Think like a Tree 3 day intensive programme Derbyshire August 2020 Postponed




17,18,19 August 2020

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

If you would like to follow the course at a less intensive pace we recommend one of the programmes spread over three or six weeks.



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 Milly Carmichael

More about the course

Cost:  £180 payable in advance.  To include refreshments and a home-made vegan lunch.

Camping is available at an extra charge of £10 per night. There are lots of lovely B&Bs locally too. Sarah offers Airbnb in a one-bedroom self-catering cottage at her home – please contact us for more details.

Timings – 10am to 6pm Monday and Tuesday. 10am to 5pm Wednesday

Please reserve your place by paying a deposit of £90.  The final payment falls due two weeks before the course starts**.

  •  A limited number of places for people with low income (under 15K) are available at £90.
  • If the final payment is not received we reserve the right to offer your place to someone else.
  • Sorry there are no refunds available for this course, but if you are unable to attend please get in touch and we will try and accommodate you on a future course.

This programme is ideal for anyone wishing to make changes for their own personal development, or as the first element of the facilitator’s training running in November 2020. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator there is an optional one-day facilitator’s skills share on Thursday 20 August 2020.

Whilst this course is ideal from people attending from around the UK and northern Europe, we ask that you do not fly to come to us, due to the high carbon cost of doing so.  Online courses are coming soon.

Additional information

Ticket type

Adult deposit, Adult pay balance, Low income, Camping