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Nature Connection for Your Business

  • Through nature connection, you and your team can
    have a relaxing day out and boost your business!

  • Your team will build connections and learn some
    positive mental and physical health skills.

  • These contribute to a stronger and more sustainable working environment, supporting increased success and growth.

  • Do you or your team need a boost?

  • Do you or your team need support or an opportunity to unwind?

  • Would you like to recognise and reward your team? 

Create stronger connections

Our events bring teams together, strengthening individuals' sense of self and connecting them with nature in our beautiful, forest-garden setting. Participants have the opportunity to unwind, destress and re-focus.

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A healthy and resilient team means a healthy and resilient business  

Investing in your business through nature connection helps to future-proof your business, creating a strong, sustainable team that supports your business as it navigates whatever lies ahead.

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We teach skills that help to build resilience and empower individuals

Our bush craft sessions build confidence and our relaxation techniques provide participants with a self-care tool kit that they can take away and use in times of stress and challenge.

How Can Nature Connection Support
my Business?

The Five Ways to Wellbeing, developed by the New Economics Foundation and incorporated into the advice offered by the mental health charity, MIN, suggests five simple steps that can improve people’s mental health and wellbeing: we incorporate these steps in our Nature Connection For Businesses. 

Step 1 - Connect

Nature Connection for Businesses has a triple impact - it reconnects individuals to themselves, to nature to each other. Spending time in nature has been shown to reduce stress, improve mood, and increase overall well-being. It can also improve cognitive function and creativity, and provide opportunities for physical activity. Additionally, connecting with nature can foster a sense of awe and wonder, plus promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world. As a team this fosters a sense of bonding, shared experience, friendship and co-operation.

 

We provide opportunities for participants to experience deep relaxation and challenge on their own and/or as part of the team experience. In addition, we teach simple relaxation techniques that can be used in the work place or at home in times of stress.

Step 2 - Get Active

Physical activity is essential for maintaining good health and well-being. Studies have shown that regular exercise can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and obesity. It can also improve mental health by encouraging happier moods, and reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and racing thoughts. Exercise outside can boost energy levels, and promote better sleep.  Trees and other woodland plants also contain and emit phytoncides that boost the immune system for up to 30 days after a day spent in a woodland environment. 

We provide opportunities for participants to get energised through games and challenges and/or slow down and reconnect to their body through breathing exercises, yoga and gentle meditation. 

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Step 3 - Take Notice

Mindfulness is often suggested as a way of reducing stress and anxiety. It encourages the participant to pay attention to the present moment by way of their senses - sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. Bringing the mind into the present moment can relieve feelings of depression about past events or anxiety about future events. It is a skill that needs to be practised and our forest garden is the perfect place to practise this skill. Looking at the leaves and flowers, listening to the birdsong and wind in the trees, putting your hands on a tree trunk and leaning against it, letting it take your weight or engaging in a skill such whittling a butter knife from freshly cut wood, tasting and sharing food that you've prepared on the fire are all ways to bring you into the present moment and reconnect to the joy that we experience in a beautiful, peaceful place. 

We provide participants with opportunities to practise mindfulness and switch off from the stresses of work and everyday life. Here participants relax, have fun and take time to pay attention to themselves and each other, reconnect with a calm place inside themselves and deepening their relationships with their team mates. We provide team members with a 'self-care tool kit' that they can use in the office or at home in times of stress and challenge. 

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Step 4 - Learn

Learning is essential for personal growth and development. It can improve cognitive function, memory, and overall well-being. Learning a new skill can be fun, build confidence and help participants acquire new knowledge and perspectives that can enhance their lives and careers.

 

Whether it's creating a fire from only natural materials, identifying birds by their song, discovering local, edible, wild plants, using a whittling knife to create a unique piece or cooking on the fire, the skills we offer encourage team members to engage with nature in a way they may never have before.

It can help them realise new potential, think outside the box and is especially useful for those that may feel stuck in a rut or need a fresh perspective.

Step 5 - Give

It has been evidenced that sharing, caring and mutual co-operation engender feelings of happiness and satisfaction. Giving gifts brings feelings of joy both for the giver and the receiver.

 

By providing your team the opportunity to spend the day with us you are letting them know that they are valued and appreciated. This builds trust and strong lines of communication between management and staff that are essential for a healthy working environment. Team members that trust their management are more likely to share concerns before they escalate or bring new ideas that are based in real world experience

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