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NAT-GaTheRing: EcoPlayShop in Nature

Connecting with self and others in Nature

Mentored by Chiara SantinMentor summary: Bringing out all the rainbow colours in all
Organisation links:
Rainbow CommUnity Projects CIC
Location address: Brighton, BN2 6DD
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Professionals £25Nature lovers £15Low income nature lovers £8
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

A summary

This EcoPlayShop is inviting participants to experiment with a 6 step model which aims at promoting a deeper connection with yourself, nature and others. It's based on an ecological and systemic way of thinking about our relationship with nature and with each other considering that not only we are part of nature but we have an innate and biological attraction to nature. At a time of climate change and ecological crisis developing a deeper relationship with nature seems a necessary step to restore hope and a commitment to actively care and protect the future of new generations and the planet. The EcoPlayShop will offer the opportunity to learn about the model and put it into practice. In the first part, participants will be guided to engage individually with nature by being creative, curious, and playful in the beautiful green spaces surrounding the Memorial Grounds of Woodingdean, on the outskirts of Brighton. You will be exploring the ancient woodland, wildlife, green lawns, enjoyin...

Chiara Santin·Bringing out all the rainbow colours in all
I am a nature lover and developed a bond with nature since an early age. Nature has been my sanctuary, my comfort and companion, my safe place, my spiritual guide, my own therapist throughout my life. I left my beloved Italian Alps 24 years ago and landed in Sussex, where I have come to appreciate beautiful coastlines, chalk lands, white cliffs and the green Downs. We are not only part of nature but we are nature so nature not only looks after us providing emotional and mental well-being but we also need to look after and protect the environment in return at this time of ecological crisis and climate change affecting us all. I am an academic, a teacher, a writer, an ecotherapist and an experienced systemic and family psychotherapist who is passionate about making therapy accessible to all, particularly ecotherapy as a more friendly way of providing mental health support to individuals, couples and families at times of stress, distress and difficulties. I have been providing support to children and their families for more than 20 years as well as my youth work in Italy for 10 years. I have been developing ecotherapy, particularly since the pandemic as the safest way of offering therapy. I have also been offering ecotherapy groups in the community to support adults' mental health and wellbeing through nature during the pandemic. I have developed new ways of working in nature which I wish to share with others. I have published some articles and a podcast on ecotherapy.

Learning aims

For nature lovers to be able to learn an easy 6 step structured model as a self-care tool

What's provided



Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

we'll be

Along Warren Road , Woodingdean , Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 6DD

Pricing information

Ticket: Professionals £25Ticket description: For professionals who want to incorporate this framework into their work in nature.
Ticket: Nature lovers £15Ticket description: For those who are interested in deepening their relationship with themself, nature and others
Ticket: Low income nature lovers £8Ticket description: If you have a very low household income, you've got a concessionary ticket

Pricing information


My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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