The content includes an exploration and deepening understanding of the main theoretical approaches that lie behind wilderness therapy. We explore the applications of theory and practice in a dynamic and experiential way. This includes tools such as the use of metaphor and landscape interpretation and connection, and also touching on the theoretical underpinning of the subject and experience.
The programme is experiential with camping and nature immersion as the core of the programme, with teaching embedded through the days and exercises woven into the fabric of the local environment and group.
This is an educational programme for people who are currently working or planning to work in social work, therapeutic or pedagogy field.
The training forms part of 2 modules which are complementary. The Theory of Wilderness Therapy is offered in conjunction with a week’s Wilderness Immersion which explores the practicalities and practice of wilderness therapy in the field.
Images and quotes on this page are from a previous Wilderness Therapy Immersion that took place in Vogesen, France 2nd – 7th July 2019.