Ecotherapy and wellbeing groups
When we connect with nature we reconnect with our hearts
Ecotherapy is a way of being....the doing comes in between. Come and be in nature by joining our weekly wellbeing group. Running every Tuesday from June to October, we will be meeting in a small community woodland to share time and experiences and engage with nature through some simple activities together.
What is Ecotherapy?
Ecotherapy is a nature based approach to healing that can include a wide range of therapeutic practises such as walk and talk therapy, horticultural therapy, wilderness therapy and outdoor adventure to name a few. It relates to the outdoor environment as a healing space in which the senses are engaged and there is movement. It is a shared experience between client and therapist, and natural objects may be used to facilitate the therapeutic process.
Ecotherapy is also implicitly working at a deeper healing level, which this training underscores. Applying an eco psychology to therapeutic practise, Ecotherapy recognises humanity as a part of the ecosystem, where our own healing is reflected in the healing of nature and vice versa. Understanding our interconnectivity within the ecosystem presents a perceptible framework for us to experience ourselves as a part of the continuity of nature within which every part weaves together.
Thus the ecosystem provides a unique opportunity to experience self and other as we bring to awareness the symbiosis of relating and being alive: by observing nature, noticing ourself in nature and developing awareness of how we relate to. From this we can develop secure attachments with all of life, reconnect with our own beingness and find healing, all of which inter-relate with and contribute to a larger healing process in the world around us.
Meditation, Mindfulness and Breathwork
'Our minds can be wonderful, but at the same time they can be our very worst enemy.' Anon
Buddhist teachings provide a way of working with the mind to understand and bear the suffering of being human.
There is no religious dogma attached to our classes and people of all faiths are welcome to join the groups and practise meditation together.
In 2016 I made a personal commitment to share with others the clarity and wisdom of these psychology teachings by bringing them into a modern context and easy to understand form. The ancient wisdom I have studied provides a foundation for understanding and overcoming the suffering of every day life, and is a gift for everyone, whatever your cultural background or personal beliefs.
Through regular practice you will be able to achieve peace of mind and a sense of calm which permeates out into every moment of your daily life.
Please note: there is no religious angle to these classes, and all faiths and denominations are welcome.
Meditation is for everyone; mindfulness is for everywhere