Corporate and CPD Events

All events will be managed with to the appropriate government Covid-19 safety guidelines for social distancing, with suitable PPE and sanitising facilities available.

We also offer bespoke experiential training days for organisations and groups, for example:

Wellbeing in Nature

Ideal for community care workers, wellbeing advisors and any organisations interested in helping people to enhance their wellbeing through nature connection and creativity. On this workshop, participants will learn how to lead nature connection, mindfulness and creative craft activities with both individuals and groups. Tutor: Chris Smith

"I have received nothing but brilliant feedback from the team who joined you yesterday! They have all fed back how much they got out of the day and of course how much fun they had - such a tonic for them after their hard work over the last 6 months" - Nina Parnell, Acting Head of Volunteering and Community Services, Westbank Community Health & Care Exeter

Nature Therapy

This workshop is aimed specifically for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists wishing to take their client work outside and actively incorporate nature and creativity into their practice. The day will be both experiential, informative and discursive; including creative techniques and health and safety guidelines. It is suitable for integrative counsellors, with content suitable also for a wide range of therapeutic modalities. Tutor: Chris Smith

Schools and Colleges

We offer a wide range of outdoor learning workshops for schools and colleges which can either stand alone as enrichment experiences, or be tailored to sit within relevant curricula (in particular Art, English and Geography). Download this document for more details.


The above workshops can be adapted for different contexts according to client needs. We can also offer bespoke workshops for organisations and groups in a wide range of practical land-based skills, arts and crafts or nature connection activities. Contact: or call 07886 917937


Chris Smith. In addition to being the NFA Project Director, and a teacher at Plymouth College of Art, Chris is also a qualified counsellor and counselling tutor. He taught Levels 3 and 4 Advanced Counselling Diplomas at Heartwood, Dartington for over 5 years. He is an Integrative Counsellor who specialises in Nature Therapy. He is currently on a sabbatical from his counselling practice to focus on his NFA development work, but very much enjoying sharing his therapeutic nature connection skills through these workshops.