Susie has teamed up with John from Well Wild for a Morning Retreat in the woods. Join us for a Mindful Exploration of Nature. We'll have some mindfulness and mindful movement in the woods, plus collecting natural resources to make some transient art. We'll also be making a nettle corsage and some nettle tea. Using the bits of nature that are often overlooked.

We’ll enjoy lunch together – cooked on the fire during the session.

Being in nature is so restorative, yet we often don’t spend enough time in the open air, exploring all that nature has to offer.

At the end of the morning, you can expect to feel thoroughly nourished by the natural world. This is all about exploring your creativity in a natural environment, letting go and having fun.

Our morning will be held Saturday 15th June 10.30am-1pm, in a location in Rough Castle Woods. Due to parking restrictions, we will meet at The Place to Pause & Breathe in Bonnybridge at 10.15am and travel together.

The cost is £25 per person. If you’d like to attend but cannot afford this we have two reduced cost spaces at £15 per person. Costs include hot drinks and snacks, and lunch – let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

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About your facilitators:

Susie will be your facilitator for these sessions. Susie worked as a Social Worker within Criminal Justice for 20 years, and is passionate about helping people to make difficult changes. Since the beginning of 2017, Susie has been delivering mindfulness within her local community in Falkirk. She co-founded Pause & Breathe CIC with her husband, Phil Blackburn and is delighted to have opened The Place to Pause & Breathe in Bonnybridge and The Place for Martial Arts & Wellbeing in Bo'ness - bringing people together in community. Susie is a Mindfulness Coach and a certified Daring to Rest Facilitator. Her approach is trauma-sensitive, and she is an advocate of giving participants choice in everything she offers.


John’s career spans almost 3 decades, working within two local authorities in Community Education Specialised Youth Studies. John has worked extensively with young people in a wide variety of Youth Work Settings, with all ages from infants to young adults. He has worked across the Forth Valley with some of the area’s most deprived communities. For the last 8 years he has worked in Residential Care & Education, providing outdoor education, including Bush Craft & Forest school activities.  

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