Taking your therapy Outside
Continuing Professional Development
FOR THERAPISTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES
• Fancy some Forest Bathing?
• Want to understand what Walking outside and Circadian Biology have in common?
• How the power of metaphor in Nature can heal.
• What’s Ancestral health and how is it important today?
This is a half day workshop running from 11am – 2.30.
Satisfying CPD requirements, it is a course for qualified therapists in any field, who wish to incorporate Nature Therapy (also called Eco Therapy and Green Therapy) into their practice.
DATES and DETAILS:
Max 6 persons per course. 2020 dates to be announced
Learning to add an extra dynamic to your therapy business by expanding your learnings to incorporate our most innate healing. Nature. The focus of this course is to learn to adapt your style of therapy for working outside. Parks, forests, rivers, coast, mountains. The course benefits from multi-discipline participation, it’s interactive and discursive. We will learn from each other as well as gain insight into our greatest healer – mother nature herself.
Why going outside is good for both your business and your clients.
Benefits for Your Business
Optimising, adapting and enhancing your current therapeutic practice by opening up and increasing revenue streams in a more healthy, congruent and cost free setting. Understanding the skills you have and how they transfer to working in nature.
Benefits for Your Client
Overall healthy improvement in both Mind and Body. For our purposes we’ll focus on reduction of anxiety, depression and the corresponding increase in confidence, mood and overall perspectives. Your outside sessions act as both an unsaid illustration of wellbeing – talking moving more directly to feeling.
- Set up
Why working in Nature is so important.
Adapting your skill base to work and practice in nature
Different applications and titles used for Nature Therapy
The NHS and Mind
Combating the changing winds of technology in therapy VR, AI
ADHD and Vitamin N
Working with Adults and working with children
Nature and Behavioural and Cognitive effects
Phone down Face up – why connection is important
Dealing with Anxiety, Overwhelm Depression and Stress
Introduction to understanding Circadian Biology
- Course work
Walk and talk therapy – Introduction to Wonder Walking
Working with images and visualisations outside
Use of metaphor in nature
Application of free association
How to deal with British weather
Working in Urban areas
Breathing and expanding your senses
Mindfulness and mind body connection
- Where and When
Central West London – ( an enclosed park )
6 persons per group max
- Management and More
Pre attendance preparation sheet
Post course support and supervision included.
Certificate of participation : Nature Sense accreditation on completion of proof of learning exercise.
Insurance and confidentiality issues
Recommended reading supplied
What you’ll be able to do after this course.
See clients in parks, by the river, walks etc…
Who will be your ideal client
Those with Anxiety, Depression, Grief and overwhelm. Clients who want purpose and happiness in their life.
Who will this suit
This is a course for therapist and their CPD for instance Counselling, CBT, Gestalt, Adlerian, Freudian, Jungian, Family, Hypnotherapy, NLP, Coaching,
Sports etc … this list is by no means exhaustive, please contact with your school of therapy so we can advise of suitability.
What this course is not
Woo Woo – many people have become cynical or is it fearful when the word green is mentioned as if it’s very mention implies that the subject is somehow powered by unicorns. This is not the case. This course is not just about your continued learnings or professional development but also for your business investment. The outcome is a mutual benefit to you, your client and as a bonus utilising our amazing natural space.
According to Dr Richardson head of psychology at the University of Derby. “There is already research evidence that exposure to nature can reduce high blood pressure well as improve vitality and mood; benefit issues of mental wellbeing such as anxiety; and restore attention capacity and mental fatigue. But more than that, feeling a part of nature has been shown to significantly correlate with life satisfaction, vitality, meaningfulness, happiness, mindfulness, and lower cognitive anxiety. It doesn’t matter what your core therapy is, it can be taken outside”.