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Ecoplay: Coming soon!

In the near future I will be offering FREE Ecoplay seminars as part of the requirements to complete my doctoral dissertation. Ecoplay is an online training program to help parents and children reconnect to the healing power of nature!

What is Ecoplay?

Ecoplay is an eight-session online program that will be available online for free in the near future. Each session is designed to give parents and their children the opportunity for experiential activities outdoors that combine mindfulness, ecopsychology and the skills of play therapy. In Ecoplay, the parent becomes the ‘therapist,’ guiding your child to reconnect to nature in healing ways.

How does Ecoplay Training Work?

In the near future all eight modules of the Ecoplay training will be posted online. Ecoplay is a program I created as partial fulfillment of my doctoral dissertation requirements. Participants 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 would 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.

To be informed when Ecoplay is available online, please complete the contact form below!

Scholarships Available – Earn up to 25 FREE CEUs!

If you are a mental health professional interested in earning up to 25 FREE continuing education hours in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy here’s your opportunity!
In July and August of 2017 the Mindful Ecotherapy Center will be hosting a series of four seminars on Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy. We currently have 6 openings for volunteer assistants to help out with the seminars. Volunteers will have light duties like distributing handouts, assisting with activities, and otherwise assisting the facilitator. All volunteers receive free continuing education credit for any seminars in which they assist, as well as a free copy of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook.

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.


Part A
Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mindful Ecotherapy Center

Part B
Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mindful Ecotherapy Center

Part C
Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Part D
Saturday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

The first two of the four sessions in this training (Part A and Part B) will be held in the Mindful Ecotherapy Center at 12 Pelham Road, Suite B, Greenville SC for classroom instruction. The second two sessions (Part C and Part D) will be held at the Bald Rock Heritage Preserve near Caesar’s Head State Park in upstate South Carolina. 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. You do not have to attend all four seminars in order to get credit for any of the seminars.

Click here for details about the seminars

Volunteers will be required to work a maximum of 2 hours per seminar. Most of the volunteer duties involve setting up and tearing down after each seminar, including carrying supplies and equipment to and from the site. No heavy lifting is involved.

Each volunteer scholarship recipient receives a Certificate of Completion good for 6.25 hours of continuing education credit for each seminar in which they assist. There are four seminars in the series. If you volunteer to assist at all four you will receive credit for 25 hours of continuing education. Please specify in your scholarship application how many seminars you wish to attend.

To apply for a scholarship, please complete the application below