A morning of Mindfulness and Nature connection
Who: Lee Bennett and Neil Harvey
Where: Frances Le Sueur Centre and St Ouens bay
When: 9am – 12 noon on the 21/8/21
What will I learn: An immersive experience of nature and of mindfulness. A greater understanding of yourself and of your interaction with the natural world. You will feel more relaxed, content and informed
How much: An introductory price of £45 (Usually £60)
What to bring: Clothing suitable for the weather on the day. We will be sitting/standing and walking in various indoor and outdoor settings
What will be provided: All mats, cushions, teas, coffees and biscuits.
Working in collaboration with the National Park Jersey, Lee Bennett (Mindfully-Wild) and Neil Harvey (National Trust) will lead you in a mindful exploration of the natural environment of St Ouens bay and of the National Park. We will explore the true wildness of the ‘bay’ and of ourselves, and of how we can learn to reconnect by being ‘with’ nature. How to really have ‘Nature in mind’
Lee will lead on various mindfulness practices throughout the day both inside the Frances Le Sueur Centre and outside in various areas of the bay, interweaving Neils substantial experience in education for us on the flora and fauna available throughout our morning together. We will even have access to some areas that are usually not available to the general public
This special mix of experience from the leaders will allow you to experience nature and of yourselves in a much richer, longer lasting way.
There will be plenty of time for reflection and discussion throughout the morning that will be supported by both Lee and Neil.
Lee Bennett is Mindfully-wild, a Mindfulness Teacher and Mental health professional. He has 15 years’ experience of working in a Mental Health setting for all sectors (NHS, Government of Jersey, General Practice, Employment sector and private practice)
Lee is educated to Postgraduate level in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and has extended training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, having being trained through Bangor Mindfulness school of psychology who have a rich association with some of the best evidence-based practice.
Lee has a specific interest in Mindfulness and Nature and teaches and guides in various outdoor settings.
Neil is the Senior Countryside Ranger at The National Trust for Jersey with over 15 years’ experience working in conservation land management in some of Jerseys most rich and vital habitats.
He is surrounded by nature on a daily basis and sees the benefits it has on people’s wellbeing through his work with volunteer groups, schools and corporate organisations. He regularly leads guided walks through some of the most beautiful corners of our Island sharing his extensive knowledge of the local flora and fauna.
Neil has completed the CPCAB Level 2 Introduction to Counselling course as he feels his passion for nature and helping people can be and should be combined.
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