Applied ecopsychology, sometimes called “ecotherapy” is a practice that aligns our human selves with the natural world. It is a path of re-connecting the human with an essential, rooted connection to place, a restoration of comfort in nature as well as a remembrance of our inherent (“in the bones”) wisdom. It is a facilitation of restoring human nature to a grounded, soul-full connection to our-selves and all of our relations. It can be as simple as talking time to be in nature, be it an urban park or a wilderness setting. It can also mean applying mindfulness practices, somatic exercises or ritual in the natural world.
Our vision for therapy is to integrate the wisdom of an ecologically based psychology into practical clinical practices that serve to restore balance to the mind, body and spirit, and generate kindness toward the greater community in which we live.