Intro to Therapeutic Nature-Based Interventions

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Intro to Therapeutic Nature-Based Interventions:

Theory and Tools to Apply Immediately Indoors, Online, and Outdoors

 

An 8-week online training for therapists, coaches, educators, and healers

 

• Do you inherently know the power of nature & have a hunch it would benefit those you work with?

• Are you wanting to add nature-based interventions to your toolkit for working with others?

• Do you want to spend more quality time in relationship with the natural world as you support others’ health & wellness?

• Do you want to feel confident offering therapeutic, nature-based experiences in a safe & ethical way?

 

Join us in this course to obtain essential skills & knowledge of fundamental nature-based therapeutic practices.

 

September 7-October 26, 2022 (8 consecutive weeks) on Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm MST
Tuition Investment: $479

(No application required; use button to self-enroll)

 

Meet Your Instructor

 

Bekah Phipps comes from a background in outdoor education and wilderness therapy, which has influenced her therapeutic style to integrate nature and experiential activities into the therapeutic process. While guiding and facilitating group processes in outdoor education, she began to experience the transformative power of guiding individuals and groups through outdoor/adventure-based experiences. She went on to deepen her therapeutic knowledge and skill set by pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in adventure-based psychotherapy and somatic psychology from Prescott College. From there she has worked in residential wilderness therapy and private-practice settings. These experiences have led her to approach mental health from a trauma-informed, holistic point of view while guiding clients toward a deeper understanding of themselves and their individual resilience.

Bekah is certified in the Trauma Resiliency Model – Level 1, and has completed training in the NeuroAffective Relational Model (ongoing).

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Connecting with the natural world is proven to reduce stress and anger, to have a positive impact on our self-esteem, emotions and behaviors, and to improve cognition and general psychological well-being.1

Course Objectives

woman standing by lakeThrough didactic presentation, active discussion and experiential learning, you will get:

  • A deepening of your own personal relationship with the Natural World
  • An overview of nature-based therapy theory and practice
  • Introduction to experiential facilitation skills
  • A variety of nature-based experiential exercises that you can immediately apply in your work with others both indoors and outdoors
  • Guidance for assessing and creating interventions to match therapeutic goals
  • Considerations for taking individuals outdoors (ethics, logistics, guidelines)
  • Clarity and inspiration for your next steps

 

 

March 17, 2022, ends May 5, 2022 (8 consecutive weeks) on Thursdays from 4pm-6pm MST
Tuition Investment: $479

(No application required; use button to self-enroll)

Email us to inquire about one of our diversity and equity partial scholarships.

 

Ready to reawaken your true nature & integrate the support of the natural world into your work guiding others?

 

 

*Please note: to best support each student, course size is limited to 40. This training is designed to be experienced live.
Lessons will be recorded, but we ask that you miss no more than 3 live sessions.

Refunds or Cancellations: We are happy to address any questions you may have about the course in advance of your registration. Note that due to the nature of this course with a maximum capacity for enrollment, we do not offer refunds once you have registered. We thank you for respecting this policy.

1. Keniger, L. E., Gaston, K. J., Irvine, K. N., & Fuller, R. A. (2013). What are the benefits of interacting with nature?. International journal of environmental research and public health, 10(3), 913–935. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph10030913