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Elder Grove Media is the publishing company of the Mindful Ecotherapy Center, LLC. Elder Grove Media publishes books and videos related to ecotherapy, mindfulness, and sustainable living. They also offer a wide variety of music and meditation recordings.

Books published by Elder Grove Media are available at Amazon and most major media outlets.


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This is the second edition of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook. The original workbook was published in 2015, and the sciences of mindfulness and ecotherapy have advanced a great deal since that time. This second edition was updated to reflect this new research. This edition, like its predecessor, was written to accompany the 12-week Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy workshop series. Some of the exercises in this new edition have changed based on participant feedback regarding what is more helpful in facilitating nature experiences.

This new version of the handbook introduces the 12 skills of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) and introduces one of these skills at each of the 12 sessions in the program.

Although this book is designed to accompany the 12-week Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy workshop series, it may also be completed on your own at home. The experiential nature of the work allows anyone with access to outdoor spaces the opportunity to complete the series. If you are interested in participating in a workshop series near you, you can visit the directory of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy programs worldwide.


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This album contains the first 5 meditations based on the tools and techniques of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy as described in the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook.

This album is Part One of the two-CD collection.

This album, together with Part II, are companion pieces to the workbook.

Meditations on this CD:

101 Mindful Acceptance of Discomfort
202 Tree of Life Meditation
303 Sensory Integration Meditation
404 Coyote Walk Meditation
505 Root Meme Meditation

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This album contains the last 4 meditations based on the tools and techniques of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy as described in the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook.

This album is Part Two of the two-CD collection. This album, together with Part I, are companion pieces to the workbook.

101 A Closer Look
202 My Own Animal Legend
303 Animal Totem Meditation
404 Fairy Godmother Meditation

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This Second Edition of the Facilitator Manual for the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Program contains the complete text of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook plus additional material on how to facilitate each session of the program. The Facilitator Manual also includes information on running a successful group, and the stages of group change and group dynamics. This manual is designed to help facilitators of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy program successfully implement a workshop series.

The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy workshop series teaches you the 12 skills of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) by introducing one of these skills at each of the 12 sessions in the program. The experiential nature of the work allows anyone with access to outdoor spaces the opportunity to complete the series on their own.

The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook allows you to embrace the healing power of nature in an experiential way.


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Ecoplay: Re-Introducing Your Children to Nature workbook is the manual for the Ecoplay program.

Ecoplay is an evidence-based eight-session training program designed to give parents and their children the opportunity for experiential activities outdoors that combine mindfulness, ecopsychology and the skills of positive parenting.

Ecoplay is an authoritative, rather than authoritarian, approach to discipline and parenting. It is a framework for guiding your child(ren) to reconnect to nature in healing ways.

Ecoplay trains parents to be nature-based play therapy facilitators for their own children. It is also a theoretical framework and approach to parenting that allows children to express themselves in play, their natural language.

Ecoplay allows this expressive play to happen in healthy natural outdoor environments.


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This is the Facilitator Manual for the Ecoplay: Re-Introducing Your Children to Nature workshop series. If you wish to conduct your own Ecoplay workshops, this manual contains the complete text of the Ecoplay: Re-Introducing Your Children to Nature workbook, plus helpful tips for facilitating each session of the program. It is a valuable tool for mental health professionals and play therapists interested in incorporating nature into their work.

Ecoplay is an evidence-based eight-session training program designed to give parents and their children the opportunity for experiential activities outdoors that combine mindfulness, ecopsychology and the skills of positive parenting. Ecoplay is an authoritative, rather than authoritarian, approach to discipline and parenting.

It is a framework for guiding your child(ren) to reconnect to nature in healing ways.

Ecoplay trains parents to be nature-based play therapy facilitators for their own children. It is also a theoretical framework and approach to parenting that allows children to express themselves in play, their natural language.

Ecoplay allows this expressive play to happen in healthy natural outdoor environments.


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The word “spiritual” comes from the Latin spiritus, which means, “breath.”

Originally, that which was spiritual was simply that which was breathtaking. From this perspective a spiritual experience is an awe-inspiring experience.

People of all religions…or none…can experience such awe-inspiring events in nature. Ecospirituality can be spiritual without being religious. Those breathtaking moments for me most often occur when I have made some sort of connection to nature.

Ecospirituality is the process of seeking wonder and awe in those moments in natural environments. This workbook is a 16-week program containing experiential exercises to help you seek inspiration in natural environments.

Using the journey of the Coyote as a metaphor for our own spiritual journeys, Ecospirituality: The Way of the Coyote guides you on a journey of self-discovery using nature.


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The Mindful Mood Management Workbook helps those with anger problems, and other issues with strong emotions, to be able to successfully regulate overpowering emotions.

Why ‘Mood Management’ and not ‘Anger Management’?

Anger is often a secondary emotion that masks a primary, deeper emotion. Rather than expressing the underlying emotion, we tend to express the ‘safer’ anger.

Managing anger puts the focus on the secondary emotion without addressing the underlying cause.

This usually manifests in emotional aggression.

Emotional fusion is a concept from Bowenian Family Therapy. In a fused relationship, one or both people in the relationship are expecting the other member to take responsibility for their own emotional wellbeing. In such a relationship, one member tries to tell the other what they should be feeling and thinking in a given situation. It is referred to as a ‘fused’ relationship because there are poor boundaries to the point that it is difficult to tell where one person’s emotions end and the other one’s begin.

In fused relationships, emotional aggression occurs when one or both members feel that the other person is not meeting their emotional needs. Instead of responding to such situations in emotionally healthy ways, the person feeling wronged acts out with emotional aggression.

Emotional aggression is the aggressive use of our own emotional states in an attempt to manipulate or control others, or in an attempt to make others be responsible for our moods. If I hold others responsible for my emotional state, I am being emotionally aggressive. Likewise, if I attempt to control the emotional state of others against their will, I am being emotionally aggressive.

Mindful Mood Management offers a way to address emotional aggression and the underlying emotions that cause it.

The Mindful Mood Management Workbook contains 12 chapters of material on managing mood through mindfulness and can be presented by mental health professionals as a 12-session program for anger management or for those needing help with emotional aggression.


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The Mindful Mood Management Facilitator Manual is for Facilitators of the 12-Week Mindful Mood Management Program.

Drawing on the skills of mindfulness, the Mindful Mood Management Program offers help to those struggling with anger management and other difficulties with overpowering emotions and problems with emotional regulation skills.

The Mindful Mood Management Workbook was created for individuals to complete on their own, but it can also be used as a manual for a 12-week program to manage anger by managing emotional aggression.

This facilitator manual is a companion piece to the Mindful Mood Management Program. It contains 12 sessions of material, plus a chapter overview of the program, several assessments, and dozens of worksheets to be used in such a program.

This Mindful Mood Management Facilitator Manual contains the complete text of the Mindful Mood Management Workbook, plus facilitator tips and format suggestions for each session of the program.

This book was published in 2014. Since that time the Mindful Ecotherapy Center, LLC has used Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy to successfully treat difficulties with anger management. A new, updated book is scheduled for release in 2025 that will incorporate the skills of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy for anger management and for dealing with overpowering emotions.


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Charlton Hall’s first book, Green Circles: A Sustainable Journey from the Cradle to the Grave observes environmentally friendly living throughout the human life cycle.

Starting with natural childbirth, finishing with green burial, and examining all phases of life in-between.

Written while Dr. Hall was in graduate school, this book was the foundation and inspiration for his later work in creating the Mindful Ecotherapy Center, LLC and the programs it sponsors.

Topics covered in this work include:

  • Spirituality, Nature & Wellbeing
  • Natural Childbirth
  • Raising Green Children
  • Green Colleges and Universities
  • Green Weddings
  • Green Transportation
  • Green Building
  • Green Energy
  • Living without Electricity
  • Green Gardening & Vegetarianism
  • Green Clothing
  • Intentional Communities
  • The Rainbow Tribe
  • Green Burial
  • Global Warming and Climate Change
  • A Sustainable Future

First published in 2007, this second edition of Green Circles: A Sustainable Journey from the Cradle to the Grave contains updated information on green living (as of 2013, the date of publication) plus an expanded section on climate change.


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Tracks included on this recording:

01 Acceptance Meditation
02 Basic Meditation
03 Insomnia
04 Mindful Body Scan
05 Mindful Walking
06 Sacred Space


Meditative Music

Forest Echoes

Mist on the Mountain

Rainbow Warrior

Tree of Life