Ruminating Cycles and Triggers

In previous blogs we’ve talked about the idea of ruminating cycles. If I have a negative thought, and that negative thought leads to two or three more negative thoughts, then those negative thoughts lead to a couple of dozen more negative thoughts, I am ruminating on negative thoughts. “Ruminating” literally means “to chew on.” So a ruminating cycle is a […]

WEBINAR: Mindful Ecotherapy for Anxiety

This is a LIVE WEBINAR that will be presented on November 9, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals LIVE Interactive Continuing Education Hours: 3 (Three) Ecopsychology is the study of how the natural world impacts mental well-being. Ecotherapy is the therapeutic application of this […]

The Mask of Anger

At this time of year we like to dress up and often wear masks. But there are other kinds of mask that we sometimes wear to hide our emotions. One of these emotional masks is anger. Anger is almost always a mask for deeper emotions. When we are angry, that anger is usually the result of failed attempts to express […]

Coming Soon…LIVE Continuing Education Webinars!

As of September 20, 2023, The Mindful Ecotherapy Center, LLC has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors as a LIVE continuing education provider. This is in addition to our approval in May of 2020 as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP #7022) for online home study continuing education. This means that in addition to our online home […]

FREE Ecospirituality Course!

Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals Online Home Study Continuing Education Hours: 1 (One) CLICK HERE TO TAKE THIS FREE COURSE Course Description “At times I feel like I am spread out over the landscape and inside things, and am myself living in every tree, in the splashing of the waves, into the clouds and the animals that come and go, […]

The 7Cs – Compassion

“If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield People who have difficulties with emotional aggression are generally people who care deeply about the people in their lives. They have the capacity to be very caring and compassionate people. Their emotional aggression is often the result of attempting to express their compassion in maladaptive ways. If […]

The 7Cs of Family Resilience

All families encounter problems from time to time. When families go through a crisis, some fall apart, while others manage to “ride the storm out” and come through the other side relatively intact. Research has shown that families who manage to handle a crisis effectively all have certain characteristics in common. These characteristics are called resiliency factors. Family Resilience Factors […]

Changes to the Facilitator Certification Program

In order to offer more flexible options for the Mindfulness-Based Facilitator Certification Program, we have made some changes to the path to certification. There are now TWO options that lead to certification. In the past we’ve only offered the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification Program as a package; however, there are three courses contained within the program itself. Program content for […]