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Nature-based therapy is different than traditional therapy settings.
Even experienced therapists may feel overwhelmed with all the logistics...or have some fear of all the unknowns.
Maybe you're seeking new inspiration in your work.
Do you long to offer transformational nature-based therapy to children and families?
Nature-based therapy is NOT just nature play outdoors.
You need a therapeutic framework for nature-based therapy.
So, we are thrilled to announce . . .
~ January 1 - 30, 2021 ~
The ConTiGO (Connection & Transformation in the Great Outdoors) Approach is the nature-based therapeutic intervention model designed to guide pediatric therapy for children who have challenges with motor coordination, confidence, self-regulation, and social skills. Based on research from the fields of psychology, outdoor education, and occupational therapy, the ConTiGO Approach is an evidence-based framework to guide best practice in nature-based therapy with children. It can be used by therapists from a variety of disciplines (occupational, physical, or speech therapists, mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, and more).
The ConTiGO Approach Will:
- Provide a clear framework to organize your nature-based therapy sessions.
- Help you blend therapy with nature-connection to optimize outcomes.
- Guide your therapeutic reasoning without inhibiting your creativity.
- Allow you to easily train employees to grow your nature-based practice.
- Empower you to offer a unique service in your community that will set you apart from other therapy practices.
Here’s what You’ll LEARN in the ConTiGO Approach Online Course:
🌿 The research evidence-base and theoretical foundations for nature-based therapy (the “why”) so that you can explain it clearly to clients.
🌿 The “How-To’s” of nature-based therapy (the “who, what, when, where, & how”) so that you can be confident in your nature-based therapy services.
🌿 How to assess an outdoor nature environment so that you pick the best location for therapy sessions.
🌿 How to use inquiry-based learning so that your nature-based therapy sessions flow naturally from the children’s play and maximize therapeutic benefits for the children.
🌿 Essential outdoor skills for nature-based therapy: swing activities, fort building, knives and whittling, and fire starting, so that you’ll have a variety of engaging therapy activities to do in sessions with children.
Here's what therapists have said about the ConTiGO Approach training >>
Here’s what you’ll get inside the 4-week ConTiGO Approach Online course:
🌿 Weekly modules with training videos on the ConTiGO Approach, including:
- Foundations & Goals: This module will teach you the research foundations for nature-based therapy and the ConTiGO Approach.
- Program Practices: The Therapy Process, Therapy Session, & Key Elements.
This module will walk you step-by-step through the therapy process, describe what a ConTiGO Approach therapy session looks like, and teach you the key elements of a ConTiGO Approach therapy session.
- Roles & Responsibilities of the Therapist: This module will teach you how the roles and responsibilities of the therapist in the ConTiGO Approach are similar and different from traditional practice settings.
- Nature-Based Therapy Environment Assessment: This module will teach you how to strategically assess an outdoor nature environment to determine if it is a good setting for therapy sessions.
🌿 Skills session videos to help you easily learn essential skills for:
- Fort building with children.
- Using knives and whittling.
- Tree swing activities.
- Fire building with children.
🌿 The ConTiGO Approach Online Course Workbook with guidelines for implementation, program practices, and environmental assessment, plus journal prompts for reflection and application of your learning.
🌿 Program Assessment Rubric for Fidelity to the ConTiGO Approach. This rubric summarizes all of the elements of the ConTiGO Approach and allows you to conduct ongoing self-assessment of your therapy practice for continually improving your services.
🌿 Weekly (four) 90-minute Mentorship Calls via Zoom with Laura Park Figueroa & the OKOT team to get your questions answered, to share experiences, and learn in community with others.
* Calls will be held on Thursdays, 5:00-6:30pm Pacific on Jan. 7, 14, 21, & 28. They will be recorded and posted for those who can’t attend live.
🌿 Most importantly, you’ll be confident, inspired, AND equipped to offer nature-based therapy for children!
The FIRST cohort for the ConTiGO Approach Online Course will start January 1, 2021! ARE YOU IN?!
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***Did you notice those words “ONE-TIME”?
This is important: You will never have to pay ongoing fees or royalties to Outdoor Kids OT for using the ConTiGO Approach in your own practice. Some trainings operate similar to franchises and charge trainees ongoing royalties or licensing fees forever after their training. We did NOT want to go that route. After you attend the ConTiGO Approach training, you are allowed to use the approach as little or as much as you like, allowing you flexibility and more profit to keep in your practice. ALL your profit is YOURS after our training, unlike other models that police the use of their approaches and charge you ongoing royalties and fees forever!
We’ve also included these BONUSES for you throughout the workbook!
Pre-Group Prep Checklist for 1-month prior to your session to help make sure nothing falls through the cracks as you prepare.
Weekly Prep Checklist to help you easily prepare for weekly therapy sessions.
Guide to Writing a Great “Welcome Packet” for Parents.
Our recommended Supplies List to make planning therapy sessions quick and easy.
HUGE Recommended References List of 65+ recommended resources for continuing your growth as a nature-based therapist.
A Therapy Goal Bank of over 50 measurable goals to address children’s motor coordination, mental health, sensory processing/self-regulation, and social skills.
These bonuses alone are easily valued at over $1500 when you consider the time and energy it would take to compile them on your own! They will save you loads of time and allow you to engage in nature-based practice with ease and confidence.
But here’s the BEST bonus of all!
It’s the gift that keeps on giving . . .
We’re offering you ongoing support after you’ve completed the training!
As a #contigoalumni 😁 you’ll get access to ONGOING quarterly MENTORSHIP CALLS with OKOT staff for years to come as long as we offer the ConTiGO Approach online course!
These 75-minute Zoom calls will be scheduled every quarter to support your growth as a nature-based pediatric therapist. Attend live or access the replays in our private #contigoalumni community space.
Are you ready to change lives through nature-based therapy? YES?!
Then don't spend hours/days/weeks/months/years (!) trying to figure it out alone on your own, making mistakes, learning through trial-and-error, and feeling ineffective or uncertain.
Still on the fence? Enroll with confidence! Here’s our Money-Back Guarantee:
You can enroll in the ConTiGO Approach Online Course with NO RISK at all. We are so confident that if you complete all of the course modules and activities and participate in our group calls, you will gain new insight and confidence as a nature-based pediatric therapist during this course. If not, you can request a refund within 30 days of the end of the course (and tell us how we could have made the course better!)