Mindful - in- Nature 9-week course

When

01/10/2019 - 03/12/2019    
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where

The Sharpham Trust,
Shapham House, Ashprington, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7UT

Event Type

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Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Mindful-In-Nature is a Sharpham programme specifically designed to support mental health recovery, resilience and well-being by offering a unique combination of mindfulness and nature connection.

The next course will begin on 1st October 2019 and run every Tuesday 10.30am – 3.30pm for 9 weeks (No session on 22nd October 19) and will take place in our beautiful woodland in the grounds of Sharpham House.

A simple lunch is included which will be prepared together by the group.

Sessions will run from the woodland campsite, with an outdoor kitchen, and a covered hearth to sit around together.  There will be a cosy indoor space available when the weather is poor.

A free minibus service running from Torbay to Totnes and Sharpham will be provided by Bob the Bus (details will be sent to you once you have booked).

This course is for you if you identify with all of the below:

  • Have lived experience of mental health difficulties or challenges such as depression or anxiety
  • Are aged 18 or above
  • Are new to mindfulness or would like to deepen your mindfulness practice
  • Would like to spend some time outdoors in a beautiful location, surrounded by nature in a safe and supportive setting
  • Are curious to learn how the practice of mindfulness and nature connection can support your overall sense of well-being
  • Are willing to fully commit to the course

What you will learn


  • Mindfulness and nature connection practices and skills to help manage stress and enhance well-being
  • How to build personal resilience and an increased ability to cope with difficult and stressful situations
  • A set of skills to help you be steadier with whatever is happening, without resisting it or judging it as good or bad
  • Self-compassion and being kinder to yourself
  • How to apply mindfulness to your daily life after the course has been completed

How to apply

Please visit www.sharphamtrust.org/Mindful-in-Nature to complete a confidential booking form. Alternatively contract Lucy Bell Project co-coordinator on 01803 731802 / volunteer@sharphamtrust.org.