Rain won’t stop the determined.
We have held some great ‘Mindfulness Bushcraft’ sessions at Coed y Werin gaining new skills whilst on a journey of wellbeing.
Leaving our worries behind we embarked on a journey of personal discovery. We ‘Soaked’ up the serene atmosphere Coed y Werin has to offer whilst learning woodland crafts of shelter building, whittling, foraging, and so much more.
We enjoyed great activities with fabulous company, in amazing surroundings, undertaking challenging but rewarding tasks.
We explored mindfulness – nature connection practices and skills to help manage stress, enhance well-being, to build personal resilience and to help increase our ability to cope with difficult or stressful situations.
We talked about how to use the natural environment to give ourselves the headspace we sometimes need, to take a breath of clean, fresh air.
Trees are not only an essential part of a healthy ecosystem they also play a great role in making people feel better. Being in the woods enables better uptake of oxygen, improving our lung and heart systems giving us clarity and the feeling of wellbeing.
The feedback so far, from the delegates, has been really positive many saying how much they are looking forward to the next session. The six session course, continuing through November, is fully booked but we hope to deliver more in the future.
The sessions are being delivered by Chris Partridge and Drock of Coed Lleol the sessions funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government and supported by Caerphilly County Borough Council.