Exploring the therapeutic adventure: The pandemic lockdowns and restrictions have created a yearning for outside spaces and the great outdoors. Heidi Shingler explores the practical and philosophical considerations for outdoor and adventure therapies.

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Abstract

In this article, I invite readers to consider the potential of outdoor therapies and to think about what it would mean to step outside with a client, engage with the natural environment, library picture, for illustration and to embrace an element of adventure within the therapeutic process. I’m not suggesting that every counsellor should pack up a rucksack and head out for the hills with their clients. As with all therapeutic approaches, careful consideration should be given to exploring the questions: ‘Why this approach?’, ‘Why with this client?’ and ‘Why now?’.
Original languageEnglish
TypeArticle
Media of outputJournal
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationUniversity and College Counselling
Edition2
Volume10
ISBN (Electronic)2398-3574
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

Keywords

  • outdoor therapy
  • adventure therapy

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