Shinrin Yoku Courses 2018 – 2 day Practitioner Training Course
Date & Time
Mon 20th Aug 2018
9:45 am - 4:45 pm
Join Us In Beautiful Devon Woodlands
Shinrin Yoku 2 day Practitioner Training Course
Who is this for?
Individuals and organisations with an interest in exploring the magic of the Forest, and the exciting new science of Shinrin Yoku. This course is for those who wish to enhance their own understanding and relationship with Nature, and the incredible healing benefits of the natural environment. It is also for those who wish to guide others in the woods, and help people to discover their own connection, and meaning in Nature.
What will you learn?
This 2 day course will teach you the basic principles and practice of Shinrin Yoku to enable you to confidently deliver this process to small groups in different locations.
The 2 day training covers:
• History and development of Shinrin Yoku in Japan – Shinto and Taoist influences.
• Science – Evidence based Research. Health and medical discoveries.
• Ecological awareness – Nature matrix
• Mindfulness exercises
• Embodied presence
• Sensory attunement
• Discovery of ways of communication with the other than human world
• Therapeutic containment, safety, risk assessment, site selection, attunement. Aromatherapy,
Spa treatments and developments
We are now also offering a 1-year Deep into Nature training, an immersive and intimate journey to the heart of Self and Nature. Please contact Stefan for further details.
Putting Nature first.
We include the mental, emotional and spiritual needs and benefits of connecting to Nature at a deeper level, the experience of ‘awe’ that leads to an appreciation of the natural world (and our place within it), and therefore a desire to protect and nurture it, to give something back. This is reciprocity and is part of our ecological ‘belonging’. Eco – therapy is from the Greek oikos = home + therapeia to heal or take care of.
2018 Course dates:
May 12th – 13th
June 11th – 12th
July 7th – 8th
August 2nd – 3rd
August 20th – 21st
September 1st – 2nd
Course fees: £140.00 incl. lunch and refreshments.
Course numbers are limited to 12 so booking is essential, please contact Stefan at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance and receive further details.
Course venue: The Woodland Presents, Dartington and various woodlands around Dartmoor.
Day 1 9.45 – 16.45 (The Woodland Presents, The Glade, Dartington)
Day 2 9.45 – 16.00 (Dartmoor)
Course facilitator: Stefan Batorijs – Wilderness Therapist
Stefan has been exploring the wild places for 50 years, and trained originally in Countryside Management, Conservation and Environmental Education. He is a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Mountain Leader, with 25 years experience facilitating individuals and groups in natural environments. In 2008 he established the highly successful Ecotherapy Project with Plymouth NHS, for people with mental health needs. Stefan is currently an Associate Lecturer at Plymouth University. He teaches the role of Nature and benefits of natural immersion for mental health and recovery from trauma on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Training. Stefan is passionate about trees and Sacred land.
Terms and conditions
Shinrin Yoku is an extremely gentle form of exercise, requiring a minimal level of fitness, in forest or woodland settings. Participants are advised to arrive with correct footwear, and appropriate clothing (and water) for the time of year. If in doubt, please check with Stefan. In the event of extreme weather conditions, a decision will be taken based on Met Office advice, and either a full refund will be offered, or an alternative date will be offered.
Cancellation and refunds
Cancellation within 30 days full refund of course fees, within 14 days 50% refund.