WELCOME TO BASE CAMP ADVENTURE THERAPY
Taking counseling outside of 4 walls and into nature. Located in Calgary, Alberta.
ALL ABOUT ME
Shallon has a great love for people, adventure, and the healing powers of nature. Adventure Therapy, also referred to as Ecotherapy, with Shallon is more effective than traditional talk therapy. Passionate about addressing her clients’ whole wellness - combining fresh air, physical exertion, and therapeutic conversation, Shallon approaches client challenges in nature, offering hiking, stand up paddle boarding, snowshoeing, and other nature based activities to combine with her unique ability to draw out a problem and help you begin your healing – and thriving process. In addition to having her Field Leader course, Shallon is a registered social worker and has an extensive background in trauma counselling. All clients are welcome regardless of ability, gender or age. The only requirement Shallon has of her clients are that they are to open to new experiences and open to the counseling and healing process. Shallon offers trauma therapy, talk therapy, mindfullness training, among others, on an individual basis. Your sessions with her will be one on one so you will get the most benefit out of her dynamic personality, adept skillset, and the power of the outdoors.
BSW, RSW from UBC Okanagan
Certified Apprentice Interpretive Guide from Interpretive Guides Association
Enhanced Standard First and CPR-C from Red Cross
Mindfulness Fundamentals Certification from MindfullSchools.org
Aboriginal Awareness Certificate
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Training
Danger Assessment Certification from John Hopkins University
BASE CAMP SERVICES
Adventure Therapy aka Ecotherapy
Base Camp Adventure Therapy offers one on one, and group healing adventures. We believe that nature heals trauma by giving us a chance to be outside. Nature is inclusive, everyone belongs outside! Nature helps us relieve stress, helps us relax, gives us a sense of community, and helps us build friendships.
Base Camp Adventure Therapy wants to help you find your passion outdoors, heal in holistic and safe environment, meet your tribe, and take care yourself, your community, and our environment.
Taking counseling outside of 4 walls and into nature.
Summit Bagging Summer Camp for Youth:
For youth aged 12-17 years old.
Monday July 29th to Friday August 2nd
8:00am – 4:30pm
Our goal of this camp is to introduce our youth to the benefits of playing outside by exploring the Canadian Rockies. We will be hiking 5 Peaks over 5 day-hikes in Banff, Lake Louise and Kananaskis.
$250 for each youth.
Each day hike will have its own theme (mountain building, glaciers, local plants and animals, National Park history, and discussions about helping our environment.
One on One:
With your counselor, you will create an initial plan during the first intake session. Examples of popular Adventure Therapy activities are walking, hiking, snowshoeing, stand up paddle boarding or biking.
Please note that you do not have to be an athlete to participate in Adventure Therapy. Your counselor will work alongside you to create a counseling session that is perfect for you and your comfort level.
Equipment can be provided, or you may bring your own, all we ask is that you open your mind to a new experience of holistic healing, and maybe have some fun or learn a new activity as a bonus!
$85.00/per hour, 4 sessions (once per week $255.00)
One on One counseling + stand-up paddling sessions for girls and women. Enjoy a private counseling session while floating on a stand-up paddle board on a pristine alpine lake. Boards can be provided if you do not have your own.
Sessions are 2 hours long and held in Banff or Canmore.
Cost: $120 per 2 hour session
Base Camp will not turn anyone away. If you are not located in the Calgary and surrounding area, phone counseling sessions are available.
Cost: $85.00/per hour
Don't live in Calgary Alberta? No worries! Base Camp is working on counseling courses you can take with you anywhere and complete online from wherever you call home!
My courses will focus on helping men and women who are on a path to healing from past trauma, self-sabotage, limiting beliefs or toxic relationships.
My mission is to guide you down a different path and help re-wire your thought patterns to create a life that you love and find your true calling.
More info on these courses and price info coming soon!
WHAT IS ADVENTURE THERAPY OR ECOTHERAPY?
Adventure Therapy is my form of counseling that incorporates traditional talk therapy with the healing aspects of nature and physical activity.
Traditionally Ecotherapy is based on the idea that people are connected to and impacted by the natural environment. A growing body of research highlights the positive benefits of connecting with nature. Participants who spend time in nature report less anger, stress, anxiety, and depression, and more positive emotions such as overall wellbeing.
Many other studies help to demonstrate the positive effects of nature on both physical and mental health. Health care providers are also starting to give their patients “nature prescriptions” to help treat a variety of medical conditions, from post-cancer fatigue to obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.