NATURE COACHING ACADEMY

Learn how to facilitate coaching sessions in connection with nature.

TEDx Diana Tedoldi on stage Nature Coach

WATCH OUR TEDx Talk:

“Letting nature be your coach”

Watch the TEDx Talk I’ve given with my colleague coach and environmental scientist James Farrell (UK, The Natural Coaching). This talk has been hosted by TEDx Aston University, UK, and it’s been a joy to share our experience with nature with such a vast and exciting audience!

 

the nature coACHING ACADEMY IS LAUNCHING new ONLINE AND in-person courses for THE YEAR 2024

  • Forest Coaching® – fully virtual 40 online hours focused on integrating group coaching skills with forest bathing (Shinrin-Yoku), deep nature connection, embodiment and contemplative practices, for personal growth and self-discovery.
  • Forest Coaching® – live nature immersion 40 hours immersive in-person workshop to go deep into the practice of Forest Coaching® in a group setting. You’ll learn and practice dozens of practices to use with your groups, in synergy with nature, and discover a whole new way to connect and synergize with nature and her wisdom.
  • Nature Coaching® – fully virtual 40 online hours focused on integrating group coaching skills with the Eight Natural Archetypes: The Desert and the Light, The Soil, The Waters, The Tree and the Forest, The Mountain, The Sky, The Volcan, The Great Void. The complete framework behind our coaching philosophy, in synergy and deep connection with nature.
  • Nature Coaching – live nature immersion 40 hours immersive in-person workshop on the Italian volcaninc Island of Ischia, to go deep into the practice of Nature Coaching in a group setting. You’ll learn and practice dozens of practices to use with your groups, in synergy with the force of the Volcano, the Sea, the ancient forests of a magnificent and magical Island, in the Eart of the Mediterranean. A unique experience that that will deeply change the way you feel and perceive yourself, your work with coaching and your relationship with our planet.
  • Ecosomatic Coaching – blended virtual and 5-days in person nature immersion in the Alps 124 learning hours (of which, 40 are fully in-person, in the beautiful natural scenario of the Italian Alps of the Camonica Valley). You will learn how to coach in synergy with body and Earth, practicing coaching through embodiment, contemplative practices and deep nature connection. ICF-accredited as Level 1 Professional Coach Training. Founded in 2019, we are globally acknowledged as pioneers in nature coaching training and research.

WHAT IS NATURE COACHING?

Nature coaching is a new way to facilitate coaching sessions in connection with Nature.

Numerous scientific researches show how, nowadays, the connection with Nature and mindfulness experiences help people to find centering, alignment between needs, values, objectives and action, strengthening their decisional skills, self-esteem and sense of self-efficacy.

The result is that people gradually feel more and more themselves, discovering and living their own value and uniqueness.

In Nature Coaching this knowledge, borrowed from ecopsychology and neuroscience research, is translated into proposals that provide experiences and practices for observing and listening to nature – the one around us, and the one within us.

The Nature Coach, by facilitating the client’s reconnection with the “external” landscape, helps him or her to also reconnect with his or her own “internal landscape”, in a mutual mirroring that man has cultivated since the dawn of time to know himself, and to orient himself or herself among the things of the world.

I’ve been SPEAKING AT ICF CONVERGE19 AND CONVERGE21

The International Coach Federation biannual congress has taken place in Prague (October 2019, and online on October 2021.

It’s the most important event in the coaching industry worldwide and I’ve been selected to speak in both occasions.

In Prague (2019) I guided a workshop about Nature Coaching, within the “Science” seminars.

In 2021, online, I hosted a webinar with my colleague coach and environmental scientist James Farrell (UK, The Natural Coaching Company) about “Co-creating change with the natural world”, where we both presented data, fraeworks and experiences about coaching with nature.

 

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The Four ROOTS of Nature Coaching

Maieutic-Somatic Coaching, ANIMAL LEARNING PRINCIPLEs, 4E LEARNING theory

 The Nature Coaching training course allows you to acquire the 11 core competences of coaching in accordance with the model and definition of the International Coach Federation. The approach to the development of the coachee’s potential in Nature Coaching is based on maieutic dialogue, listeningsomatic intelligence awakening and the integration of Animal Learning Principles and Embodied Embedded Extended Enacted Learning Theory. You will learn how to guide Nature Coaching sessions both indoors (in the studio) and outdoors (gardens, parks and forests). 

APPLIED Ecopsychology AND NEUROSCIENCE

Numerous scientific researches show how mindfulness in connection with Nature help people to find centering, alignment between needs, values, objectives and action, strengthening their decisional skills, self-esteem and self-agency. The result is that people gradually feel more and more themselves, discovering and living their own value and uniqueness. The Nature Coach, by facilitating the client’s reconnection with the “external landscape”, helps him or her to also reconnect with the “internal landscape”, in a mutual mirroring that grows in what we call “Natural presence“.

Biomimicry, System Thinking, Circular thinking, Wild Thinking

Nature is a primary source of knowledge and learning, with over 3.8 billion years of R&D, facing dramatic changes with grace and genius, developing innovation and ideas for sustainable and regenerative living, with benefits for all living beings, continuously creating conditions conducive to live. A Nature Coach needs to know the basics of biology, biomimicry, system thinking, wild and circular thinking, to expand the views of the coachee and enable the ability to make responsible choices within the complex systems that each of us is, and that we all live in.

Ecology, ECOSOPHIA and Eco-philosophy

There can be no human well-being without the well-being of the planet. That’s why I talk about “Life-Centered Learning”. At the Nature Coaching Academy you will learn how to sustain life forces either in your personal life and within the wider context of your relational ecosystem. You’ll develop a felt sense of interconnection with the land and with other non-human living beings. You will step out of anthropocentrism, to embrace an eco-centric approach. You’ll also become aware of the impact of your consumer style on the well-being of the biosphere, making UN Sustainability Goals your every day mindset. 

Nature Coaching
Training Course

2022-2023

For the academic year 2022-2023 we have completely redesigned our offer with two different learning paths: Forest Coaching (in process to be CCEU-ICF accredited) and Nature Coaching (ACSTH-ICF Accreditation).

We’ve also launched an International affiliation campaign to grow a global forest of Nature-Connected Coaches willing to partner with us.

We want to co-create a regenerative culture based on the partnership between humans and nature, repairing our mindsets and developing healthy systems in sinergy with our planet.

Get my Nature Coaching E-Book for free!

Discover what Nature Coaching is and what personal experiences have allowed me to give life and shape to this new way of doing coaching, along with many scientific studies that demonstrate the benefits of connecting with nature on our physical and psychological well-being.

Why become a Nature Coach?

To learn a new and emerging profession.

You will learn an original and unique approach to facilitate personal and professional change, acquiring practical and professional tools to develop your work as a coach in connection with the natural world, both indoor and outdoor in parks, woods, urban gardens and in the most uncontaminated nature.

A new coaching model to facilitate learning and personal transformation through Nature.

In this training, neuroscience meets ecopsychology, anthropology joins ethology, eco-philosophy and biology, human behaviour psychology joins mindfulness, systems thinking and the most ancient contemplative practices.
The result is a blend of original tools to read the human experience, orient resources, develop talents and potential, generate change and promote a new way to feel 100% yourself in your own relational ecosystem.

To live a path of personal growth where you can awaken your true nature in connection with the nature surrounding uS.

You will learn an original and unique approach to facilitate personal and professional change, acquiring practical and professional tools to develop your work as a coach in connection with the natural world, both indoor and outdoor in parks, woods, urban gardens and in the most uncontaminated nature.

To learn how to manage stress in your daily life.

You will learn to apply all the practices that we will explore together first and foremost to yourself and to your well-being, with the accelerating and empowering effect that belonging to a group of like-minded people can give. You’ll find lightness of thought and wisdom of the body.

THE SCIENTIFIC POWER OF NATURE

Read my article on “Thrive Global”, the new magazine of Arianna Huffington.

WHAT IS NATURE COACHING?

Read my article on the Blog of the International Coach Federation.