It's been about four years since I offered a residential course. This has been for a variety of reasons, including taking a prolonged break to spend more time with my family and a shift in the focus of my work toward projects and online coaching. But since arriving back in New Zealand just over a year ago, things have changed once again!
I now have the time and resources to offer a new residential programme. Responding to coaching clients and various conversations over the last few years, it's clear that the main interest around Ecopsychology practice is how to design and facilitate therapeutic outdoor experiences. It's also clear that there are quite a few folks in New Zealand, Australia and the nearer parts of South-East Asia who would welcome such a professional development opportunity. So here it is!
My new Ecotherapy Practice course includes two, one-week residentials in stunningly beautiful Northland, New Zealand / Aotearoa. The residentials are sixth months apart with one-to-one tutorials in-between. The course is by application-only with the first residential in March 2020. The course is limited to a maximum of 12 people.
I am particularly welcoming applications from Northland and am able to offer concessions to anyone who lives in the region. I have already had a great response to my last promotional email, including from Australia and the Pacific islands.
As an aside, the course will be based at Glenbervie about 30 minutes outside Whangarei. The land is owned by Anna Gentry and Dino Aplin, who were students of mine at 'OPC' (now Hillary Outdoors), in 1998! This feels special and I am very excited to be working with Dino and Anna. Their place is fabulous: a hundred acres of bush with a swimming hole on the Ngunguru river two minutes walk from the campsite.
Photo: The Natural Phenomena