Tue, 04 Jul|
A WildCATs Webinar
ICATA is very excited to be hosting the first WildCATs webinar ahead of their residential in the Highlands of Scotland later this year. This webinar will be about sharing of experiences in setting up therapeutic work in the outdoors.
Time & Location
04 Jul 2023, 09:00 – 10:30 BST
About the event
With people's attention being increasingly directed to the implications of biodiversity loss and our need to find greener, bluer and more sustainable ways of living, there has been growing interest within the field of mental health on how we might begin to step outside of the clinic and start to work in the outdoors, connecting with nature, and inviting nature to become our co-therapist.
And yet, although there may be the interest, practitioners and therapists are often hesitant as the suggestion of being "outside the therapy room" feels alien to them and their culture of practice.
This webinar, aimed at those who are CAT informed, and those who are CAT curious, aims to help all consider the possibilities and opportunities that may arise through working outdoors and allowing us all the space to reconnect with nature.
Abi, Amanda and Nick all have different journeys to finding themselves working in green and blue spaces, but are all connecting through their valuing of CAT and how this supports the scaffolding of their work when exploring our reciprocal relationship with nature, and how this might affect us - within, between and around
This webinar will be about sharing of experiences in setting up work in the outdoors, but also giving air to peoples worries and concerns that might arise at the point of stepping out of the clinic.
Likewise there are often worries about how nature based practice can only be accessed and available to the more privileged within our society and this webinar will also look to explore some of the evidence that suggests working in green spaces and engaging in nature restoration and rewilding projects has an impact not only on an individual's physical and emotional wellbeing, but also is one of the most important ways we can look to overcome some of the profound and increasing inequalities that are so evident in our societies today.
This webinar is the start of a journey - an exploration into the possibilities and meaning of Wild CAT
We hope you will be able to join us as we consider how we might rewild ourselves - and rewild CAT
Dr Abi Tarren-Jones (www.theoutdoorpsychologist.co.uk),
Amanda Copeland (www.changing-futures.com) and
Nick Barnes (eco-CAMHS- RCPsych)
WildCATs Webinar£10.00+£0.25 service fee