Council for Teenagers – Wild at Heart

An evening in the woods re-connecting with our natural environment and each other through play, story telling and deep listening.

During this evening we will gather outside in the woods at The Glade, Dartington, with a small group of mentors and young people from the age of about 13 – 20 years. We will spend time around the campfire in a safe space to listen and share our stories through the ancient practice of ‘Council’.

Council circle practice is an age old tradition that is a sharing method of lived experiences, focused on empathy and active listening. It enables individuals to give voice to their stories, develop mutual respect, cultivate a compassionate response to anger, defensiveness, and inequalities, as well as strengthen emotional health and resilience.

Please bring enough clothes to stay warm and dry in the woods as well as water, and snacks.

For any questions please contact Heidi Rose at / 07891062769

Bookings Essential. Limited spaces, donations welcome.


Run by the Woods for Wellness project and facilitated by CircleWise CIC.
Woods for Wellness aims to establish subsidised woodland wellness services for the community, intertwining the natural healing environment of woodlands with professional therapeutic guidance. Woods for Wellness is a project formed under The Woodland Presents CIC – a social enterprise that exists to find the best ways to live with trees and forests. 

Circlewise is a service that provides facilitated listening circles and the way of council training to community members, organisation’s and those working in education. They are committed to supporting individuals, groups, schools and the community by building life skills in communication and empathy through circle practices.

Outdoor activities
Advice for young people
Mental health support
Connecting with nature
Mental health
Youth support
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Key words - separate with a comma: Counselling, Teenager Support Group, Nature Connection and General Wellbeing