We utilise Community psychology which is a process of understading the relationships of the individual to their communities. Community psychologists seek to understand the quality of life of individuals within groups, organisations and institutions, communities, and society and strive to enhance the quality of life through collaborative research and action.
Experiences | Programmes | Activities
We borrowed from the teachings of expressive Arts for its therapeutic benefits. The process of creation is emphasised rather than the final product. It is built on the assumption that people heal through the use of imagination and various forms of creative expression. It utilises storytelling, drama, art, writing, music and movement in the application of interventions.
Gamification & Atmospheric Activities
Gamification is the concept of applying ‘game’ design techniques to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals. Gamification taps into the basic desires and needs of participants desire for achievement, competition, altruism and community collaboration. It is a creative method of working with a topic that uses all the senses and can have an individual and group experience simultaneously.
The Medicine Wheel & Nature Based Spirituality
Also referred to as the Sacred Hoop, has been used by generations of various Native American tribes for health and healing. It embodies the Four Directions, as well as Father Sky, Mother Earth, and Spirit Tree—all of which symbolise dimensions of health and the cycles of life.
Nature Based Learning & Deep Ecology
Participants spend time in Nature connecting with the teachings nature offers. We use tools such as mindfulness practice and meditation in conjunction with elements of bushcraft; nature-based education, as well as ecological and evolutionary learning. There will be the opportunity to spend silent solitary time in nature to build a connected relationship with the environment.
Nature-based facilitation invites participants to connect to nature and utilise it for therapeutic purpose in the development of their mental health and wellbeing. It combines methodologies of ‘empowerment walk’ & ‘threshold walk’ as an opportunity to engage creatively in a process of self-reflection. These activities combine the practices of mindfulness, walking meditation and expressive arts with elements of nature-based education for personal and spiritual development. The main spiritual concept presented in our nature education is the ‘The Medicine Wheel’ which originates from Native American traditions for health and healing.
Rites of Passage Expeditions
The vision fasts and rites of passage expeditions are about inviting participants into nature where they will take part in a path of challenges that aim to cultivate self-trust, self-responsibility, and understanding about ones’ unique place within society and the natural world. They provided facilitation and self-guided opportunities for self-reflection that are non- judgmental.