Welcome to Wild & Awake
Our Featured Guest is Lee Trew
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Lee is a psychotherapist and counselor who is passionate about cultural repair through building a culture of connection in families.
Over fifteen years in private practice, Lee developed Rapport Based Relating as an answer to the traditional ‘shout and shame’ he saw in institutions working with children. His model breaks down the barriers for parents and teachers to have meaningful relationships with kids.
Before training as a psychotherapist and counselor, Lee taught bushcraft and ‘coyote mentoring’ on youth camps. He has been using Jon Young’s coyote mentoring approach for over a decade, and began learning and teaching bush-craft as a teenager at the Forest School Camps in the UK. He studied Indigenous survival skills at Tom Brown Jr’s Tracker School and Practical Primitive, both in the US. He then spent a year living in the bush, finding shelter, water and food on the landscape, putting it into practice. More than that, he found a radically new experience of what it means to be human.
Now he brings psychology and bush-craft together for re-wilding, helping people of all ages to reawaken their wildness and deepen their connection with the natural world.
Lee is an inspirational speaker, storyteller and spiritual traveller, with a talent for distilling complicated concepts down to their essence, making them easy to understand and digest. He has featured in ABC’s Life at 9 documentary, as a speaker on rewilding at the Ultimate Health Event in Sydney as well as being featured on a number of podcasts including iconic story telling podcast Risk!