A couple of weeks ago we were out in the Nick Hall Adventure Therapy boat looking for a group of humpback whales that had been sighted in Frederick Henry Bay, near Hobart. And we found them. At one moment we had seven whales about our small boat. They were excited to see us, and clearly curious. We were very excited to be there in their presence.
At the peak of this experience two of the whales swam straight toward our boat, diving under at the very last moment, passing less than three meters underneath us. I was struck by the feeling of the pure wildness of the encounter. Here were wild whales, whales that most likely had never seen humans before. It was truly intense for all of us, and I wondered how it was for them.
In my experience there is considerable benefit in this type of exposure to pure wildness. This is an intrinsic part of an adventure therapy experience. This type of counselling in the outdoors, surrounded by wild landscape, and wild animals, is quantitatively and qualitatively different.
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