators from many different backgrounds in outdoor and nature based learning for at least 35 years and has been an earth education trainer with the international Institute for Earth Education since 1992. Read more.

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Our Track Record

Since 2009 CLR has offered green care programmes to a wide range of service users.

We have pioneered green interventions working in partnership with NHS departments – CAMHS, FISS CAMHS, Early Psychosis, Dementia, LACAMHS and more.

Find out more about our green interventions work.

Since 2004, we’ve raised over £500,000 to support groups to access nature freely.

As a team we have worked within education since 1980.

Why learn with Circle of Life Rediscovery?

Circle of Life Rediscovery is a multi-award-winning company, transforming education, health and family and supporting people to reach their potential through nature. This course is run by recognised experienced practitioners. We have pioneered green interventions while working with NHS departments – CAMHS, FISS CAMHS, Early Psychosis, Dementia, LACAMHS and more.

Since 2009 CLR has taught teachers, health professionals and outdoor practitioners skills to take educational and therapeutic programmes outdoors. At the same time, we provide nature-centred learning and therapeutic experiences for young people, adults and families in our stunning Sussex woodland site.

Integrate nature into your work with Nature-based Training

Accomplish something meaningful. Develop your career.