Taking your coaching and therapy Outside
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
FOR THERAPISTS and coaches OF ALL DISCIPLINES
The focus of this Walk and Talk course is to learn to incorporate, integrate or adapt your style of therapy or coaching to working and walking outside. Be that in parks, rivers, coast, mountains, or even through your phone when one party is outside and the other online.
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 – nature herself. This course also provides an insight into Forest Bathing, what is known in Japan as Shinrin Yoku.
• Understanding the broad application of walking therapy – including the business of it all.
• Nature’s effect on Stress and Burnout.
• Balancing our Screen Overload – how Nature can help in Digital Wellbeing.
• Exploring Forest Bathing
• Discovering the importance of Natural light and Earthing on our mood.
• How the power of metaphor in Nature can heal.
This is a half day workshop running from 10am – 2.00
UPDATE: Mid September 2023 and online guide available for practitioners to learn this for themselves. Drop your eMail here to be kept in the loop
Meanwhile our In Person event satisfies CPD requirements, it is a course for qualified therapists, coaches and health practitioners in any field, who wish to learn about waking therapy and incorporating Nature Therapy (also called Eco Therapy and Green Therapy) into their practice. •
- DATES and DETAILS:
Dates for 2023 are all now complete.
- Every course is aimed for the Saturday only. Sunday is there, as a backup – in case the weather isn’t so suitable. (although miraculously that’s not ever happened).
- Contact us for other dates or to go on the waiting list.
Walk and Talk
Learning to add an extra dynamic to your therapy or coaching business by expanding your learnings through incorporating our most innate healing – Nature. The focus of this course is to learn to adapt your style of practice for working outside. Parks, forests, rivers, coast, mountains. City living and further afield.
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
Earthing and what it is
Breathing and expanding your senses
Mindfulness and mind body connection
- Where and When
London Parks or By arrangement – UK and IRL Wide.
8 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
- Set up
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. There will be some discussions towards ADHD if requested by the group.
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”.