page title icon Facilitation

‘I offer my bundle of facilitation and practical skills in service to your project, programme or organisation and the learning outcomes you wish to achieve.

Tracker, Teaser, Teacher, Trustee – it’s the job of a facilitator to deftly hold the threads of the weave, in service to the learning journey…’

My Commitment…

I stand for inclusion. This means that I place a strong emphasis on approachability, ‘buy in’ and that the experience is relevant. Safety. Fun. Learning. Everytime!

My commitment is towards a learning culture of inclusion. My baseline is to support and weave a group culture of fostering curiosity,integrity,creativity, a sense of upright minds, care taking- of self, others and environment and nurturing nature connection.

I am also committed to adaptation and lifelong learning. In the spirit of service, i make myself available as a facilitator to deliver your curriculum or outdoor programs in innovative ways.

Here are some threads I hold well for wefting into your work…

  • GROUPWORK:  forming, trust, group-building, problem-solving and social games, activities & ‘events’.
  • REFLECTION:  Reviewing tools for revisiting, harvesting & learning from outdoor experience.
  • OUTDOOR CONNECTION:  Cultivating playful & engaging routines of discovery, exploration and sharing of nature based experience.
  • CANOE:  Loch or river based canadian canoe sessions, expeditions and explorations tailored to needs of group.
  •  FOREST SCHOOL:  Individual sessions, explorations and residential programmes.
  • NATURAL BUILDING:   Solution focused subsistence activities using locally available resources to meet human needs creatively,
  • YOGA NIDRA:  Visualisation, relaxation and restorative exercises.
  • PLANNING & MENTORING:  Collaborative programme planning and collaborative leadership.

Nature Connection vs Natures playground…

More often than not, the focus for outdoor experience lies on a shallow level; ranging from the expedition for its own sake, or some arbitrary or contrived aims. Nature based experience or nature encounters are not held in a way/given the deserved credence which can allow individual or cultural metaphors to emerge. To guide a person home to themselves however, requires a different approach…

Meaningful Connection with the out-of-doors has to be given credence and time in group culture. My work therefore places group emphasis on honouring gifts, sharing observations, stories and experiences; validating participants experience and cultivating a sense of group support in journeying further into the heart of experience.

The Natural Learning Cycle

I use an expanded form of flow learning to plan and structure content in my sessions. The trajectory set forth in this model, frees learners up to ‘simply experience’ first; and, in due course, integrate their learning within the cultural context and roles they inhabit in their village, workplace or community.