Last updated: June 7, 2019

The Mindful Ecotherapy Center operates http://www.mindfulecotherapy.org

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Information Collection And Use
While using our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name and your email address.

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We may use your personal information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information such as outages for maintenance, new technical information on updates, or other announcements that may affect delivery of service. We offer a monthly newsletter that is by subscription only. See details under “Subscribe” on the main menu. Additionally, when you create an account on the site you are automatically subscribed to the Mindful Ecotherapy Center’s blog. The blog is used for special announcements of a more timely nature than a once-per-month newsletter. You may unsubscribe either at any time.

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The security of your personal information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes To This Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 7, 2019 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page. We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

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THESE TERMS
These terms and conditions govern the way in which we supply products to you, including any courses created by the Mindful Ecotherapy Center, its partners, or its representatives. Please read these terms carefully before you submit your order to us. These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide products to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. All rights not expressly granted in these terms are hereby reserved.You agree to review this agreement periodically to ensure that you are aware of any amendments to this agreement, which may be made at any time.

INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US
We are the Mindful Ecotherapy Center, a company registered in Cleveland, South Carolina. You may contact us at chuck@mindfulecotherapy.com or by writing to us at:
Mindful Ecotherapy Center
PO Box 102
Cleveland SC 29635

1. GRANT OF LICENSE

In consideration of your payment, we hereby grant you a license to use the purchased eLearning courses (“the Products”). This license is limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable, and is subject to the rights and obligations granted under these Terms. This license is personal to you and cannot be shared or exchanged with others.

2. GENERAL

We develop, distribute and maintain the Products and will also provide you with log in details. We will also manage your access to the Products and provide support to you, where necessary. You shall not copy, modify, transmit, distribute or in any way exploit the Products or any other copyrighted materials provided other than for your individual training. Any other purpose is expressly prohibited under these terms. You shall also not permit anyone else to copy, use, modify, transmit, distribute or in any way exploit the Products or any other copyrighted materials. We provide the materials ‘as is’ and without any warranties, whether express or implied, except those that cannot be excluded under statute. We also do not warrant that the materials will be error free, including technical inaccuracies.

3. ACCESS TO MATERIALS

The starting date of your access to the Products is deemed to be the date that you first have access. We will attempt to contact you where your access period has ended. Where this is the case, we cannot guarantee that certification or completion (as appropriate) will be possible. As such, it is your responsibility to ensure that you complete the content within the allocated time period. If you do not think this will be possible, then extensions of time are available for purchase at an additional cost. We will take all commercially reasonable steps to provide you with uninterrupted access to the Products. However, your access may be restricted from time to time for reasons beyond our control. Such reasons include force majeure events, power outages and actions from computer hackers and others acting outside the law. Your access may also be interrupted due to software issues, server downtime, increased Internet traffic, programming errors, regular maintenance and other related reasons. Where this is the case, we will take commercially reasonable steps to restore your full access within a reasonable period of time. ‘Commercially reasonable’ in these terms shall mean reasonable efforts taken in good faith, without an unduly burdensome use or expenditure of time, resources, personnel or money. Our joint aim is to provide courses and materials of the highest quality. As such, improvements or changes to the Products or any other materials may occur at any time without prior notification in order to ensure that they are up to date and accurate. Where your access to the Products is restricted for any of the above reasons, we may provide you with a free extension of time at our sole discretion.

4. PRICING AND PAYMENT

We use third party payment providers, depending on the way in which you make payments – Stripe and PayPal. Payment for the Products must be made at the point of purchase. You agree to provide payment for the Products in the stipulated currency and you will be liable to pay any relevant conversion charges, as well as applicable sales tax in your region. Please note that we must receive your payment in full before providing you with access to the Products. Your payment includes the licensing of the Products for a limited period of time that is appropriate for the eLearning content. We are unable to provide a refund if you fail to complete the content within the allocated time, except at our absolute and sole discretion. We reserve our right to review and change the pricing of any of our products. This will not affect products that have already been purchased.

5. CANCELLATION AND RESTRICTION POLICY

Where Products are delivered to you immediately, you will not have the right to change your mind. In other cases, you may change your mind within fourteen (14) days of purchase, so long as materials have not been provided to you, downloaded, streamed or otherwise accessed. If you do wish to cancel, please contact us via email. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the system requirements, including compatible hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and Internet service, prior to purchasing any content. We are unable to provide refunds where your access to the Products is inhibited due to insufficient system requirements. We may restrict your access to the Products if you breach these terms, including without limitation:

a) A failure to make any payment due to us; or
b) Failure to provide accurate information that is necessary for us to provide the Products to you.

In these circumstances, we will inform you in writing with seven (7) days’ notice that your access to the Products will be restricted.

6. YOUR RIGHTS

This is a summary of your key legal rights. If you are based outside the United States, we recommend you review your local statutory rights. Under the laws of the United States, the Products must be as described, fit for purpose and of a satisfactory quality. If the Products are faulty, then you are entitled to ask for a repair or a replacement and if the fault cannot be fixed, or it has not been fixed within a reasonable time and without significant inconvenience, then you can get some or all of your money refunded. If you can show that the fault has damaged your device and that we have not used reasonable care and skill, then you may be entitled to compensation.

7. EXAM VOUCHERS

Where you have purchased exam vouchers in addition to the Products, these vouchers will be subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant exam provider. Exam vouchers are non-refundable once they have been used for booking an exam.

8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All rights, title and interest in intellectual property rights relating to the Products including copyright, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, improvements, developments, proprietary information, know-how, processes, methods, business plans or models (including computer software and preparatory and design materials thereof) and all other intellectual property (whether registered or not) developed or created from time to time shall exclusively be owned by the Mindful Ecotherapy Center. While you may utilize the intellectual property, you understand that there shall be no transfer of ownership of the same. Nothing that you see or read in the Products may be copied, reproduced, modified, distributed, transmitted, republished, displayed or performed for commercial use. All other trademarks, service marks and trade names in this material are the marks of the respective owners and any unauthorized use is prohibited.

9. OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU

We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is either obvious that it will happen or if we are both aware it might happen, such as where you have discussed the possibility with us during the sales process. We are not liable to you in any way for any indirect, special, incidental, punitive or consequential damages of any character, including without limitation damages for loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, loss of data, loss of productivity or contract or any and all other commercial damages or losses. We do not exclude or limit our liability to you in any case where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your legal rights in relation to the products (summarised above at 6). If the Products damage your device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage which you could have avoided by following our advice, following installation/download instructions, or having in place the minimum system requirements as advised by us. Our liability to you for any damage to your computer system or loss of data resulting from the downloading of content is limited to the amount you have paid for the Products. In no event shall we be liable for damages in excess of this sum.

10. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS

You need our consent to transfer your rights under these terms to someone else. We may not agree to this as these terms grant a licence for your benefit only. Nobody else has any rights under these terms – they are between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms. If a court finds part of these terms illegal, then rest will continue in force. Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.

11. GOVERNING LAW

These terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Greenville, South Carolina and the United States and you can bring legal proceedings in the United States courts in Greenville County, South Carolina.

This course is for people who are not licensed mental health professionals but who are interested in exploring Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy skills. If there is no Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy group is available where you live, you may take this course to learn the skills. The course contains the complete text of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook and experiential exercises you may complete on your own.

If you are a licensed mental health professional interested in becoming a certified facilitator of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy, you may be interested in the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification Course instead.

If you are not a licensed mental health professional, but are interested in training as an Ecospirituality Coach, you may wish to consider the Ecospirituality Coaching Certification Course instead.

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.
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-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) is a blending of Mindfulness and Ecopsychology. MBE uses nature to facilitate mindful awareness.
For those of you interested in learning more about mindfulness and ecopsychology, there is an extensive list of citations and references at the end of this book.
MBE is 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.
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy consists of 12 skill sets. The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy program is a 12-week program, with one session per week. The skills of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) include:

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

This course includes a pdf copy of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook, plus audio meditations that supplement the text, and dozens of experiential exercises to complete on your own in nature. It’s an introduction to Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy for those who may not have access to a program in their area.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE

Course Description
This 3 (three) hour webinar course in Suicide Prevention sponsored by the Mindful Ecotherapy Center covers some common myths about suicide, suicide statistics, how to perform a basic suicide risk assessment, how to complete a suicide prevention action plan, and how to implement basic de-escalation strategies in a therapeutic crisis situation.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

Suicide Prevention Course Objectives

  • Identify and refute some common myths about suicide
  • Identify some of the early warning signs of a potential suicide attempt
  • Be able to discuss some current statistics regarding suicide
  • Be able to discuss some age group differences regarding suicide
  • Be able to conduct a basic suicide risk assessment
  • Be able to discuss the PPI method of suicide risk assessment
  • Be able to complete a Suicide Prevention Action Plan
  • Be able to complete a No-Harm Contract and Action Plan
  • Be able to use the Suicide-Homicide Ideation Decision Flowchart
  • Define “de-escalation”
  • Discuss the importance of de-escalation strategies in crisis prevention
  • Describe and be able to use the LEAP de-escalation model
  • Identify and use some common resources on suicide prevention

Course Format
This course is a webinar. There is a 2-hour video for this course, followed by two 30-minute video discussions. You may watch the video at your convenience any time prior to the scheduled video conference portions of the webinar. After watching the video and participating in both webinar video conferences you will receive a link to a final exam for the course. Upon successful completion of the quiz with a score of 80% or higher, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course good for three interactive continuing education hours.

SUICIDE ASSESSMENT AND PREVENTION 
WEBINAR VIDEO CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Webinar Video Conference 1 Friday, June 21, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Webinar Video Conference 2 Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Ecospirituality connects people to the healing power of nature using the Way of the Coyote. This 16-week journey towards ecospirituality uses the skills of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy to teach students and practitioners how to live in True Self according to their own true nature.

Ecospirituality: The Way of the Coyote  Workbook

Ecospirituality isn’t about a particular religious or spiritual path. The word “spirit” comes from the Latin “spiritus,” which simply means, “to breathe.” It’s where we get the word “inspiration.” Ecospirituality teaches us to seek those breathtaking moments of inspiration, using nature as our guide.

The ecospirituality program is based on the workbook, Ecospirituality: The Way of the Coyote. The complete text of this workbook is included in the course.

The Ecospirituality: The Way of the Coyote program is a coaching program for people who are not licensed mental health professionals, but who wish to be certified coaches in ecospirituality. You do not have to be a counselor or therapist to take this course, or to become a certified ecospirituality coach.

If you are a licensed mental health professional you may wish to consider the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification course instead.

Included in this course:

  • Ecospirituality: The Way of the Coyote – 33 online and experiential continuing education hours
  • Running a Successful Group – 5 online continuing education hours
  • Coaching vs. Counseling: Avoiding Liability – 2 online continuing education hours

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THIS COURSE

In January of this year we added a new Learning Management System in an effort to make access to our courses easier. Unfortunately, we chose LearnPress, a very buggy LMS with little or no support. As a result of this poor choice, many students were reporting having difficulty accessing course materials and/or getting certificates printed.
We have now updated to LearnDash, one of the top LMS products on the market today. As a result, course materials were temporarily taken offline. We are starting to add them as we update the system. The first update is to theMindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification Course. If you had previously enrolled in this course, you should now have access to it without having to purchase it again. PLEASE DO NOT RE-PURCHASE THE COURSE IF FOR SOME REASON YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS!
If you were previously enrolled in the course and are having difficulty logging in, please click here to contact the Mindful Ecotherapy Center with your username and email address you used to register for the course and you will be added manually to the course’s enrollment.
If you were enrolled in another course, you should be automatically added to that course’s enrollment once we get all courses updated.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
Thanks for your patience during the upgrade, and we apologize for any inconvenience. As always, if you have any tips or suggestions for how we may improve the site in the future, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Sincerely;
Charlton Hall, MMFT, LMFT/S, RPT-S, CHt
www.mindfulecotherapy.org

In January of this year we added a new learning management system for our online courses in an effort to improve performance and make things easier for students of our online courses. Unfortunately, due to ongoing problems and a lack of support from LearnPress, we have decided to replace it with another, more reliable system with more technical support. We have been trying for the past five months to get LearnPress to support their product, to no avail. So in May and June of this year we will be switching to another, more reliable product.
During the interim you may experience some difficulties downloading materials and taking tests. In order to minimize difficulties, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Log on to any courses you may be taking, download and save all course materials
  • If you are ready to take a post-test, please do so as soon as possible
  • If you need to take a post-test before upgrades are completed, please email chuck@mindfulecotherapy.com and a post-test will be emailed to you
  • If you did not get a certificate after completing a course, please email chuck@mindfulecotherapy.com and one will be emailed to you in pdf format

The upgrades won’t begin until Thursday, May 9, 2019, so you have until then to make the changes suggested above.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and your patience is appreciated as we strive to make our course materials better for everyone!
Thanks;
Charlton Hall, MMFT, LMFT/S, RPT-S, CHt
Mindful Ecotherapy Center
www.mindfulecotherapy.org

The Mindful Ecotherapy Center will be offering seminars on mindfulness in the workplace in the upcoming months. Starting in June of 2019 I will be offering a FREE two-hour seminar on dealing with difficult customers. This seminar is an introduction to mindful business communications and is sponsored free of charge by the Mindful Ecotherapy Center at www.mindfulecotherapy.org.

This seminar is free to businesses and other organizations in the Upstate South Carolina area (course materials provided for free) and will include:

  • Top Ten complaints customers have about customer service
  • Seven key strategies for dealing with difficult customers
  • Ten types of difficult customers and how to deal with them using a mindful, solution-focused approach
  • Three ways to deal with a problem
  • Mindfulness-based communication strategies
  • The two questions of an intentional approach: What are we trying to accomplish? Is what I’m doing accomplishing that goal?

This seminar is available free of charge to businesses and organizations within a fifty-mile radius of Greenville, South Carolina. To schedule a seminar at your place of business, please use the contact information below!

https://mindfulecotherapy.org/contact/

To be informed of more upcoming seminar opportunities like these, please subscribe to our newsletter at

https://mindfulecotherapy.org/subscribe-to-the-mindful-ecotherapy-centers-email-list/

Now Available!

Ecospirituality: The Way of the Coyote

The word “spiritual” comes from the Latin spiritus, which means, “breath.” So originally, that which was spiritual was simply that which was breathtaking. From this perspective a spiritual experience is an awe-inspiring experience. People of all religions…or none…can experience such awe-inspiring events in nature. Ecospirituality can be spiritual without being religious. Those breathtaking moments for me most often occur when I have made some sort of connection to nature. Ecospirituality is the process of seeking wonder and awe in those moments in natural environments. The Ecospirituality Program is available for use at any organization that teaches principles of ecology and/or mental and spiritual health. If you are interested in presenting the program at your organization, training is available for facilitators at www.mindfulecotherapy.org.If your organization would like to implement the Ecospirituality Program, Charlton Hall, MMFT, LMFT/S, RPT-S, CHt also offers facilitated live instruction and consultation on the program, as well as volume discounts on copies of the Ecospirituality Workbook.Learn more at the Mindful Ecotherapy Center’s website at www.mindfulecotherapy.org.

Are you a licensed mental health professional? You could earn extra income by developing courses for the Mindful Ecotherapy Center!

Instructors are paid 60% of the net revenue generated for every course sold. If your course is accepted, then very time your course is sold, 60% of the net revenue is automatically mailed to your Paypal account.

GUIDELINES FOR COURSE DEVELOPMENT

Use the contact form below to submit a course proposal to the Mindful Ecotherapy Center. We look for courses directly related to mindfulness and ecotherapy, but will consider other topics. Use the guidelines below when submitting a course proposal.

  1. You must own the rights to any course materials submitted. If you have submitted the course to other agencies or organizations in the past, you must demonstrate that you own the rights to any materials submitted to the Mindful Ecotherapy Center.
  2. The course must have a set of clearly defined learning objectives. A good rule of thumb is one to three learning objectives for every hour of course material.
  3. You may submit course materials in written, audio or video format.
  4. If written format, you must submit 15 pages of material for every hour of continuing education credit. A ‘page’ is considered to be about 500 words. So for a two-hour continuing education course you would need to submit about 1000 words. For a three-hour course you’d need to submit about 1500 words, etc. You must own the rights to any written materials submitted, and references must be properly cited in APA format.
  5. If submitting audio or video materials, there should be one hour of video or audio for every hour of continuing education. So a one-hour course should have one hour of audio or video.
  6. If submitting video with patients or other participants besides the instructor, a written release must be obtained from other participants saying you have their permission to video them. If you wish to use this method in your course materials, a video release form will be emailed to you upon request.
  7. There must be some method of evaluation; i.e., a post-test or quiz. The quiz is used to demonstrate that the student has achieved the learning objectives defined for the course, so the questions on the quiz should be linked to the learning objectives defined for the course.
  8. There should be a minimum of three citations for each course. This means that the course must be evidence-based, relying on studies that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals.
  9. If your course proposal is accepted by the Mindful Ecotherapy Center, you will be asked to sign a contract guaranteeing a 60/40 fee split. This means that you receive 60% of net revenue generated from the sale of your course after taxes, transaction fees (e.g., Paypal fees), and any other deductions.
  10. Course fees are determined by the Mindful Ecotherapy Center. You will be informed of the fee established for your course if your proposal is accepted.
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