Wilderness Therapy Retreats

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Tami@wilderness-retreats.com

About Nature Based Therapy Training

Integrating Nature Into Your Practice

Tami Gilmore, LPC, founder of Wilderness Therapy Retreats, provides professional training for people who would like to incorporate nature based interventions into their current practice as health professionals, social & community leaders or anyone wishing to become a Nature Based practicioner.

A Positive Activity

 We know through research that healthy endorphins, the happy hormones, are created by your body when you perform some level of exercise.

When we combine this activity (walking) with nature (being outside) clients often find it easier to reach a deeper meditative state and greater insights.

Reduces Anxiety

Movement (especially in Nature) can help with decreasing any anxiety a person may be feeling during a therapy session. Often times, A client may feel more at ease and relaxed after engaging in gently walking while simultaneously processing their thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

Reduces Intrusive Thoughts

Think of intrusive thoughts as the unwanted thoughts that may cause significant distress and anxiety for you. Often, these intrusive thoughts can include persistent self-doubt, difficulty making decisions  or other worries and questions that do not have a definite answer.

Oftentimes, individuals who do well with Walk & Talk therapy enjoy being in nature. Some others find it difficult to sit still while trying to process emotions in a traditional therapy session. Even others seek Walk & Talk therapy because they don’t like the sometimes awkward format of being stared at by a therapist sitting across from them. Similarly, they may come from a job in which they sit at a desk all day.

Areas Of Potential Benefit From Walk & Talk Therapy

Are You Ready To Find Out More?

Client’s utilizing Walk & Talk Therapy sessions report feeling happier, motivated, renewed, invigorated, more positive and less anxious following their sessions. Contact Tami to set up a meeting to see if Walk & Talk Therapy is right for you.

We use research-supported techniques to quickly and effectively help you alleviate symptoms including depression, anxiety, PTSD, sleep problems and much more.

Most importantly, reach out to us with any questions. We will be happy to answer any questions to help you can make the best decision your unique situation.

Upcoming Wilderness Retreats

FAQ's About Wilderness Therapy Retreats

Here are a few of the most common questions we get about our Wilderness Therapy Retreats.

Who is Wilderness Therapy Retreats, LLC (WTR)?

Here at WTR we all love nature and have a passion for sharing the benefits of reconnecting individuals with nature through numerous experiences. Our guides have a combination of experts in the field including Wilderness Therapists who are also licensed professional counselors, our Fly fishing, hiking, yoga and meditation guides are experienced and trained in their field. We are also trained in wilderness first aide.

Does Wilderness Therapy Work?

Nature-based therapies are supported by evidence- based research for preventive and healing medicine. A few of the many benefits include: boosting our immune system, decreasing harmful stress hormones and blood pressure , boosting mood, physical health, productivity, focus, attention and creativity.

Our therapists have worked in private practice and residential treatment centers and after training, personally experiencing and now conducting and teaching wilderness therapy and witnessing the powerful transformative benefits of nature-based therapies we have shifted our work to getting clients out of the office and supporting them in the natural world.

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What Are The Physical Requirements For A Trip?

There is no minimum physical ability needed to attend any of our retreats. Trips can be modified to suit the abilities of individuals and groups. All that is required is good health, which means your doctor would approve of you going for a walk in the woods. Our trips are more mental than they are physical. Most likely you will be challenged to step out of your comfort zone. We will encourage this but will also allow the option of choosing to opt out of challenge that may feel overwhelming.

What Should I Pack?

The packing/gear list are different depending on whether or not we camp or rent cabins. Each event will post a specific suggested packing list.

How Are Medical Emergencies Addressed?

WTR guides are medically trained for wilderness emergency scenarios. Based on the severity of the situation, your guide(s) will handle it accordingly. In most cases front country emergency services are nearby.

Are Dates Flexible?

Alternative dates from those on our website may be reserved for private groups or individuals, if available. Please contact us with your preferences and questions.

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