Let nature boost your team's creativity and performance
There are now a plethora of studies that show time spent in nature has a positive effect on attention span and well-being. Companies that harness its power can create a resilient and productive workforce for the long term. We've long understood the power of nature and it's now that businesses are waking up to the idea that nature can form part of their performance training as well as team away days and get togethers. As the boundaries become ever blurred between home and work, many workers say they feel quite desperate to disappear from the challenges and overwhelm they face on a day to day basis. During lockdown however, so many people have discovered the powerful and positive effects nature has on us. We create powerful opportunities for individuals and teams to connect in nature that act as an antidote to the kind of prolonged stress levels that are on the rise in the workplace.
"Forest bathing can significantly influence cortisol levels over the short term in such a way as to reduce stress"
- Antonelli, Barbieri and Donelli (2019)
"When social restrictions lifted, some organisations offered perks such as sensory deprivation tanks and retreats. Last summer, I escaped for a day to the Surrey Hills to one run by Justine Clement. The most popular workshops among employers were Breathwork, Forest Bathing, Journaling and Storytelling and Manifestation. My brain unfurled. If this is the future of work, I thought, sign me up.”
Emma Jacobs, FT 2022
We offer a number of options from half a day in the forest, to a full day and overnight options. Ideally we'd want you to give at least a day to the process and we'd include each of the four elements of earth (Forest Bathing), air (Conscious Connected Breathwork), water (wild swimming/cold water immersion) and fire (fire ceremony for release). When we work with nature's foundations and learn ancient methods of connecting to the elements, alchemy occurs on a deep and often profound level for participants. They return feeling rejuvenated, both individually and as a group, and say that their sense of connection, cohesion, and performance continued when they returned back to work. They also report a greater sense of clarity and expanded perspective which is invaluable in these complex and uncertain times.
"We joined Justine for a days restore, recharge and reimagine retreat in June. As a team we wanted to spend a day away from our laptops, emails and endless video conferences, a day away from the daily grind to recharge ourselves and slow down. The day definitely delivered on that, set in a beautiful location in Surrey, surrounded by nature from the moment we arrived. She introduced us to new ideas and ways to restore and recharge which took us out of our comfort zones sometimes but also reminded us of the things we take for granted everyday."
Helen Marriott, HR Director of B Corp Danone UK