Duration: 7 hours | Location: Pollok Country Park | Date: June 10th 2022 | Cost: £80-£100
This will be the ninth occasion I have run this workshop and I'm really excited to be co-facilitating it with Francesca Lo Verso. This will take place outdoors, so participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the conditions! This will be a full-day workshop taking place in the fantastic surroundings of Pollok Country Park.
The workshop will cover: Ethical considerations; Safety; Privacy; Risk Assessment; Route Planning; How to conduct an outdoor therapy session; Opening and closing of an outdoor therapy session; How to hold space outdoors; Working outdoors vs. working in controlled environments.
We will also look at appropriate techniques, tools and how to help the client utilise the environment to facilitate impactful, meaningful and lasting change.
The course will be a combination of individual and group work, with time for quiet contemplation, journalling prompts, exploring the use of metaphors and to see how we - as practitioners - relate to the landscape, ways we can offer this to our clients and how this can translate to effective, competent therapeutic work.
Who is this workshop for?
Anyone with an interest in working therapeutically outdoors or anyone with a general interest in the outdoors and they would like to explore this further and/or counsellors, holistic therapists, mental health practitioners, psychotherapists, social workers, therapists and anyone working with clients in a helping role who might want to introduce an outdoor element.
My aim is to run this workshop a minimum of once per season, as the changing of the seasons and the rhythms of nature are important aspects of working outdoors and can offer both client and therapist varied conditions and experiences.
Further details/how to book
Can be found by following the link to our listing on Cademy.