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Wilderness / Nature Based Therapy


Tami L Hendrix, MA LPC tami.hendrix@arlingtoncounselinggroup.com


Our wilderness adventure therapy retreats promote healing of mind, body and spirit by reconnecting through the grandeur of nature.  Our retreats are for the individual who feels a connection with nature  and desires continual personal growth while deepening their connection with the natural world. 



Join us for a 5-day Wilderness Adventure Therapy Retreat surrounded by the Picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. 

The Sierra Nevada Mountains, hailed as “The Range of Light” by John Muir for the sunny weather, high mountain tops and vibrant meadows.  The Sierra Nevada’s house two national parks and 20 wilderness areas that preserve the most pristine spaces of fresh air, clean water and breathtaking scenery allowing its visitors to take in some of the same sights experienced by Muir.  You will want to plan extra time to explore nearby Yosemite National Park, known as "The Crown Jewel" of national parks for it's magnificent waterfalls, stunning meadows, exquisite valleys and ancient sequoias.

We are excited to work with individuals and share our unique blend of therapeutic interventions and outdoor adventures with those who already have or desire a connection with nature.  Through this exploratory immersion into your therapeutic relationship with the natural world you’ll connect with nature to foster inner peace, improve overall health as well as your level of happiness.

The research is clear Nature is therapeutic and good for our overall wellbeing





August 2-6, 2017

  • Deepen your personal relationship with the natural world
  • Lower your blood pressure and cortisol levels
  • Practice Sensory Awareness
  • Learn Mindfulness in nature /Conversations with the natural world
  • Integrate Positive Psychology
  • Adventure as metaphor
  • Outdoor adventures: Hiking & Fishing
  • Healing nourishment
  • Take home strategies and techniques that you’ll be able to use in your own back yard

Full Registration fee: $850.00

Early Registration fee paid by July 15, 2017: $700.00

Non Refundable $200 deposit to hold you place - limited spaces available


  • Sierra Nevada Mountains / Stanislaus National Forest
  • Pinecrest Lake in Pincrest, California
  • Three hour drive from Sacremento, Oakland and San Francisco Airports

Places to Stay:

If you are having difficulty finding a place to stay please let us know. 

Supply list, liabilty waivers, and schedule information emailed to individuals. 

Get more information and meet our guides at:      http://watr.life/

The Nature Fix: Why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative
By Florence Williams http://www.florencewilliams.com/books-1/

Your Brain on Nature :