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Wilderness Therapy Continuing Education Workshop

Connecting you and your clients with nature

Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy Experiential Trainings

Our Wilderness Therapy training is geared towards counselors, coaches, educators and other helping professionals. We want to empower you for you and for your clients and students.  

Learn the benefits for you and your clients and students by connecting with nature.  Whether it’s adding plants to your office or walking in a local park or a back-country wilderness immersion, the gains are exciting and are backed by the latest research.

Wilderness/Adventure/Nature based therapy and outdoor education is traditionally known in work with troubled youth but there is growing knowledge of the benefits for more programs for adults, couples, professional groups, trauma survivors and war veterans.

Please join us for an introduction to the benefits of wilderness and nature based therapy that can be combined with your current theories and therapies for more healing and growth.  You’ll come away with techniques to use immediately. You’ll learn how getting back to nature is proving to be therapeutic and an incredible bonus to getting clients outdoors is also getting you outdoors and out of that office chair! A happy, healthy counselor/coach/educator is also a great benefit to our clients/patients/students. 

 

1 day offerings & Workshops

 Summer Dates TBA

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2021

2 opportunities for Nature Therapy CE's

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Introduction to Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy

Cleburne, Texas

April 29-May 2nd / 9:00 am Thurs- 3:00 pm on Sun

or September 23-26th / 9:00 AM Thurs  - 3:00 pm Sunday

Gift yourself a 4 day intensive experiential training/retreat in Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy.  This introductory training for counselors, educators, coaches, and healers will inspire and transform your relationship to yourself, your work and the natural world.  There's also the added bonuses of boosting your immune system, lowering your stress hormones, increasing creativity and so much more.  You'll learn through a combination of your own explorations in nature, instructive presentation, discussion and practical application.   

The Curriculum includes:

  • Mindfulness in Nature
  • Ceremony & Ritual
  • Wanders on the land
  • Sensory Awareness Tools
  • Deepening your personal relationship with the natural world
  • Experiential Facilitation Skills
  • Explicit support to incorporate tools into clinical settings and healing goals
  • Nature as a Metaphor
  • Way of Council for group therapy
  • Reflection/Mirroring

You'll Leave with:

  • 32 CEU's
  • A basic understanding of the core principles of nature-based therapy
  • An overview of the fields of wilderness therapy, adventure therapy and Eco-psychology and the ways they are being practiced
  • Practical tools, exercises and interventions that you can immediately use with clients
  • Experience and practice with Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy
  • Next steps for ethically working in the natural world

Join us and escape to two hundred and forty private, secluded acres and learn about the wonderful world of Wilderness/Nature Based therapy while disconnecting and leaving behind technology and the noise of the world.

(Click here to read about the benefits of 3 days in nature) 

*Overnight camping is not required -  daily commuting is welcome.   All activities are by choice and open to modification.

We will practice Social Distancing and use COVID 19 safety guidelines

  • Cost  4 day training is $550
    • $250 Deposit due by April 1st / or Sept 1st for the 2nd training option
    • Balance due before April 28th / or before Sept 23rd for the 2nd training option
    • Full Refund until 1 week prior to training
  • Register by Contacting Tami @ [email protected]

Camping accommodations

Coyote Ridge, two hundred and forty private acres in Cleburne,  Texas. This secluded area comes with plenty of space for tents or campers, there are campfire rings, hiking trails, friendly roaming horses with lovely natural scenery, wildlife, wildflowers and beautiful sunrise and sunset views.

This remote location does not have running water or electricity.  We do have a handwashing station and a composting toilet. 

What's Included

  • 4 days of instruction and guidance
  • The Camp site /  Or you may chose to commute from home, an Airbnb or a Glenn Rose hotel or  Cleburne local hotel
  • We provide a Saturday night campfire meal complete with a dutch oven peach cobbler and challenge night
  • Optional Mindfulness fly fishing lessons (equipment provided), optional morning and nightly yoga, guided hikes, guided meditation
  • We have extra camping items for loan at no extra charge-  tents, sleeping pads, ice chests, sleeping bags and etc.

What's Not Included

Travel to and from the sight are not included. Please provide your meals including breakfast food, any personal snacks, lunch and dinner.  Local stores and restaurants are about 20-30 min away.  There is very little cell service in the area. 

Register by calling (817-933-8106) or emailing Tami at [email protected]

All activities are by choice and open to modification.

Gear List:

We have extra’s for many of these items.  Please ask in advance if you need to borrow equipment.  We have several tents if you chose to camp with us. 

  • Back pack/ day pack
  • Camping chair (suggestion - crazy creek chair) We have extras
  • 2 (suggestion-Nalgene) Water bottles / minimum 32 oz (3 gallons containers of water needed for Cleburne)
  • Journal
  • Bandana /Sun hat /ball cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Chapstick w/ sunscreen
  • Rain gear / pants & jacket
  • Hiking shoes or tennis shoes / hiking socks (preferred w/ liner)
  • Comfortable Clothing layers / base layer, shorts, hiking pants (check your weather for conditions)
  • Water shoes or waders (optional for fly fishing – these are not needed for bank or boat fishing )
  • Personal Snacks (We will provide some healthy snacks – fruit/nuts)
  • Bug repellent (we have extra)
  • ** Bear Bell / Bear Can(For Colorado or Sierra Nevada only)
  • Whistle (we have these & extra’s are available)
  • Compass (optional)
  • Watch w/ timer/ phone w/ timer (unless you can tell time by the sun 😊) There is no electricity for charging in Cleburne
  • Head lamp or flashlight
  • Matches /lighter (for back country camping)  
  • Saturday dinner is provided -please plan to bring food for breakfast and lunch
  • Small ice chest or insulated lunch box (for commuters)
  • Flip flops for base camp
  • Yoga Mat (optional)

If you are camping:  (Equipment provided at no cost if you don’t own a tent etc)

  • Tent
  • Sleeping pad or air mattress
  • Sleeping bag / pillow

We are very excited about expanding the practices of Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy in Texas and the opportunity to share it with you and eventually your clients.  Please contact Tami to register as space is limited due to Covid Safety Guidelines - Call or text 817-933-8106  [email protected]  blush

 

Pay via Paypal to [email protected]

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Katie Asmus

A pioneer in Wilderness Therapy is coming to Texas! 

Connecting with Ground:

Nature-based Interventions for Working with
Trauma, Attachment & Nervous System Regulation

A 3-Day non-residential experiential training for Therapists, Coaches, Educators and Healers

Course Description

To be human is to have experienced stress, loss, disappointment, heartache, and in many cases, trauma. Along with their hopes, dreams, and current goals for working with you, participants of therapeutic and educational programs arrive with a plethora of previous positive as well as challenging life experiences. Therapeutically, clients typically come with a desire to attain more health or to relieve symptoms. Understanding the brain and the nervous system’s role in remaining stuck in stressful somatic and emotional habits versus opening the pathway into states and habits of greater ease and flow is the key to long-term change.

For many people, cultivating relationship with the natural world can be a healing, grounding resource both in the moment as well as long-term in stress management and trauma recovery. The natural world is a living being that is non-judgemental, unconditionally present, does not take things personally, and has the capacity to support our human nervous systems to slow down and be present to the moment. Once in this state of greater regulation and coherence, the brain and body moves into a state to better integrate learning, and to automatically begin to unwind stress and move toward a greater state of health.

In this 3-day, non-residential, nature-based experiential intensive we will focus on the basic theoretical underpinnings of trauma and nervous system regulation and attachment as well as explore a wide range of mindfulness-based nature interventions for managing stress and trauma symptoms that may arise within counseling and educational programming. Through a combination of didactic and experiential methods, we will explore interventions for dealing with anxiety and nervous-system dysregulation, as well as an understanding of how these interventions support longer-term trauma resolution. Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their own relationship with the natural world and will be empowered to draw upon this connection to inform their work with others.

 

When: Oct 22-24, 2021

Where: Glenn Rose, TX (near Dallas & Ft. Worth)

Early Bird Sign-Up BEFORE September 3rd, 2021

Early Bird Pricing: $650

Full Price: $775

 

Learn more @ Wilderness Therapy Institute

 

 

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Are you self critical or confused about your life decisions?
Join us to uncover all the parts of you for a deeper understanding of the whole self!

Online "Parts Work" Group/Workshop
Including Homework w/ Experiential Exercises in Nature

This workshop/group was originally designed to take place in the great outdoors but due to the Corona virus has been revised to meet online. 

Are you self critical or confused about your life decisions?
Join us to uncover all the parts of you for a deeper understanding of the whole self!


What's included:

  • 6 weeks of instruction - Live online gatherings that are designed to help participants apply the parts work model to their own life and for the therapist or life coach to also implement with clients.
  • We will meet 7:00 pm CST Monday nights, (the sessions will also be recorded for playback should you need to miss a meeting) Length of meeting will be determined by the number of participants.
  • Weekly experiential homework assignments in nature
  • A safe space to post and acquire feedback from the instructor and other members of the group
  • This workshop is an introduction to the “Parts Work” model based on IFS developed by Richard Schwartz & Katie Asmus’: Understanding Genius. "Parts work” is a form of self-growth where we work with the many different parts/voices within ourselves.  You've probably heard yourself or others say things like "part of me wants to go out but another part of me wants to stay home" and maybe even a third part/voice that says "what will people think if I don't go out".   It's such a natural thing that we don't necessarily think about or notice.  We’ll be exploring our inner critical voice, inner child, wise self and various other parts that make up the essence of who we are.

Benefits of the workshop:

  1. A deeper understanding of self
  2. Begin self-Love, self-care & self-acceptance
  3. Befriending your inner critic or critics
  4. Express an experiential understanding of self and how to nourish self in everyday life by incorporating the natural world
  5. Identify aspects in your own system which contribute to stress and ways to return to being centered in stressful times
About the Presenter:
Tami Gilmore, MA LPC, is Licensed Professional Therapist, EMDR Certified, Wilderness/Nature Based Therapist and is trained in Trauma Work, Attachment and Parts Work.  She runs a private practice, a wilderness therapy business, a teacher and workshop facilitator. 

If you are interested in diving into and understanding all of the parts that make up the whole of who you are and also desire a connection with nature please join us and contact [email protected]  regarding registration. 

Dates and Time: 

  • We’ll meet on the following Monday nights @ 7:00 pm (all meetings will be recorded and available when you are unable to attend in person). The Length of the meetings will be determined by the number of participants.
  • Experiential homework assignments in or with nature in your own time
  • October 5th,
  • October 19th,
  • Skip October 12th
  • October 26th
  • November 2nd
  • November 9th
  • November 16th

Location: 
Monday night Zoom meetings  and exercises in natural world on your own

Cost: $275

Discount: Early registration discount – pay $250 if registered and paid before midnight on Sept 30th.

 

 

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1 Day Trainings:

For therapists, counselors, teachers and coaches! Replenish, Revive, escape the office chair and acquire tools for you and your clients.  Choose a date below to be immersed in nature at Cedar Ridge Preserve while learning to collaborate with nature as a co-therapist.

Join us for a 5 hour training where you'll learn about and experience the benefits of wilderness/nature based therapy. Experience immersion into a therapeutic relationship with the natural world through your own explorations in nature, presentations, discussion and practical application, you'll leave with:

  • A basic understanding of the core principles of nature-based therapy
  • An overview of the field of wilderness therapy and the different ways that it is being practice
  • Practical tools, exercises and interventions that you can immediately utilize with clients
  • Lived experience and practice of what it means to collaborate with the natural world
  • Sensory awareness/ Mindfulness in nature
  • Conversations with the natural world

Three options available to earn 5 CE's for $90 in 2020 (10% donated back to Cedar Ridge Preserve)

  • January 29th   9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • February 26th  9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • March 25th      9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • More Fall Trainings TBA

 

Introduction to Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy

Cleburne, Texas

April 29-May 2nd / 9:00 am Thurs- 3:00 pm on Sun

Gift yourself a 4 day intensive experiential training/retreat in Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy.  This introductory training for counselors, educators, coaches, and healers will inspire and transform your relationship to yourself, your work and the natural world.  There's also the added bonuses of boosting your immune system, lowering your stress hormones, increasing creativity and so much more.  You'll learn through a combination of your own explorations in nature, instructive presentation, discussion and practical application.   

You'll leave with:

  • 32 CEU's
  • A basic understanding of the core principles of nature-based therapy
  • An overview of the fields of wilderness therapy, adventure therapy and Eco-psychology and the ways they are being practiced
  • Practical tools, exercises and interventions that you can immediately use with clients
  • Experience and practice with Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy
  • Next steps for working in the natural world

Join us and escape to two hundred and forty private, secluded acres and learn about the wonderful world of Wilderness/Nature Based therapy while disconnecting and leaving behind technology and the noise of the world.

(Click here to read about the benefits of 3 days in nature) 

*Overnight camping is not required -  daily commuting is welcome.   All activities are by choice and open to modification.

We will practice Social Distancing and use COVID 19 safety guidelines

  • Cost  4 day training is $499
    • $250 Deposit due by April 1st
    • Balance due before April 28th
  • Register by Contacting Tami @ [email protected]

Camping accommodations

Coyote Ridge, two hundred and forty private acres in Cleburne,  Texas with plenty of space for tents or campers, there are campfire rings, hiking trails, friendly roaming horses with lovely natural scenery, wildlife, wildflowers and beautiful sunrise and sunset views.

This remote location does not have running water or electricity.  We do have a handwashing station.  There is a composting toilet. 

What's Included

  • 30 min Zoom Pre-Meeting/Q&A  April 11, 2021 06:00 PM CTZoom LINK  ID: 864 4017 9983 Passcode: 768401
  • 4 days of instruction and guidance
  • The Camp site /  Or you may chose to commute from home, an Airbnb or a Glenn Rose hotel or  Cleburne local hotel
  • We provide a Saturday night campfire meal complete with a dutch oven peach cobbler and challenge night
  • Optional Mindfulness fly fishing lessons (equipment provided), optional morning and nightly yoga, guided hikes, guided meditation
  • We have extra camping items for loan at no extra charge-  tents, sleeping pads, ice chests, sleeping bags and etc.

What's Not Included

Travel to and from the sight are not included. Please provide your meals including breakfast food, any personal snacks, lunch and dinner.  Local stores and restaurants are about 20-30 min away.  There is very little cell service in the area. 

Register by calling (817-933-8106) or emailing Tami at [email protected]

All activities are by choice and open to modification.

Gear List:

We have extra’s for many of these items.  Please ask in advance if you need to borrow equipment.  We have several tents if you chose to camp with us. 

  • Back pack/ day pack
  • Camping chair (suggestion - crazy creek chair) We have extras
  • 2 (suggestion-Nalgene) Water bottles / minimum 32 oz (3 gallons containers of water needed for Cleburne)
  • Journal
  • Bandana /Sun hat /ball cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Chapstick w/ sunscreen
  • Rain gear / pants & jacket
  • Hiking shoes or tennis shoes / hiking socks (preferred w/ liner)
  • Comfortable Clothing layers / base layer, shorts, hiking pants (check your weather for conditions)
  • Water shoes or waders (optional for fly fishing – these are not needed for bank or boat fishing )
  • Personal Snacks (We will provide some healthy snacks – fruit/nuts)
  • Bug repellant (we have extra)
  • ** Bear Bell / Bear Can(For Colorado or Sierra Nevada only)
  • Whistle (we have these & extra’s are available)
  • Compass (optional)
  • Watch w/ timer/ phone w/ timer (unless you can tell time by the sun 😊) There is no electricity for charging in Cleburne
  • Head lamp or flashlight
  • Matches /lighter (for back country camping)  
  • Saturday dinner is provided -please plan to bring food for breakfast and lunch
  • Small ice chest or insulated lunch box for long hikes –
  • Flip flops for base camp
  • Yoga Mat (optional)

If you are camping:  (Equipment provided at no cost if you don’t own a tent etc)

  • Tent
  • Sleeping pad or air mattress
  • Sleeping bag / pillow

We are very excited about expanding the practices of Wilderness/Nature Based Therapy in Texas and the opportunity to share it with you and eventually your clients.  Please contact Tami to register as space is limited due to Covid Safety Guidelines - Call or text 817-933-8106  [email protected]cultivating.live  blush

 

Pay via Paypal to [email protected]