Nature Therapy

Walk & Talk

“Outdoor therapy leads to a greater awareness of self, feelings of wellbeing and a sense of  connection with others and the world." (Kaye Reynolds, 2005)

Nature therapy has many names*. As a relatively new therapeutic practice there is still much to be learned, however an increasing field of research is emerging with studies proving the benefits the outdoors can have to our mental wellbeing.

I love the outdoors and have always found being in nature a calming, grounding and therapeutic experience. Therefore, I offer counselling, supervision and personal consultancy outdoors, if appropriate, to clients who feel they would benefit from this type of therapy. 

I have completed a BACP / Keele University accredited course on Nature as Co-therapist to ensure the safe and ethical practice of this type of counselling. I now also train this myself.

 

Nature As Co-therapist - 1 Day

Workshop Overview

There’s been significant research in recent years to support the positive effect nature has on mental and physical wellbeing. So how can we use nature in our own work as therapists? 

Outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Understand what nature therapy is
  • Understand and develop your own relationship with nature
  • Understand the benefits of using nature in therapeutic practices
  • Be aware of challenges of taking therapy outdoors
  • Gain insight into how you might use nature in your own practice

This workshop is experiential, we will be outside for parts of the day – whatever the weather!

I can deliver this workshop at a place of your choosing. Ideally the location will have easy access to green space. 

I can also customise workshops to suit your needs.

This workshop can also be delivered online, with experiential 'homework' in between sessions.

 

ONLINE WORKSHOP - 2nd & 5th July 2021

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*Ecotherapy (Clinebell, 1996; Buzzell & Chalquist, 2009), biophilia (Wilson, 1984), ecopsychotherapy and ecopsychology (Roszak et al. 1995),adventure therapy (Richards, Carpenter & Harper, 2011), wild or wilderness therapy (Davis-Berman & Berman, 1994; Nick Totton, 2011), outdoor therapy (Revell, Duncan & Cooper, 2014; Jordan, 2015), green care (Sempik et al. 2010) and walk and talk therapy (Revell & McLeod, 2015). For me, the term nature therapy (Berger & McLeod, 2006) feels most relevant and refers to the therapeutic benefits that this type of work has to offer.

 

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You can contact me as follows:

Email: rachel@humannurture.co.uk

Phone: 07823 816367

 

 

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