Think like a Tree programme nr Swindon UK Sept/Oct 2019


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Programme run by Milly Carmichael

Three days to attend over a month:

Thursdays: September 11th, September 25th, October 9th 2019  9.30am  – 3.30pm

How much time do I need to commit?

The programme comprises three six-hour days over a month with activities to do at home. During the programme you will build up a design that is personal to you. All course materials are provided and you will go away with a toolkit of tools and principles that can be used again and again.

You should aim to commit an additional 2 hours at home, but that is up to you – but I can guarantee that once you start thinking, you won’t want to stop.

Beautiful and inspiring locations

This course is hosted at the beautiful Coleshill National Trust Estate near Highworth/Swindon, Wiltshire.

In each session, we will spend some time outdoors to ensure that you are able to gain the maximum advantage from learning from the trees themselves. We will experience nature and the weather in all its diversity. Often our learning from the bad weather in our lives is more useful than the experiences of sunny days. So please come prepared with appropriate footwear and clothing.

What can I expect?

Be prepared to think differently about yourself and the natural world, be challenged in your existing beliefs, and be open to learn from others. Our most productive space is often just outside our comfort zone, but the environment is a supportive one. Practical exercises bring the principles to life, and laughter helps the learning too…


The Old Timber Store

Coleshill Estate (National Trust)

near Swindon


Milly is a trained facilitator and perpetual student of permaculture. She has also undergone training in solution-focused practice and compassionate communication and seeks to deepen and extend her skills and practice in both. She has a background in nursing and youth work, with most of her clinical experience focused on sexual health, substance use and associated mental health and wellbeing. Milly has also studied horticulture and is a gardener. She draws on the myriad ways that soil, growing, weather and land management offer us analogy, metaphor and direct comparison to inform our personal and organisational growth and development.

Milly seeks to contribute to a broader understanding and practice of systems thinking, nature connection, power-sharing, collaboration, cooperation, resilience and sustainability in our education, business, health and social care, criminal justice, retail, food and entertainment systems and industries.


You can attend this programme for your own personal development or as the first stage in the Think like a Tree facilitator training.

**Milly Carmichael operates as an independent training provider, with the permission of Think like a Tree.

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Ticket type

Early bird, Standard rate, Low income