Essential Education for Teachers, Outdoor Educators, Naturalists, Parents and other Community Creatives
Falkland Centre for Stewardship, Fife, Scotland – 20th to 26th July 2014
The Art of Mentoring is an immersion into a living, learning culture of nature and self-awareness. It reinforces knowledge, tools and practices that enrich the relationships that allow you to sustain a culture of connection in all aspects of your life, community and projects.
It is a multi-generational course aimed at trainers from diverse fields seeking to connect others to nature. In this week long residential course you will receive an experiential introduction to the ‘8 shields’ nature-based map for healthy culture, team building and learning. There are teen and youth programs running concurrently to the adult journey, to offer an inter-generational mentoring experience.
“I expected to learn practical exercises I could pass on, instead I got a whole map of transformation” Dr. Adrian Harris, Eco-Psychologist
The curriculum draws on a combination of approaches from modern education, indigenous wisdom, and principles observed in nature. This course awakens new possibilities and provides clear specific ways of working.
“The AoM model of life, nature connection and cultural repair works in a kind of unpredictable, organic way, creatively responsive to the totality of the participants – who all have a role in making the week-long course/camp both unique to that created ‘village’ and who also experience the result of careful planning and leadership.”
Retired citizen’s legal adviser
Guided by an international team of experienced facilitators, each day includes personal and group activities. These are largely outside and include the ‘Art of Questioning’, Inner & land based Tracking, Naturalist Education, Sensory Awareness, Inspirational storytelling, Creative Arts, Ceremony and Discussion.
“At its best, the Art of Mentoring helps individuals realise their full potential to the benefit of their community” Jon Young, Tracker and Storyteller