If you are looking for a new directions to expand your facilitation into I’ve included three of my latest winners from around the world below
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Here is a very exciting idea I am working on. You can download the powerpoint Paekakariki-Wildplay-idea
Late September and 12 brave souls keen to find out more about being a nature connection Guide, gathered by the sea in Paekakariki.
Over two days they explored with all their senses, shared skills, told stories in a teepee, soaked in wild water hot tub while watching the sunrise, ate too much cake, tried out their new techniques on each other and laughed, cried and learned about themselves, each other, this place and how to guide.
Here is some of what participants had to say:
“The balance [of Liana’s facilitation] was beautiful; humorous, relaxed, aware of the group, organised, GENEROUS, and such valuable personal anecdotes and stories. It’s wonderful to learn from someone who walks the talk”
More information about the course here
An introduction to nature connection ideas and skills that you can use to guide extraordinary and memorable nature experiences for your people.
10 am-10 pm Thursday 21 to 6.10 am to 6.16 pm Friday 22. Paekakariki, Kapiti, Wellington
WHO IS IT FOR?
Are you looking to really engage your clients and provide more value to them? Do you want to more clearly differentiate yourself in the market place? Are you keen to develop your skill set in a new and exciting area? The course is suitable for people who work in a range of settings who are curious to see if nature connection is the “x” factor they are looking for:
- Tour guides
- Eco tourism operators
- Outdoor instructors
- Youth leaders and teachers
- Social service providers
- Science Communicators
- Conservation professionals
- Coaches and mentors
You will already have a good understanding of your people and their needs as well as basic health and safety.
The course is suitable for people of most abilities – if you can walk slowly for an hour with a small daypack you can do it (or if you have special needs please contact the organiser as we can almost certainly design-in a way for you to participate).
The course is limited to a maximum of 12 people so you will need to book in quick.
WHAT WILL IT COVER?
- The course is very experiential and you will be outside for most of the time, learning by doing
- The course is designed to build on your strengths and for you to share skills and knowledge with people from a range of backgrounds
- We will explore some powerful ideas and principles for nature connection that can be applied to almost any situation
- You will get a chance to develop key personal qualities and nature connection routines for yourself
- You will learn about more than 20 nature connection activities
- You will learn how to structure a nature connection experience; sequencing activities for maximum effect
- A taster of expressive and arts activities
- You will cover top tips on the practicalities such as choosing the venue, equipment, and Health and Safety considerations particular to nature connection
- You will get a chance to adapt what we cover to your particular circumstances, give it a try and receive feedback
- Follow up access to a peer community of support and a free 1 hour coaching session to fine tune your future plans
- Advanced courses or one on one coaching will be available if you want to further your practice.
Download more detailed information
Download full course information: nature connection guiding course info
Download the booking form now: Booking and Disclaimer Form – nature connection guide
Contact Liana directly: email@example.com
Sometimes you have a crazy idea that you just have to put into action. Liana’s Parlour of Natural Beauty was just that. Driven by the idea “why does so much nature connection, science communication and conservation have to be so sciency and intellectual? – Why couldn’t it be more sensory, pampering and joyful?” I came up with the Parlour. And then, along with 17 wonderful volunteers, I put it into action as an 8 day experiential installation that looked like a retro beauty parlour taken over by the bush and connected people to nature and wellbeing. It was all run as part of the Common Ground Groundwater-themed Hutt Public Art Festival February 25- March 4 2017.
In a week we pampered almost 500 people and connected with thousands more; people from all walks of life not just those already interested in environmental issues or the arts.
The feedback was fabulous: