Think like a Tree 3 day intensive programme Derbyshire 9 – 11 August 2024



9,10,11 August 2024

Timings – 10am to 5.30pm Friday and Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday

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


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

Price includes refreshments and a vegan lunch.

Cost:  £240 payable in advance.  Reserve your place with a deposit of £80, then pay in two further installments.  Final payment due by 26 July 2023.

Early bird price (pay in full before 7 June 2024) £230

Super Early bird price (pay in full before 14 January 2024 £220

Low income  – please get in touch to go on the low-income list.  We allocate these places nearer the date as we know that people’s circumstances change.  Two low-income places are available at £120.

Please note we do not offer refunds but will attempt to accommodate you on another course if you are unable to attend for reason of illness or other unforeseen circumstance , subject to an admin fee. Please note the full terms and conditions for all courses, including admin fees for changes.

Accommodation options:

  • Off-grid camping (bring your tent or campervan) at Whistlewood £18 per night (unlimited pitches available)

Please book your place via the Whistlewood website 

  • The furnished yurt at Whistlewood £60 per night (see Whistlewood website)  (1 available)
  • There are lots of lovely B&Bs locally too.

Learn more about accommodation options here (with photos)


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 2024.

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 available.


Additional information

Ticket type

Early Bird, Pay in Full, Deposit, Pay balance, Low income, Super Early Bird, Payment 2, Payment 3