Thrive Outside - is our U.S. based initiative where we use nature as the backdrop for personal growth and development. Our motto for Thrive Outside is, "Nature is Nurture," and we utilize nature to nurture your mind, body, and soul. With Thrive Outside we combine nature based activities with therapeutic techniques, to create space for improved mental, emotional, and physical health outcomes.
Though this program we offer free or reduced cost counseling services, in a nontraditional setting, delivered in a nontraditional way. With Thrive Outside our aim is to combat stigma and other barriers that prevent marginalized people from seeking therapeutic services.
Access to nature is a human right that should not be negatively impacted by one’s location, wealth, or physical ability.
Access to Mental health services should be equitable and affordable. Stigma related to utilization of mental health care must be eliminated.
Exposure to nature and the natural world and interacting with the great outdoors improves physical, emotional, and overall mental health.
Healthy communities produce healthy individuals. Healthy individuals form healthy families. Healthy families equate to a healthy world.