Sunflower July Soirée: Luke Blackham on Micro Adventure Therapy

Friday 15 July 2022 7-9pm Online

With

Luke Blackham

Sunflower July Soirée: Luke Blackham on Micro Adventure Therapy – £10
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Sunflower July Soirée: Luke Blackham on Micro Adventure Therapy – £15
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Sunflower July Soirée: Luke Blackham on Micro Adventure Therapy – £20
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Sunflower July Soirée: Luke Blackham on Micro Adventure Therapy – £25
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An Evening with Luke Blackham

Our July Soirée will feature the brilliant Luke Blackham, who facilitates educational and therapeutic experiences using nature as a co-therapist / teacher, bringing bushcraft and forest school skills into his work with both groups and individuals.

The talk will take place between 7 and 9pm and will include an open discussion section about the subject matter. A separate peer networking session is offered between 6.15pm and 6.45pm – see below for further details.

 

Content Summary 

 

“Skinned knees, dirt under the fingernails and smelling like a kipper…what goes on in your counselling sessions?!?!?”

Do you remember being outside when you were young? Sitting smelling the grass, watching the clouds and wondering what it’s like at the top of the tree? Have you been mesmerised by the dancing flames of a campfire and listened to stories told around it? Our experiences outside can have a profound impact on our wellbeing and such experiences can support counselling sessions in many ways.

 

In this soiree Luke will discuss:

 

  • Nature as a co-therapist
  • Co-constructing spaces into places
  • Risk in the outdoors
  • Bushcraft skills and Mental Health
  • Micro-Adventure Therapy
  • Setting up for adventure therapy

 

About Luke: 

Luke is a qualified Counsellor, Youth Worker, Forest School Leader and Bushcraft Instructor who holds an MSc in Child Welfare and Wellbeing. His greatest passion is sharing the wonders of the outdoors with others and facilitating educational and therapeutic experiences using nature as a co-therapist/teacher. He recently published an article in the BACP’s Children, Young People and Families journal describing the “Micro-adventure” therapy approach to counselling.

 

Peer Networking

Before the main talk from each month’s featured speaker, our Sunflower Soirées also offer the opportunity to take part in a facilitated peer networking session using breakout rooms between 6.15pm and 6.45pm.

These short sessions are a great chance to chat, network and get to know some new friends and colleagues. Info and instructions for how to take part are sent out in the week leading up to the training along with a request to let us know if you’d like to join in that’s month’s session. You can turn up on the night but out of respect for the group we ask that you arrive no later than 6.15pm in order to avoid disruption to any ongoing discussions.

The networking session is optional and of course you’re welcome just to join us for the main talk at 7pm (doors will open from 6.45pm onwards)

 

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  • Respect for Sunflower staff, trainers and other attendees
  • Adherence to policies and procedures
  • Maintaining confidentiality and privacy
  • Sensitivity to complex issues being discussed

Anyone in breach of these threshold requirements may be removed from an event and could be unable to attend further events in the future. This is to safeguard the staff and participants as well as to enable quality assurance for the safety and wellbeing of all attendees.

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Booking Terms & Conditions

All donations towards this evening help to keep The Sunflower Network active & operational during these challenging times, and because of this we won't be able to offer any discounts or refunds for any donations received. Thank you very much for your interest and for your support. ...

All donations towards this evening help to keep The Sunflower Network active & operational during these challenging times, and because of this we won't be able to offer any discounts or refunds for any donations received. Thank you very much for your interest and for your support.