Counselling as if the Earth Mattered: An introduction to Ecotherapy
A workshop presented by Royal Roads University.
Explore the theory and practice of nature-based therapies as we specifically address strategies, ethics and other considerations in applying ecotherapies for social service providers and allied professionals. This course begins with a short historical sketch of the field of applied ecopsychology (inspired by Macy, Hillman, Jung, Muir, Thoreau, Naess, etc.) plus an examination of existing ecotherapies, followed by a series of experiential activities brings nature into the therapeutic process as a co-facilitator. Low risk, nature-based approaches as ideal expressions of applied ecopsychology will be offered.
- Experience nature as co-facilitator in therapy
- Appreciation for the pioneers
- Review of wide range of reference materials and leading research
- Limitations of current iterations of applied ecotherapy
- Key ethical considerations in moving “therapy” outside of the office
- Explore and take away many experiential, creative low risk nature-based approaches
To register, please visit Royal Roads Continuing Studies.