● Caring for people and planet.
We would like to train you so you volunteer your skills to support your family, friends and community to connect with nature during this challenging time.
The work each one of us is called to do right now on Earth is a work essential to empower the future generation and support our Earth Mother.
When we go back to nature, our full creativity begins to flow. This work is an opportunity for you to deepen your connection with nature and community.
This is a training programme for those who would like to learn and deepen their Nature Connection, create Nature Connected Communities and support Cultural repair. Those wishing to find out more and engage in other advanced online learning with the 8 Shields Institute can click here:
Come to be fully empowered, empower future generations and your community.
PRE-REQUIREMENT: We would like to train people who can commit to all dates and do the full training as well as use Nature Connection skills to share with their family, friends and community. Our intention is for this project to benefit the wider community as well, therefore the group trained will deliver 2 nature connection gatherings for the wider community throughout the year. This will be a great opportunity to put in practice what you learn.
Book today to avoid disapointment, spaces are going very quickly.
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What inspires you to take part in this training with us?
What would you like to gain from this training ?
Do you have any special requirements or needs: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual?
What support do you feel you need?
What do you intend to do with the training received ?
Are you able to give a small donation towards the training or do you require a full free space?
GROUP 1: MONDAYS ***** 19 Apr ***** 24 May ***** 21 Jun ***** 19th Jull (fully booked)
GROUP 2: FRIDAYS ***** 30 April ***** 14 May ***** 11 Jun ***** 09 Jul (Fully booked)
GROUP 3: FRIDAYS ***** 06 Aug ***** 03 sep ***** 08 Oct ***** 19 Nov (taking bookings)
GROUP 4: MONDAYS ***** 09 Aug ***** 20 Sep ***** 18 Oct ***** 15 Nov (taking bookings)
Take bus 44 or 44A to Balerno
From the City Centre it takes around 30 minutes in the bus to Balerno. Stop at 3rd bus stop after little roundabout. Walk for 15 minutes (about one mile) into Cockburnhill Road into the countryside. Pass sign saying FREE Company, keep goind straight ahead. When you come to a V junction, turn righ. Walk 2 minutes. The woodland is to your left. Follow the stream. If you need more directions please text us on phone 075 0443 8763.
From the city centre in Edinburgh, go in the direction of Lanark Road West, pass Juniper Green and Currie villages. Balerno is the next Village. At the roundabout go straight up the hill, pass all houses on your right, when you see the last house, a cream house in the corner, turn right into Cockburnhill Road. Pass sign saying FREE Company, keep goind straight ahead. When you come to a V junction, turn righ. Walk 2 minutes. The woodland is to your left. Follow the stream. If you need more directions please text us on phone 075 0443 8763
By car from outside Edinburgh:
Follow directions to A71. At Hermiston Gate Park and Ride roundabout turn left, at next roundabout pass Herriot What University on your right, keep going straight ahead up the hill pass another roundabout, keep going up the hill until you come to Main Road called Lanark Road West where you turn righ. Pass Currie village and Balerno is the next Village. Once you are in Balerno, follow directions as above.
Our family have been coming to Nature Connection at the PHC for a few years and we are always excited when we go to the woods.
Our two kids just love it as there is always lots of nice things to do like playing games, making art using natural materials, learning about bees and nature, making friends and the most important spending time in nature, surrounded by nice and friendly people.
Our son has severe autism and it is very difficult to go out with him as he gets upset easily but when we go to Nature Connection at the PHC he is always calm and happy and never ever had any meltdown. He loves this place very much and even started taking part in some activities.
Our daughter always looks forward to go to Nature Connection and always asks when we can go again.
We are very grateful that Nature Connection at the PHC helps us with transport as we don't have a car. This gives us possibility to attend every session.
Nature Connection is great for whole families, not only for kids as they help parents to spend time with their children in a really interesting and nice way.