Webinar: Healing Trauma and Finding Hope in the Outdoors

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Course Available

In this session, Dr. Christine Norton will discuss the healing power of being in nature and the role that ecological metaphors can play in helping cope with loss. She will present important scientific research and theory and will also guide participants in some mindfulness-based activities related to nature-connectedness.

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.



Christine Norton

Christine Lynn Norton, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Norton is a Professor of Social Work at Texas State University. She received her PhD in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She has a MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, and a MS in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University-Mankato. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Experiential Therapist, a Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist. Christine has over 30 years of experience as a social worker and outdoor experiential educator. Christine is a Research Scientist with the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center and was a 2017 Fulbright Scholar, having taught adventure therapy at National Taiwan Normal University. Christine leads resilience trainings focused on mental health, trauma recovery, and the healing power of nature, and she has presented her work around the world. She is also an ActivatEE storytelling coach for the Association for Experiential Education.

Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available.


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military and civilian families.

Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute will serve as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss will be accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

TAPS has teamed with the Hospice Foundation of America to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey. Together at the Institute, the two organizations will provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.