Explore the therapeutic benefits of Wild Nature for Personal Growth
The Wilderness Foundation in collaboration with Hayley Marshal UKCP Reg Psychotherpaist and Rob Collister Mountain Guide are pleased to offer this five day therapy retreat at Cwm Eigiau, Wales, running from 23rd to 27th September 2013.
This physical journey into wild country evokes a dynamic emotional connection with the natural world and helps us access undiscovered aspects of ourselves. It offers powerful potential for personal transformation, awareness and change.
We will spend time together as a group based in a small and remote bothy in the mountains of Wales, spending as much time outdoors in wild nature as possible. Participants can discover what emerges for them on a personal level through group work and solo time spent in reflection. Alongside this we will explore and discuss how new insights and learning may be incorporated and embedded in everyday life.
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 £568.00 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
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