The Assumptions-Perceptions-Reality Triad

Our assumptions work together to create our perceptions, and our perceptions create our reality. Let’s take a closer look at how this process works. Suppose I have an assumption that, “Everybody in the world is out to get me.” That assumption will set my perception filter to look for evidence that supports my assumption. So any time anyone acts towards […]

Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Program Facilitator Training Course

Click here to purchase this course About the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Program Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy combines 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 […]

Assumptions, Perceptions, and Reality

We all make assumptions every day about the way the world works and our places in it. These assumptions color our perceptions about the way things work, and these perceptions influence our reality. By changing our assumptions and our perceptions we can create a different reality for ourselves. Let’s talk about how this works. Assumptions We all make assumptions every […]


Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Journal In 2024 the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Organization will begin the publication of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Journal, a quarterly publication dedicated to the study of mindfulness and ecotherapy, and the intersection of the two. We are currently accepting submissions for the journal. The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Journal will follow a double-blind reviewing procedure. This means that the author will remain […]

New Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Certification

The Mindful Ecotherapy Center, LLC has been providing continuing education in mindfulness and ecotherapy since 2007. During all of that time, students of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy have continually expressed a desire for an organization that specifically caters to the educational needs of counselors and therapists who practice Mindful Ecotherapy. With these needs in mind, the Mindful Ecotherapy Center, LLC will be […]

Problem-focused and Solution-focused Memes

The idea behind using Meme Triads is to move from a problem-focused paradigm to a solution-focused paradigm. One of the goals of using Meme Triads is to begin to think in terms of solutions instead of in terms of problems. When we start thinking in terms of solutions, we begin to live with intention. The power of intention is one […]

Meme Triads

Contrary to popular belief, a ‘meme’ is not an internet picture with words on it. A meme is just a belief that has been passed from one person to another. We get most of our core memes from our families of origin. If your memes (inherited beliefs) are leading to consequences you want, then nothing needs to be changed. If, […]

Memes are A Category of Belief

Sometimes our beliefs lead us to consequences we don’t want to experience. The way to change those beliefs is to dispute the beliefs you have that are leading you to consequences you don’t want to experience. When you’ve experienced a negative consequence in your life, examine and challenge the beliefs you hold that led you to act in such a […]

Setting Good Boundaries

The way to deal with conflict in positive ways is to realize that you are not responsible for anyone’s feelings but your own. If you avoid conflict out of a fear of upsetting others, first ask yourself why you think they would be upset. Worrying about the emotional reactions others might have in a given situation is usually a sign […]

Emotional Regulation

Successful mood management comes from successful emotional regulation. Emotional regulation means recognizing patterns of emotional aggression and stopping the cycle of emotional aggression before it starts. This means becoming aware of and attuned to your own cycles of emotions. Before you can become attuned to your own cycles of emotional behavior, you must first be able to identify your emotions. […]