The Earthing Project
Set amongst the Gold Coast Hinterland in Tamborine Mountain our 1.6-acre farm, The Earthing Project is Urzi Psychology’s signature offering. Applicants are hand picked to participate in a holistic wellness program which draws on the serene setting and implements paddock to plate philosophies. This is an unrivalled opportunity not to be missed and is an exciting therapy option for participants on their journey to mental wellbeing and recovery.
The importance of The Earthing Project in the current climate can’t be dismissed. Social interaction is now more important than ever. We live in a world which has become accustomed to isolation. The Earthing Project helps remind participants of the value of being connected, together, breaking bread.
The Farm Program
Consisting of three different therapy options this is mental wellness taken to the next level. There is something to be said for the healing powers of the outdoors and our applicants will get their hands dirty and feel better at the same time.
Overseen by a qualified therapist in the field of art, our participants will enjoy the calming nature that is Painting, sculpting, moulding different art mediums. Whether it is just creative expression or processing of pain and trauma through art, participants will be well supported, encouraged, and guided through the process.
Creating a mind-body awareness is the aim of this therapeutic modality. Participants will be guided through a series of very gentle, restorative mindful body movements. This will suit all abilities and the emphasis is not on strenuous activity but rather, calm, gentle movement as a tool to reconnect the mind and body
This is where our participants get their hands dirty as they discover the importance of sustainable living and the positive impact it can have on mental health. With garden beds, fruit trees and a greenhouse, our horticulture therapy sessions are overseen by a qualified therapist who is also a horticulturist.
"AS I WORK ON THE GARDEN, THE GARDEN WORKS ON ME."
Beauty-Full Mind (women only)
This unique 6 week, women’s only course has been carefully designed by one of Urzi Psychology’s finest. It combines the insights from a qualified counsellor and beauty therapist with the aim of helping its participants reconnect with themselves, love themselves and most importantly, feel proud of themselves.
It is no secret that when we look after our exterior, we feel better internally. This has a ripple effect into all other areas of our lives. Not only will participants feel better about the way they look, they will walk away with a range of easy to make, organic beauty products, making looking after oneself easier than ever.
"LOVING ONESELF IS NOT VANITY. IT`S SANITY."
The soothing powers of cooking has been spoken about for many years and at our Plant Based Cooking Class our participants will test the limits of their imaginations and show the beauty of paddock to plate produce at the same time.
A fully interactive cooking workshop for our clients and run by a professional plant-based chef, the plant-based cooking class is the tastiest therapy anyone will ever have.
Hosted at a beautiful long table to encourage participation and discussion all the recipes in the Cooking Class are chosen and inspired by the clients themselves. Volunteers will be asked to join the Head Chef in preparing the meal with client involvement a premium in this setting. All the participants will create their own personal recipe journal that will include the recipes they have created and pictures of their delicious meals that they have devoured.
"HEALING STARTS IN OUR HOMES AND MORE SPECIFICALLY, IN OUR KITCHENS."
What our clients say about us
The Farm Program consists of three different therapy options, Art, Music and Plant therapy. The Plant Therapy was created to introduce and educate our clients about the importance of sustainable living and the impact these actions can have on their mental health. With a greenhouse, many fruit trees and garden beds our clients can get their hands dirty, learn some important values and inspire other people to do the same. There are also music and art sessions available for the participants with each program being overseen by a qualified therapist in that field.
Plant Based Cooking Program
This is farm to plate at its best. Run by a professional plant-based chef, the cooking class is a fully interactive cooking workshop for our clients. All the recipes are chosen and inspired by the clients, they choose the meals they would like to learn to cook and eat. Hosted at a long table so no one feels left out The Chef will lead the class and ask volunteers to join them in preparing the meal. Participants are encouraged to create their own recipe journal from the recipes and food they have created, taking photos of their creations along the way. These classes help have never been more important in the current climate of intermittent forced isolation. Helping to bring people together in social groups to build relationships in a therapeutically controlled environment can only have positive returns for our clients.