Click on the link below to view or download an updated version of the original posting (Sept 9, 2010) reprinted here from Currents – A Journal of the Body-Mind Centering® Association Inc.
It can be cited as follows:
Wishart, L 2011, ‘Nature Teaches Naturally: Present and Future Perspectives on Nature-based, Ecological and Somatic Learning’, Currents – A Journal of the Body-Mind Centering Association, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 8-11.
Hi Llew! How great and inspiring to find a kindred spirit! This is the direction my work has traveled over the past many years, teaching integrated movement and nature awareness work with children and adults. I have been very influenced by the path of study through the Wilderness Awareness School
and work with the Vashon Wilderness Program (www.VashonWildernessProgram.org) doing what sounds like similar work. I have been mapping the body systems with Eight-Shields Mentoring model as well as a version of the Medicine Wheel and Joseph Campbell’s “Flow Learning” model — very cool work! I would love to share more with you sometime — it would be great to get back to Australia!!! Let me know when you are in the States!!!! Lots of love to you and your growing family!!! Love, Stacey
Thanks for your comments. Lovely to hear from you and the convergence of our work. Will write more soon!