Rewilding Your Work: Introduction to Ecotherapy Applications for Helping Professionals
***Now offering on-line, live Ecotherapy training for individuals & groups! Email or call for more information!***
Growing interest and research in nature-based therapies has practitioners curious about taking their sessions beyond the office walls – yet uncertain as to how.
Integrating wild environments into counseling means more than just re-locating your sessions. Ecotherapy takes both therapist and client beyond an outdated, mechanistic view of self-as-separate from the world, and helps to restore wholeness.
Join me in Rewilding Your Work, a two-day workshop in which we will embrace the opportunity and responsibility to be nature-connected and ecologically-literate practitioners while learning approaches to collaborating with the more-than-human world.
Rewilding Your Work is not meant to be prescriptive, but generative; to catalyze your own awareness of nature and your creativity in natural settings. You are also likely to find this course personally nourishing.
These ideas and experientials are vital at a time when the domestication of our planet, our lifestyles, our emotions, and the field of psychotherapy itself is at an all-time high – threatening the health and sanity of the human animal and global ecosystems.
Summer & Fall workshops include:
Your visions and dreams of a nature-connected practice and world
What is Ecotherapy & Rewilding? Attuning to our Human Ecology
Ecological Identity: Assessing appropriateness, attachment and attunement
Safety & Regulation in Nature: Considering our sensuous, mammalian selves
Developing the uncommon assets: Naturalist Intelligence & Ecological literacy
Models of approaching relationship with nature
Nature-based applications and collaborations: Blending bird language, tracking, human senses and environmental awareness into your work
Structure & facilitation of nature-based sessions
Practical & logistical considerations of moving sessions outdoors
October 2020 Saturday 17th 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday 18th 10:00am - 4:00pm
July workshop will be held on Lookout Mountain west of Golden. October workshop will be Downtown Golden at The Golden Wellness Center.
Each program will spend time outdoors at a local natural area or on land surrounding the Lookout Mountain private property.
Weather may determine outing locations.
Each 14-hour workshop: $300. Includes light breakfast in the mornings and handouts.
For Workshop Attendees: If you attend one of the Rewilding Your Work Ecotherapy workshops, you get 50% off 2 Ecotherapy phone consultations with Kimberly post-workshop! You have up to 1 year to use this discount.
Payment is required upon registration to the workshop. Payment can be made by check, Venmo, Paypal, or on Eventbrite. Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel prior to one week before the workshop, a $250 refund will be issued minus $50 (which can be applied as credit toward any future Rewilding program).
In an attempt to keep these events small, intimate, and focused, attendance will be kept to a minimum. Reserve your space today!
If you have inquiries about Rewilding Your Work, call, email or complete the boxes below for an email response:
'Rewilding You Work' Consultations for Professionals
Can't make it to the workshops? Or want more specific assistance? Rewilding Your Work is an ongoing opportunity for helping professionals of many fields:
Therapists & Counselors
Health & Wellness Professionals
In person, phone or Zoom consultations available. Learn how to prescribe and create openings for relationship with the more-than-human world for your context and clientele. Consultation Cost: $90 per hour
No matter what you are doing in the helping fields, your clients need this. And so do you.
Jefferson County parks, wildlife areas, national forests, nature centers, Lookout Mountain, our property on LM, your back yard.
What Our Participants Are Saying:
I go hiking all the time, but wanted some depth to my outings. That is exactly what I got! I learned about plants and birds near where I live, while learning about myself and how I relate to them all. Kimberly is engaging, inspiring, and fun. I left feeling like a part the area we hiked instead of an outside visitor, and more connected to this beautiful place I call home! - Joyce R.
(970) 222-8460 Wild@relationalrewilding.com Based on Lookout Mountain, Golden, CO