There is a growing body of evidence to show that spending time in nature is beneficial for mental and physical health. The NHS recognises mindfulness as one of the 5 steps to mental wellbeing

Katy Connell, mindfulness practitioner and Friday event host at the Stuart Low Trust, feels spending time being mindful within nature enhances the enjoyment of both. Spending time in nature observing it can help us develop our mindfulness and being mindful of nature can support out appreciation of our surroundings. 

These three videos provide an introduction to the benefits of mindfulness and connecting with nature and opportunities to engage in guided mediations with Katy. 


Watch this introduction to combining the benefits of mindfulness and connecting with nature. It includes a short introduction and two guided mindfulness practices, in a wildflower meadow (begins at 6 mins 37 secs) and by a lake in the rain (begins at 14 mins 14 secs).

Warning: Please do not drive or operate machinery during the meditation practices.



Part two of a Mindfulness in Nature video trilogy, focusing on how we can practise mindfulness outdoors in nature. Tree meditation begins at 8 mins 40.

Warning: Please do not drive or operate machinery during the meditation practices.



Part 3 of a trilogy of videos which aims to bring mindfulness and nature together. In this video, we explore more ways we can connect with nature. Includes leaf meditation, which begins at 4 mins 15 seconds. 

Warning: Please do not drive or operate machinery during the meditation practices.

Find out more about other ways to engage with nature here