Educating and inspiring clients and therapists to connect with the garden landscape as a therapeutic medium, and supporting them to develop confidence, self-esteem and ownership in their work. Focusing on the whole person and their capacity for healthy relationships with themselves, with nature and with others.
Jai Cheswick is a creative and compassionate individual who can inspire clients to connect with gardening and meditation yoga / mindfulness as a route to recovery and wellbeing. He has experience of working in organic horticulture and therapeutic environments and experience of working in a supportive role with people with mental health problems.
Cheswick Consultants offer a quiet, friendly and heart-centred approach to designing gardens and landscapes while trying to navigate an entrepreneurial landscape that often feels pushy, noisy and overwhelming.
We are often engaged in the early phases of residential, therapeutic, contemplative, dadirri and sensory design projects to avoid mistakes both in design and cost estimates to and so facilitate a successful project delivery for your family, community, organisation or business.
Spending a period of time as a volunteer with the GardenWell™ programme is an exciting and rewarding challenge.
GardenWell™ has developed an innovative alternative to mainstream approaches by providing the opportunity for people with stress, anxiety and other mental health problems to develop their potential through working alongside people who are relatively well, in an atmosphere of friendship, acceptance and mutual support.
GardenWells™ approach to mental health is based on Meditation Yoga practices . This form of daily practice brings together Indian meditation understandings of the human mind with relevant western psychotherapies. As the growing popularity of mindfulness based approaches demonstrates, many healthcare professionals and others are showing an interest in eastern ways of working with the mind
Many things influence the development of and recovery from addiction, depression, anxiety and stress. While we do not yet know how these various influences combine, we do know there are two basic types.
One type of influence is biological forces, such a person's genetics. The second type is environmental influences, such as people's early life experiences.