Introduction to Nature Based Therapy

Winter Gathering

UPCOMING WORKSHOP – An interactive 4-hour workshop introducing the concept of nature based therapy and how to apply it into personal and professional practice.

Sat, 22 Jun 2024 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Are you looking for a more holistic approach to your work practice that will benefit both yourself and the people you are working with?

This innovative interactive online workshop may be for you!!!

Nature Based therapy is an emerging field in both complimentary therapies and holistic health treatment which has been incorporated into the practice of many medical and mental health professions as a complimentary means for treating a variety of physical, emotional, and cognitive disorders.

Nature Based Therapy is an accredited modality through the International Institute of Complimentary Therapies (IICT). This training has been endorsed by PACFA and a certificate of attendance will be issued.

Topics covered:

  • Holistic Health
  • Nature as co-therapist
  • Applying Nature Based Therapy to counselling and group therapy programs.
  • Nature Based Mindfulness
  • Self-care for practitioners to avoid burnout/compassion fatigue.


Who is this training for?

  • Mental Health Workers/Addiction specialists
  • Occupational Therapists/Social Workers
  • Psychologists/ Social & Community Service workers
  • Health & Wellbeing Practitioners
  • Teachers

Introduction to Nature Based Therapy

In Person- Vancouver, Canada

UPCOMING WORKSHOP – The Fundamentals of Nature Based Therapy. An Immersive Introduction to Nature Based Therapy

Monday July 15th & Tuesday July 16th
10:00am PT – 4:00pm PT
Stanley Park
Vancouver, BC

Are you looking for a more holistic approach to your work practice that will benefit both yourself and the people you are working with?

This innovative interactive ‘in person’ workshop may be for you!!!

The Two Day Experience

We are at a pivotal time – for both humanity and the natural world.

Our disconnect from nature could not be more acute.  We are living as if we are disconnected from the natural world.  Held captive by technology and consumption we are forgetting that we are intrinsically part of the natural world.  We exist within nature and nature exists within us.

We must begin to relearn how to co-exist and thrive together within our fragile and resilient ecosystem.
Learning how to connect with nature and utilize it’s embodied intelligence, strength and resilience through practices of metaphor and integration has never been more important for our own health and those that we care for in our professional practices (counselling, aged care, nursing, social work, education, plant medicine work, etc.)
Join Nature Based Therapy Founder, Kit Kline, and NBT Accreditation graduate, Sheryl Hanula, for two glorious days of diving deep into the Fundamentals of Nature Based Therapy in Vancouver’s Stanley Park.
Together we will experience the co-creation of community where we will explore narrative discussions and experiential processes that are based in reflective nature practices, that honour ancient wisdom practices that colonialism tried to eradicate.  You will gain a deeper understanding of how nature is both the container and catalyst for innate and intelligent health.  Everything that you will experience and learn can be applied to all aspects of your personal and professional life.  Each participant will have the opportunity to share their experiences to further enhance the outcomes.
Surrounded by the beauty of Stanley park, nourished by healthy foods, like minded peers and experienced facilitators each day will offer calm, reflection, presence practices and instruction in nature reflections, nature based mindfulness, nature journaling and creative arts based interventions.  You will be guided through evidence based processes that will facilitate the implementation and integration of new patterns of healthy behaviour in yourself and those that you work with.
To deepen and honour what we have learned, our two days together will close with a tea ceremony that is grounded in reflection and integration.
Nature Based Therapy is a powerful integrative practice that works to solidify profound personal changes, allowing for improvements in mental health and wellbeing.
Join us and take the leap into a biophilic way of living, working and being.


Adopt the pace of Nature: her secret is patience

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kit is a very calm person who makes you feel calm in her presence and the nature based therapy is a great thing to introduce into the work place

, Leaders for Geelong Opening Residential NBT workshop

Kit – again I just wanted to say after many many years of doing workshops, today was the best. So professional, informative and so thoughtfully presented. Love the plant, colouring book, crayons – the Nurture Nature Cards and everything that you have so obviously taken much time and love in putting it all together. Truly an inspiring and beautiful day … thank you!!

Chelle Cole

, Northern Rivers 1 Day Workshop - 23/2/19