This interactive, experiential professional development workshop provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to confidently support your clients and staff to manage stress effectively with nature-based practices. The workshop is suitable for workers in a wide range of roles that support other people.
From our workshop base at the rustic Woolshed Retreat, you will participate in learning activities that build your knowledge and skills around the topic of nature-based stress management. Nature immersion and nature connection is a key aspect of this workshop. The workshop will include a combination of indoor and outdoor activities including discussions, reflections, a short guided walk, mindfulness practices, nature craft and more. We will apply the workshop knowledge and skills to a wide range of work environments and contexts so that you feel confident implementing them in your workplace.
Limited to a maximum of 10 participants for optimal learning, you’ll leave the workshop with a range of innovative, engaging and effective stress management tools for yourself, your clients and your staff.
You do not need any prior bush walking experience however you must be able to walk confidently on uneven ground. The bush walk will be at a leisurely pace over approximately 2 kms with several stops along the way.
You will need to bring along a small back pack or tote bag to carry your water bottle and notepad. All workshop participants will be required to complete a health screening, waiver and consent form.
Who is this workshop for?
“Teach Stress Management Skills with Nature” is ideal for:
- workers in support roles
- allied health workers
- health practitioners
- disability support workers
- youth workers
On completion of this workshop you will:
- have a solid foundation of psycho-education and skills training methods to teach stress management to other people using nature-based practices
- be able to explain what ‘stress’ is including its many functions and presentations
- understand the physiological and other processes involved in the stress response and relaxation response
- understand the link between nature and mental health (including the experience of stress)
- have an understanding of a range of nature-based, evidence-based and evidence-informed stress management practices that can be applied to a wide variety of contexts
- understand the value and importance of practising stress management techniques yourself
- have a draft action plan for the purpose of implementing your knowledge and skills around nature-based stress management in your workplace
- feel confident about supporting your clients and staff to learn and practise effective nature-based stress management skills
- be able to identify reliable and credible sources of information from the maze of information that is currently on offer in the wellness industry
- be able to identify pathways for future learning and support
Participants will be provided with:
- pre-workshop reading material to prepare for and gain the most from the workshop (allow up to 1 hour reading time)
- an electronic resource list
- an electronic Certificate of Attendance (8 hours professional development including pre-reading material)
- all materials and equipment needed for workshop activities – please bring your own notebook and pen
- morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea – please advise any dietary needs in the NOTES section when you pay for your ticket
DATE: Next date to be announced
TIME: 9am – 4pm
VENUE: The Woolshed Retreat, Picot’s Farm, Cunningham 4370 (directions will be provided after registering)
CATERING: Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided.
Do you have any dietary considerations? Please let us know in the NOTES section when you pay for your ticket.
Registrations are essential and close 1 week prior to the event unless sold out sooner.
If you are unsure if this event is suitable for you, please contact us before registering. We reserve the right not to accept registrations on the basis that the event has been filled, cancelled or postponed, or on the basis of COVID-19 restrictions or other professional considerations.
We reserve the right to cancel the event due to insufficient registrations, sickness, injury, COVID-19 considerations or any other unexpected situations. If this happens, you will be notified as soon as possible and provided with a full refund or credit.
If you are unable to come to the workshop after registering, you may:
- transfer your ticket to another eligible participant and advise us of the details as soon as possible so we can approve the ticket transfer and update our enrolment form
- request a refund or credit if at least 7 days prior to the event
- cancellations less than 7 days prior to the event incur a 50% fee to cover non-refundable costs associated with running the event
- if you are not able to come to this event due to illness or COVID-19-related issues, please contact to discuss your options – we all want to support each other through this period of increased uncertainty and maintain the best possible opportunities for personal and community health