In this course, we explore some of the vital skills and approaches involved to ensure participants’ wellbeing and the transformative potential of outdoor practice.
This course can be run as a module in higher education, or as one-off visiting lecture sessions. It is ideal for education, applied arts, social care and health students.
What we cover:
- The key elements of therapeutic practice and how being outdoors supports and challenges this
- The theory on nature as a container and healer, from ecopsychology, evolutionary biology and environmental humanities
- Necessary safety, welfare and practical procedures for outdoors
- Creative examples of ecotherapy
- Thinking about and responding to your client group’s needs
- Further training opportunities