Guelph Outdoor School has provided direct, one-on-one mentorship options since 2012. The direct mentorship format is designed to meet individuals where they are at, and leverages nature immersion experiences to achieve common occupational goals including: increased self-sufficiency, emotional regulation & anxiety reduction, sensory integration, fine and gross motor skill development, self-esteem & interpersonal skills.
One-on-one mentorship cannot replace other forms of clinical therapy. It is however, an excellent first (or complementary) option to address common childhood challenges centering around anxiety and /or depression, weight and body image, impulse control, difficulty with focus, apathy, anger and violent behaviour. Nature connection has a distinctly positive track record for mitigating a host of neurosis without recourse to pharmaceutical treatments or conventional therapy.
With an increasing number of physicians prescribing time in nature to address a wide variety of challenges and symptoms, GOS one-on-one sessions
Why One-on-One instead of regular weekly group sessions?
While GOS provides weekly sessions for groups, one-on-one sessions are a perfect avenue for young people with social anxiety, a history of violent outbursts, or other unique needs.