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Think Like a Tree – your chance to review it

Seeking reviewers for Think like a Tree: The natural principles guide to life by Sarah Spencer

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Sarah’s new book will be published on 1 May 2019.  Prior to that she is seeking people who would like a free advance copy in return for providing an impartial review.

What does reviewing involve?

  • You will receive a FREE digital copy of the book.
  • The review copy offered is an advance, uncorrected, proof (with formatting changes to be made), and is not for redistribution or resale.
  • Reading the book during April
  • Writing impartial review on Amazon on 1 May 2019
  • Providing me with review comments to use in publicity (optional)

How do I get my copy?

  • Send an email to sarah@thinklikeatree.co.uk and she will send you the link to download your review copy
  • Available in pdf, ebook or kindle (for kindle app)

Can I pass the ebook to my friends?

  • No, but if they would like to review the book then they can email me
  • Feel free to forward this email
  • Please tell your friends about the book after its release

Do I need to be an expert?

  • No, I would love each and every diverse perspective on the book.

Do I need to know anything about Think like a Tree already?

  • No, the book has been written to be accessible to everyone and to bring the ideas of learning from nature to the mainstream.

Do I need to be from the UK?

  • No, I am seeking reviewers from around the world.

When and where will the book be available for purchase?

  • 1 May 2019 the illustrated paperback will be for sale on Amazon worldwide
  • The ebook will also be available for purchase on Amazon and ebook stores
  • Priced at £9.99 for the paperback and £7.99 for the ebook

Can I support  the book and the great work that you are doing to help people reconnect to nature for the benefit of themselves and the rest of the living world?

  • That would be amazing!
  • Please tell your friends and family about the book and the courses
  • Share Think like a Tree social media posts
  • Consider joining the network of people sharing how we can learn from nature for happiness, health and wellbeing. Integrate the principles into your own work/livelihood.
  • Do you have contacts in the media or celebrities/influencers who may be interested in the book? Please let me know.

In offering to review the book you agree to your email address being placed on the Think like a Tree email list (unsubscribe available)

The book is a practical, personal development book, sharing how learning from trees and nature can help us live happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives. The book shares the principles that all living things have in common for: finding purpose; growth and success; solving problems; building resilience; creating ideal conditions to thrive; developing positive relationships and leaving a legacy for the future.

Think like a Tree: The natural principles guide to life shows that, if we can reconnect with nature, we can benefit ourselves and the rest of the living world.

Book description
Think like a Tree: The natural principles guide to life

We associate trees and woodlands with harmony, health and vitality. And yet so often we struggle to experience these qualities in our everyday lives.

What if we could harness the wisdom of the forest for ourselves?

Think like a Tree: The natural principles guide to life, the first guide of its kind, reveals the underlying principles of nature’s secrets of success one by one. These natural principles evolved over billions of years – they are the rules and patterns that all living things have in common for: finding purpose; growth and success; solving problems; building resilience; creating ideal conditions to thrive; developing positive relationships and leaving a legacy for the future. At its heart is the observation that each one of us, just like each tree in a woodland, is unique and therefore we must navigate our own positive journey through life.

Author, Sarah Spencer explains, “I noted the patterns that I saw around me in the woods and applied them in my life to recover from chronic illness and to improve my overall wellbeing. By mimicking the ways nature is healthy and resilient I was able to heal myself and become happier and more fulfilled in the process. I now share the principles with others so they can use the principles and associated tools to put them into action, whatever their circumstances.”

Sarah Spencer lives on a beautiful smallholding in the National Forest in Derbyshire, UK. She has developed and used the Think like a Tree principles in her own life. Sarah lives with a rare chronic illness, and in 2015 she was confined to bed and in a wheelchair. She turned to the principles she observed around her in nature to design her way back to health. Her journey has now lead her to share her insights to help others via Think like a Tree courses, workshops and the Think like a Tree book, supporting adults and children.

The Think like a Tree network of facilitators from a wide range of disciplines, is now expanding the reach of this innovative approach to wellbeing for all.


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Bodyworlds Outing – 2nd or 4th May 2019

TRIP TO BODYWORLDS Piccadilly Circus, London – Thursday 2nd May and Saturday 4th May

Adult price – £24.50, student (under 30) £22.50

You don’t have to go to the Dissection workshop or be an FHT member to go the Bodyworlds exhibition. It’s just a good opportunity to join a group outing and enjoy the company and reduced price of a group ticket.

If there’s 10 people interested in going to Bodyworlds on one of the days we’d arrange a group entrance £22 per person.

We all have to enter together but can separate once we’re inside so you can take your time as you prefer. There’s a limit on the size of the bag (30cm x 30cm) you can take in, but there are (shareable) lockers to hire for 3 (I think) hours – bearing in mind we’ll have overnight bags. No photos allowed in the exhibition.

I went to Bodyworlds in London last year (and some of us went in a group to Manchester a few years ago) and it’s an absolutely unique experience and very useful for our learning of the wonders of the human body.

So far three members who are going to the Dissection workshop prefer to go to Bodyworlds on Thursday and three on Saturday – but the three Thursday people are also able to go on Saturday.

It wouldn’t be possible to do both the workshop and Bodyworlds on the same day – just in case you were wondering…..Quite apart from brain overload!!

I’ve set up a What’s App group for these trips so people can liaise with each other to share accommodation and/or travel together.

Please contact us (info@fhtnottinghamlsg.org.uk) if you want to join us on either of the Bodyworlds trips.


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Dissection Workshop – 3rd May 2019

DISSECTION WORKSHOP – hosted by Jane Johnson. Friday 3rd May 2019,

1pm – 4pm (meet at 12.45pm for a prompt start

The Hodgekin Building, Guy’s Campus, King’s College, London, SE1 1UL

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So far there’s 6 members who have booked to go on the Dissection workshop.

Afterwards, you are free to enjoy the Gordon Museum which is a large, on-site pathology museum with approximately 8,000 specimens, used by the students studying medicine at Kings College London. The museum is not open to members of the public so this is a fantastic opportunity to explore their pathology collection after your workshop.

The purpose of the dissection workshop is to provide you with an opportunity to see the structures that you massage on a daily basis as a therapist. There is no cutting – all specimens have been prepared for us in advance by the dissection technicians. These are in the form of ‘prosections’ (whole upper or lower limbs or torsos) and ‘pots’ (specimens held in liquid inside glass jars called pots).

**You’ll need to book your own place on the Dissection workshop and your travel/accommodation.

The group is a maximum 30 and over half the places are now booked. There’s a £10 saving for the Early Bird price of £135 – not sure when that expires.

So far three members who are going to the Dissection workshop prefer to go to Bodyworlds on Thursday and three on Saturday – but the three Thursday people are also able to go on Saturday.

It wouldn’t be possible to do both the workshop and Bodyworlds on the same day – just in case you were wondering…..Quite apart from brain overload!!

I’ve set up a What’s App group for these trips so people can liaise with each other to share accommodation and/or travel together. Please let us know (info@fhtnottinghamlsg.org.uk) if you’d like to join this WA group.


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Chill Out Zone June 2016

Well, yet again we had rainy weather for the Chill Out Zone at this year’s 10th Anniversary Gate to Southwell Festival from 9th to 12th June!
Nevertheless our 8 therapists were pretty busy and it was an enjoyable weekend – promoting and delivering complimentary therapies….. and bailing out!!

We (and our clients) still kept cosy in our heated gazebos. We welcomed some ‘old’ clients and many new, including some of the artists. We did 49 treatments from free tasters to full hour’s treatments and had some lovely feedback.

Very welcoming and friendly. Excellent for comfort, pace and value. I felt like knots were being undone Thanks for a great experience.”

Very kind, gentle and asked questions making sure I was OK. Tense at first but relaxed and then very relaxed afterwards. Highly recommend CO Zone.”

Therapist was welcoming, helpful, informative – all and more! Treatment relaxing, helpful, very worth it. First fantastic experience – hopefully not the last.”

Very helpful therapist. Great value and comfortable. Had many massages – one of the best.”

“Therapists welcoming, helpful and information. Excellent treatment. Feel like a new woman. Nice drainage! See you next year.” (this from Keith Donnelly, our bailing out ‘friend’ who’s a children’s entertainer and bundle of laughs!!)

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Bailing out Caroline with Keith Donnelly, one of the artists – our hero stayed for an hour to help!!

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Hannah and Caroline ready to welcome clients

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Our new third gazebo made a cosy space for onsite and (behind the curtain) reflexology

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Caroline and relaxed client


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CANCER OPTIONS SEMINARS – Patricia Peat

These seminars** are designed for practitioners working with holistic therapies who wish to increase their knowledge of cancer and how to support people through treatment and recovery. Spaces are limited to 12 practitioners. 

These public seminars§ are designed for anybody dealing with or helping someone deal with cancer. They will educate people about cancer and access quality information about integrative support during and after cancer treatment.

**Wednesday July 20th 2pm to 6pm

This seminar will look at the effects of cancer treatment on the individual physically and holistically and how to build a programme for support and recovery.

**Thursday September 8th2pm to 6pm

This seminar will look specifically at the underlying influences which can contribute to the development of cancer, how we can analyse those and what we can do to eradicate them.

§ These seminars will look in greater depth at the main individual cancers. We will look at how they function metabolically and what contributes to their development. Integrative Support through Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Hormone therapy.Moving on to integrative strategies we can use to influence recovery.

Hormone Related Breast Cancer

14 July 14.00 to 18.00

Prostate Cancer
11th August 14.00 to 20.00

Ovarian Cancer
15th September 14.00 to 20.00

Bowel Cancer
22nd  September 14.00 to 20.00

All seminars will be held at the Medela Centre in Derbyshire.
Price £40.00 each including refreshments.
The Medela Centre is conveniently located 10 mins from junction 29 of the M1 and 15 mins from Chesterfield and Alfreton Railway stations .

Medela centre, Coney Green Farm, Market Street, Clay Cross Derbyshire S45 9NE Tel: 0114 360 8188

Please contact Hayley@canceroptions.co.uk to book your place.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/529449020530380/www.canceroptions.co.uk/