This 2 day course will help those working with groups of young people and children in the outdoors or at Forest School to understand why some children present difficult behaviours and are unable to participate in the group activities. We explore strategies and methods through Forest Play and while this is not a therapy intervention the methods will incorporate a therapeutic approach. The play skills included will include sand play, music, fire and puppet play and story making.
Trainers will be Marina Robb, who has worked for many years in nature connection and with groups that have specific needs, and Kate Macairt, who has worked as a play therapist for 10 years and has been teaching on the post graduate diploma course for 7, will be facilitating the course.
A 3-day accredited CPD course with Jon Cree (unaccredited option available).
We will unpick theory, look at real life case studies, outdoor activities and have chats round the fire!
The days will be participatory and crammed full of tips, ideas, and activities that can be used in any natural setting. There will be time and space to consider specific issues that participants may be encountering with specific individuals in their care.
If you opt for the accredited option you have the opportunity of gaining a level 3 accreditation (worth 3 credits) from the OCNWMR (please note that this option requires some assessment via discussion participation and coursework to meet assessment criteria).
The course will include:
- What do behaviours communicate and what is ‘challenging behaviour’?
- The 3 C’s – models for working with behaviour
- Why outdoors? – what needs does the natural world cater for?
- Interventions & De-escalation – ways of working with behaviours
- A ‘needs – based’ approach and what needs the outdoors satisfy
- How to work with various ‘needs’ from neuro-typical through to various ‘attachment’ needs, including ASD, sensory attachments and more!
- Self- care – Looking after ourselves
- Working within Educational Settings, including policy & procedures.
This course is for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of ‘challenging behaviour’ expressed by learners (of any age) and how working outdoors within a natural space can be a catalyst for change.
Suitable for: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Early Years Practitioners, Outdoor Educators and Forest School Practitioners, Home School Educators, Play Workers.
Cost: £295 accredited or £235 unaccredited.
Post qualifying training for Play Therapists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
This two-day training will provide you with the tools you need to extend your therapeutic practice to include indoor and outdoor sessions.
Landplay training ensures the practitioner is confident in providing safe and boundaried therapeutic play space in a natural outdoor environment. It encourages practitioners to incorporate a simplified tool kit with a focus on more natural materials.
Those participating in the training need to have studied Person Centred Counselling and be a qualified child and/or adult counsellor and/or need to have trained in Jungian or Person centred approach and have a post graduate qualification.