2022 Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification Program


Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals; Professional Counselors & Therapists

Total Online Continuing Education Hours: 50

NBCC Approval: (see explanation below)

The individual course content for each module is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #7022).

The facilitator certification designation is governed and regulated by the Mindful Ecotherapy Center.

This program is entirely self-paced with no start or end date and may be completed entirely online. Once you begin you will have a year to complete the course materials.

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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 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 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. The first six sessions cover the skills of mindfulness, and the next six sessions cover integrating mindful skills into ecotherapy. The six mindful skills are about “what” to do, and the six ecotherapy skills are about “how” to do it.

The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Manual was updated to the Second Edition in January of 2022. A free pdf copy of the manual is included in the materials for this course. If you would prefer a hard copy you can purchase one by clicking on the link.

Each of the twelve sessions of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy program covers a distinct skill that builds on previous skills, and provides activities and interventions that can be used in both group and individual therapy sessions.

Since we first began offering the program in 2015, response has been overwhelming, so we began to offer the facilitator training to mental health professionals all over the world. If you are interested in running your own Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy program, this is the course for you!

Course Content

Course content for this Facilitator Certification training includes:

Mindfulness: An Introduction – 10 online hours

Ecotherapy: An Introduction – 10 online hours

Facilitating the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Program – 30 online hours

TOTAL = 50 online hours

About Certification

The individual course content for each module is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #7022).

The facilitator certification designation is governed and regulated by the Mindful Ecotherapy Center.

This course certifies you to conduct the 12-week Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy program for your own groups and individuals. This Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification course is completely online and includes all the materials you would need to facilitate your own 12-week Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy program.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact us for further information.

Student Forum

New to the 2022 edition of the course is the Student Forum. On this forum you can post questions for feedback from the instructor(s) and/or other students, and request clarification and support on course materials. The instructor generally checks the forum at least once per week.

The forums are available to all registered users.

Click here to visit the forum.


What Graduates of the Program are Saying…

“This course was great! I even bought the manual to review, which is also a great tool! Thanks!”

“I am a hypnotherapist, sand tray therapist and LCSW working w/military kids in elementary schools. I’m blown away with this course content! I’ll retire to private practice in January. Maybe I could use the information somehow then. I loved it and have recommended it to a few of my therapist peers. Thank you!”

“I thought this course was so interesting and I learned so much! I bought the workbook to go along with the course.”

“It exceeded my expectations. The research backing the facilitator course is incredible and the presentation easy to understand and engaging. Thanks!”

“This course very much met my expectations. It wove together concepts I was already aware of but didn’t know to be eco-therapy related. It also gave me extensive knowledge and practical steps to guide participants. I am excited to incorporate this into my work.”

“This course exceeded my expectations! I look forward to taking more trainings with your organization in the future!”

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