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Claire Dunn

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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

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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