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Coaching in nature

Coaching in nature

By Andrea Claussen
My name is Dr. Andrea Sibylle Claussen.
I am a coach and a medical doctor.
Here you learn everything about how you can improve your life, your personal wellbeing and the wellbeing of our planet.
You get amazing coaching and health tips and you will meet inspiring guests who all have one thing in common: they love nature and they care about our planet.
I will talk about the benefit of being connected with nature and what it exactly means. If you have questions or topics you want to learn about. Get in touch on my website www.iamwilderness.de.
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Malcolm Douglas - How wilderness can transform lives
My very first guest in "Coaching in nature" is Malcolm Douglas.  Malcolm Douglas has been a noteworthy leader in outdoor education in South Africa for over thirty years, most notably in the fields of nature guiding and conservation. His work in the private sector as professional guide and guide trainer has made a significant contribution to the ecotourism industry, leaving a legacy of senior level professionals who trained under him. He has been a core member for the Field Guides Association of South Africa since 1992 and is a qualified professional field guide and qualifications assessor with specialisation in dangerous game. Malcolm contributed to the Southern African Wildlife College in the greater Kruger National Park region as head of wildlife management qualifications. These programs were aimed at upskilling middle management staff from wildlife areas throughout the SADC region. In this area he also lectured students in ecology, animal studies, plant studies, conservation ethics and cultural heritage management. He is also an instructor in the practical conservation aspects of wildland fire management, erosion control, invasive species control and fence erection and maintenance. Most recently, Malcolm has focussed on the youth of South Africa and is currently the head of the St John’s College Wilderness School which provides opportunities for students to learn about nature and themselves in the natural world. He is particularly focussed on the effect nature has on over-stressed and information-overloaded young people and how nature-based programs can impact their lives. Malcolm has three adult daughters living overseas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in archaeology from the University of Witwatersrand and currently resides in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Malcolm has truly wilderness running in his veins. He gives us great insights in his experience in wilderness, difficult situations he has managed and how ecology and psychology work together, which can also be called "eco psychology". You learn about what nature has taught him and how nature can transform lives. Find here the list of his book tips: Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac (New York: Oxford, 1949) Round River: From the Journals of Aldo Leopold (New York: Oxford, 1953) A Sand County Almanac and Other Writings on Ecology and Conservation (New York: Library of America, 2013) Edward Abbey - many different titles, but particularly good is "Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness" (1968) (ISBN 0-8165-1057-1 Richard Rohr - also a prolific author but the one we referred to was "Adam's Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation" (Crossroad Publishing Co, U. S., 2004) ISBN 978-0-8245-2280-3 Let me know how you like the podcast or write me an email if you have a suggestion, feedback or you know a person who should be interviewed: info@iamwilderness.de You can check my blog on www.iamwilderness.de or follow me on Instagram I_am_Wilderness.
35:12
October 3, 2020
Searching for wild wolves in Germany
In this episode I share with you my personal journey to find the wild wolves in the Lausitz in Eastern Germany. You hear about why wild wolves migrated back in the late 90s and find a new home - and about my experience with this special German wilderness area. For more information about wild wolves go to: www. wolf.sachsen.de or www.wolfschutz-deutschland.de  booking a tour: www.wolflandtours.de
16:54
August 8, 2020
How you can deeply relax your nervous system in nature
Is it possible that we have two brains in our body? One in our belly and one in our head? In this podcast we follow the question which of our two brains are stimulated and inspired by nature.  You learn a 10 minute exercise to deeply relax and align your intuitive and your cognitive brain. Try it out and enjoy! For more information check out my blog on my website www.iamwilderness.de
17:56
July 11, 2020
Why is nature so effective in relieving stress and anxiety?
Since many years I am wondering: Why is nature so effective in relieving stress? How does it benefit our wellbeing? Why do some doctors in Japan and Scandinavia prescribe "tree medicine" instead of pills? And why do people respond better to coaching in wild nature than in office buildings? In this first episode you hear about my personal story when I felt a connection to nature for the first time and why nature is an amazing medicine without side effects. You learn an exercise where you can build up your resilience and wellbeing.  Please get in touch on my website www.iamwilderness.de and write me about your experiences with nature or send me questions you want to know more about: info@iamwilderness.de
14:30
June 28, 2020
Coaching in nature
Welcome to my podcast: „Coaching in nature”.  My name is Dr. Andrea Sibylle Claussen. I am a coach and a medical doctor. Here you learn everything about how you can improve your life, your personal wellbeing and the wellbeing of our planet. You get amazing coaching and health tips and you will meet inspiring guests who all have one thing in common: they love nature and they care about our planet. I will talk about the benefit of being connected with nature and what it exactly means. If you have questions or topics you want to learn about. Get in touch on my website www.iamwilderness.de or send me an email: info@iamwilderness.de
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June 21, 2020