Ecoplay Group starting soon!

What is Ecoplay?

Ecoplay is an eight-session online program that trains parents how to do Ecoplay with their children. Each session is designed to give parents and their children the opportunity for experiential activities outdoors that combine mindfulness, ecopsychology and the skills of family resilience and play therapy.

How does Ecoplay Training Work?

Ecoplay is an eight-session program that teaches parents how to use the healing powers of mindfulness and nature to help their children. The classes meet once per week, starting in June 2018, for eight weeks.  Classes are generally held in outdoor settings on hiking trails near Table Rock,  in north Greenville County, South Carolina.

How Can Ecoplay Help My Child?

Ecoplay is about reconnecting to nature, and reconnecting to your children. It is a relationship-based program that utilizes the skills of mindfulness and the power of nature to facilitate change. This positive parenting model teaches parents how to play with their children in an outdoor setting in ways that allow children to build confidence and resilience while having fun!

A large and growing body of research has demonstrated nature’s power to heal and facilitate growth. Ecoplay allows you to tap into this power to build resiliency and well-being in your family and in your relationships to your children and to nature.

Course Information

The course consists of eight sessions:

Session 1: Intro to Ecoplay

Session 2: Compassion

Session 3: Communication

Session 4: Control

Session 5: Choices

Session 6: Consequences

Session 7: Consistency

Session 8: Confidence

For more information or to register, complete the form below.


Teletherapy Services

The Mindful Ecotherapy Center will be offering teletherapy services as of May 1, 2018. For more information, please read on…

1. What is teletherapy?
Teletherapy is receiving therapy through a live video connection, over the internet. You receive the same treatment as you would in person, it’s just done through a computer! If you’ve ever used Skype on your computer or FaceTime on your iPhone, you’ve used the same type of technology teletherapy uses.

2. What types of therapy can be provided using teletherapy?
The Mindful Ecotherapy Center offers teletherapy for a wide range of issues from depression and anxiety to ADHD, but teletherapy is especially effective for trauma victims who have been diagnosed with social anxiety disorders. Teletherapy allows you to participate in therapy without having to leave your home.

3. What settings utilize teletherapy?
Medicare and most major insurances do not currently reimburse for therapy services provided through teletherapy. However, there are huge efforts advocating to change this. For now, the Mindful Ecotherapy Center offers teletherapy services at competitive rates.

4. Who may receive teletherapy services?
The Mindful Ecotherapy Center currently has therapists licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina. In order to receive teletherapy services, you must be a resident of one of these states.

5. What can I expect?
Teletherapy is largely just like traditional face-to-face therapy except that it is done over a computer with a video and audio connection. Additionally, teletherapy may occasionally use video and audio files that may be shared with you. These recordings contain things like tutorials, hypnotherapy recordings, and meditative recordings that enhance your therapy experience.

6. When are appointments available?
The Mindful Ecotherapy Center will begin offering these teletherapy services as of May 1, 2018. Hours for teletherapy are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some occasional weekend appointments may be available in the near future.

7. Why should I use teletherapy instead of traditional face-to-face therapy?
Teletherapy allows you to receive therapy services in the privacy of your own home. For many who experience social anxiety issues, this is a convenient way to address those issues in a safe and familiar environment. For others, teletherapy is a convenient and flexible way to receive therapy services without having to leave home.

8. What does teletherapy cost?
The Mindful Ecotherapy Center offers two options for teletherapy services: A one-hour appointment for $100 or a 30-minute appointment for $65. Currently most major forms of insurance do not cover teletherapy services. The Mindful Ecotherapy Center does not accept insurance for these services.

9. How do I schedule an appointment?
To express an interest in teletherapy, complete the contact form below. When we begin scheduling these appointments after May 1, 2018, you will be sent an intake packet that explains how teletherapy works, and an Informed Consent certificate that explains some of the risks and benefits of teletherapy, including what technology is needed on your end.

New Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Group for 2018

The first Mindful Ecotherapy Conference in 2010.

The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy group for 2018 is now forming!

Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy is a 12-week program that meets once per week on the hiking trails near Table Rock, in Pickens County,  South Carolina north of Greenville.  Sessions are usually 90 minutes long, with a one-hour topic and an optional 30-minute question and answer discussion.

Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy is excellent for depression, anxiety, trauma, and anger management issues. Chuck Hall has been teaching the program in its various incarnations since the first conference in 2010 at the Mountain Retreat in Highlands, North Carolina. Since that time the program has grown and is now being taught all over the world. With the publication of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook in 2015, the program has expanded in popularity and reach.

Join Chuck Hall, the creator of the program and author of the workbook, for this annual event!

Click here to learn more about the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Program.


Complete the enrollment form at the bottom of this page to reserve your space. No payment is due until May 1, 2018. Completing the form below just reserves your space. You will be sent payment info once the class forms. Classes require a minimum of five people to start, and class attendance is capped at the first twenty (20) participants. These classes fill up quickly, and they are only offered once per year, so register now if you’re interested! Deadline for registration is April 30, 2018!


There are two options for payment for the classes:

PAY AS YOU GO: The first option is pay-as-you-go at a rate of $40 per session.  There are 12 sessions in the program.

COMPLETE PACKAGE: The second option is to pay for all twelve sessions at once at a rate of $450. This option includes a free copy of the  Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook valued at $20, plus a discount off the pay-as-you-go rate of $30, for a total savings of $50.


Completing the Registration Form below does not obligate you to pay for classes until the registration date of May 1, 2018. On April 30, 2018 you will be sent payment information. The registration below reserves your space in the class.


The classes meet once per week on Saturdays starting May 5, 2018. Classes are from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will meet at several different locations in the Table Rock and Bald Rock, South Carolina areas. Classes are outdoors on hiking trails that are light to moderate exertion.  Classes meet on Saturdays starting on May 5 with the following exceptions:

July 14, 2018

Classes will conclude on the last Saturday of July, 2018. Instructor reserves the right to alter schedule as appropriate due to weather, sickness, or other unforeseen scheduling conflict.

NOTE: If you elect the complete package option, there are no refunds for missed sessions.

This is the program for the general public. Click here you are looking for the Facilitator Training for Mental Health Professionals.