Cultivating Connection

Supporting the Spiral of Life

Your mentors

Louise Ambrose

Nic Harding

Steph Weston

Organisation links
Location address: Danbury, CM3 4AB
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Cultivating Connection Free
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
“You are the World, and the World is You.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti We/the World are suffering. It is no coincidence that we live in a time of both human crisis and planetary crisis. We are one. We/the World needs Connection. Learning how to be in Connection is how we step into the flow of being in service to Life. For the sake of future generations (of all species) we need to create a culture of connection – to nature, to each other, to ourselves. Forest School can be an opportunity to create such a connective container. However, we live in a modern, judgemental, consumeristic society which does its best to disconnect us – from nature, each other and ourselves. It can be difficult to ‘do’ connection when other people are looking at us funny! So how do we step into the flow of Life and connect? How do we know when we or others are ‘in connection?’ And what effect will that have on the world and life? Together we will dig deep and explore these questions drawing inspiration and active hope from those who have dedicated their lives to connection, including Jon Young and Joanna Macy.
About your mentors
Louise Ambrose
Tree hugger & puddle jumper
Louise wants to live in a world where everyone is connected to nature; where people of all ages have muddy knees, twigs in their hair, woodsmoke infused clothes, a sparkle in their eyes and warmth in their heart. She’s worked as a Forest School practitioner with groups of all ages, coordinated Forest School development for a local authority and been a Forest School trainer for the last 15 years. Currently she is enjoying being a mama and having a small human attached to her 24/7, which has enabled her to confront her luddite ways and create a YouTube channel ‘Forest School Lou’ to share all things Forest School-sy.
Nic Harding
Project's Officer at FSA
As the Project Officer, I'm pleased to be organising the annual Forest School Association Conference. I am appearing as a Mentor on each workshop to give me oversight and allow me to help out on the day, I may not actually be on your workshop.
Steph Weston
Observer of many things, coming and going
Exploring the field of connect and disconnect in this discombobulated wobbly world we live in and trying to maintain connections for a fruitful life.
Learning aims
Aim 1
• Feel the effects of a connective container through using a variety of example cultural elements.
Aim 3
• Understand that connection is cultivated through connection modelling practices (not education or recreation).
Aim 5
• Have the opportunity to participate in a range of connective activities/exercises.
Aim 2
• Come to a shared understanding of what ‘connection’ is and why it is important.
Aim 4
• Explore the attributes of connection as indicators of being in connection.
Pricing information
Ticket nameCultivating Connection
Price£0
Where we'll be
Essex Outdoors Danbury, Well Lane , Danbury, Essex, CM3 4AB
Safety
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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