The current environmental crisis can raise new questions about our moral, ethical, political and spiritual position and collective responsibility towards the environment and the future of humanity. This is impacting on children and adults' mental and emotional wellbeing as an increasing number of people may experience "eco-Anxiety" i.e. an overwhelming sense of concern, fear for the future, grief and loss. However this is a valid response to the current crisis and might need drastic action. Psychotherapy can play a role in this especially during this global pandemic.
Ecotherapy is the application of Ecopsychology, a well-developed field to claim people’s need to reconnect to nature for their own benefit as well as promoting a renewed awareness and commitment to caring and protecting the environment of which we are part of. This has become a pressing issue now.
There is growing research evidence to suggest that spending time in nature can improve mental health and emotional wellbeing.
This taster session is about promoting self-care and caring for the environment. It is interactive and experiential. I will explain what ecotherapy is through some slides, then I will invite participants to identify a personal goal using nature as a therapeutic friend for personal growth. it will include some mindfulness exercises based on nature.
There might be a chance to have some time in pairs or small groups to discuss the topic depending on numbers of attendees
Q&A at the end
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Chiara Santin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: EcoTherapy Taster Zoom Meeting Time: Jun 4, 2020 09:30 AM London
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87812018394?pwd=Uk9NQmdlTG9EejJyaUZBMXhkNDUzUT09
Meeting ID: 878 1201 8394 Password: 979745
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