CAT Nature Retreat - offered by CAT Cumbria
9th March 2019


Who?                     This event will be facilitated by Vannessa Tobin & Caroline Dower

Where?                  Rydal Hall, Rydal, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LX https://rydalhall.org

When?                   Saturday 9th March 2019 – 10.00am – 5.00pm (coffee and arrival 9.30am)

Aims of the day:

* To provide a reflective space for CAT therapists to pause and restore, with the assistance of natural surroundings.

* To encourage us to inhabit both our minds and our bodies.

* To consider our reciprocal roles with ourselves, others, and with the natural world.

The day will involve a mixture of group and individual activities, held indoors and outdoors. Some of the activities will involve movement, and some will involve stillness.

Background:

For millennia, humans have lived in intimate existence with nature. We are intrinsically related to water/food/seasonal changes and to climate. Technological development has allowed us to live in urban environments but this has caused a disconnection from nature. It makes sense that when we spend time outside in nature we feel different; a reconnecting to something that we are intrinsically related to perhaps.

Facilitators:

Vannessa Tobin: I am a clinical psychologist and accredited CAT practitioner who works within the NHS and in independent practice. Increasingly I am interested in how being outdoors in natural settings can help to facilitate our thinking as well as restoring us emotionally and physically (www.naturaltherapyoutdoors.com)

Caroline Dower: I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and CAT practitioner, currently Head of the Counselling Service at Durham University. I have an interest in embodiment in talking therapies, exploring how relational patterns are represented in our movement patterns with others and with the environment around us.

For more information and booking please download the flyer below.

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