Holos Ecopsychology Certificate Program 2018

RECOVER your wild heart and mind,
RESTORE your connection to Nature,
BECOME a guide for others in RECONNECTING and discovering RESILIENCE !

“If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear. People who can open to the web of life that called us into being.” – Joanna Macy

Climate Change. Biodiversity loss. Deforestation. Ocean Acidification. Overpopulation.

These are just some of the crises of our unprecedented times. We need leading edge solutions. Psychology can play a part in helping to change attitude, perception and behavior and the most appropriate form of psychology is one that reconnects the human animal with the rest of life on earth.

Holos has been a touchstone resource for applied ecopsychology and has now developed a comprehensive, 100 hour training program that draws on the wisdom of many pioneers in the field of Ecotherapy, Ecopsychology, The Work that Reconnects, Soulcrafting, Permaculture and more.

Come learn with leaders in the field as you develop community, go deeply into a range of eco-therapy practices and prepare yourself to lead others and offer solutions to the fundamental needs of our time.

Jan Edl Stein. MFT – Ecotherapy, eco-resilience, healing trauma through earth-based approaches, earth-base group processes

Mary Good, MFT – Eco-Griefwork, natural history, practical essentials for eco-therapy, sustainable practices

Geneen Marie Haugen – Soulcrafting, Tending the Anima Mundi

Bill Plotkin, PhD – Soulcrafting, mapping the psyche through ecocentric archetypal processes

James Stark, MA – Permaculture Principles

Constance Washburn, MA – The Work That Reconnects

Rob Fisher, MFT – Eco-somatics, Hakomi, and mindfulness practices

And more to be announced!

100 CEUS will be available for MFTs, LCSWs, as well as psychologists and RNs(approval pending).

The training will prepare participants to deeply understand and translate the framework of ecopsychology in a range of applications, including traditional clinical psychology settings as well as in community leadership,  eco-therapy practices and creative endeavors.

At the completion of the program, participants will be certified by Holos Institute, a leader in ecopsychological practices, to confidently offer ecotherapy and eco-based healing practices in the greater community.  This program is geared toward clinicians but is also open to other healing arts professional or people interested in translating a nature-based connection into positive action and/or healing.

The program will cover, in-depth, the concepts and principles of ecopsychology, the origins of the field, and many of the intricacies of its clinical application both within a traditional, in-office setting as well as in outdoor therapy.  We will be looking at the psychology of individuals from archetypal patterns to developmental, somatic and attachment theory lens.  We will also be addressing the ever growing need to meet the anxiety and grief of climate change and environmental degradation.  We hope that this program will also inspire participants to become community/environmental leaders in a creative and heartfelt way meeting the concerns that are arising in the current planetary situation.  The program is a blend of didactic learning processes along with deeply experiential components that help to integrate the learning more deeply and ground the material in a profound personal experience. The immersive long weekends will build on previous ones as this very special cohort of trainees bond and have exceptionally deep time with the land.  The last 3 intensives will be held in a vast valley where the wildness of the land invites the wildness of the psyche.

This certificate program is unique in that it is not representing one viewpoint but rather engaging many diverse voices whom all speak passionately about caring for our planet.

We have enlisted an incredible community of elders and spokespeople who are leaders in ecopsychology and environmental stewardship.  The program will be lead by seasoned clinicians who offer their personal insights into eco-therapy, ecopsychological approaches and earth-based practices applicable to both individuals and groups, but it also offers the wisdom of many other great teachers, inviting their wisdom in-depth. These will include the field of permaculture with Penny Livingston and James Stark, mapping the psyche and soulcrafting with Geneen Haugen and Bill Plotkin, Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects with Constance Washburn, Hakomi/eco-somatic processes with Rob Fisher and Hu Ting Ting and numerous pioneers leaders in the field of ecopsychology.  The program has been created and curated by Mary Good, MFT and Jan Edl Stein, MFT and they will be the primary organizers/instructors.

The program is composed of 4 thematic modules, each with a 3 or 4 night residential component with alternate week 2 hour webinars.
The program launches on Saturday, March 17, 2018 with an introductory seminar, followed by the first residential program on March 24.  Please see the schedule for more details.