Inspired by Trees Wellbeing Experience Day 12 May 2022




Thursday 12 May 2022 10am to 3.30pm

Relax, unwind and immerse yourself in nature for a day of ‘being, thinking and doing’ inspired by the trees, plants and other living beings at beautiful Whistlewood Common.

At the start of the day you’ll be given a complementary copy of Inspired by Trees: Creative Workbook by Sarah and Eva Spencer.  Throughout the day you’ll add to your book via a series of individual and group activities designed to encourage you to look at yourself and the rest of the living world in a different way.

A flavour of the day:

  • yummy home-made refreshments
  • learning from the natural principles that are nature’s secrets to success
  • journaling and time for individual reflection
  • group activities
  • a healthy and delicious home-made vegetarian lunch
  • relaxed pace
  • time to unwind and be at peace in a beautiful natural woodland setting
  • simple craft and creativity (no prior talent or confidence required – in fact we’ll be encouraging even the most artistically-gifted to try something new)
  • a balance of indoor and outdoor activities
  • spend quality time in Whistlewood’s beautiful strawbale and timber eco roundhouse
  • Fun and laughter and an opportunity to chat with a small group

Your hosts:

Sarah Spencer, founder of Think like a Tree and author of Think like a Tree: the natural principles guide to life and Inspired by Trees: creative workbook. Sarah studied permaculture design and is trained as a Forest School guide. She has been running Think like a Tree courses at Whistlewood since 2017.

Anne Bramley, founder of Wellbeing at Whistlewood, Anne is a trained Forest Bathing Guide and Forest Therapy Practitioner.

Gift vouchers: Treat someone special to a Wellbeing Experience Day.  Choose the Gift booking option when booking. You will receive a voucher by email to forward to them. Please add the name of the person who will be attending in the booking notes at the checkout.

Covid 19: we will review the situation prior to the event and appropriate measures will be in place. A good proportion of the day will take place outside. If cases nationally are high at that time we will consider asking participants to take a Latal Flow test prior to arrival.

Accessibility and additional needs: We aim to make all our courses as accessible as possible – please let us know if you have any additional needs that you would like us to know about.

The Whistlewood roundhouse and toilets are accessible by wheelchair.

Getting to Whistlewood:

Address: Whistlewood Common, The Common, Melbourne, DE73 8DH .  Whistlewood is down the track opposite Dovesite Business Park.  Look for the sign that says Melbourne Animal Farm and Whistlewood is half way down the track on the right.

There is car parking on site.

Bus: The site is served by the number 2 Bus between Derby and Swadlincote.




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