Training, The Wild Atlantic Way
Experiential Outdoor Workshop
Next workshop now available to book.
Autumn/Winter Session Dates TBD
Meeting 9:30am for briefing over Tea/Coffee and Scones
Price: €120 (6hrs CPD)
Venue: Ennistymon Co. Clare
Delivered & Hosted by Joanne Hanrahan
Max number of participants 10
Due to Public Health guidance and travel restrictions I was not able to run this course between September 2020 and June 2021. However following the easing of restrictions I was delighted to able to meet participants face to face in June and again in August 2021, as well as February 2022. The workshop is now coming back on May 8th 2022 and has generated great interest. Book now to secure your place as spaces are limited to 10 participants. See below for details of what to expect and some previous participant feedback.
Are you a Qualified or Trainee Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Art Therapist or Psychologist interested in integrating nature into your therapy practice or taking therapy sessions outside? If so this outdoor workshop is a must for you.
There is much to be reflected on when embarking on therapy outside of the traditional frame of the room. Consideration must be given to a number of practical issues, client and process suitability as well as important theoretical underpinnings. Fundamental to Psychotherapy and Counselling is the therapists’ own growth and awareness through personal therapy. Similarly, in working outdoors with clients, the therapists’ own relationship with nature, their comfort and sense of regulation in natural environments is of paramount importance.
Join me in exploring your own process outdoors, engaging with the natural world and with other like-minded professionals. This workshop will compliment a core outdoor psychotherapy training or can give you a taster of how it may be to work outdoors prior to considering a further training. If you are already seeing clients outdoors this will provide a space for you to discuss your practice and gain more experience of being a client in the outdoors. Also very importantly this will be a day to give yourself time to ‘just be’ in nature.
This workshop will be experiential and will be held entirely outdoors in a rich natural space in Ennistymon Co.Clare
Participant numbers will be limited to enhance the personal experience and processing time.
The day will include a number of nature based exercises and reflection.
Time will be given to peer counselling (dyad work) so that you can experience both being therapist and client outdoors and process that experience in the group.
The site we will work in holds a waterfall, meandering river, woodlands with a path and a wilder woodland area.
It is also the site on which The Falls Hotel is situated which is where we will meet in the morning for coffee/tea and will have access to toilet facilities etc.
Participants will be required to wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring sit mat/portable camping chair – more detail will be given on booking.
Learning outcomes include:
An increased awareness of your own process related to Nature.
Experience of nature based exercises.
Experience of peer counselling in the outdoors – time in both roles and time to process both.
Developing your professional network and matrix of support.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.