EDUCATION – Reflective Practice

I am almost finished the Reflective Practice course with Cliff Thorbes and I knew it would be great but I never imagined it would be so incredibly therapeutic for myself, cleansing, thought provoking, heart touching, human connecting, absolutely mind blowing.

J. Buck, Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioner and participant of Cohort #1 – Spring 2022

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE FOR REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONERS is a continuing education course designed to develop reflective thinking skills.

This is a 30-hour course (over four Saturdays) that includes 16-hours of group-based work in a Zoom virtual classroom, and 14-hours of course assignment work completed independently.

Cohorts are a minimum of four and maximum of six participants.

In this course, participants will practice reflective thinking skills through a variety of horticultural and nature-themed reflective thinking exercises. Instruments used in this course to promote reflective thinking include:

  • discussion
  • writing
  • drawing
  • photography

Practice is an important part of this course. In this course participants will engage in group-based exercises and complete assignments that promote reflective thinking skills.

The guest speaker for this course is Carla Atherton, a Horticultural Therapy Practitioner and Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator.  She lives in Smithers, B.C. carlaatherton.ca

The autumn 2022 cohort is now accepting registration. Sessions are scheduled to run over the following dates and times:

Session 1: Saturday November 12, 2022, 10 am – 2 pm PST

Session 2: Saturday November 19, 2022, 10 am – 2 pm PST

Session 3: Saturday November 26, 2022, 10 am – 2 pm PST

Session 4: Saturday December 3, 2022, 10 am – 2 pm PST

The course fee is $400 + GST.

To reserve a seat in the autumn 2022 cohort, participants are required to pay their fees in full when registering. The course fee does not include the cost of a writing journal. Participants must purchase this on their own.

Participants who attend all virtual classroom sessions, participate, and complete all course assignments, qualify for a Certificate of Completion upon conclusion of the course.

This course is eligible for gaining education points towards CHTA voluntary professional registration.

***This course does not teach skills in horticulture nor does it qualify a participant to call themselves a Horticultural Therapist upon successful completion of it.

Course Syllabus – Autumn 2022

Course Terms and Conditions, & Cancellation Policy

Email Cliff at cliffthorbes@shaw.ca to reserve your seat in the next cohort scheduled for autumn 2022.

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