Anne and Helen are the co-founders of Wellbeing at Whistlewood, an ‘off grid’ initiative set in 10 acres of community-owned woodland in South Derbyshire. They help to facilitate a team of 29 professionals who offer a wide range of activities and experiences for their guests to enjoy – from holistic therapies and retreats, to wellbeing classes, creative workshops and forest bathing. A key objective of Whistlewood is to help improve health and wellbeing by connecting people with nature and so most of the activities are conducted outdoors, across all four seasons. But there is also a very strong focus on sustainability and giving back to nature, which is why their amenities use solar power, a purified water supply and composting toilets, among others. To learn more about Wellbeing at Whistlewood, look out for an article in the Winter issue of International Therapist, published in January 2021.
And many congratulations to our finalists for this award, Tina Kent, Mani Kohli and Lucy Stevens.
Please revisit our blog this afternoon at 3pm, when we’ll be sharing some tips on how to make your therapy practice more green.