This is a LIVE WEBINAR that will be presented on November 9, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.


  • Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals
  • LIVE Interactive Continuing Education Hours: 3 (Three)

Ecopsychology is the study of how the natural world impacts mental well-being. Ecotherapy is the therapeutic application of this knowledge. Mindfulness means being present in the moment. Natural environments may be utilized to facilitate mindful states, and mindfulness is a useful tool in ameliorating anxiety.

This experiential course will introduce you to some of the basic skills, techniques and research in the field.

Nature has the power to calm and to heal. In this webinar course we will be studying the following:

What is Ecotherapy? What ecotherapy is and why is it important? This section will review some of the basics of the field.

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a well-established aid in overcoming stress and anxiety. Natural environments facilitate mindfulness. This course will look at some of the tools and techniques of mindful awareness.

Nature-Based Mindfulness This course examines some ways that nature can be used to facilitate mindful states.

Kaplan’s Attention Restoration Theory (ART) Anxiety is exhausting. Kaplan’s Attention  Restoration Theory (ART) offers a theoretical framework for how nature helps to restore positive levels of attention. This course looks at ART and how it relates to mindfulness and ecotherapy.

Anxiety and Ecotherapy This course reviews some current research on using ecotherapy for the treatment of anxiety

Ecotherapeutic Techniques for the Treatment of Anxiety In this course we will discuss some therapeutic techniques that have been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of anxiety. This course includes a bonus Body Scan Meditation audio file that may be used with your clients when practicing ecotherapy.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to Define and describe ecotherapy Define and describe mindfulness Define and describe nature-based mindfulness Discuss how mindful ecotherapy may be used for the treatment of anxiety Define and describe several ecotherapeutic interventions, including 1. Mindfulness in nature 2. Forest bathing 3. Nature walks 4. Eco-Art Therapy
This is a LIVE WEBINAR that will be presented on November 9, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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. Click here for instructor contact information Click here to see a biography and summary of credentials for the Instructor


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. All course materials for this online home study continuing education course are evidence-based, with clearly defined learning objectives, references and citations, and post-course evaluations. Upon request a copy of this information and a course description containing objectives, course description, references and citations will be given to you for your local licensing board. All of our courses and webinars contain course objectives, references, and citations as a part of the course materials; however, it is your responsibility to check with your local licensure board for suitability for continuing education credit. No warranty is expressed or implied as to approval or suitability for continuing education credit regarding jurisdictions outside of the United States or its territories. If a participant or potential participant would like to express a concern about his/her experience with the Mindful Ecotherapy Center, NBCC ACEP #7022, he/she may call or e-mail at (864) 384-2388 or [email protected]. Emails generally get faster responses. You may also use the contact form below. Although we do not guarantee a particular outcome, the individual can expect us to consider the complaint, make any necessary decisions and respond within 24 to 48 hours.

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