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True Nature: Coming Home to Self Through Nature and Adventure Experience

  • Val Nicholls
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)

Abstract

The transformative and restorative powers of nature are both well-documented and regarded as a key characteristic that differentiates wilderness therapy from more traditional forms of therapy/counselling. In this chapter, a pro-active counselling model is used as a framework to explore ways in which nature might be regarded as nature-based adventure therapy practitioner’s colleague and ally in the process of change. Within Australia, Bush Adventure Therapy is used as a synonym and umbrella term for experiential programmes that intentionally partner with nature and adventure experiences to promote personal growth and positive attitudinal and behavioural change.

Keywords

Nature Counselling Therapy Adventure Bush Adventure Therapy Wilderness therapy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Val Nicholls
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  1. 1.Mt NelsonAustralia

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