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Befriending Nature

To cultivate friendships with the more than human world is to know and be known, to see and be seen, to touch and be touched. In this audio course, explore how you might experience such reciprocity by awakening the relational doorways of your body, your senses and your heart.

Available for free in the awe app

Course Content

6 tracks
  1. Introduction
    6 mins
  2. Befriending Trees
    9 mins
  3. Befriending Rocks
    8 mins
  4. Befriending Sky
    9 mins
  5. Befriending Waters
    9 mins
  6. Befriending Flowers
    7 mins

Led by Ben Page

Ben Page is a Forest Therapy Guide, global advocate for the practice and the author of Healing Trees: A Pocket Guide to Forest Bathing.

Ben page

About Awe Courses

Deepen your relationship with nature with our courses. Be guided by top nature connection professionals. Relate to nature in new ways that stimulate awe and wonder. See the world afresh with child-like wonder. Listen to Awe Courses for free through the app.

Q&A

I live in a city. Will Awe help me connect with nature?

Absolutely! That's where Awe excels. City-dwellers are nature deprived and they're suffering for it. We passionately believe (and the science supports us) that connecting city folk with urban nature brings about higher life satisfaction and reduces mental health illnesses. Let's get out there!

Is this about hugging trees and running around barefoot?

Not if you don't want to :). Awe offers guided audio that connects you mentally with nature. You can sit there quietly. Or go for a stroll. But if the mood strikes, and you feel you want to give a wise oak a great big hug, all the power to you.

I tried meditation before, it wasn’t for me. Is this the same?

Awe is different from your modern meditation apps and traditional meditation exercises. Whilst our guides start in a similar way (usually with some breath awareness), we encourage you to look outward instead of inward. Awe guides are contemplative: see the beauty in the world around you.

I don’t live close to any amazing nature. Will I still be able to use Awe?

Yes! Awe guides help you appreciate nature that doesn't feel that special. Use Awe in your garden or a local park. Maybe you notice a tree you walk past everyday, or a bird you see often. You won't look at it in the same way again.

What about the bugs?

Unfortunately we can't do anything about the little critters (the bees, beetles and ants) that call the great outdoors home. But maybe, just maybe, we can help you see them in a new way.