Bush Adventure Therapy
Bush therapists are a diverse field of practice in Australia. Internationally referred to as Adventure Therapy. Australian ‘bush adventure therapy’ is an application of what could more broadly be referred to as ‘integrative outdoor healthcare’.
It commonly combines comprehensive therapeutic and ethical frameworks with elements of nature contact, small group work and healthy adventure that are often connected to or integrated within the landscapes of people’s lives. These interventions are typically individually chosen and tailored to the specific needs of individuals and groups.
Who is it for?
Bush Adventure Therapy is being used in Australia for the prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery from broad ranging adversity such as; mental health concerns, substance issues, chronic illness, disability, complex trauma and PTSD, family violence, family breakdown, crime prevention etc. It is used with young people, older people and even people approaching the end of life. It is used across gender and culturally diverse spectrums. It’s for all of us.
AABAT Inc. is a not for profit organisation run entirely by volunteers from within the field of bush adventure therapy. They are building an increasing presence in Australia and internationally as an organisation that brings knowledge and resources together for practitioners and organisations that have an interest in using outdoor places for therapeutic ends.
Support this amazing group of volunteers who connect people to the healing benefits of the bush whilst enjoying the many benefits becoming a member gives back.