The Nature Effect

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The Nature Effect is a catalyst for personal, professional and community transformation. We offer continuing professional development and coaching to people and organisations in education and social change. We also offer retreats, weekend workshops and on-going groups for people wanting to learn, grow, flourish, reflect and reconnect. We collaborate with communities, schools and various peer groups.

Our ‘golden thread’ is explicit inspiration from the natural world – through nature metaphor, embodied learning, time spent in the wilds, use of natural materials and creation of outdoor spaces and events.

We have a rich pool of associates skilled in these areas of work who are always cooking up new ideas, and we like to connect them with like-minded colleagues, practical resources and methodological tools for effective working. We welcome contact from potential new associates. We are largely based in Oxford City but our Associates work nationally and internationally. Find out more about our work here

Latest News & Events

Upcycling - Barracks Lane Community Garden. Next event Thursday 18th July 2013 - Demonstration of Homemade Jewellery (Booking advised)


Di Chesterton, (crafter and owner of the Artisan & Craft shop 'No Two Things' in Didcot) will give a demonstration of jewellery making with recycled magazines/paper and wire.She will also have other examples of upcycling projects you can do. Come along (mums bring your daughters!). We have sewing machines and materials etc...too so bring your own project if you have one or come and get new ideas. Booking advised as Max nos 15. For more craft ideas see No Two Things website. Email: Website:

Women and Earth Spring Retreat The Song that is my Life


We are delighted to announce our second Women and Earth Retreat by Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall in Wales. Dates April 24th to 28th 2013. Email:

Wild Mindfulness a one day retreat in Oxford with Ally Stott


Open to Everybody! An opportunity for people with a love of nature and a curiosity about mindfulness based practice, or for those with a love of mindfulness based practice and a curiosity about connection to nature in their practice.

The Nature Effect: Company Registration No: 7544187