25-hour continuing education seminar
Starting July 15, 2017
Do you enjoy nature? Have you ever been camping, hiking or canoeing? Do you enjoy hunting and fishing? If so, you are probably already aware of nature’s power to relax and heal. A large and growing body of research demonstrates that nature is good for the mind as well as the body. Ecopsychology is the study of nature’s ability to heal. Ecotherapy is the application of ecopsychology in a therapeutic setting.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the moment in which you find yourself by focusing on your immediate experience, rather than on ruminations that may be producing stress depression, or anxiety. The benefits of mindfulness as a tool for stress reduction and self-improvement have been thoroughly researched. Mindfulness works so well in this capacity that it has been referred to as the “penicillin of mental health.”
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) is a blending of Mindfulness and Ecopsychology.
MBE is used as a framework for helping individuals and families to find deeper connections in their own lives, and to give more meaning and enjoyment to the activities of daily living. By re-integrating ourselves with nature, we are able to tap into nature’s healing power and to heal the earth as we heal ourselves.
The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook and the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workshop series were developed by Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S, CHt as a 12-week program to help individuals re-connect with the healing power of nature. This four-part training for Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy for mental health professionals teaches you all the basic skills you need to facilitate the 12-session Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) workshops. It is the central component of the MBE Facilitator Training Program for certification in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy.
Each of the four sessions in this training begins in the Mindful Ecotherapy Center at 12 Pelham Road, Suite B, Greenville SC for classroom instruction. After a break for lunch, each session will then resume on one of the hiking trails at or near Table Rock State Park in Pickens County north of Greenville. The course will be taught on four Saturdays in July and August. Each of these four sessions is a stand-alone CEU opportunity offering 6.25 hours of continuing education for a total of 25 hours of education. Certificates of completion good for 6.25 hours will be awarded at each session.
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A savings of over $40 when you register for all four seminars in advance (no refunds if you cannot make the seminars except in case of extreme emergency)
Session schedule is as follows:
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice Part A
Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wise Mind and Wise Body
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice Part B
Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Living in the Now
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice Part C
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nature as Metaphor
Nature as Teacher
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice Part D
Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nature as Nurture
Nature as Healer
Living in True Self
HOW TO DRESS:
Dress casually for hiking trails. Comfortable dress and sturdy boots and/or walking shoes. You may also wish to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, hats, and water bottles. We will meet at the office for the first part of the day, then move to a hiking trail for the remainder of each training, so dress appropriately.
WHAT TO BRING:
Sunscreen, insect repellent, notebook, pens or pencils, water bottles, snacks (like trail mix, etc.) and a portable chair or blanket for sitting.
The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook
The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Manual
(The text of the workbook is contained within the facilitator manual, so there is no need to purchase both books. If you intend to pursue certification as a facilitator, you may wish to purchase the facilitator manual, which contains tips and instructions on how to run a successful group).
There are 12 scholarships available for interested participants. If you are awarded a scholarship you get free tuition for any of the four seminars you assist in, plus a free copy of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook. Scholarship recipients will be assigned light duties assisting the instructor during each workshop. Scholarship recipients also receive free continuing education credit for each session attended.
The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice series is a requirement for certification in MBE. The full list of requirements for certifications is as follows:
The MBE Facilitator Training Program is a 50-hour program that includes the following courses:
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice – 25 hours (Parts A-D)
Mindfulness: An Introduction – 10 hours
Ecotherapy: An Introduction – 10 hours
Group Dynamics and Facilitation – 5 hours
Click on the links below to register for the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice series.