Take some time out for yourself to cultivate curiosity and deepen your connection with the natural world through the practice of nature journaling.
Through observation and wonder, nature journaling allows you to express creativity using words, pictures and numbers.
You will develop a nourishing connection with nature which is known to improve physical and mental wellbeing.
Nature journaling encourages a growth mindset by forming new neural pathways through learning new skills and rewiring the brain.
The workshop is beginner friendly. No prior experience with meditation, drawing or journaling is required.
Wear warm, comfortable clothing. Be prepared for the weather, bring a rain coat
What is mindfulness meditation?
Mindfulness meditation involves focusing your thoughts on the present moment and sustaining attention of the mind on the body, breath or senses.
How Do I Benefit From mindfulness meditation?
Mindfulness meditation can bring improvements in both physical and psychological symptoms as well as positive changes in health, attitudes, and behaviours. Studies have shown that the benefits of mindfulness meditation include, reduced stress, helps to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, improves focus and self-awareness, hardwires your brain to be more calm and less reactive.
What Does mindfulness meditation Involve?
Mindfulness meditation is a mental exercise, that teaches you to become aware of your mental activity, slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and physical body.
What if my mind is too busy for mindfulness meditation?
Our minds are designed to think, we all have busy lives with lots of responsibilities. Meditation is simply about paying attention. It’s about becoming aware of your thoughts, emotions and physical sensations to make active choices.
How should I sit?
I encourage you to sit upright in a chair or on the floor, in whatever posture is comfortable for you. You may also like to lay down. You may like to try different postures and see what works best for you.
I have never tried mindfulness meditation before, is it hard?
Like starting anything new, it takes practise. You will probably notice your mind is busy and becomes easily distracted, that’s OK. With regular practise you will start to notice the benefits. I recommend keeping an open mind and not having any expectations of what your experience should be, look or feel like. Just be as you are, in the experience.
What To Bring?
Something to sit on (blanket, towel, yoga mat)
Warm comfortable clothes