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Welcome to the Mindful Ecotherapy CenterWelcome to the Mindful Ecotherapy Center!

The Mindful Ecotherapy Center offers online courses and webinars in mindfulness, ecotherapy, and related topics.

We specialize in online training for mental health professionals. We are an approved provider of continuing education in South Carolina (permanent sponsor #495).

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Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy

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 is a result of combining the skills of mindfulness with the healing power of nature.

 

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, MMFT, LMFT/S, RPT-S, CHt as a 12-week program to help individuals re-connect with the healing power of nature. At each session, one of the 12 skills of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy is discussed and practiced. The skills of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) include:

  1. Session 1: Mindful Awareness
  2. Session 2: Radical Acceptance
  3. Session 3: Wise Mind and Wise Body
  4. Session 4: Letting Go
  5. Session 5: Living in the Now
  6. Session 6: Centering
  7. Session 7: Connecting
  8. Session 8: Nature as Metaphor
  9. Session 9: Nature as Teacher
  10. Session 10: Nature as Nurture
  11. Session 11: Nature as Healer
  12. Session 12: Living in True Self

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