Dates and times
More info
24,25,26 November at Whistlewood Common, South Derbyshire, UK
Times: 10am to 5.30pm Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday
Course summary

Turn your passion for nature into a career - the Think like a Tree network is expanding and we'd love you to join us.

Aims and Objectives:

The course aims to equip participants with skills and knowledge to be able to:

Teach the Think like a tree six-week programme
Teach the programme in a three day (or other) format
Adapt the programme to specific client groups as required – eg children, young adults, corporate groups, specific needs groups, wellbeing practice, 1:1 sessions.

Prior experience:

In-person course: There are no fixed requirements but it is desirable to have experience in any of the following areas: education/training; outdoor learning; nature-inspired design (eg permaculture), wellbeing practice. 

We are also working with national organisations to roll the Think like a Tree concept and nature-inspired wellbeing and nature-inspired ways of living, so please get in touch if you would like to send some of your employees for training.


A love of nature and the outdoors!
A personal commitment to conscious/sustainable living
A commitment to equal opportunities and inclusivity

Format (summary):

Complete a Think like a tree programme (prior to the facilitator training weekend)
Portfolio part 1 (personal design)
Three day facilitator’s training course (in-person option)
Portfolio part 2a (Questions and Answers)
Portfolio part 2b (2nd design - how you are going to bring Think like a Tree to the world.

Tutors: Sarah Spencer (founder of Think like a Tree and author of Think like a Tree: the natural principles guide to life) and Milly Carmichael

If you are overseas then we also offer an international (online) programme to avoid participants having to fly to our courses.

More details are on the webiste. If you are interested in training as a facilitator please send a short bio, outlining your interests to Sarah. We can also arrange a Zoom chat to discuss if you wish.

Apprentice teachers
No apprentice teacher places available on this course
Course type
People / social permaculture
Course is face to face
Postal address of venue

Whistlewood Common
The Common, Melbourne
DE73 8DH
United Kingdom

Course contact email
Contact name
Sarah Spencer