Support through Adventure Therapy at Whenua Iti Outdoors
Based on a clinical approach used by field therapists, AT programmes are a proven, life changing intervention. Our Adventure Therapy Programme includes preparation for time in the wilderness and relationship building, time in the wilderness and follow up support. It uses solution focused, strength based and person centred approaches to motivate participants and help them work through issues.
Participants experience a reconnection with self when immersed in nature and away from distractions. A major goal is to help students understand their basic needs, discover their core values, and learn to meet their needs in ways that honour their values. Because the program is experiential and students are active members of the treatment team, they are more invested in the therapeutic process. A Field Therapist oversees the treatment team for each student. Other team members include the family, student, field guides, and support staff.
1 on 1 counselling support over 3 months built around an intensive 10 day wilderness therapy programme
During their time in the wilderness, participants will establish a base camp to which they will frequently return. Outdoor activities such as bushcraft and tramping are used to encourage self care and provide a platform for motivation and goal setting.
Whenua Iti Outdoors / Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks / Maungarakau
Subsidy places available through application process
All in-course transport provided
Referrals accepted from March 2019
Pre-Programme starts May 2019
6 Day Wilderness Journey 23-27 June 2019
Post-Programme complete early July 2019
Referrals accepted from August 2019
Pre-Programme starts October 2019
6 Day Wilderness Journey 24-28 November 2019
Post-Programme complete early December 2019