Hi, I'm Robin Harford, bestselling author of Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland and one of Britain's foremost foraging teachers
I use these same nature connection practices daily as part of my self-care routine. So I thought I would share them with you.
My self-care practices need to be easy to do. They can’t take very long, and more importantly, they must be gentle and effective. They need to support me in being kind to myself.
So that’s what I will be sharing with you in these sessions. The same things I do to keep me calm and serene most of the time.
When I teach these practices in my courses, I tell people they are about: 'getting out of your head and coming to your senses.'
Let me explain what I mean by that.
Whenever I experience stress and anxiety, my brain starts fizzing. I have obsessive and fixated thoughts. It’s excruciating as it feels like I am going to snap.
Often there is a lot of tension in my body. It’s very uncomfortable, and I find myself agitated and anxious. I don’t know what to do with myself, and I usually end up locked into my brain with obsessive thinking.
Does this sound familiar?
So each practice I share with you is designed to do one thing: to bring you back into your body, into the present moment.
When this happens, I can handle my stress and anxiety pretty well.
Years ago, I used to be a drug addict, and when I came off drugs, I spent time in a Buddhist community in Thailand learning mindfulness.
Over the years, I have adapted and incorporated what I learned into my own nature connection approach to wellbeing.
I call my approach Wild Wellbeing and hope this short audio course helps bring you peace and serenity.