Nature educator & environmentalist
This four-night quest will give you a chance to step away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and spend some quality time in nature. Researchers are increasingly recognising that disconnection from nature has negative consequences for human health. The documented benefits of spending time in nature include stress reduction, a sense of competence and self-esteem balanced with a sense of trust in oneself and the world. It fosters a more mature morality and care for others, a sense of awe, wonder and sacredness. On a deeper personal level, a nature quest helps you to acknowledge, mourn, release, welcome and celebrate important life transitions of any kind. It can also be a deeply cathartic way to get away from it all and recharge your batteries! Especially in challenging times, these ceremonies give us the opportunity to turn changes into sacred initiations - empowering, humbling, strengthening, and enlightening us. Part of your quest can be a solo experience. This will i...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
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...
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