10th June 8pm – 9.30pm

Mindfulness has become a bit of buzz word over the past few years. Robert will start the session getting past the hype and looking at why the research is showing such great results. Not only will we explore the facts and the misunderstandings about mindfulness, but you will get to learn some short practices for your own wellbeing. Robert will also unpack how mindfulness helps us manage our nervous system and why mindfulness in nature in particular is useful.

Sebastiana will talk about the ways we can use mindfulness, mindful communication and our own mindful presence to enhance children’s development and their ability to self-regulate, including children with adverse childhood experiences. She will introduce the developmental models that illustrate the importance of mindfulness. She will demonstrate and engage you in a variety of activities that can be safely practiced with children outdoors in and with nature, focusing on senses, sensory integration, body awareness and movement.  

This ‘In the Thicket Webinar’, is a topical presentation with experts and a short Q and A session at the end.

Robert Black is a counsellor based in Norwich who has studied ecotherapy, and has run Mindfulness in Nature retreats for several years. He also teaches Mindfulness courses for Norfolk and Waveney Mind. www.robertblackcounselling.co.uk robertblackcounselling@gmail.com

Sebastiana Black is a expressive arts child counsellor working with children, teenagers and families, leaning to manage trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Voice Movement Therapy work is also part of her repertoire https://www.yourexpressivevoice.co.uk/. She is also a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and helps Robert run their Mindfulness and Nature Retreats. https://www.facebook.com/MindfulnessandNature 

At the end of all our webinars there is an opportunity to join a 25 minute community share at the end of the main webinar or to continue discussions/questions around the topic of mindfulness.  If you decide to join the community share you can bring along any positive things that are current for you that relate to FS or keeping you connected with your learners and the natural world – these could be a good news story or a new resource or you could share some reading you have had recently been doing, recite a poem…anything…or you can just sit back a listen to what others of like mind have brought to share.

We have had an overwhelming response to these webinars in the last few weeks and are doing our best to support those who wish to attend them, despite some technical glitches. You should receive confirmation emails from zoom as soon as your register however they can disappear into spam folders or bulk email folders. Please ensure you check for them.

To register for the In the thicket – Mindfulness in the Woods follow the link below.

Registration here  or follow the direct zoom link below


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not receive one within 24 hours of registration please email nic@forestschoolassociation.org and he will do his best to help you out. This service will stop 20 mins before the webinar begins.

Don’t forget the next webinar is on the 24th June 8 – 9.30 pm Caring for our Forest School sites – Maintaining the wildness of COVID times.


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