Ipse Wilderness

Eco-therapy organisation ‘ipse wilderness’ facilitates walking-talking well-being journeys founded upon nature connection. They make use of metaphors of the landscape as inspiration for hearty discussion and honest dialogue, participants journey inside, outside, forging stronger connections to nature, themselves and each other.

They lead multi-day therapeutic journeys across different wilderness spaces in the UK, weekend workshops and day walks across Sussex. They explore topics such as self-confidence, negotiating change, coping with depression, and use the metaphors of the landscape to inspire authentic sharing and promote insightful self-development.

They use counselling skills, co-listening structures, meditative practices and sharing circles to enable clients to open up and speak their truth with honesty and integrity. They support clients to walk the talk, enacting change in their lives back in the real world.

Type of activities:

Ecotherapy activities / Walks

Specialist client experience:

Young people, families and women

“A walking talking adventure into the wilderness, allowing a unique opportunity to use the natural landscape as a mirror to your soul; to unlock, discover and re-energise, all guided by the hugely wonderful, experienced and capable Julia.”


– ipse wilderness participant –


Various locations across Sussex


07852 448896



Project info

Transport provided:

Public transport and parking:
Public transport to start points and car-sharing encouraged


Time-limited course:



Member projects

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Therapeutic gardening groups in Brighton & the South Downs, including activities for those living with mental health difficulties & dementia.

Centre for Ecotherapy

Therapeutic gardening project in Stanmer Park, Brighton.


Grow offers people the chance to enjoy the beautiful, local countryside in a friendly and supportive group with locations across Sussex.

Plot 22

Plot 22 is a community allotment, a food growing project and therapeutic garden in Hove.

Rock Farm

Rock Farm is a working market garden, community space and horticultural therapy project on a 6-acre site near Steyning.

Sacred Earth 

A community-owned land project near Horam, East Sussex that is dedicated to life, learning and working in harmony with nature.

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Circle of Life Rediscovery

This project outside Lewes, East Sussex aims to transform education, health and families through nature.

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The Plot (Stanmer Park)

A community-led sanctuary space for sharing and nurturing creativity, community spirit and connection.

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The Wild Mind Project

Providing emotional and mental wellbeing support to young people through nature activities combined with creative activities.

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Living Vital

Living Vital are an organic food growing community garden located at the back of Stanmer Park in Brighton.

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Wild Gathering CiC

They create and facilitate nature connection health and wellbeing workshop programmes, events, and guided mindful walks.

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Rainbow CommUnity Projects CIC

A non-profit organization which aims at reconnecting people to nature and to each other

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Hearts and Flowers

Samphire Brighton & Hove CIC informs and educates people in sustainable and organic flower growing.