Think like a tree programme. Unlock nature’s secrets to wellbeing. Courses August, September 2019 and facilitator course


More information about the courses and content is available on the Think like a tree website, where you can book courses online.

August – 3 day intensive course 11/12/13 August

September 6 week course Sunday mornings from 15 September

Facilitator course  – learn how to facilitate the Think like a Tree programme or incorporate it into your existing work. November 2019 (you will also need to complete the August or September programme first).

You will also find details of Sarah’s book Think like a Tree: The natural principles guide to life on the website or on Amazon.


We associate woodlands, forests and other natural ecosystems with resilience, longevity and harmony, but often struggle to experience these in our own lives.

By exploring principles derived from nature, this programme will guide you step-by-step through a design cycle that can be used for a wide range of personal circumstances – relationships, health, wellbeing, leisure and work.

You may want to make a significant change, some small improvements, or just want to be more content or effective in your everyday life, and whatever your circumstances this course has something to offer.

Tutor Sarah Spencer holds a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design and is the lead designer to the Whistlewood Common project.  Whilst designing landscapes, gardens and woodlands, Sarah came to realise that the same principles that make landscapes successful and enduring can be applied to our own lives.  She has  used these tools and principles in a wide range of applications in her own life, such as in Whistlewood’s organisational structure, designing workshops, and most significantly in designing her own health recovery.