Ecotherapy East

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Ecotherapy East is a Community Interest Company that helps:

  • increase local biodiversity by nurturing native plants and managing land for the ecosystem

  • enhance well-being through ecotherapy and mindfulness

  • foster ecological awareness through education

In ecotherapy we recognise that our well-being is closely related with the well-being of the rest of life. Encouraging an awareness of our connection with nature not only means that we feel a greater sense of belonging in our lives, but it also inspires us to take action to protect nature. Gradually we see with more and more clarity that our well-being is intimately intertwined with the well-being of my community, my ecosystem and the rest of nature, so taking care of ecosystems is closely related to my own.

We offer nature connection and mindfulness workshops, space for outdoor events that deepen our relationship with ourselves and more than human world, as well as practical opportunities to tend the land and participate in nature walks. Please see our social media sites, links above, for more up-to-date information about what's coming up.

I also offer one-to-one Ecotherapy sessions outdoors.

Don't hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

with Ecotherapy East

  1. 2 FREE Ecotherapy Taster Sessions | Saturday 11th June and 25th June, 10:30am-12:30pm, at Whitlingham, FarmShare Farm

  2. Scything Skills for Wildflower Meadow Management | 18th June, on our meadow in Bramfield

  3. Wise Nature: Ecotherapy and Mindfulness Retreat | 8th- 10th, 11th or 13th July in North Norfolk

  4. Rewild Your Mind: East and West Facets of the Self | 7th-9th October in North Norfolk

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FREE Tasters:

11th and 25th June

We will engage in mindful Ecotherapy practices that will enliven our senses and invite us to reconnect to the ease and regenerative potential of nature. As our minds and hearts settle we will naturally enter into a deeper relationship with ourselves and the natural world. There will be an opportunity to develop nourishing bonds with our favourite more-than-human beings and natural places. From this deeper and more reciprocal connection we often gain a sense of support, grounding and a greater overall wellbeing.

Book early, spaces are limited. To book contact Rob Black on ecotherapyeast@gmail.com

Wise Nature - Mindfulness and Ecotherapy Retreat 2022

near Aylsham, North Norfolk

8th July – 10th, 11th or 13th July

2, 3 or 5 nights, camp on site or sleep at home.


When we are quiet and let our mind settle, and consciously spend time with nature, we create conditions in which ease and wellbeing can emerge.


Come and spend time on a beautiful meadow in North Norfolk with ancient trees and woodland.

In this safely held space we will:

  • Practise mindfulness and self-compassion to ease our minds

  • Engage in Ecotherapy activities to enhance and clarify our connection with ourselves, each other and the more-than-human world.

  • Share with each other to deepen our experience of community

  • Use creativity to explore and expand our understanding of our experience


Basic Schedule:

Friday evening:

Arrive 5 pm to set up tent if camping

Dinner: 6-6:30 Evening Session: 7-9 pm.

Daily Schedule:

Mindfulness in Nature Sessions: 9:30-12:30 and 3:30-6.

Optional after dinner opportunities- Sauna, time around the fire, music and dance, etc. depending on the evening.


Guest Teacher Katy Dunne

Monday, 10-12 noon - (like all sessions on the retreat, this session is optional)

Dance Artist and Dance Movement Psychotherapist Katy Dunne will facilitate a two hour workshop involving movement meditations, improvisation, authentic movement and creative dance. She will guide us to immerse ourselves in the more-than-human world and to be inspired by its form, shape, sounds, scents, textures and rhythms. As we move in and with the natural world, we will deepen our connection to it, to each other and to our authentic selves. No movement experience is necessary.


Facilities: There is a large rustic workshop space with a wood-burner where we can be if it is raining. We can also enjoy the lovely compost loos, hot showers and a sauna.

There is plenty of space for camping.

Busses are available to Aylsham and we can organise a lift from there.


Food: Participants are asked to bring their own food for breakfast and lunch. Those that decide to camp will share dinner together and cook on the open fire.


Options for stay and cost:

a. Arrive on Friday evening and leave on Sunday afternoon

Choose the level that corresponds with your ability to pay:

£195 Supporter; £170 Basic; £145 Limited number of concessions

Includes facilitation, breakfast, dinner and camping. Bring your own lunch and anything else you require.

b. Arrive on Friday evening and leave on Monday evening

Choose the level that corresponds with your ability to pay:

£270 Supporter; £245 basic; £215 Limited number of concessions

Includes facilitation, breakfast, dinner and camping. Bring your own lunch and anything else you require.

c. Arrive on Friday evening and leave on Wednesday afternoon

Choose the level that corresponds with your ability to pay:

£405 Supporter; £380 basic; £355 Limited number of concessions

Includes facilitation, breakfast, dinner and camping. Bring your own lunch and anything else you require.


Email: ecotherapyeast@gmail.com


Robert and Sebastiana (www.sebastianablack.co.uk) are both trained counsellors and ecotherapists, as well as mindfulness and self-compassion teachers. They both use expressive arts when working in nature to deepen our participation. Robert has a keen interest in bird watching and plants, and will guide us to notice the soundscapes around us. Sebastiana will engage us in a more embodied relating with the natural world, using movement and voice, opening our sensitivity to both the inner and outer landscapes. Robert runs Active Hope courses and both he and Sebastiana are eager to support earth stewardship wherever possible.