Ecotherapy for Anxiety

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A 3-hour online continuing education course for mental health professionals

Approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Nature has the power to calm and to heal. In this online Ecotherapy for Anxiety course we will be studying the following:

What is Ecotherapy?
This module will examine what ecotherapy is and why it’s important.

What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a well-established aid in overcoming stress and anxiety. Natural environments facilitate mindfulness. This module will look at some of the tools and techniques of mindful awareness.

Nature-Based Mindfulness
This module examines some ways that nature can be used to facilitate mindful states.

Kaplan’s Attention Restoration Theory (ART)
Anxiety is exhausting. Kaplan’s Attention  Restoration Theory (ART) offers a theoretical framework for how nature helps to restore positive levels of attention. This module looks at ART and how it relates to mindfulness and ecotherapy.

Anxiety and Ecotherapy
This module reviews some current research on using ecotherapy for the treatment of anxiety

Ecotherapeutic Techniques for the Treatment of Anxiety
In this module we will discuss some therapeutic techniques that have been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of anxiety. This course includes a bonus Body Scan Meditation audio file that may be used with your clients when practicing ecotherapy.