Ecotherapy for Anxiety


Target Audience: Mental health professionals; Professional Counselors & Therapists

Online continuing education hours: Three (3)

NBCC Approval: Yes

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Nature has the power to calm and to heal. In this online Ecotherapy for Anxiety course we will be looking at some recent research on ecotherapy, on ecotherapy for anxiety, on mindfulness, on nature-based mindfulness, and finally we will discuss some ecotherapeutic techniques for the treatment of anxiety.

After taking this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define “ecotherapy”
  • Define “mindfulness”
  • Discuss how ecotherapy can facilitate mindful states
  • Explain the relationship between mindfulness and the management of anxiety
  • Discuss and describe Kaplan and Kaplan’s Attention Restoration Theory (ART)
  • Discuss how ecotherapy may be used to manage anxiety
  • Discuss, describe, and facilitate several ecotherapeutic interventions
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