Ecopsychology explores how nature replenishes a person’s mental health, and ecotherapy is how that replenishment is put into practice. Day one of this workshop will introduce the foundations of ecopsychology and its relevance to the challenges we as humans face in the Anthropocene. Day two the group will get outside and explore ways to use nature’s restorative properties for stress reduction, mental wellness, and more. No mental health training is required to participate in this workshop; this is a skills-based offering for anyone interested in partnering with nature for for its mutual benefits.
Rebecca is a citizen scientist and Master Naturalist with a Master's degree in counseling psychology and a certificate in ecopsychology. She is a lifelong nature nerd, and is an active volunteer with multiple conservation groups doing everything from environmental education to habitat restoration and more.
A blanket or other comfortable item to sit on outside
A sketchbook with easily portable art materials like colored pencils or markers
A journal or other items for taking notes
A bottle of water (NOT soda, etc., just plain water)
Good hiking/walking shoes/boots
Lunch/snacks for both days
None at this time. Let me know a deadline by which I need to make any changes to this, in case I decide to incorporate an exercise that may need some additional art materials.