We hear so much about the “Great Outdoors.” But what is it about the outdoors that makes it so great?
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Are there therapeutic benefits to the wilderness? Today’s guest helps us answer this question.
Our guest today is John Hunt who is the founder of the Jason Hunt Foundation and the author of the book Walking with Jason.
There’s just something deeply spiritual that takes place when people are out in nature. There is a reason as to why we intentionally have our kids at Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA) live in the woods for a full year.
I think it’s important to note that body and brain chemistry are really only empirical indicators of what’s going on with a person both spiritually and emotionally, and that we really can’t affect one without affecting the other. Of course, like many realities, we can never empirically prove this. All we have is the overwhelming evidence of a changed life after living at SHA in the woods for a year.
Our Discussion with John Hunt on Walking with Jason
Rich Roszel and I talk with John about how his son, Jason, was the inspiration for the Jason Hunt Foundation. We discuss:
- Who Jason Hunt was and his role in the Jason Hunt Foundation
- Therapeutic benefits of the wilderness
- How the wilderness stimulates your child’s creativity
- How the wilderness helps educate your child
- Ways teens are learning from wilderness therapy
- What is the book Walking with Jason
Picture provided by: Andy Porter
Conversation Starter: What are some creative ways you can introduce your kids to the wilderness?