Adventure and nature therapists | Experiential, and outdoor trainers
Visionquest and wilderness facilitators | Scouts

Ensuring mental, and social-emotional well-being (mental health) has become a central core criterion of safety measures in experiential education and Adventure and nature therapy processes with individuals and groups. To realize this, experiential therapeutic/pedagogical process facilitators have the central task of designing psychologically safe and motivating experiential spaces in dialogue with the participants.
Especially in challenging learning and change spaces, excessive demands can occur and manifest themselves in acute psychological phases. In these cases, it is important to calmly, systematically, and purposefully accompany those affected into a psychologically safe state and, if necessary, hand them over to professional help. For this to succeed in an emergency, adventure and nature therapists/experiential pedagogues need to be able to act and be confident in their actions.
To (further) develop these is the core concern of this practice-oriented training course.

    •    Acknowledge the basics of mental (social-emotional) health as well as select acute psychological situations and disorders
    •    Learn to apply systematic mental first aid in acute psychological situations and actions in group and individual settings, in
          experiential education/Nature-based therapy
    •    Provoque self-reflection on personal psychological hygiene in acute psychological situations

    •    Factors and resources for mental (social-emotional) health
    •    Manifestations of selected acute psychological situations and disorders
    •    Systematics of Mental First Aid in acute psychological situations in group and individual settings
    •    Selected methods of personal psychological hygiene as an Experiential Pedagogue/Adventure and Nature Therapist
    •    Nature as a supportive space

    •    Mindfulness and meditative exercises
    •    Group work, individual work
    •    Experiential education and adventure and nature therapy activities (e.g. creative techniques, scenic work)
    •    Psychoeducation
    •    Case Studies, Role Plays

References: Josef Sozbir, Elmo Mesic
Language: German/ English
Participants: 20 - 35
Venue: Hamburg - 
Freiraum Rothenbaum
Workload: 21h (0,7 ECTS-Credits)
                      which of 16,5h (22 units à 45min) face-to-face teaching and
                       4,5h self-study
Costs: 370,00 Euros incl. VAT | incl. catering
              10 % reduction for be-member and ATI-Alumnis
Course date:  FRI 25.10.24 - 02:00 PM – 08:00 PM
                            SAT 26.10.24 - 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
                            SUN 27.10.24 - 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Lesson times and units:
FR (6UE a 45min, 4,5h):
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SA (10 UE a 45min, 7,5h):
      09:00 am – 10:30 am
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm
      01:30 pm – 003:00 pm
      03:30 pm – 5:00 pm
      05:30 pm – 07:00 pm
SO (6 UE a 45min, 4,5h):
      09:00 am – 10:30 am
      10:45 am – 12:15 pm
      12:15 pm – 2:00 pm