All Kinds of News for April 11, 2018
At the spring 2018 Wilderness Therapy Symposium in Asheville, NC, The Experiential Healing Institute’s Robert Trout, MA presented on “The Fire Within - Sending Experience Home to Create Change.” This presentation and interactive session explored the ways in which professionals and programs can "create and guide" processes in the work with clients and families. The presentation focused on the reality that most clients and families will not immerse themselves in a wilderness context to maintain change but will instead work to integrate their experiences and maintain connection with both worlds.
This presentation included examining different ideas about how this is done for both the participant and family, starting from inside the wilderness to the homecoming process. In addition, it included experiential challenges, discussion and a think tank about making programs and professionals more mindful of this important process.
The session invited participants to gain a broader perspective on not just creating a "stagnant" process or experience but instead to focus on the fact that each person brings their experience to their "regular" life after treatment. The presentation format included lecture, experiential activities, group discussions, and provided the following tools for participants: 1) Helping clients and families maintain connection between wilderness and home life, 2) Lessons in Metaphor and change, and 3) Experiential Education challenges to take to work.
With over 17 years of experience in group facilitation, ceremony, rites of passage and wilderness therapy, Robert Trout, MA, now owns and operates The Experiential Healing Institute which offers Parent Training, Coaching, Prevention and Transition Support for families all over the world.
About The Experiential Healing Institute
The Experiential Healing Institute offers Parent Training and Whole Family Support before, during and after treatment experiences through action oriented guidance, training, support and experiential growth for individuals and families. The Experiential Healing Institute brings wilderness therapy skills home and trains families for continued success.