Intro to Ecotherapy – Online Daylong Training
[This workshop has been reformatted for ‘social distancing’ protocols, and for the NZ Time Zone]
If there were ever a time that we need deep Nature connection, this is one of those times! Here’s the adapted format. (Some scholarship funds available for participants impacted by COVID-19 and ‘Shelter in Place’ restrictions. Contact us for more details.)
Are You Ready…?
• For more time outdoors?
• To bring the healing powers of Nature into your work and daily life?
• To move through some of the intense emotions of the COVID-19 era into a more grounded, empowered state? • To more often feel that wonderful sense of ease and connection with all of life?
Come Join Us to:
• Experience your self and body more deeply as a part of Nature
• Learn how this elemental connection has everything to do with your well-being
• Learn tools for helping yourself and others connect with Nature and orient to life in healthy, supportive and energizing ways
We’ll blend discussion of pertinent ideas with ample periods of experiential activities, quiet reflection and a chance to consider how to integrate the day’s learning into one’s work or life.
Open to healing arts professionals as well as the general public, this fun, experiential day will introduce participants to some basic principles and practices of the field of Ecotherapy.
The erroneous notion of modern society that we humans are somehow separate from or not a part of Nature causes much of our distress and dis-ease. Logically, we can understand this– what or where else could we be? Yet this alienation is so commonplace in western culture that we often don’t even notice it. And even as we are awakening to the gravity of this situation for the larger biosphere, we are still just learning how best to respond.
Through an array of theories and practices of Ecopsychology and it’s applied form, known as Ecotherapy, seek to redress this fundamental alienation and restore the wellness that comes when we live with a felt sense of connection to Nature all around and within us. As healers and helpers, there is much we can do to ally ourselves and our efforts with the healing forces of Nature. Join us to be inspired and learn more.
Dave Talamo, MA, MFT is founder of Wilderness Reflections. He has over 35 years of experience guiding wilderness trips, works as a therapist with youth and adults, and is a certified Wilderness First Responder. A Certified Hakomi Therapist, Dave is a pioneer in the field of ecotherapy and was one of the first quest guides to develop a somatic approach to questing. He is committed to the expression of joy and authenticity through the body and to helping others experience their own embodied selves in an intimate, ecstatic relationship with Nature. Currently, he spends most of his field time apprenticing new guides and training therapists in bringing Nature into the therapy process.
Location: Your Zoom link & Nature near you!
Internet Access: Students must have a device capable of Internet access with video streaming during the first and last parts of the program (Approx. 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm).
Date & Time: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (NZT)
Facilitator: Dave Talamo, MA, MFT
Workshop Fee: $185 (NZD, AUD or USD- Pay in your home currency) Student/intern discount: $135. * PLEASE NOTE: All fees are non-refundable & non-transferable within one week of the course *