Wilderness First Responder Course & Holistic Health Seminar

This 100-hour seminar is 14 days in length and combines the fundamentals of Wilderness Medicine with a Holistic Health practice and biological understandings of the inner-workings of the body’s systems. 

We promote a balanced approach to lifestyle by integrating a holistic health practice of diet, yoga, meditation and physical activity into the traditional Wilderness First Responder. 

Our days begin with sunrise sessions of the practice of  yoga and meditation followed by light physical activity (walk, jog or run). Breakfast is then prepared and shared over camp stoves before heading into the “classroom” for the day. 

Classroom sessions include: lecture, skills labs, scenarios, on-trail field days and scenario based learning. 

The wilderness curriculum includes standards of care for urban situations with additional protocols for remote or wilderness environments. Special topics include, but are not limited to: the lifting and moving of patients, CPR, wound and burn care management, clearing patients of spine and head trauma, athletic injuries, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term patient care, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, common  medical problems, and advice on OTC and Rx drug therapies. 

Emphasis is placed on prevention through personal risk management and decision-making. 

Upon successful completion of the WFR & HH Seminar students will receive: JHOLI Holistic Practice Certificate of Completion,  Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) Wilderness First Responder and American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support CPR certifications.

For an additional cost students can obtain college credits through our partnership with Central Wyoming College – Jackson Outreach Center. Reach out to us for more details regarding course specifics, credit offerings and associated cost. 

Self:

We provide frameworks that allow you to take responsibility for your physical and mental health 

Community:

Our trainings provide you the opportunity to give back and serve your community. 

Environment:

When we promote our own health and contribute to our community we better understand our connection and impact on the environment and how we can change our behaviors to become more sustainable residents of the Earth.

Recertification

The WFR recertification course must be taken prior to expiration of ones current WFR. Students must pass a written exam and provide proof of current CPR. Students who have taken a full in-person WFR from other organizations may recertify WFR with JHOLI/SOLO. It is strongly recommended that after two re-certifications (9 years) that WFR students take the 72-hour WFR course again.

There are many situations that may preclude people from taking this course and receiving certification as a Wilderness First Responder. SOLO and JHOLI regret that, unfortunately, not all circumstances can be adequately compensated for with regards to safety and training for certification. Therefore we must (for the SAFETY of all concerned, students and future patients) request that you complete all required forms, assuring competence to participate in this course.