Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification Course

Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification Course
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The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification Course is a blend of mindfulness and ecotherapy.

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TARGET AUDIENCE: Licensed Mental Health Professionals

Although this course is designed for licensed mental health professionals, you do not have to be a mental health professional to take this course. If you wish to take this course in order to run a coaching group, you may do so as long as you do not engage in counseling or therapy while running the program. Before enrolling in this course, check with your local labor, licensing and regulation board to determine if any special licensing or certification is required in order to run coaching groups in your area. If you are not a licensed mental health professional, it is your responsibility to determine if your jurisdiction allows coaching groups. No warranty is expressed or implied regarding the suitability of this course in your jurisdiction.

Course Description

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. Ecopsychology is the study of nature’s ability to heal. Ecotherapy is the application of ecopsychology in a therapeutic setting.

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 works so well in this capacity that it has been referred to as the “penicillin of mental health.”

Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy is a result of combining 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 nature, we are able to tap into nature’s healing power and to heal the earth as we heal ourselves.

The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook and the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workshop series were developed by Charlton Hall, MMFT, LMFT/S, RPT-S, CHt as a 12-week program to help individuals re-connect with the healing power of nature. The series meets once per week for 90 minutes, usually in an outdoor setting.

This Facilitator Certification Course qualifies you to be a Certified Instructor of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy. The course is 60 hours long and includes continuing education in the following:

  • Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice – 25 hours
  • Mindfulness: An Introduction – 15 hours
  • Ecotherapy: An Introduction – 10 hours
  • Running a Successful Group – 10 hours

This Certified Facilitator Training Package contains all four courses/modules required to complete the training and become a Certified Facilitator of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy.

Upon successful completion of all required courses of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Certification Program, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion for 60 hours of online and experiential education indicating that you are now a Certified Facilitator, and you will receive a free listing on our Certified Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitators Directory page.