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Wilderness Therapy

Gaisce Wilderness Therapy GroupWilderness Therapy & Survival Skills

Get in touch with how your ancestors lived and feel more alive than you have done in ages on an amazing therapeutic package hosted by Lough Allen Adventure. Experience the sheer joy to be had by immersing yourself in the beauty of nature and come away treasuring this positive and energising experience. The event is suitable for all ages; from sixteen to ninety and has been designed to help foster an appreciation for the wilderness experience and to reaffirm your understanding of positive values.

This eco-tourism adventure incorporates a range of workshops on shelter building using natural materials, navigation techniques, fire- lighting using flint, open boat skills, boat loading and packing for a minimal impact expedition. You will then put the skills learned into practice on a two day expedition to a remote island in Lough Allen or Lough Key. During your training we will show you how to forage to make for example nettle soup and perhaps a dandelion root beverage. If time allows, fishing workshops plus local walks to explore flora, fauna and local history. We will also show you how to make eco fire lighters but most of all we will have shed loads of fun. This weekend is not hard core survival but a gentle introduction to our beautiful and diverse. If this could be for you give us a call 071 96 43292

Building a shelter for Survival Skills Gaisce Group Building the Wilderness Therapy Shelter Saint Finians Gaisce Group Building the Gaisce Wilderness Therapy Shelter

Interested?

If you’d like to know more about our wilderness training in the North West Ireland environment and the centre also employs a number of people with specific skills including those with instructor qualifications (Kayaking, Mountain Leader), educational backgrounds in history and geography and specific survival skills. To quote Kevin Currid, director of Lough Allen Adventure:

“Get out in the elements, breathe in the west-wind, feel energised by our natural environment and discover the wilderness within you…”

If you’d like to know more about our wilderness therapy packages, the pricing and booking availability, give us a shout and we’ll gladly tell you more. They’ll leave you refreshed, energised, focused and you’ll be begging us to come and do it again. Take a look at some of the pictures taken previously to get a taste of what awaits.

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