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Clark Patton

Clark has received extensive training from The Tracker School in New Jersey, The Wilderness Awareness School in Washington, and the PAST Skills Wilderness School in Bozeman, MT. He received his B.A. in Environmental Studies from Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. His passions have led him into the studies of primitive skills, native philosophy, and the practical applications of these skills in modern society.

survive_clarkOver the years, he worked for the non-profit Cottonwood Institute teaching survival skills to groups of all ages. His commitment: drawing students deeper into the mystery of the outdoors and connecting them with their natural environment. More recently, Clark worked in wilderness therapy at the School of Urban and Wilderness Survival (SUWS). As a head field instructor, he led groups of teens that were dealing with addiction and behavioral issues. For two weeks at a time he lived with these groups day in, and day out, sleeping on the ground, teaching survival skills, trekking great distances, carrying out therapeutic objectives, and inspiring teens to take on a new direction in life. Affected by the tremendous progress he saw in wilderness therapy, Clark was motivated to seek out the most effective healing methods he could find.

This search led to an accreditation as a Clinical Hypnotherapist through the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE), and shortly after he founded Inner Wisdom Hypnotherapy in Missoula, Montana.

Clark strives to deliver high quality wilderness courses that are custom tailored for each group he works with.  The natural world continues to be a prime inspiration for all the wilderness courses he runs, all the sessions he has with individual clients, and all of his everyday interactions.

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Upcoming Events

September 2017

Survival Skills (ages 8-13)

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:50 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until November 10, 2017

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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until November 10, 2017

ENDVR, 1905 W Sussex Ave
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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Students will form a solid foundation in the basics of survival: shelter, water, food, and fire. Emphasis is placed on creating experienced based knowledge. We will not only learn survival skills, but also the principles underlying these skills. Rather than struggling against the environment, it is important to know how to thrive within it. We are cultivating a deeper sense of self, expanded awareness, and a greater understanding of our place in the natural world. "I have used the word…

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Advanced Survival Skills (ages 13-18)

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until November 8, 2017

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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until November 8, 2017

Aspire High School (eNDVR), 1806 South Ave West
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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Students will form a solid foundation in the basics of survival: shelter, water, food, and fire. Emphasis is placed on creating experienced based knowledge. We will not only learn survival skills, but also the principles underlying these skills. Rather than struggling against the environment, it is important to know how to thrive within it. We are cultivating a deeper sense of self, expanded awareness, and a greater understanding of our place in the natural world. "I have used the word…

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