Humility

During times of Covid-19 I’ve been leading remotely guided nature therapy sessions. Whilst by the sheer nature of them, they have a different energy to them than in person sessions, they still enable participants to connect to the nature that is both in and around them, no matter where in the world they are. IContinue reading “Humility”

Reciprocity

When I started training to become a Nature Therapy Guide one word that came up on a frequent basis was “reciprocity”. The mutual exchange between two parties. In the context of my training it’s been about the relationship had with the more than human world and looking at what I, or indeed any of us,Continue reading “Reciprocity”

What is Nature?

For the past few days I’ve been attending The Nature Talks – an online conference that has brought together nature practitioners from across the globe. In one of the sessions the speaker spoke of what we mean by the term nature and it got me thinking. If you were to look at any indigenous language-Continue reading “What is Nature?”

New Beginnings

As I’ve been taking my daily walks, I’ve been really aware of the new life that is starting to appear all around us. Tree branches, now bare from shedding last years leaves are in bud once more, new plant growth is peeping through the soil and I’ve even seen daffodils in flower – their trumpetsContinue reading “New Beginnings”

Three Things

No Sunday morning is complete for me without listening to Michael Ball on BBC Radio 2. No matter what the weather, or how I’m feeling – he has an incredible ability to put a smile on my face. He always has to be fair. On one of his shows in early January 2021 he encouragedContinue reading “Three Things”

A New Way

We’re about a year into this pandemic and the way we all go about our daily lives have changed. Facemasks have become part of our wardrobes, loungewear part of our office wardrobe and online shopping become the norm. We reminisce about those days when you could meet friends for a drink, watch a show atContinue reading “A New Way”

Trust

Trust. Just five letters but one really big word. It’s heavy with expectation. It’s stepping out of your comfort zone. It’s relinquishing control. It’s believing in something bigger than you. To the onlooker it may seem like nothing but when its you being asked to trust it might be everything. Look to the natural worldContinue reading “Trust”

Small things

I guided a virtual session earlier this month. One of the invitations offered was to look at the small things. With participants dotted across the world, it was interesting to see that two came back to our sharing circle with noticings along the same lines. There’s a well known saying mighty oaks from tiny acornsContinue reading “Small things”