Claire Dunn is a writer, educator, journalist and barefoot explorer. Claire worked for many years as an environmental campaigner with The Wilderness Society, before turning her attention to the human-nature connection, studying Deep Ecology with Joanna Macy, eco-psychology, and wilderness survival skills.
In 2010, Claire Dunn embarked on a year of bush living, completing the ‘Guunuwa Independent Wilderness Studies Program’. My Year Without Matches: Escaping the the City in Search of the Wild (2014) is a memoir of that journey. Claire is a passionate advocate for ‘rewilding’ our inner and outer landscapes, and facilitates nature-based reconnection experiences, rewild family camps, and contemporary wilderness rites-of-passage.
Based in Melbourne, Claire is working on her second memoir about rewilding in the urban landscape. See www.naturesapprentice.com.au
Claire Dunn’s talks cover:
- Why nature is vital to wellbeing.
- The call to adventure; personal quest, inspiration and leadership
- Rites-of-passage and initiation in the modern world
- Self-belief and resilience
- Rewilding and the the wild self in the modern world.
- How to build a healthy village
- Ancient skills for modern people
- Soulcentric nature-based approaches to change
- Confronting the shadows within
- Goals versus intentions
- From city slicker to bush survivor – the highs and lows
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