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Wild Therapy

13th Nov 2015 @ 6:45 am - 9:30 pm

Presented by Nick Totton

Bringing therapy into the wild, and wildness into therapy

‘Wild Therapy’ is a book (PCCS Books, 2011), and a training programme; behind both of these, it is an attempt to rewild therapy, to rebalance its current exaggerated tameness with a dollop of risk and spontaneity, celebrating therapy’s capacity to transcend the limitations we place on our creativity and connectedness.

Working outdoors in comparatively undomesticated settings encourages us to bring the other-than-human and more-than-human – animals, birds, plants, trees, hills, rivers, winds, dreams, ghosts, spirits – into the therapeutic process. Spending time ‘in nature’, as we say, can help us appreciate that we are never anywhere else, always inhabiting and encountering our own nature. Bringing these experiences back indoors, we discover how they change our therapeutic work, moving us to work in a less constrained and habit-bound style when we are in the therapy room as much as when we are outside.

Nick Totton
Nick TottonI am a psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor with over thirty years experience, originally trained as a body therapist, since when my approach has become broad based and open to the spontaneous and unexpected. My book Wild Therapy (one of ten so far) is published by PCCS Books. I live in Cornwall with my partner and grow vegetables.
www.nicktotton.net

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Date:
13th Nov 2015
Time:
6:45 am - 9:30 pm
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Venue

Breams Buildings
7-9 Breams Buildings
London, EC4A 1DT United Kingdom
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