Our innovative one year Diploma training programme is designed to support your connection with nature and develop your confidence working with clients in natural settings.
This training will support students in working relationally with nature, developing an applied approach to the use of nature as a metaphor for our inner world and in using nature as a medium for emotional exploration and connection.
The course incorporates the development of our own awareness of and attachment to nature, explorations of the therapeutic relationship, process, frame, containment, boundaries and risks, the use of metaphor and symbolism, anthropological perspectives on the role of nature in our lives, an exploration of theoretical underpinnings, experiential learning and the development of practical nature based skills.
The diploma is fully immersive, all of our learning will take place outdoors in woodland and grassland within south London.
The course journeys throughout the year embracing the seasons and cycles. Nature and all that she brings will become part of our experience.
The course is delivered through experiential learning and taught seminars over 6, 3 day residentials. The training day runs from 10am to 5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We encourage students to camp overnight to enhance their experience of connection.
The Diploma is suitable for psychotherapists/counsellors who have trained in a range of different orientations. The training will explore how current orientations can be ‘actualised’ through nature allied practice.