Touchstones

Mentored by Sacred Earth

Nature educator & environmentalist

Heathfield, TN21 9HJ
For ages: 18 - 18+
£25
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

A SUMMARY

Touchstones is a land-based mentoring project that brings the energy and vitality of youth and the wisdom of age together, in a mutually beneficial way. Individual day sessions will be underpinned by a shared connection with nature and the chance to nurture and learn from the natural world, involving conservation activities, gardening, games and nature skills. Over the past couple of years we have held a series of community building events and workshops. We've heard many stories of disconnection, loneliness and depression from both young and old. Modern culture has fostered distrust and suspicion and there is a lack of opportunity for these two groups to come together in a positive way. How many of you have friends outside of your immediate peer group: people who are considerably older or younger than you? This type of friendship can provide an incredible layer of support, wisdom and vitality that you dont get by spending all your time with people of your own age. Touchstones ta...

About your Mentor

About your Mentor

Sacred Earth

Hi, I'm Phil. I am a group facilitator, a teacher, a nature guide, a change agent, an outdoor education specialist and a naturalist. More recently I've become an Earth and Culture Restoration Specialist and a Connection Coach with the 8Shields global mentoring network. I lead on education at the Sacred Earth Community Benefit Society but I'm also the land manager. I've studied Permaculture, Arboriculture and Biodynamic farming and I'm proud to say that since we took over management of our beautiful 40-acre site in 2011 we've significantly increased its biodiversity. I have spent over 20 years working with people in nature. I have studied, practiced and taught the core routines of nature connection, as well as advanced shamanic practices from indigenous cultures around the world. I've led many forms of nature and vision quest. I've learned from other cultures including the San Bushmen, Apache, Lakota, Haudosaunee, Coastal Salish and our own Celtic ancestors, through the Bardic traditi...

Learning aims

Emotional intelligence

Strengths to develop

Touchstones is packed full of physical activities like gardening, earth care, green building, archery and a range of outdoor games. Participants will be asked to use their bodies in a variety of ways, according to their physical abilities and how much they want to push themselves. Some typical activities include: animal tracking on the land, tree pruning and planting, building lazy dams, sensory walking, archery, a range of games in the woods and the use of our jungle gym.

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Touchstones block mentored by Phil Greenwood
Touchstones block mentored by Phil Greenwood
Touchstones block mentored by Phil Greenwood
Touchstones block mentored by Phil Greenwood
Touchstones block mentored by Phil Greenwood
Touchstones block mentored by Phil Greenwood
Touchstones block mentored by Phil Greenwood
Touchstones block mentored by Phil Greenwood
Touchstones block mentored by Phil Greenwood
Touchstones block mentored by Phil Greenwood
Touchstones block mentored by Phil Greenwood

What's provided

Drinks

Snacks

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

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Where
we'll be

Tiny entrance lane opposite Cowden Hall Lane, Off Horebeech Lane, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 9HJ

Pricing information

Standard price: £25

Each session costs £5 per person, regardless of age


Pricing information

Cancellation

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

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


Cancellations up to 7 days in advance will receive a full refund.


Cancellation


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