Last weekend, something special happened at Trumpington Meadows nature reserve.
Working with Claire Thompson, author of Mindfulness and the Natural World and The Art of Mindful Birdwatching (www.mindfulness-of-nature.com), I helped organise two taster sessions in preparation for our upcoming new 5 week mindfulness course, “Bringing our Awareness Back to Nature”.
What is Mindfulness, you might ask? Before I met Claire I was asking the same question, and I was unsure of the answer – I have done plenty of meditation in my time, but often inside a studio. I thought perhaps mindfulness would help me be more present in the moment and think less about the “what-ifs” of the future and past. I felt like a nature reserve was the perfect place to practice mindfulness and meditation, and I was excited to find out more and to add my experience and knowledge of being out in nature to Claire’s experience and knowledge.