Groups, Classes and Training Workshops
Building skills to make your own therapeutic changes
Ecotherapy and Wellbeing in Nature Groups
~ When we connect with nature
we reconnect with our hearts ~
Ecotherapy is a way of being, experiencing connection with nature. We meet as a small group in a community woodland to engage with nature through some simple activities together.
Ecotherapy is a nature based approach to healing that relates to the outdoor environment as a therapeutic sensory space.
Ecotherapy recognises humanity as a part of the ecosystem, where our own healing is reflected in the healing of nature and vice versa. Understanding this interconnectivity helps us to experience ourselves as a part of the continuity of nature, and provides a unique opportunity to re-experience ourselves afresh: by observing nature, and ourself in nature, we develop awareness of how we relate within it. This supports the development of secure attachments with all of life, contributing also to the larger healing process of the world.
Individual sessions are available, but groups are paused during the winter months, with the intention to resume in the spring - please contact me for more information
Training and Workshops
~ Building skills to help others on their healing journey ~
I provide workshops and training days for Mental Health Workers, Therapists, Counsellors and Ecotherapists who are interested in developing their creative counselling skills and bringing fresh and innovative ideas and perspectives to their work.
Many of these I provide through Tariki Trust for whom I am a Course Tutor - Please go to their eventbrite page to see what is currently on offer.
Workshops can also be booked separately on request. Please email me for prices and more information.
IFS Therapeutic Courses
6 week themed course to learn about IFS and get to know your own system. Introductory level - no previous knowledge required.
Each week we will engage in a different group activity in which you will be invited to focus on a part or parts of yourself and get to know how they serve you and what you can do to help them to feel more at ease within you.
Approximate schedule (depending on the group):
Week 1 - Introducing IFS and mapping your system
Week 2 - Manager parts
Week 3 - Firefighter parts
Week 4 - Exiled parts
Week 5 - Self Energy
Week 6 - taking this forward, closing
If you are interested in learning more, or would like information on the next course, please contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest
Typical course themes might be Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Mindful awareness.