Rooted in Trauma-Informed best practices, this unique group combines mindfulness, trauma therapy, movement and skill building to treat PTSD, Depression and Anxiety. Hosted outdoors, you will learn the foundations of climbing and how to keep yourself safe - essentially, how to find and use your voice with confidence. Through movement, mindfulness and mastery of skills, you'll build a better relationship with your body, your fellow climbers, and nature herself. Trauma, depression and anxiety live deep inside our bodies. They aren't things we can talk our way out of. What we need is the skills and space to feel and process. Out under the beautiful Colorado blue sky you will get that space. We visit each climbing location twice, so you can see how your skills, state of mind and body influence your climbing and relationships. On "slab" you'll learn how to balance and move slowly. Climbing cracks you will learn to trust and find security. In "off widths" you'll learn how to embrace the struggle and find your inner grit and determination. Plus, the friendships you'll make in this group will show you that you aren't alone. Join us for a mind and body opening experience that will help move you into the next level of health and healing.
Aleya Littleton, LPC, has been guiding climbing for 10 years and wrote her masters thesis on the use of climbing to treat PTSD from a neurobiology and adventure therapy perspective. Founder and lead clinician at Wild and Wonderful Life.
Kate Sedrowski - Guide and Content Creator for She Dreams of Alpine and Women's Wilderness Institute.
When? Saturday's from 9am -1pm, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10 (6 weeks)
Where? Various crags near Golden and Boulder, CO
Who? All cis and trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers on the experience of women. Beginners and intermediate climbers welcome. 18 years old and up.
Women's Climbing Therapy Group
Full refunds are available until July 31 2022. 70% refunds are available after that date.