• Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals
  • Online Home Study Continuing Education Hours: 1 (One)


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, in the procession of the seasons.”

-C. G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

There is something spiritual and transcendent about spending time in nature. In recent years mental health professionals have come to recognize the healing power of nature and to utilize it to help their patients and their families recover from a host of problems.
While ecotherapy uses the power of nature to heal the body and the mind, ecospirituality uses nature to heal the spirit, helping practitioners to connect with themselves and others, with nature, and with something larger than themselves.

Ecospirituality can be used in this manner to experience the transcendent.

In this introductory course we will cover what spirituality is, what Ecospirituality is, how ecospirituality can help people to increase their resilience, and finally some common types of ecospiritual interventions.

Course Objectives

After successfully completing this course the student will be able to:

  • Define spirituality
  • Define ecospirituality
  • Differentiate between ecotherapy and ecospirituality
  • Describe some of the benefits of ecospirituality
  • Describe some common types of ecospiritual interventions

Instructor Qualifications and Contact Information

This course was created by Charlton Hall, MMFT, PhD.

Charlton Hall, MMFT, PhD is a former Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor and a former Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (now retired from both those roles).

In 2008 he was awarded a two-year post-graduate fellowship through the Westgate Training and Consultation Network to study mindfulness and ecotherapy. His chosen specialty demographic at that time was Borderline Personality Disorder.

Dr. Hall has been providing training seminars on mindfulness and ecotherapy since 2007 when he founded what would become the Mindful Ecotherapy Center, LLC, and has been an advocate for education in ecotherapy and mindfulness throughout his professional career, serving on the South Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s Board of Directors as Chair of Continuing Education from 2012 to 2014.

He served as the Chair of Behavioral Health for ReGenesis Health Care from 2014 to 2016 and trained all the medical staff in suicide risk assessment and prevention during his employment at that agency.

Dr. Hall is also a trained SMART Recovery Facilitator and served as a Volunteer Advisor in South Carolina for several years.

Dr. Hall’s area of research and interest is using Mindfulness and Ecotherapy to facilitate acceptance and change strategies within a family systemic framework, and he has presented research at several conferences and seminars on this and other topics.

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The Mindful Ecotherapy Center, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7022. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Mindful Ecotherapy Center, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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