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Neurons and Nature: A festival of connection, nature and neuropsychology



Neurons and Nature is a festival exploring research, nature-based clinical activity, and opportunities to experience therapeutic nature-based interventions and workshops.

Neurons and Nature has been created by a small group of outdoor-loving neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists and researchers that are passionate about the role of nature-connection in their work and personal life.

The non-profit festival is a committed action to bring together a community to showcase the compelling evidence for nature-based interventions and to celebrate how nature can support ourselves, along with a focus upon people living with neurological and long-term health conditions.

The festival

Neurons and Nature will feature talks from leading academics that are part of the Nature Connection Research Group at the University of Derby, clinical psychologists, and neuropsychologists currently working within the NHS who all use nature connection within their work.

The formal talks will be supplemented with workshops and activities to provide practical examples of how nature can be incorporated into practice.

The Neurons and Nature event is perfect for professionals working in neuro-rehabilitation or physical health settings, including psychologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, who may already be nature-connected or simply nature-curious.

The event will feature opportunities for networking and connection in the bell-tent or by the campfire, along with space for quiet reflection among the trees or by the beach.

Attendees are welcome to camp overnight at the site and optional activities will take place the following day for those wanting to soak in the experience for that little bit longer.

Neurons and Nature has extended its gratitude to RWK Goodman, Beacon Case Management and JCP Solicitors for their kind support and sponsorship.

The event will take place on 10 May, 2024 and tickets and further information on the event agenda can be found on Eventbrite.