An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapy

Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

June 27 2019

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The great outdoors is a natural healer.
As Robert Bateman proclaims, “Nature Is Magic”. And yet, as a species, we are more disconnected from nature than ever before – our children especially.

We are delighted to welcome Nevin Harper, PhD, an Associate Professor at the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria, and co-author of the brand new book, Nature-Based Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide to Working Outdoors with Children, Youth and Families. This exclusive Nature X presentation and book launch is an illuminating insight into how nature can help alleviate stress, anxiety and depression, amongst other health challenges.

  • Hear about how Harper and his colleagues use nature-based therapy to address significant mental and physical health conditions.
  • Learn about their effective and practical guidance on how to better connect with nature.
  • Be inspired to explore the benefits of nature-based therapy in promoting community health and well-being.

Doors open at 6:30pm, and the evening will begin with a drinks reception, again generously hosted by Spinnakers Brewpub. The talk will begin at 7:15pm.

Nevin Harper, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria. He is the founder of the Canadian Adventure Therapy Symposium, a founding board member of the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada.
Co-authors Kathryn Rose, MA, RCC, and David Segal, MA, RCC, are founders and clinical directors of Human-Nature Counselling and Consulting in Victoria, BC, a nature-based counselling service for children, youth and families.