Online Story Sharing

Jon Young, founder of the 8 Shields model, explains that for nature connective experiences to deepen fully within us it is necessary for us to ‘share our stories’ with others who will actively listen to them. He describes this as 2 halves of the same circle:

Nature and people connetion cycle

We can independently have meaningful experiences within nature, however without anyone to share the experiences with, the meaning will not fully develop.

seedling squareIt is important to share your stories with people who are ready and able to actively listen. In the past we may have had disappointing experiences of sharing a story with someone who did not believe us, wasn’t interested, judged us or just didn’t ‘get it’. These disconnecting responses can cause us to be less likely to share stories with others in the future.  

We would like to offer a regular online space for people to share their nature connection stories, mentoring one another to deepen the meaning of these and strengthening the ropes of connection.

These one hour sessions will be hosted via Zoom on the last Thursday of each month, 8pm – 9pm:

  • 29th July
  • 26th August
  • 30th September
  • 28th October
  • 25th November
  • 30th December

drumming compThese sessions are offered in the spirit of connection and are free of charge. 

Although hosted by us, the sessions will be co-created by those who attend them. If you feel inspired, do bring along any songs, poems, artwork, movement or sensory practices you would like to share. 

We will use the same zoom link for each of these sessions.

Register for the call to get the link emailed to your inbox

These calls are primarily aimed at those in the East of England, as we try to grow connections and build a village locally. However, if you are further afield and wish to join us then you are very welcome too!


Nature Connection Resources

If you are newer to the concept of the ‘8 shields’ and the work of Jon Young and friends, you may find these signposts useful: 

We wish you many joyful nature connective experiences & hope to share stories with you sometime soon!