We are organising a Five day Ecotherapy Journey for Outdoor Practitioners in Wales betweeen 22nd and 26th September 2014. The Training will be led by Hayley Marshall UKCP Reg Psychotherapist and Rob Collister Mountain Guide.
“A physical journey into wild country evokes a dynamic emotional connection with the natural world. Working therapeutically within this process helps access undiscovered aspects of self and offers powerful potential for personal transformation awareness and change.”
During the 5 day journey 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 being run by:
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 president 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.
Cost is £450
To book please email info@wildernessfoundation or call us on 0300 123 3073