This workshop traces the history of the separation between humans and nature and considers how reconnecting with the natural can provide a vital path to emotional health. Claire Dunn will present the workshop. She is a writer, educator, journalist and barefoot explorer.
She grew up on a farm in the Hunter Valley and has been exploring and protecting wild places since childhood. Her love for nature propelled her to work for many years as an environmental campaigner for organisations such as The Wilderness Society before turning her attention to the human-nature connection, studying Deep Ecology with Joanna Macy, eco-psychology, and wilderness survival skills.
In 2010, Claire embarked on a year of bush living, completing the ‘Guunuwa Independent Wilderness Studies Program’. Her recent book My Year Without Matches: Escaping the the City in Search of the Wild is a memoir of that journey.
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