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Therapeutic Nature Connection for Mental Health & Wellbeing

This course is being run by Barbara Gonzalez - a professional therapist and trained nature connection facillitator, and Tom Veck - a trained mindfulness teacher, both of whom are skilled and experienced in supporting people in their personal growth and development. It will take place at The Green Heart Space near Shepton Mallet. More on Course Location.

The course is funded by Somerset Skills & Learning and therefore is either free or subsidised. More on Course Fees.

Throughout the 8 week course you will be guided  through the tools and pathways of both nature-based mindfulness and nature connection with the aim of supporting your personal growth and wellbeing.

Based on the core concepts behind mindfulness and the ‘Five Pathways to Nature Connection’, you can discover how to engage more meaningfully and deeply with the natural world.

The course is offered to a closed group for the duration of the 8 sessions, to ensure a safe and supportive group within which you can take the time to reflect on and share your experiences in nature.

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The course also covers helpful tips and tools for managing worry, anxiety and stress. Each session takes place at the same outdoor setting only a short drive from Frome.

By the end of this course you should have a greater understanding of how the mind works and what you can do to support yourself to be mentally well. The course is practical, experiential, and informative and gives you ample opportunities to practice the tools to support your mental wellbeing in daily life.

The course is facilitated by a qualified mindfulness teacher and a qualified eco-therapist, both of whom are skilled and experienced in supporting people in their personal growth and development.

Forest Path

The Green Heart Space
Nr. Shepton Mallet


We will be running the course at The Green Heart Space, a beautiful and peaceful off-grid activity space for hire in between Frome and Shepton Mallet with spectacular views in a rural setting.


Green Heart Space,
Chesterblade BA46DD

Find it here: 

For enquiries:

Tom Veck Mob: 07812668172

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Course Fees

Coure Fees

If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility may be requested.

If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.

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