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Nature-based ways to resource yourself and your practice

Tuesday 20th July at 5pm until Thursday 22nd July at 5pm

Single accommodation. Vegetarian food locally sourced where possible. Total £200


The impact of prolonged overload, COVID working and the stress of facing ever-rising demands with shrinking resources, is calling us to respond creatively. This Woodland Resilience Immersion will offer you some insights and skills, and different ways for raising resilience and nourishing wellbeing.

In 2018, Westminster Centre for Resilience recognised that health professionals need something more than the typical half-day resilience session in an urban training room.

Hazel Hill Trust and Westminster Centre for Resilience jointly developed a woodland retreat programme. We have many years’ experience of delivering nature-based resilience programmes for front-line services. This two-night, 48-hour residential Woodland Immersion will provide a unique combination of our teams’ expertise.

Hazel Hill is a magical 70-acre conservation woodland and retreat centre, 7 miles from Salisbury. It has simple, beautifully crafted off-grid wooden buildings with lovely indoor and outdoor group spaces, single basic accommodation in single bedrooms and sleeping lofts (or camping), good hot showers and compost loos.

Please note there are deer ticks at the wood which can carry Lyme disease: we will brief you on precautions in the joining instructions. See more about the wood at www.hazelhill.org.uk.

Covid precautions: although all Covid restrictions will hopefully be lifted by July, we are planning a number of precautionary measures for this group: single bedrooms for everyone; sessions run outdoors where possible, and plenty of ventilation when indoors;

scope to maintain 1metre distancing if desired.

Solo time in a beautiful woodland

‘Forest bathing’ and mindfulness techniques

What nature’s cycles teach us about our resilience as human ecosystems

Time for movement, including brief practical conservation work

Be part of a transitory community of colleagues sharing their experiences

Apply the neurophysiological recovery response

Fire circles to hear personal and professional stories from our turbulent times

Have time for resting and for sharing good food


David Peters worked for many years as a GP, and since 2000 in a range of professional and

research roles in the NHS. He co-founded and directed the Westminster Centre for Resilience (WCR), where he is now Emeritus Professor.


Marcos Frangos is widely experienced in group facilitation, coaching, counselling

and constellations work. He was General Manager of Hazel Hill Wood for 5 years, and has co- led many groups there with David. http://www.wellspringchange.com

For information please email David Peters infoprofpeters@gmail.com


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