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 a program I created as partial fulfillment of my doctoral dissertation requirements. In the near future all eight modules of the Ecoplay training will be posted online. Participants in this FREE program will be asked to sign a consent form giving me permission to use their experiences as data for my dissertation. Participants are free to withdraw at any time, and are under no obligation to complete the program.

Once you are enrolled in the program you will be given a pre-evaluation to complete. Upon completion of the pre-evaluation, you are free to complete the eight modules/sessions at home at your own pace. Upon completion of all eight sessions, you will be asked to complete a post-evaluation.

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.

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

Click on a link below to view the materials for the course. Please complete an online consent form  prior to beginning the course materials.

Consent Form to Participate in the Ecoplay Study

Pre-survey for Ecoplay Study

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


Healing with Nature in Mind