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RTÉ One, Mon, 9.35pm
Families in the Wild

About the Series

"Families in the Wild" sees clinical psychologist, David Coleman taking three individual families feeling the stresses and pressures of family life, away from home to the isolation and tranquillity of the Kerry wilderness for a week of activities and therapy. Here each family member has the opportunity to get a fresh perspective on how they get on with each other and with David's help they can begin to understand each other's issues and needs as well as begin to communicate in a more positive way.

Over the course of the week, the family participates in outdoor activities that challenge them to work together as a team, communicate effectively and build trust and reliance upon each other. During one to one therapy sessions, the individual family members begin to explore with David the root of their anger, frustration and confusion.

After a week of David's help as well as an action packed week of activities, it is his hope that the families will return home with new found communication skills which will help them to get on better on a daily basis and help improve their family life.

Once each family returns home, we see David continue with his therapeutic work with each of them, as there will be bumps along the way.. He strives to keep them on a steady path and to support their efforts in building a better family life. Five months on, we hear from each family how they found the over all experience - did it help?

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