Bendy Tree

The vision
"Turners Wood"

The woodland experience is one to be enjoyed, and become absorbed within. Almost all of us immediately are stimulated, then the changing environment inspires and encourages the mind. It could even also be seen as generating warmth, comforting even feeling a little cosy.

With its wooded flora in every direction, a vision of beauty surrounds us to the eye and touch, this almost as if is protecting us. All those things that are troubling us momentarily seem to embrace a new remoteness. In that uplifting point in time, we also announce our arrival to local wildlife, almost like we share their energy too. It could be said even encouraging us, increasingly reaching out to strive for more. This is enhanced and driven by the sight and sounds of the uninhibited forested growth all around us, which in turn brings so many health benefits in driving peace and well-being within us.

It’s like being invited in, the woodland experience is sharing with you for a short time its home. Nature at close quarters offering you kindness and love along with its amazing soul healing powers.

Like so many of us, for many years I have been wanting, enjoying and driven by nature. For me this includes many dog walks over the years. This has now awarded me that need to give back and share this experience, that is the wonderful gift of nature. Celebrating it, in its many splendid ways.

This is the reason why I enjoy the ability to share in this environment. I do this through the creative thinking together with expression, with carving, art, writing and woodland management. So, I now have the mission to start to impart this vision with a passion.

It has to be mentioned, my drive and motivation for this project is a result of my own health struggles and battles endured. I had to fight through my early life with major heart conditions. This has triggered an emotion and desire within me, it is for positive actions, one of which is the health effects that nature, when its natural and unspoiled can bring too us all.

So, my mission if accomplished is simple. It is to bring woodland nature and like-minded people together. This would be in a space that will encourage, maybe educate, and enjoy. Most of all revive, to re-engage the mind and soul with positive and creative thoughts, this of wilderness, wonder and well-being.

By Stephen J Turner

The concept

It is said that “well-being practitioners” feel it is a source of free medicine for the NHS. So, this is just another reason for embracing this wonderful gift of nature that is given to us all.

Our hope, is to offer this managed space, to groups or individuals to enjoy. With the chance to embrace in the sculpture, art, carving and writing. This would be to complete their activities encouraged and arranged by others, in a space to give peace and fulfilment in being creative, therefore rewarded in that very special unique way.

Also, in time it is hope there will be an area for reflection and contemplation. This is to be found in a natural memorial woodland area, there would be a natural bench, tree planting and maybe ashes scattered too.

The reason

Through nature, encouraging others to positively find their soul by simply expanding minds. Therefore, experiencing the inner creativity. (this might just be in thoughts, followed closely by tapped in emotions, reflection or desire).

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