Outdoor Therapy with Dr Abi Tarran-Jones

The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast

Apr 24 2023 • 53 mins

Show Notes for The Aspiring Psychologist Podcast Episode: 72: Outdoor Therapy with Dr Abi Tarran-Jones

Thank you for listening to the Aspiring Psychologist Podcast.

Getting in touch with nature and the importance of it was something we discussed in our green prescribing episode recently. But how can we begin to bring nature into evidence-based therapy approaches too?

I am joined by my guest, The Outdoor Psychologist, Dr Abi Tarran-Jones, a Clinical Psychologist, to discuss all this and more.

We hope you find it useful. I’d of course love any feedback you might have!

The Highlights:

  • (00:28): Welcome
  • (02:21): Abi takes a big leap
  • (03:19): The guidance and research for outdoor therapy
  • (06:07): COVID-19 and outdoor approaches
  • (07:58): The power of human connection
  • (10:54): The outdoors therapy space
  • (14:30): Confidentiality and psychological safety
  • (17:12): A typical first session
  • (20:29): The outdoors becomes the shared space
  • (21:38): Bilateral stimulation, focused attention and outdoors therapy
  • (27:39): Managing risks in outdoors psychology
  • (30:09): Nature deficit disorder
  • (31:59): Room availability and benefits of outdoor psychology
  • (35:24): Joint interests in therapist and client allocation
  • (38:47): A client example
  • 41:48): Tips for reducing burnout
  • (47:35): Woodlands and children
  • (48:11): Connecting with Dr Abi Tarran-Jones
  • (49:03): Thanks to Abi
  • (49:33): Summary and Connecting with Marianne and Compassionate Q&A


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