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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.



FREE 3 CEUs June 3, 2017: Trauma and the Brain

Join the Mindful Ecotherapy Center and Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S for this FREE 3-hour continuing education course for mental health professionals. Since this course is provided free of charge, pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 20 participants.

Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S is a SC board-approved sponsor of continuing education for LPCs and LMFTs, permanent sponsor # 495

Trauma and the Brain
FREE 3-hour continuing education course for mental health professionals
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meet-and-greet starts at 9 a.m.
Greenville Library Main Branch (Hughes Library)
25 Heritage Green Place
Greenville SC 29601

For more information, call (864) 384-2388 or contact the Mindful Ecotherapy Center.

Trauma actually changes the physical structure of the brain. The earlier the trauma, the more potentially long-lasting and permanent the damage. In this course we’ll look at what some of the most recent research in neurobiology has to say about how trauma impacts the brain. We’ll also look at some treatment options that might help to minimize or even reverse the damage.

Describe some physical changes in the brain caused by trauma
Discuss how the cerebral cortex and the limbic system process a trauma reaction
Discuss the fight or flight cycle and how it impacts brain function
Discuss some causes of childhood trauma
Discuss how trauma impacts the brain at various stages of child development
Discuss and implement some mindfulness-based treatments for trauma

Click here for instructor’s qualifications and credentials


To register for this course, complete the contact information below

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