Sheila Berry "grew up spending a lot of time exploring the veld with her three older brothers but it was Dr Ian Player who introduced her to the concept of wilderness in 1983 when she heard him talking on the radio about Jung and the wilderness. At the time she was studying psychology. She went on a wilderness trail and then attended the third World Wilderness Congress in Scotland, where the Wilderness Action Group was established. For several years she worked with the Wilderness Leadership School developing leadership with corporate teams and working with youth at risk. Her main focus was in researching and understanding the powerful therapeutic process that takes place in wilderness. In this she was strongly influenced by Robert Greenway, the leading wilderness psychologist from Sanoma State University, CA, USA." 
Resources and articles
- Office Bearer, Wilderness Action Group, accessed June 16, 2010.