Bush Adventure Therapy is a diverse field of practice combining adventure and outdoor environments with the intention to achieve therapeutic outcomes for those involved.

The Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. is a professional body for practitioners who have an interest in supporting, developing and promoting the field of Bush Adventure Therapy in Australia. The breadth of our work is guided by our intended actions document. We encourage interested persons to connect with the association and get involved in the many areas of work the association is engaged with.


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21 years on, the International Adventure Therapy Conference (IATC) returns to Australian shores. Join us in 2018 at the 8th IATC to celebrate past achievements and inspire future innovations by connecting or reconnecting to this vibrant  international community.

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Upcoming Events

Queensland Networking Event
Date/s: 26/05/2017 -
Location: Meet at the base of the Kangaroo Point cliffs for a BBQ


Recent Community News

Recent community news draws in posts and conversations from our Facebook and Twitter accounts. This news feed is offered for the purpose of sharing information amongst the bush adventure therapy community. AABAT give no guarantee as to the accuracy of information provided. It is provided as is and users are encouraged to assess its usefulness on a case by case basis.

Recent editions of AABAT eNews are available here: https://aabat.org.au/enews-archive/

Mittagundi Outdoor Education Centre
Staff Support Role - (casual Position) applications open
Here is a rare chance to be in a role to support our staff through their personal and professional learning journey. Our staff live and work together in ...

OEASA - Outdoor Educators' Association of South Australia We already knew this didn't we?
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Timeline Photos Hello Qld AABAT Community
We look forward to seeing you on the cliffs from 6 -8pm tonight (Friday, look for the banner) for a BBQ, catch up and if you are keen, a vertical challenge.

Recovery Manager Job in Melbourne Applications close for this position Wednesday 31 May 2017.
Exciting opportunity for full-time, 12-month role for a social worker to lead a pilot program for recovery from family violence.

Youth & Family Wilderness Worker EACH is a creative, responsive, innovative organisation that provides leadership and excellence through the provision of a diverse range of integrated services that improve health, wellbeing and commu...
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Outdoor Ed APPbag of Tricks One of our members created this app and invites the BAT community to see how it might be relevant for our field.

Photos from Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT)'s post Anyone interested in learning more about Greenland, which Will spoke about at the forum, here is an article my mother mailed me from the Washington Post. Climate issues are seriously affecting some of our must vulnerable people.
Australian Association for ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) Not long now....
Hello there Qld AABAT community,
Whilst several of us are still in the afterglow of a successful forum last week, we thought that we would confirm the next networking evening on Friday night, May 26th (6 - ...

Expression of Interest – Adventure Works Adventure Works (AW) are pleased to have been given the opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of BAT in support of women who who have experienced family violence, and their children. In the development stage we want to begin by creating ...

Expression of Interest – Adventure Works Member organisation Adventure Works are seeking expressions of interest for a number of Melbourne based positions by the 2nd June. Feel free to pass this link on to anyone you think might be interested.
https://adventureworks.com.au/fv-expression-of-interest/
Adventure Works (AW) are pleased ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) The Autumn newsletter...we hope to see you on May 26th at the cliffs.
Our Newsletter. Find out about the Forum, some of our committee, workshops and employment opportunities
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AABAT Autumn E-news Our Newsletter. Find out about the Forum, some of our committee, workshops and employment opportunities
AABAT Autumn E-news

Timeline Photos Looking for a teacher.
Would you like to support an equine adventure therapy program?
Starts next week, 4 individual days leading to a 3-day camp.
May 24th, 31st, June 7th, 13th, 20th to 22nd then 28th
For more details [email protected]

Timeline Photos Looking for a teacher.
Would you like to tsupport a bush adventure therapy canoe program?
Starts next week, 4 individual days leading to a 5-day journey.
May 23rd, 25th, 30th June 1st 5th to 9th
For more details [email protected]

Hi Batty folk, I am looking to pull together the National AABAT Newsletter - do you have information on research, great stories, or other news from the BAT world you would like to share with the community? - send it ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) More photos from the 2017 AABAT Forum in Victoria. Thanks to Jodie Naismith.
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Photos from Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT)'s post More photos from the 2017 AABAT Forum in Victoria. Thanks to Jodie Naismith.
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AABAT forum Victoira This years AABAT forum in Victoria.
A great weekend, of learning, inspiring, laughs and lots of connecting was had by many.
But what did you gain from this year's forum?

Photos from Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT)'s post Hello there Qld AABAT community,
Whilst several of us are still in the afterglow of a successful forum last week, we thought that we would confirm the next networking evening on Friday night, May 26th (6 - 8.30pm). We will ...

Timeline Photos Carrying Fire workshop.
This is the crew that carried fire at our forum.
Thanks everyone for your heartfelt participation.
We are going to do it again in Tassie real soon (maybe for the winter solstice?).

Study Social Ecology | Western Sydney University Many people at our recent Annual Forum spoke with Tonia Gray about this course. Here is the link to it.
Our Social Ecology program explores the dynamic inter-relationships between the personal, social, environmental and 'spiritual' domains, particularly as these apply ...

Timeline Photos It rained a bit @ our forum 🙂

Photos from Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT)'s post What a sensational 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum at Candlebark School. An amazing weekend of sharing, learning, amazing conversations, and loads of CONNECTING. Special thanks to our supporters who we couldn't have done it without...Australian Camps Association, playmeo, Groundwork ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum is happening!
What a great start to the morning at the forum! Special guest speaker John Marsden founder of Candlebark School, and also a Brief History of BAT in Australia...
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Hello there QLD AABAT community, not long now before the sellout 2017 forum. We would like to thank you for being connected to us and we look forward to seeing some of you in Melbourne. If you couldn't make this ...

AABAT Annual General Meeting | AABAT National Forum 2017 --------------------------
AABAT Annual General Meeting
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This post is to let you know about the AABAT AGM that we have coming up at the Annual Forum on April 22nd, 2017 at 1:15pm.
AABAT was incorporated as a not-for-profit association in ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) If you want to book in for the 2017 AABAT Forum pre-forum workshops, you have only one day to do so, we are CLOSING all registrations midnight tomorrow - Saturday 15 April. BOOK NOW if you don't want to miss ...

Pre-Forum Workshops There are still places left in our pre-forum workshops!
Friday 21st April
A Circle Conversation - Author of the book “Trauma Trails”, Judy Atkinson is a Jiman (central west Queensland) and Bundjalung (northern New South Wales) woman, with Anglo-Celtic and ...

Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards Lucky us. Jacob will be presenting at this years AABAT forum in Romsey, Victoria.
Huge congratulations to the winner of colony 47 Young Indigenous Achievement Award is… Jacob Prehn!
Jacob Prehn has dedicated six years to improving Tasmanian Aboriginal health ...

Timeline Photos TasBAT Practitioner Sessions for 2017 got off to a quiet start last night with our Drumming Circle session. Attended by myself and a stray dog. Knowing that dogs are generally not musical, and do not have opposable thumbs, I left ...

Group Energiser, Warm-Up, Fun Game - Jump In Jump Out Want to find the perfect group activity?
Looking to have fun and engage your participants?
Need to build and strengthen relationships?
playmeo can help!
playmeo is an innovative online platform that is specifically designed to equip program leaders, such as ...

8th International Adventure Therapy Conference – Your part in its success Monday 24th April - 9:00am.
This workshop is intended to involve you in thinking together about how to…
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ACA National Conference 2017- 'Good to Great' Australian Camps Association is holding its 2017 National Conference - 'Good to Great'.
Date: 15-16 June 2017
Venue: Mantra Bell City, Preston VIC
About the Conference:
We all know that the work we do in providing camps for people from ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) If you missed out on a place at the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum you can still register to attend one of three pre-forum workshops:
- Equine Therapy
- BAT 101
- Professor Emeritus Judy Atkinson: A Circle Conversation
...

NEW Pre-Forum Workshop at 2017 AABAT Forum: Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson - Fri 21 April New half day special workshop just released in the lead-up to the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum.
Join Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson for...'A Circle Conversation': Where do Aboriginal people fit into Adventure Therapy? And what can Adventure Therapy learn ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) There's only 20 places left at the forum, have you booked your spot yet?
www.aabat.org.au/forum-2017
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Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) Check out the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum full schedule...
The 2017 AABAT Forum full schedule is ready! Download it now...
https://aabat.org.au/forum-2017/forum-program/
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Photos from Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT)'s post AABAT was contacted by Cheng Hsin Nery Chao from Brazil, looking to learn from our practice in Australia.
My name is Cheng Hsin Nery Chao, I'm Brazilian and I work as a professor at the Department of Physical Education at ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) Join Kate Gilson at the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum...
Get moving at the forum, and join Kate for early morning experiences on Saturday and Sunday with her interactive workshop exploring nature inspired meditation practice.
It will include a ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) BAT 101 pre-forum one day workshop in the lead-up to the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum...
New to the bush adventure therapy area? Learn about the basics at this full day workshop in the lead-up to the forum!
When: ...

Photos from Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT)'s post And the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum early bird prize winner is...Judy Mackintosh from QLD!
What a lucky duck, thanks to SWALE Boathouse Community in SA, two nights on the majestic Murray River in a floating eco-bungalow is sure ...

Adventure Works Pty. Ltd. Upcoming courses with Adventure Works in Victoria
BAT Be In It (1-day, 9th June) in Victoria
- An Experience in Bush Adventure Therapy.
- This day will help us to put theories into action and ultimately be more useful for ...

youth flourish outdoors | INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT Youth Flourish Outdoors are running their - BASIC TRAUMA FOCUSED ADVENTURE THERAPY TRAINING to be held on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, QLD on the 30th and the 31st of MARCH. Get in touch with Graham Pringle for more details [email protected] ...

Get Grounded - A Hands On Experience and Demonstration of Equine Therapy Want to understand more about Equine Therapy?
There's still time to get your registration in for the full day Equine Therapy workshop as part of the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum...
BOOK NOW: www.aabat.org.au/forum-2017/annual-forum-session/get-grounded-with-groundwork-therapy/
A hands on experiential demonstration ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) What is your passion? What do you do to encourage, ignite and sustain your passion? Check out Nick Hall's presentation at the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum...
Check out Nick Hall's session at the 2017 AABAT Forum!
https://aabat.org.au/forum-2017/annual-forum-session/carrying-fire/
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Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) ... there is still time
2017 AABAT Forum early bird registration extended to 24 March!
Registrations are flowing in and are steadily on track, however as the forum timetable is yet to be released we thought a little more time ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum early bird registrations extended until 24 March - but don't delay, this years forum will be FULL!
2017 AABAT Forum early bird registration extended to 24 March!
Registrations are flowing in and are steadily ...

Timeline Photos Thank you Queenslanders who came along for some fun, laughter and sharing of games and activities as well as programming ideas and working with a therapeutic focus. It was lovely meeting everyone and connecting with you all 🙂

OEASA - Outdoor Educators' Association of South Australia Taking kids on extended trips into the wilderness comes with an element of stress—the key is to talk about it
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Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) See what Josette O'Donnell has to offer at the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum!...
Josette O'Donnell Presents: Strengthening Women Through Bush Adventure Therapy - How We Can Contribute to Preventing Violence Against Women in Australia
For more details on ...

2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum 3 more days to get your EARLY BIRD registrations in!...
The 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum invites a wide number of practitioners and interested people to connect and share their knowledge, skills and experience of working therapeutically in the ...

BushMob Aboriginal Corporation The Royal Commission into the detention of children and the child protection system in the Northern Territory are in Alice Springs.
They came to visit BushMob.
Here are some photos.
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Bringing generations back together in what may be called ‘Adventure Therapy’ We are looking forward to welcoming Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson to our National Forum as a Special Guest Presenter!
Children, colours of the rainbow; women searching for a belonging place; Elders in country sharing knowledge of culture and cultural resources. ...

Games Evening Games Evening
Your Local Victorian AABAT committee will be hosting a Games night run by Tim from the wonderful Purple Soup – Come along, learn some new games and learn how you can adapt games to be more therapeutic.
https://aabat.org.au/blog/event/games-evening/
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Natalia We would like to share the Second Edition of our International Experiential Training in Wilderness Therapy!
During six days in the beautiful landscapes of Valencia we will be experiencing and learning about Wilderness Therapy.
Contact Asociación Experientia: Terapia a través ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) Only 10 days to get your early bird registrations in for the 2017 AABAT Forum and to go into the draw for your chance to win a majestic Murray River experience thanks to SWALE Boathouse Community...
https://www.facebook.com/events/1260718787305005/permalink/1321436834566533/
Register for the ...

2017 AABAT Forum Presenter - Dr Son Truong: The Mindfulness-Nature-Wellbeing Connection Dr Son Truong presents: An Experiential Exploration of the Mindfulness-Nature-Wellbeing Connection
This workshop will explore the interconnectedness between mindfulness, nature, and wellbeing. Mindfulness is not a new concept; however, it has gained increasing attention in recent years, particularly in relation ...

Australian Camps Association CALL FOR PRESENTERS: Do you have a presentation on a topic relevant to the business of camps and the outdoor sector?
We are seeking expressions of interest to present at our 2017 National Conference, 15-16 June.
http://www.auscamps.asn.au/aca-2017-national-conference-call-presenters/
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Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) There's still time to get your early bird registration to the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum...
50% of registrations filled!
Yes you've read right, we’ve hit the halfway mark and sincerely don’t want you to miss out, so BOOK ...

Adventure Works Pty. Ltd. Adventure Works - what we do
Adventure Works provides a suite of Bush Adventure Therapy (BAT) services in Australia. Adventure Works is operated by a small group of passionate and highly skilled people. The organisation emerged from a shared desire ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) Helen Collins presents at 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum on the practicalities of establishing and conducting a bush adventure therapy business or service...
Helen Collins Presents: Behind the Scenes of Bush Adventure Therapy - Lawyers, Accountants and Insurers
Want ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) Volunteer at the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum!
Visit www. aabat.org.au/forum-2017/volunteer-information-and-application/ for more details...
Hands up to help at the 2017 AABAT Forum!
We need volunteers…Handy with a tea-towel? A whizz with a washcloth? Or maybe you can lift ...

Boot camps for NT youth diversion dismissed by department head Boot camps will form part of the NT Government's youth crime prevention package, despite the idea having already been spiked by a department head.
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Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) Applications for the 2017 AABAT Forum Kate Haisty Scholarship close soon, 20th of February in fact, so you still have time to submit your interest!
Visit: www.aabat.org.au/forum-2017/katehaisty-forum-scholarship/
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Games Evening https://aabat.org.au/blog/event/games-evening/
In Victoria? We are having a Games Evening on Feb 24th - come along, catch up, make new connections and learn a few therapeutic games 🙂
Your Local Victorian AABAT committe will be hosting a Games night run by ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) ACA and the Victorian Government support 2017 AABAT Forum
AABAT is thrilled to have the support of the Australian Camps Association (ACA) in conjunction with Victorian government for the 2017 AABAT Forum. This support helps the forum to be accessible ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) Martin Ringer presents 'The Therapy in Human Connections' at the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum...
Martin Ringer presents: The Therapy in Human Connections
In this workshop Martin will explore in an experiential fashion how we might ready ourselves as ...

BushMob Aboriginal Corporation Allan Clarke from BuzzFeed recently visited BushMob.
Here is a link to the article that he wrote.
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ACARA Work Samples - Home Great news!!
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Escultismo Tradicional De Guepardo Aventura... Forma práctica de aprovechar el aceite de las latas de Atún...
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We Are Wildness Have you seen the film Love Thy Nature?
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Dylan Voller's lawyers seek bush rehab transfer Lawyers for Dylan Voller, whose treatment in youth detention prompted the Northern Territory royal commission, will ask the Supreme Court to release him early.
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Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) PRE-FORUM WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED!
Just when you thought the 2017 AABAT Forum was looking good, it gets better!
Pre-forum workshops will be run on the Friday leading up to the forum:
Kylie Peters – Equine Therapy
BAT 101 - An introduction ...

OEASA - Outdoor Educators' Association of South Australia Wilderness School is looking for an Outdoor Education Assistant to instruct on their 2017 programs.
Desired qualifications: Bushwalking Leadership, Flat-Water Kayaking Instructor, Bus License, Wilderness First Aid
If you are interested in the position, please email [email protected]
Australian Association for ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum pre-forum workshops announced...
PRE-FORUM WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED!
Just when you thought the 2017 AABAT Forum was looking good, it gets better!
Pre-forum workshops will be run on the Friday leading up to the forum:
Kylie ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum presenter Ben Knowles...
Ben Knowles presents: Power, Identity and Bush Adventure Therapy: Re-forming a preferred sense of self through healthy adventures in nature
As humans we make sense of our experiences through language and ...

A Happy Return to Riskier Playgrounds Until the 1980s, playgrounds were spaces of adventure and art.
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Children & Nature Network Nature preschools, or preprimary schools where children spend all or part of their days outdoors, are on the rise in the United States with close to 250 nature preschools open across the country. According to the Natural Start Alliance, a ...

QLD Networking and Games Night We would like to get together for our next networking night on Friday, February 24th. We invite you along for a fun and interactive experience as we get together and share some games and a BBQ. Please bring along a ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) Claire Dunn presents on deep nature connection at the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum...
Claire Dunn presents: The Core Routines of Nature Connection: Practices to Rewild and Reconnect
Have you ever wondered how we can facilitate profound reconnection to ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) Just How Good Are You? 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum speaker Will Dobud MSW presents on monitoring your BAT performance for improved effectiveness...
Will Dobud MSW presents: Just How Good Are You?: Routinely Monitoring your BAT Performance for Improving ...

Life According to Sam Thought I (Will) would share this very timely reminder from facebook with my AABAT friends!
My friends Sean and Andrea from Fine Films made this documentary a few years back about a boy named Sam who suffered from a rare ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) Interested in animal assisted bush adventure therapy? Check out presenter Kylie Peters at the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum...
Kylie Peters presents: ‘I see you…’ with the help of horses
Ever wanted to gain a greater insight into the ...

OEASA - Outdoor Educators' Association of South Australia POSITION VACANT:
Prince Alfred College Pt Turton Campus is looking for someone for their Term 1 program (Feb 20 to April 7). Casual position.
If you are interested please email Dale Hobbs [email protected]
Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) Now the x-mas rush is over, it's time to think about registering for the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum! You will also have a chance to win a two-night getaway...
Register for the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum ...

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT) 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum Scholarship opportunity...
Have you got what it takes to be the Kate Haisty AABAT Forum Scholarship recipient for 2017?
Thanks to the kind generosity of Groundwork Therapy, the AABAT National Forum will once again ...

Timeline Photos Interested in presenting at the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum? Final round expressions of interest are due 1 February.
https://aabat.org.au/forum-2017/presenter-information/

Timeline Photos The early bird catches the boathouse, at SWALE Boathouse Community!
REGISTER NOW for the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum for your chance to win a two-night stay courtesy of our friends from SWALE Boathouse Community. Thanks to their generosity, ...

What a year it has been & what a year ahead - Come get involved. http://eepurl.com/ctLdU5
End of the Year e-news. Don't get the email? sign up at aabat.org.au
Some great speakers are lined up for next year’s AABAT Forum, including the founder of Candlebark School, renown author John Marsden. Set up in 2006, Candlebark ...

Adventure Works Pty. Ltd. This looks like it was an epic time for experience and learning!
Narrative and Bush Adventure Therapy workshop in Tasmania
Last weekend 18 people, from all around Australia, participated in our workshop, delivered by Ben Knowles in beautiful sunny Tassie ...

Timeline Photos John Marsden, renown author and founder of Candlebark School which he has described as ‘somewhere between Steiner and The Simpsons’, will be presenting at the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy National Forum. Set up in 2006, Candlebark School is the majestic ...

Presenter Information – AABAT National Forum 2017 Interested in presenting at the 2017 National Forum? We'd love to hear from you! It's your last week to submit!
https://aabat.org.au/forum-2017/presenter-information/
Presenter Information Due, Friday the 9th December 2016 (We are able to accept expressions of interest after this date, ...

Timeline Photos Round 1 presenter applications for the 2017 Bush Adventure Therapy Forum, CONNECTING, close this Friday 9 December.
For a registration form visit www.aabat.org.au/forum-2017/presenter-information, or email [email protected]
The forum encourages exploration of Bush Adventure Therapy practice in all its forms throughout ...

The Disturbing Bro-ification of Outdoor Recreation Have you seen a Bro-ification/Gentrification of outdoor adventures over time? ...
Like gentrification, the elitism of outdoor sports is pushing out the common participant.

Mpora White wafter rafting on snow!!!
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NITV Steven Oliver's powerful and poetic response to racism left the 2015 NAIDOC Awards speechless #defineAboriginal #pride #FirstContact
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Confronting Negative Emotions Can Make You Happier | World of Psychology Confronting Negative Emotions Can Make You Happier http://ow.ly/OAkx506Q9zH
No one enjoys experiencing negative emotions. After all, they’re painful. Our brains are hardwired to seek pleasure and avoid pain. As such, we...

9 Depression Signs I Was Too Depressed to Notice | World of Psychology 9 Depression Signs I Was Too Depressed to Notice http://ow.ly/dIk9506Q9x2
Sometimes, people who struggle with depression can become so depressed they don't notice the warning signs.

This might be why depression is rising among teen girls This might be why depression is rising among teen girls http://ow.ly/7MAP506Q9wP
This might be why depression is rising among teen girls Tags:AdolescenceClinical PsychologyDepressionStress CNN: There has been a significant climb in the prevalence of major depression among adolescents and young ...

Photos from Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT)'s post This time last week I had the privilege of attending the Adventure Therapy Aotearoa Forum, based in Christchurch. It was a weekend full of culture, professional knowledge, adventure, sharing and connections. It was wonderful to see how strong Adventure Therapy ...