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Joanne Hanrahan - Experiential Outdoor Psychotherapy

19/08/2021 10:19 | Anonymous

Are you an IAHIP Accredited or Pre-Accredited member interested in integrating nature into your therapy practice or taking therapy sessions outside? If so, my highly interactive and practical Autumn 2021 courses will be of interest to you.

Course 1: Experiential Outdoor CPD Workshop for Therapists

When:        Sun. 29th August 2021 :10am-5pm IST

Price:          €120 (6Hrs CPD)

Where:       Delivered In-Person in The Glen, Ennistymon, Co. Clare

Places:       Max number of participants 10

Visit JoanneHanrahan.ie or Contact JoannePsychotherapy@gmail.com for Details

Join me in exploring your own process outdoors, engaging with the natural world and with other like-minded professionals.  This workshop will compliment another longer CPD training in outdoor therapy or could give you a taster of how it may be to work outdoors prior to considering a further training. If you are already seeing clients outdoors this will provide a space for you to discuss your practice and gain more experience of being a client in the outdoors.  Also, very importantly this will be a day to give yourself time to ‘just be’ in nature.

Course Structure:

* This workshop will be experiential and will be held entirely outdoors in a rich natural space in Ennistymon Co.Clare

* Participant numbers will be limited to enhance the personal experience and processing time.

* The day will include a number of nature-based exercises and reflection.

* Time will be given to peer counselling (dyad work) so that you can experience both being therapist and client outdoors and process that experience in the group.

* The venue site contains a waterfall, meandering river, woodlands with a path and a wilder woodland area. 

* The Falls Hotel is situated which is where we will meet in the morning for outdoor coffee/tea and will have access to toilet facilities etc.

* Participants will be required to wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring sit mat/portable camping chair – more detail will be given on booking.

This Course has now been run 2 times and has had great feedback.  I take participant feedback very seriously and continually look to improve the content and delivery.  My first session had an average 4.6 Star rating while the June session earned a 5 Star average review.

Course 2: Online Outdoor Psychotherapy CPD Training

When:         Sunday 12th, 19th and 26th September 2021: 08:30am – 2:30pm IST

Cost:           Price: €300 (15 Hours CPD)

Where:        Delivered Online Via Zoom with Experiential Exercises Outdoors at Home

Places:        Max Number of Participants is 10

Visit JoanneHanrahan.ie or Contact JoannePsychotherapy@gmail.com for Details

This course will help you learn of the background, theoretical underpinnings, and practical implications of seeing clients outdoors. You will gain knowledge of clinical vignettes and explore how you might consider integrating nature more into your practice. It will be held fully online but will be very interactive and include group discussion, breakout rooms, and nature-based exercises in participants’ own gardens.

This Course has now been run 4 times and has had great feedback.  I take participant feedback very seriously and continually look to improve the content and delivery.  My last 2 sessions have both earned 5 Star average reviews.

Course Structure:

* This unique course is developed to allow participants to engage in a very interesting and blended learning experience.

* It is designed as a highly interactive small group training which will include periods of outdoor time.

* Participants will engage with natural environments local to them during the course – this may be a garden, local park, country road etc.

* Further outdoor experiences will be encouraged between workshops

Check out my recent article in the Spring Edition of Inside Out or on the Nature Therapy section of my websitefor some insight into the theory and practice of working outdoors. While the article is more academic than the workshop, it will provide some background into this growing area of practice. 


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