We will be running our popular “Wild Trail Training” course again in 2013.    This is a five day Ecotherapy trail for Outdoor Practitioners.   The programme is delivered in Cwm Eigiau, Wales.  Course dates are 29th April 2013 to 3rd May 2013 inclusive.


We will live and work as a group based in a small and remote cottage in the mountains of Wales, moving out to wild camp together for one night.  Participants can discover what emerges for them on a personal level through the trail process, practice skills and take time for solo reflection in the mountains. Alongside this we will co-reflect from a professional meta-perspective, discussing how this learning may be incorporated within each practitioner’s own unique practice and can embed in  everyday life.  The trail will be suitable for self reflective practitioners working with  human relations in a variety of settings (both indoors and outside) including therapists, psychologists, coaches, group facilitators and mental health workers.
The programme is delivered by  Hayley Marshall UKCP Reg Psychotherapist and Rob Collister Mountain Guide.

Hayley Marshall PTSTA, Msc. UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist

I bring my 18 years experience as a psychotherapist & supervisor combined with a passion for the natural world to my work with individuals and groups in various outdoor settings. I have co-facilitated group therapy weekend experiences in wild settings such as the Peak District and the Rhinog Mountains in Wales.  In May 2009, I was part of the psychotherapy team working out on the TurnAround Wilderness Trail for The Wilderness Foundation .  I am also a trainer at the Centre for Ecotherapy & Nature-Based Psychotherapy.  My area of speciality is in holding a dynamic body/mind/nature process, and through this to facilitate a deepening of an embodied personal journey.  I work at the transformational edge of both connection and disconnection from self, other and environment.

Rob Collister:  Wilderness Guide

I qualified as a British Mountain Guide in 1976 and have been working as a freelance Guide since 1987.  I was resident of the British Mountain Guides 1990-1993. I started climbing and skiing in my teens, and since then mountaineering has taken me all over the world . I like to boast that I have made a first ascent on every continent, but both as a mountaineer and as a Mountain Guide, difficulty and achievement have always been less important to me than simply being in wild places. I have worked as a freelance trainer for corporate clients and have a long history of working with The Wilderness Foundation.
I have had many articles published for outdoor magazines and contributed to many anthologies and collections of essays.  In 1989 I published a book on Lightweight Expeditions, ‘Over the Hills and Far Away’ with Crowood press.

Programme Price and Booking Details

Price per person for the course is £540.00 payable in full in advance.   A non-refundable deposit payment of £250 secures your place.
Price includes:  food and drinks during the programme, accommodation and the exclusive services of Hayley and Rob throughout the programme. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to the venue.
We will run the course with a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 participants.  In the event that the Foundation cancels the course, alternative dates will be offered.   If these are not possible, deposits will be returned.
To request an information pack and booking form please email info@wildernessfoundation.org.uk