Nature Assisted Wellbeing

‘We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So, when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.’

Andy Goldsworthy

Based in Ilkeston, NatureWise is a nature-based wellbeing service offering a range of therapeutic, personal growth and creative development programmes for adults, in the beautiful surroundings of the Derbyshire countryside and across the UK.

We provide nature-based therapies and workshops from counselling & coaching services to creative arts workshops and nature connection experiences such as ‘forest bathing’ and ecotherapy, as well as ‘wilderness experiences’ including open water swimming and ‘wild camping.’ We work with individuals and groups to provide a deeper connection with the natural environment thereby supporting you in achieving your goals and a more fulfilling way of life. 


Browse our website for further information about services, free courses and exercises and details of our free monthly group nature connection sessions for people on low incomes.


Natural Wellbeing & Creativity


Wellbeing in Nature

Nature Wise provides a range of services to help you engage more mindfully with the natural world; through activities that call upon your awareness, creativity, reflexivity and resilience, we aim to enhance your capacity to make decisions that more truthfully reflect a unique sense of who you are.


Nature Assisted Therapy

Nature Wise offers a range of bespoke therapeutic services for individuals and groups set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Run a by a professionally qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, we offer a range of therapeutic services from coaching and counselling to creative, nature-inspired therapies.


Natural Inspiration

The natural world has been the source of inspiration for creators across the span of human existence from cave paintings to the development of inter-continental communications networks. Nature Wise offers a range of activities designed to enhance your creative skills by helping you to connect with the natural environment - tapping into the natural energy and wisdom which has inspired others to create great and often, life-changing works.

Upcoming Events

Writes of Way Workshop (Autumn)
Tue, Oct 13
Straw's Bridge
Oct 13, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Straw's Bridge, Straw's Bridge, West Hallam, Ilkeston DE7 6HZ, UK
Join us for our inaugural Writes of Way workshop using the natural environment to enhance your creative skills using the cycles of the natural world to stimulate creative ideas and inspiration. To find out more and book click below and go to the 'Creative Connections' tab on the booking page.
Nature Connection Workshop (Autumn)
Tue, Sep 29
Straw's Bridge
Sep 29, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Straw's Bridge, Straw's Bridge, West Hallam, Ilkeston DE7 6HZ, UK
Spending time in nature is proven to have significant benefits for both your physical and mental health. This group session, with our experienced nature facilitation guide, invites you to explore your own relationship with the natural world and beyond. Click the 'Nature Connection' tab in 'Booking.'


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