Over the years I have worked alongside many people who put up 'blocks' to getting outdoors or active and I am really guilty of this myself. Too tired, too busy, weather too bad, deadline for a report, or keyholes that urgently need cleaning with a cotton bud. These blocks are the equivalent of talk to the hand cos the head and heart aren't listening. In fact the hand isn't listening either - just going through the motions whilst considering its next move of which choccie to pick out of that box left over from Xmas.
So, one of the resources is aimed at surfacing and then circumventing the barriers we put up to prevent ourselves from doing anything that might just take us out of our extreme comfort zone. From onsie and TV remote - to gortex galoshes and mud spattered rucksack through the use of a nature therapy journal.
Journaling as a self help method has been around for centuries but sometimes it helps to have a bit of structure and ideas to get you started. Journaling helps you explore your own personal blocks. We all have patterns of thinking and behaviour in our lives and nature therapy gives us insights into our ways of being through the use of nature as a metaphor for our lives. This nature therapy journal aims to help you engage with that process.
The journal is currently being piloted and feedback from focus groups will take place throughout January to evolve the draft publication. I am really grateful for those people who have freely offered their time and involvement to help and I am so looking forward to hearing how it has been received and their insights. Thank you so much x