Nature Connection, Mindfulness & Creativity

A Nature-Based Online Course with Amara Hurst

  • Reconnect to Nature · Release your stress · Feel inspired again

    Are you wanting to reconnect more with nature? Each module has a nature-based activity where you will learn how to deepen your connection with nature and experience the benefits. You don't even have to leave your neighbourhood!

  • Improve Your Mood · Feel calmer · Less anxious

    Soothe your nervous system and reduce feelings of overwhelm, stress or anxiety. With each module you will get a simple mindfulness meditation that can be done in nature or at home. Allow yourself to slow down, relax and feel the earth under your feet.

  • Unleash Your Creativity · Be Reinspired

    Feeling blocked on a creative pursuit or passion project? This course will help you reignite your passions and inspiration to get your creative juices flowing once again. No creative talents necessary - just the open curiosity of a child. Each module has an activity to spark your creativity.

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About this Course

Anxiety, Overwhelm, Stressed?

The unique combination of nature based activities, mindfulness and creative opportunities will help you to be more present, to feel less stressed, and will boost your mood.

You will learn easy, practical skills and techniques that you can continue to use in your daily life to help with stress, anxiety and overwhelm.

Device Distractions? Creative Blocks?

Wanting to feel more inspired and motivated? Like many people, you may be finding you're spending more time than you'd like on devices. Perhaps you even feel addicted to devices or mindless scrolling.

This course combines simple nature-based activities such as sitting quietly in a park with guided mindfulness meditations and creative opportunities.

During the course, you will have opportunities to switch off from device distractions, to feel calmer and more creatively inspired.

Reconnect with Nature & Relax

Nature is a wonderful therapist! Do you recall times in nature where you felt yourself coming alive, relaxing, feeling happy and more like 'yourself'?

Nature therapy blends the positive aspects of being in nature with mindfulness, or present time awareness. This has many benefits including helping you to experience a deeper connection with nature and yourself, reducing stress and improving mood.

There's a lot of research about the benefits of both nature and mindfulness for mental health and wellbeing. Add some creative activities and then you get even more benefits: inspiration, relaxation, joy and more.

Over the course of this programme you'll learn ways to slow down, relax, reconnect with nature and feel re-inspired!

Nature, Mindfulness & Creativity

What you can expect from taking this course:

  • Boost your mood and feel happier

  • Reduced stress, anxiety and overwhelm

  • Guided meditations for slowing down and relaxing

  • Feeling soothed and nourished by nature

  • Experience feeling calmer & more centred

  • Increased creative inspiration & flow

  • 7 nature activities, 7 unique meditations, 7 creative opportunities

Are you ready to feel relaxed, recharged & re-inspired?

Sign up now for the programme

Re-Connect, Relax & Be Re-inspired

More about this course...

  • Nature therapy brings mindfulness to nature experiences. In this course you don't even have to find a forest!

  • The activities have been made easy to incorporate into your daily routines even if you live in a 'concrete jungle' or have a very busy life. (Plus you have 6 months to complete the course. No pressure to rush through it!).

  • You'll get to experience the benefits of mindfully connecting with nature such as slowing down, having a quieter mind and feeling less anxious.

  • The course can be done in all weather conditions (you don't even have to go outside if that's not possible). 

  • The creative opportunities will help boost your energy and inspiration. No artistic talent required!

  •  There are 7 modules, each with 3 activities. You can do them over 7 days or more. Some days you may wish to take more than one day for the activities. Go at a pace that suits you and your lifestyle. 

  • Each module has a video introduction, a short guided meditation, a nature based activity and an easy creative opportunity.  

  • You can pick and choose what you do and in what order.  You can do the meditations in nature or inside.

  • You can download the meditations, so you can continue to listen to them and gain the benefits after you've completed the course.

  • This course is unique in it's combination of nature, mindfulness and creativity. Let nature, mindfulness and simple creative activities nourish, inspire and replenish you. 

  • All for the great value of only $85 AUD.

Ready to Reconnect to Nature & Relax?

Get Started Today! Only $85 AUD

Here's what you'll get to experience...

Module 1

You get to find a 'sit spot' where you can slow down and connect with nature. Your sitting spot may be in a park or even on your balcony or in the backyard. There's a guided nature based meditation to help you relax. Your creativity will start to flow with a simple writing exercise.

Module  2

This module is about the senses.  You get to open your senses to the sensory delights of nature. A guided mindfulness meditation will help you to deepen your sensory experience. Your nervous system will become more relaxed as you fine tune your senses to nature. Your imagination will get to join with a fun writing activity.

Module 3

Ready to slow down? In this module you get to practice walking meditation, to re-ignite your creativity in a surprising slow way and to let nature help your mind and body slow down.

Module 4

This is a messy module! Nature is naturally messy so lets be like Nature! You'll get full permission to send your inner critic voice off into the woods and throw out perfection pressure. The meditation will help you let go of perfection anxiety and to RELAX and just BE. What a relief! You get to do some fun nature art, no matter what season it is - without needing to be perfect!

Module 5

Module 5 is about noticing and appreciating beauty in nature. You get to have some photo fun, getting up close to nature with your phone/ camera.  Feel inspired by the beauty and uniqueness in nature. The mindfulness meditation will help you tap into gratitude and relax.


Module 6

In module six we observe darkness and experience the magnificence nature at night (you can do this from inside too).  You get to sit by a virtual campfire and tell or write a story. There is also an optional you-tube video to watch. Lastly you get to do a candle meditation that will help you wind down for a good night's sleep.

Module 7

This module is about wonderful water!  Finding flow in your life. There is a calming water meditation and the invitation to spend some time in or by water. In the creative opportunity you will learn some simple, effective ways to get your creative juices and vitality flowing again.

Experience Nature's Magic, Relax & be Re-inspired

Only $85 AUD

FAQ

Your Questions Answered

  • Are the sessions live or pre-recorded?

    All sessions are prerecorded. There are seven modules and each have 3 units or activities. There are 21 exercises in total plus some bonuses. After you have completed one module, you can then move on to the next one. There will be a private email group to connect with others in the course and I will be part of the email group too. I ask you to post a paragraph or so about your experiences with each exercise in the private group comments section. I will reply to all of your comments, offering you personal guidance and reflection on your experiences. I will offer you tips and advice on how you can take nature therapy forward in your life.

  • What if I live in a big city and there's not much nature around?

    Nature is everywhere. It's in the sky, the birds, a single tree or a weed even. You can do the nature therapy activities as you walk through the streets, in city park area or even looking out of a window if you can't go outside. You don't have to go to a wild nature place to do this course. It doesn't matter where you live or what season it is!

  • What if I can't go outside due to weather conditions or other reasons?

    That's absolutely fine. You can connect with nature through a window or on a balcony. Nature therapy can teach us how to appreciate being outdoors and find beauty in nature in rainy weather or colder seasons. You will get more from the course if you can do at least some of the nature -based activities out in nature.

  • Can I work full time and still do this course?

    Yes. It is designed so you can do some of the activities during your work day - on the way for work and in breaks for example. The activities can be spaced throughout the day or evening.

  • What if I can't finish the course in the allotted time?

    The course is goes for 7 days, but you can do it over more days. The course is accessible for 6 months after enrolment.

  • How much time will I need to take for each module?

    There are 3 activities in each module. Most days two of the activities can be combined for example the nature activity and the mindfulness meditation. Most of the activities can be incorporated into your day. Give yourself approximately 45 minutes for each module. The meditations are generally about 10 minutes long. You may wish to do the meditation at the start or the end of the day. Some days you may wish to spend longer taking in and savouring the experiences.

  • Do I need to be creative and will I need any special materials to do this course?

    You don't need any special creative ability at all. You can also skip any activity that doesn't appeal to you. Each day there are different creative opportunities e.g., photography, writing, nature art. Each day there is the opportunity to reflect about your experiences in a journal and there are some creative writing opportunities. You can use a paper journal for the course, or you may prefer to use electronic methods.

  • How can I get support?

    Amara and her team are here to support you along the way with any questions you may have about purchasing and accessing the course. for support, you can contact us at: support@amarahurst.com.au. Sometimes our emails might end up in your JUNK/Spam promotions folder, so please do check there.

Meet Your Course Facilitator

Course Facilitator

Amara Hurst

Amara lives in Australia in a lush subtropical area that has a rich abundance nature. She has worked as a psychologist in private practice for many years helping many people with anxiety, stress, trauma and life change. Having seen how much people benefit from the combination of mindfulness, creative arts and nature based therapies she is now brining these effective therapies to her online courses. In her free time, Amara can be found enjoying nature in one of the many wonderful nature filled places on this planet.