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WildCATS - an immersive nature event for Cognitive Analytic Therapists, Psychotherapists & Trainees

organised by Dr Nick Barnes, Amanda Copeland and Dr Abi Tarran-Jones supported by Trees for Life

Restoring, Regenerating and Rewilding

A Collective Experience for Reconnecting with Land & Nature

Dundreggan Rewilding Centre, Glenmoriston

Dates – 28th – 30th Sept 2023

An immersive, residential event, 3 days and 2 nights, in Glenmoriston

Arrive Thursday morning – Leave Saturday afternoon

Provisional programme

Day 1 - Thursday

Arrive morning, lunch followed by welcome to Dundreggan

Walk and talk intro, 2-4 hours, possibly the long Ceum an Fhraoich (heather path) loop – led by Trees for Life


Evening: Campfire – Connecting with Place - Gaelic and the meaning of Dúthchas

Day 2: Friday

Breakfast – and morning wander

Morning - Half day practical work – Restoration and regeneration - rewilding ourselves reconnecting with nature (litter picking, bracken clearance, nursery tasks – to be coordinated with rewilding centre)


Afternoon – Rewilding ourselves - Restorative, connect with self and other, through wellbeing activities in nature, thinking about community, challenging self, repeopling


Campfire – Song and Story

Day 3: Saturday

Breakfast and morning wander

Morning – Creative space for reflection, how can we rewild our practice?



Accommodation at the Tree of Life Rewilding Centre see here for more info:


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