Give your practice a breath or fresh air...

​September 21-24, 2018


Wilderness Therapy Training
For Mental Health Professionals

   
If you are compelled to take your therapeutic practice out-of-doors, it is best for you to have the skills and training to manage the risk.  The reward is waiting for you.  This will not only be informative, it will be fun as well.  

The evolution of mental health is progressing toward the inclusion of multisensory experiences, movement and the natural environment.  Earthwalker is creating the industry standard for Wilderness Therapy Training by collaborating with National Outdoor Leadership School.  This training can set you free from the office.  Learn essential preparedness skills for the outdoors including gear outfitting, hazard assessment, and some fundamental wilderness survival skills. 

Practice experiential therapy techniques that are unique for wilderness settings including Walk and Talk Therapy, Mindfulness, and other such therapeutic uses of wilderness that are practical for mental health professionals.  Two days will be dedicated to Wilderness First Aid Certification through NOLS instruction and two days will be focused working with Earthwalker on Wilderness Therapy skill building.   Professional CEUs are currently not available but will be in the near future.

Camping is available on a beautiful 925 acre ranch included in registration.  We will hike along the beautiful American River.  There will be two delicious dinners included in registration, along with nightly activities and musical entertainment around the fire. 
       
EARTHWALKER INSTRUCTOR: 
Jeff Adorador, MS, LMFT


Jeff Adorador holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Outdoor Experiential Education from Prescott College a renowned school for Outdoor Experiential Education, Environmental Studies, and Leadership.  Jeff is certified as a Wilderness First Responder in first aid through National Outdoor Leadership School, Wilderness Medicine.  His survival experience and instruction has included courses taught by Cody Lundin (Aboriginal Living Skills School & Discovery's Dual Survival), Tom Brown Jr. (Tracker School), and Search and Rescue.  Jeff currently instructs survival courses for law enforcement and the Sheriff's Search and Rescue team.  Jeff also has a private counseling practice in Roseville and conducts Wilderness Therapy in the Sierra Foothills.

      









NATIONAL OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP SCHOOL:  WILDERNESS MEDICINE

IF AN ACCIDENT WERE TO HAPPEN IN THE BACKCOUNTRY, WOULD YOU BE READY?
You can build the skills to step forward and take charge in an emergency situation with training from NOLS Wilderness Medicine.
You will receive the highest-quality education and information for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies. Take the lead with the leader in wilderness medicine education, and embark on your next adventure with the confidence and knowledge to act in an emergency.

NOLS teaches the prevention, assessment, and treatment of injury and illness in remote and austere settings. Students will be able to:
Perform a patient assessment
Understand principles for prevention of wilderness medicine problems
Treat injury, illness, and environmental problems
Perform medical and rescue skills
Make decisions about the need for and urgency of evacuation


WILDERNESS FIRST AID CERTIFICATION

Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two days. 
This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than 8 hours). 
To keep up on your WFA certification, retake the course after two years.   
    
​​   FEE:   

$540 

*  includes four days of training, three nights of camping, NOLS Wilderness First Aid Certification
(two days), Earthwalker Wilderness Therapy Training (two days), two dinners
(first night and last night)

Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $100 deposit, full payment due by Sep 10th 2018
Fill out Wilderness Therapy Registration and Risk Forms by clicking below.





   

Reserve Your Spot

Lotus View Ranch, Orchard and Transformational Nature Space
925 acres ranch  Pilot Hill, California

Our training location is a gorgeous plot of land in the Sierra Foothills.  You have the choice of booking a hotel in town at your own expense or going rustic and camping on location, fee included in registration.  The accommodations are simple, a field for pitching a tent, outdoor showers, composting toilets and a fire pit.  There is a large beautiful pond and amazing hikes nearby with stunning views. 

Take your therapy on the trail...

Combine movement and environment into your therapeutic practrice.