Deep Experiences in Nature for Wellbeing, Michelle Doerr, MA - Registration on Hold
Registration on Hold
This workshop is designed to reveal how outdoor experiences in local environments aid in focusing and wellness. Therapists, counselors, social workers, teachers, youth leaders or anyone interested in practicing wellness outdoors is welcome to attend. Using an Adlerian process, we will translate our experience with reference to nature’s wellness qualities. We will discuss a spectrum of personal growth in relationship to nature and how nature acts as co-therapist. Weather permitting, this entire class will be held at Edenbrook Conservation Area in Eden Prairie. Please bring lunch, a portable chair for activities and dress appropriately.
Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
- Structure an outdoor experience for wellness
- Claim their own transcendent qualities of nature
- Delineate the spectrum of deep nature experiences
- Name at least three types of outdoor wellness practices
Michelle Doerr is a wildlife biologist with a Master’s in Wildlife Management from the University of Missouri. She worked for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in several capacities dealing with human-wildlife interactions. She started Anavah Consulting LLC, a private consulting business to help “Main Street grow and Mother Nature flourish” after working for the archery industry for over ten years. Her primary clients are in the outdoor industry but works with anyone interested in better human-human, human-wildlife, and human-landscape connections. She is a graduate of the National Conservation Leadership Institute, an elite program for conservation leaders. She obtained a certificate in Advanced Adlerian Psychology from Phoenix Process Consultants. She came to study Adler after she saw how his principles helped a child’s eating disorder when a specialty treatment center couldn’t. Adlerian principles and ecological principles combined are the heart of her purpose; to help self and others value all life on earth.