HumaNature Connect by Erica Gurner, is a wellbeing and development consultancy specialising in nature and wellbeing
Offering professional and personal development services for not-for-profit and government organisations, schools and community groups that build their capacity to address wellbeing and environmental sustainability in meaningful and interconnected ways.
Building knowledge and skill through facilitated inquiry, experiential learning and exploration of evidence and frameworks.
Masterclasses in nature, health and wellbeing
Environmental Community Development
Tapping into passions and awakening creative thinking to generate meaningful ideas
Facilitation of co-design process and project visioning
Creative ideas development
Mindful Nature Experience
Relaxing and refreshing the mind, body and spirit
Facilitated creative, outdoor and indoor nature experiences
Therapeutic nature -based experience
Organisational Development: Support and mentoring
Grounding theory and knowledge into strategic action and purposeful ways of being.
Create values based organisations that recognise wellbeing and environmental care in policy and practice
Student workshops (Tertiary, Secondary, Primary)
Developing a mindset of meaningful contribution
Facilitated education and leadership development programs
Some good reasons to work with HumaNature Connect
Expertise backed by professional qualifications and experience: The work is backed by fifteen years professional experience designing and facilitating nature-based and wellbeing programs, behaviour change and co-design projects through a lens of health promotion (including Indigenous contexts), adventure therapy (mental health), community development, and environmental interpretation (National and State Parks).
Meaningful impact is at the heart of our work: We tailor our offerings and design with a program logic model so that the service achieves the impacts and outcomes you are looking for.
“…Erica undertook significant preparation in the lead up to the event – taking on board all our requirements to deliver an extremely well thought out plan and facilitation for the night. Feedback from the event was very positive, with the participatory process encouraging a renewed sense of enthusiasm and energy for environmental action.“ Sian Gleeson, Banyule City Council, June 2017
“So well researched & left me thinking about the content for many days & I referred back to this PD in conversations.” Teacher 2017
“Erica certainly changed participants perception of what environmental sustainability could be.. ” Tania Karamitos Program Co-ordinator Victorian Schools Garden Awards, 2016
” I thought Erica’s presentation was amazing, participants were hanging on off every word.“ Gwen Michener, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, 2016
I enjoyed …
- “The evidence was really useful, that’s what my manager will need to hear so I can get this work over the line”
- “The chance to connect with a personal experience and make it practical to my work now”
- “Hearing the views of other people, it was very informative “
- “The opportunity to be hands on and creative”
- “I am very excited to implement this new knowledge
- “Was interesting to use nature experience as a way to connect with landscape design and future clients as well as making interesting connections to permaculture” (A selection of Participant reflections)
“By inquiring about the human-nature relationship as individuals, communities and organisations we come to ‘know’ that we intrinsically belong to this one ecological system. This wisdom can lead us to act in caring ways that support our collective wellbeing and ensure a thriving future. See nature – see self in nature – see nature in wellbeing and environmental sustainability”