Interview with East Anglian Daily Times. Press release
Another week of the crowdfunding adventure has passed! We are learning, adjusting and networking. Please share our campaign with anyone who may be able to help. Each pledge makes difference! https://crowdfunder.co.uk/p/ecotherapy-east
Rob and Nick, our two directors, have a photoshoot and interview tomorrow with East Anglian Daily Times, based in Ipswich, that wants to do a feature on Ecotherapy East and upcoming events. This is very thrilling and will help us to promote our crowdfunder too.
Nick has managed to get us a release press which should be out soon. I pasted it under this message so read on if you like and share the good news with others.
Our scything workshop at the Summer Solstice weekend - 18.6. is filling up. I attached the photo of our flyer. There are a few spaces left. Why not learn a new skill?
This weekend we are heading to the meadow again for a community and land tending weekend and camping. We will tend the trees, cut some wood that fell after the storms and also have some contemplative time in and with the labyrinth. Our partner Satya Staziker, local interfaith minister, yoga teacher and labyrinth facilitator will be guiding us to explore the element of fire and our sense of power on Sunday 22nd. Go to our site if you would like to join. www.sebastianablack.co.uk/ecotherapy
Wishing you a week full of spring nourishment,
Sebastiana on behalf of Ecotherapy East team
Where the Wild Things Are – Ecotherapy East helping more people reconnect with nature
Did you ever wonder where all the wild places, animals and birds had gone to? They’re right there, in a meadow, marsh or wood on your doorstep and Ecotherapy East is fundraising so more people can experience the wellbeing benefits from reconnecting with nature.
Ecotherapy East was founded by Robert and Sebastiana Black. Since the autumn of 2020 they have been rewilding a 12-acre meadow in Bramfield, Suffolk. So far, with the help of friends and volunteers, they’ve already planted over 300 trees and created patches of wildflowers and a labyrinth. Rob and other helpers built a compost toilet from reclaimed wood, and they’ve purchased a yurt where they will host events. They are training a group of local volunteers to scythe the land to keep machinery to the minimum.
Rob and Sebastiana have been running Mindfulness and Nature events in East Anglia since 2016. They told us: “We feel a sense of urgency about offering this work more widely. As our connection to this beautiful piece of land and its ecosystems grows, we want to begin offering workshops and events at the meadow to help people to access the mental health benefits of Ecotherapy.”
Amrita, an artist who came to one of their ecotherapy workshops said: "I've been to two of these day events now and really enjoyed them. Rob and Sebastiana led the various activities with warmth and kindness, guiding us into a deeper awareness of ourselves through being present and alive to the natural world. A nourishing oasis in a busy life!"
Ecotherapy East have set up a Community Interest Company to help develop their work. They are fundraising to raise money for a safe water supply and a shed to support the care of the land in Suffolk, so it can be used for training, nature walks, ecotherapy and other courses and workshops.
The next events coming up include a weekend tending the land on the 21st and 22nd of May and a day learning to use a traditional scythe on the 18th June. For more information contact Rob on: 07775 809976 https://www.robertblackcounselling.co.uk/ecotherapy
To donate to their crowdfunding project which runs until 12th June 2022, please go to: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/ecotherapy-east
To the editor:
Release date: For immediate release
Contact: Nick Jackson, 07516 370377, 39 St Albans Rd, Norwich, NR1 2QX or Rob Black, 07775 809976
Information about the directors: https://www.robertblackcounselling.co.uk/ecotherapy
Ecotherapy East CIC was formed in October 2021
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