Our programs are at the forefront of innovation in community service provision in Australia. We believe in empowering individuals and groups to develop self-reliance, resilience and a deep appreciation for the natural world. Through our experiential learning approach, participants engage in hands-on activities that challenge and inspire them to overcome obstacles, work together and discover their true potential.
At Tribes Adventure Group we are committed to enhancing wellbeing and building resilience through a wide range of engaging activities, immersive camps and dedicated support programs.
Our focus is on utilising unique therapeutic practices that encompass:-
Ecotherapy is a therapeutic approach that utilises nature-based immersion and experiences to enhance overall wellbeing. Our ecotherapy programs take place in the most awe-inspiring natural locations, including waterfalls, caves, swimming holes, subtropical rainforests and scenic hikes throughout our region. These experiences are all carefully curated so that they are accessible and risk-managed through the expert guidance of our Eco-mentors.
The Importance of Ecotherapy
Throughout history, nomadic and tribal societies understood the immense benefits of being in nature, enjoying physical exercise and soaking in the healing effects of sunlight (Vitamin D). Unfortunately, modern society often limits our opportunities to connect with the natural world and experience its therapeutic benefits.
Research conducted by Mind, a leading mental health charity in the UK has shown that ecotherapy practices should be recognised as a valuable treatment option for individuals with mental illness. Their groundbreaking report “Ecotherapy: The Green Agenda for Mental Health” highlights the positive impact of “green exercise” options on depression.
Natural and Social Connections
Escape from Modern Life
Fostering a Love of the Outdoors
These skills encompass various aspects of daily living, whether at school, work, home or in personal relationships.
Interactions with Others
Budgeting and Money Management
Household Basics and Chores
Repairs and Maintenance
Healthy Habits and Hygiene
Why do we teach life skills?
Life skills do not develop on their own; they need to be learned and nurtured. Many individuals we work with face social, physical, environmental or intellectual factors that impact their ability to make informed and responsible decisions.
Teaching life skills is a crucial aspect of mentoring programs at Tribes Adventure Group. By providing instruction in life skills, we empower our clients to make informed and responsible decisions and take action accordingly. Building these skills enhances an individual’s ability to take responsibility for themselves, increase their independence and maximise their potential to contribute positively to their community.
Our systematic approach to teaching life skills is an essential strategy within our mentoring programs. We have a comprehensive suite of life lesson skills accessible to every Eco-mentor enabling us to reinforce parental or carer expectations while helping participants achieve their goals and aspirations.
Adventure therapy refers to the provision of community access and support to a wide range of exhilarating adventure activities, tourism activities and recreational pursuits for our participants.
These activities encompass a diverse array of options including theme parks, virtual reality experiences, museums, guided tours, kayaking, boat cruises, laser skirmish, gel blasting, sporting events, high ropes courses, mini gold, go-karting, rock climbing, wildlife sanctuaries and zoos, sporting centres, local attractions, archery, stand-up paddle boarding, ice skating, surf lessons and other adventure based experiences.
So why do we emphasise Adventure Therapy?
Many of the individuals we work with face accessibility challenges when it comes to enjoying adventurous activities often due to their disability or life circumstances. At Tribes Adventure Group we aim to address this disadvantage by facilitating community access and providing support for a diverse range of adventure activities and experiences as well recreational opportunities.
Engaging in these adventure experiences enables individuals to push their boundaries, fostering resilience and self-esteem through these activities that they may not typically have access to. These experiences also serve as powerful tools for team-building, promoting social inclusion and creating lasting, positive memories.
To ensure that we cater to the specific sensory needs of our participants, we have categorised all the adventure experiences based on their sensory aspects. This includes touch, taste, smell, sight, hearing, vestibular (related to balance and spatial orientation) and proprioception (related to body position and movement) sensory activities.
By understanding these sensory factors we can help participants with sensory based needs avoid triggers that may cause anxiety and distress. Moreover it allows us to identify the adventure activities that align with an individual’s preferred sensory needs, ensuring they have positive and enriching experiences.
These stories served as vital tools for storing collective memories in the absence of written language. They were employed by tribes and cultures to impart life skills, share historical knowledge, teach environmental awareness, guide behaviour and conduct and convey philosophical and moral lessons that fostered prosperity within their environments.
In many of these legends, animals often take centre stage, symbolising human traits or characteristics that the storyteller aims to critique in order to impart a moral lesson.
Legend therapy serves as a powerful tool for reflection, enabling young individuals to contemplate their choices and make better decisions in the future. By exploring the wisdom embedded within these ancient tales, participants gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationships and the world around them.