Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy: An Introduction
Target Audience: Mental health professionals; Professional Counselors & Therapists
Online continuing education hours: Five (5)
NBCC Approval: Yes
THIS COURSE IS APPROVED BY THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR CERTIFIED COUNSELORS (NBCC) FOR FIVE (5) HOURS OF ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION
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.
Each of the twelve sessions 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.
ABOUT CERTIFICATION This Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy: An Introduction course is an introductory course to the skills and techniques of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE). It is an overview of the skills of the program for mental health professionals. If you are interested in learning how to implement your own Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy program, you may be interested in becoming a Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Certified Facilitator.