School Shootings – Charlton Hall on WSPA Channel 7 Charlton Hall chairs the behavioral health department at ReGenesis Health Care, and said the school shooting in Parkland, Florida made it to the minds of his patients who’ve dealt with trauma. “Because it’s just another reminder that the world isn’t always a safe place,” said Hall. It’s a conversation he said parents need to … Read more

MBE Trifold Brochure

The brochure above contains additional information about the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Program. If you are a certified facilitator of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy program or are interested in becoming one, you may download and print the brochure below to promote your own program. It contains to blank areas for you to include information about your own local … Read more

New Online Continuing Education Courses

The courses below are currently being developed. Have a course you’d like to see added? Use the contact form below to make a course suggestion! Register to receive this blog if you’d like to be informed of courses as they’re added! 7Cs of Mindful Parenting ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ADHD: Non-Medical Approaches to Treatment ADHD … Read more


The long-awaited online version of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Training Program is now available! This popular series certifies you to be a facilitator of the 12-week Midnfulness-Based Ecotherapy program. This program, based on the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook, is now taught worldwide.  Becoming a certified facilitator of this program allows you to run your own groups, wherever you are. … Read more

What is Ecotherapy?

For most of its existence homo sapiens has lived in harmony with nature as hunter/gatherers. Such a lifestyle requires a vast knowledge of the seasons, and of the patterns and habits of wildlife, and of plants and herbs and their healing powers. Industrialization and urbanization are fairly recent phenomena on an evolutionary scale. We still … Read more

Doing, Being, Thinking and Sensing

A key aspect of mindfulness is stepping outside of doing mode and entering into being mode. When we’re caught up in thought and feeling cycles that lead to depression and anxiety, we usually feel that we should be doing something to fix it. The problem with this is that sometimes there is nothing you can … Read more

Upstairs Brain vs. Downstairs Brain

Feelings of depression, anxiety, sadness, and other emotions are generated in a part of the brain called the limbic system. This ‘downstairs’ portion of the brain is only interested in three things: Fighting, fleeing, or freezing. In ‘fight’ mode, the downstairs brain wants to protect you from harm by fighting against the threat. When it … Read more

What is Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE)?

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden Do you enjoy nature? Have you … Read more

3 FREE Continuing Education Hours for Mental Health Professionals

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 … Read more