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 Workshop 17th October with demonstration on making Gift Bags and Boxes from recycled materials


We will have a demonstration on gift bags & boxes from recycled materials. As usual you can bring your own project (we have sewing machines and lots of expertise among us if you would like help; we also have materials and other resources if you want ideas to start something new. Do see our Facebook page Upcycling Community Oxford. Costs £5 or £3 conc. Email: Website:

Eco-Creative Events Next Event: November 24th - Upcycling and Pizza making day!

Come and learn to make Christmas presents out of recycled materials for European Waste Reduction week - thanks to sponsorship from Community Action Groups. You can also make a woodfired pizza for lunch with the Pizza midwife! We are also looking forward to the final Eco-creaitve event of 2012 which is on December 8th, using natural crafts to create wreathes and other decorations for Christmas and other wintertime festivals.

Women and Earth Spring Retreat - The Song of my Life


We are delighted to announce that we are now taking bookings for our second Women and Earth Retreat at Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall in Wales. Dates April 24th to 28th 2013

The Nature Effect: Company Registration No: 7544187