Intro to Therapeutic Nature-based Interventions:
Theory and Tools to Immediately Apply In and Out-of-Doors
An 8-week online training for Therapists, Coaches, Educators and Healers
| Taught by Angela Aaron, MA, LPC, in partnership with the Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute |
• 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?
Through 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
Email us to inquire about one of our diversity and equity partial scholarships.
About Your Facilitator
Angela Aaron, MA, LPC believes that our capacity to evolve and grow is earth shattering, just like the roots of a tree. She is the founder of Expanding Roots Integrative Wellness and co-founder of the Sacred Path Healing Center, a collaborative of integrative practitioners in Boulder, Colorado. Angela is an integrative psychotherapist, wilderness therapist, group facilitator, supervisor, and teaches at the Naropa Graduate School of Psychology as well as with the Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute. She has been working in the mental health field for over 15 years and feels truly blessed that she found her calling in this work. Angela is from rural Maine, and this is where her love for being in intimate relationship with the natural world first took hold. Angela believes that innate wisdom and vibrant health lie within us, ready and waiting, we just need the right container for it to come through.
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