It is the interconnectedness of life that gives the human condition meaning. Connecting with the natural world of which we are a part, connecting with other people in the real sense, rather than the virtual.
Many of us at one point find ourselves strangers in our own lives, uncertain of our value and place, longing for a connection with the dependable rhythms of the natural world and its enduring spirit. We find our way once again by slowing ourselves and stepping outside.
Wilderdom is a collections of offerings - ways of experiencing this interconnectedness with life, each one happening outside and around Southern Africa. They are facilitated by Jess Tyrrell, who has an honours degree in Social Work and Psychology, is currently doing a Masters degree in Environmental Humanities, and has over 20 years of experience in ecotherapy and nature connection all over West and Southern Africa. She is also a qualified lead guide in white water rafting, off-trail mountain leader and a trails guide in big game environments.
She works with and consults for various organizations facilitating nature-based mentoring and education, rites of passage and wilderness adventure for teenagers.
She guides and supports adults and youth in nature and wilderness experiences through eco-therapeutic work, experiential learning, eco-literacy, rites of passage and runs group workshops that teach people about foraging and natural medicine making with plants.
The Earth must be seen, not as a collection of objects for our use, but as a communion of subjects of which we are all a part - Thomas Berry
She has a passion for singing, playing guitar, traditional medicine and bushcraft.