Think like a Tree bursary programme for 18 – 25 years


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15,16,17 October 2021  (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Are you a young person struggling to find your way in a world that doesn’t make sense?

Would you like to find a way to discover your inner strength, grow strong roots and spread your branches?

Nature holds the secrets to your happiness, health and wellbeing and the Think like a Tree course will support you to discover and value your unique place in the world.

This established 15-hour programme can help you to:

  • Overcome anxiety and other mental health issues
  • Recover from burnout or overwhelm
  • Boost your confidence
  • Discover how uniqueness, diversity and connections are strengths to be embraced
  • Find a new direction

FREE BURSARY PLACES* available for young people living or studying in the National Forest area thanks to a Forest Society Grant from the National Forest Company.  You will also receive 1 to 1 mentoring from a Think like a Tree facilitator before and after the programme to help you gain the benefits you would like.

PLEASE BOOK a place via the link as there are limited spaces available.  Please also book on the INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP on 6 October 7 – 8.30pm via the Seed of the Forest website.

(*Not in the National Forest and/or over 25? You can still attend the programme on a paid basis, including half price places for people with low income. Please book via the main course listing.)

This is a three day programme.  The venue is the beautiful roundhouse and woodland at  Whistlewood Common, Melbourne, south Derbyshire.

If you can’t attend the 3 day in-person course then please look at our Think like a Tree online programme in October/November. We can offer free bursary places on the online course, but we would advise you attend the in-person course if at all possible.  Learning from nature directly in a welcoming natural environment will give the most benefit.


We associate woodlands, forests and other natural ecosystems with resilience, longevity and harmony, but often struggle to experience these in our own lives.

By exploring principles derived from nature, this programme will guide you step-by-step through a design cycle that can be used for a wide range of personal circumstances – relationships, health, wellbeing, leisure and work.

You may want to make a significant change, some small improvements, or just want to be more content or effective in your everyday life, and whatever your circumstances this course has something to offer.

This programme comprises three full day sessions with optional activities to do at home.  During the programme you will be given tools and resources to be able to build up a design that is personal to you to complete after the course is finished.  All course materials are provided and you will go away with a toolkit of tools and principles that can be used again and again.

Tutors: Sarah Spencer and Samantha Woods

More about the course

Bursary places are free of charge (normal price £180)  To include refreshments and a home-made vegan lunch.

Timings – 10am to 6pm Friday and Saturday . 10am to 5pm Sunday