Free Professional Networking Group

 

We are hosting a free 1-hour virtual Nature Based Therapy Professional Networking meeting on the first Wednesday of every month from 12-1pm PST. We would love to have any professional interested in Nature Based Therapy to join us in building up this community! Please register here to join our free Nature Based Therapy Professional Networking Meeting and check out our Google Calendar for upcoming events.

This meeting will be free of PHI and focus on sharing resources, ideas, and inspiration related to Nature Based Therapy. We will have open discussions, as well as presentations from various Nature Based Professionals. If you are able to, please consider donating at least a minimum of $5 per meeting to help us maintain free access.

For more back story: in 2023 we received a generous grant from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund. One aim of the grant is to grow and connect the professional community interested in Nature Based Therapy, which is why we are able to host this professional group. We have had professionals from all over the world join and plan to continue running this group given the incredible community that has blossomed.

Free Outdoor Professional Retreats

We love hosting free outdoor professional retreats to the local professionals in the greater Portland, OR area as a way to connect and give back to our community. We craft special experiences by holding a safe space to sit in the magic of Nature and invite restorative opportunities. And, of course, we love to “yes, and…” through opportunities to play together. 

Currently we offer 1 grad student focused professional retreat in the spring, and 2 general professional retreats in the spring and fall (open to any professionals, grad students also welcomed). Retreats are usually on a weekday evening and last around 1.5 hours. Please check our Google Calendar for information on how to join.

  Our hope is to be able to sustain at least 3 free retreats every year, and kindly ask any participants that are financially able to donate a minimum of $15 per retreat.

Staff Trainings and Retreats

We are able to tailor make staff trainings and retreats for identified groups that are focused on specific topics and/or outcomes. Nature will help to co-facilitate through experiential activities, whether outside in person or virtually. Below you can browse a sampling of previous services we have offered including past agendas. You can also check out our free webinars for further ideas on what we can do to best support your staff. 

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more.

Educational Services

  • Nature Based Therapy Certificate
  • Reviewing Self-Care Best Practices
  • Learning About the Brain 
    • Self-Regulation/Emotions
    • Mindfulness
    • Trauma 
  • Identifying Helpful Tools and Techniques
    • Communication
    • Relationships
    • Parenting
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Trainings
  • Trauma Informed Care

Experiential Services

  • Team-Building Opportunities
  • Personalized Ceremonies
  • Mindfulness Exercises 
  • Facilitated Group Conversations
  • Use of Play and Games
  • Exploration of Alternative Perspectives
  • Incorporating Metaphor 
  • Movement and Expression
  • Being in Nature (Including Retreats!)
    • Hiking
    • Campfires
    • Engaging the senses

Examples of Past Agendas