Resources: Related therapy and psychology websites and blogs
Until 2014 the Activist Trauma Support Network offered support, workshops and information to activists on prevention and treatment of post-traumatic stress and burnout. The website archive remains - though is no longer maintained - and has links to fact sheets, downloads and a detailed links page. More information.
CPA aims to facilitate a deeper understanding of our human responses to climate change. To this end, we are bringing together a wide range of resources here and promoting interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration. More information.
Confer is an independent organisation established in 1998 to provide innovative, challenging and inspiring continuing educational events for psychotherapists, psychologists and other mental health workers. Seminar leaders and panels are chosen from the most experienced practitioners and contemporary theorists to present the latest research findings and theoretical developments. Since 2009 CONFER have run several nation events focusing on ecopsychology and ecopsychotherapy. More information.
A site dedicated to the theory and practice of nature-facilitated models of mental healthcare, including contemporary ecotherapy, green exercise, green care, healing gardens, horticultural therapy, wilderness therapy, civic environmentalism and nature-facilitated, integrative practices within psychotherapy. More information.
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Danish Centre for Ecotherapy
Photo credit: Ian Siggins Hegginworth
Environmental arts therapy is the therapeutic use of natural materials, natural locations, natural themes and natural cycles. It is its deep connection to the turning year, its seasons, its stories and its traditions that makes it so much more that just art therapy outdoors. The website of Ian Siddons Heginworth.
The Scuola di Ecopsicologia was born in 2004 in Brianza, Northern Italy, to promote practices for personal growth conducted “in nature, with nature, for nature”. The aim is to translate Ecopsychology’s principles and vision in instruments and practical activities in various fields through offering educational courses, experiential seminars, counselling and online training. Its founder and current director is Marcella Danon, a psychologist and journalist who has for years been involved on both fronts: personal growth and environmental awareness. More information.
A blog written by Joe Dodds and Martin Jordan which features Dodd's book 'Psychoanalysis and Ecology at the Edge of Chaos'. More information.
This is the work of Michael Cohen and includes a large website, online courses, information and perspectives on applied ecopsychology, educating and counselling with nature and more. More information.
The website of the 2009 anthology 'Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind' editors Linda Buzzell and Craig Chalquist (Sierra Club Books, USA) this site offers a range of articles and research, news and a blog. More information.
An informal, international, interdisciplinary virtual community devoted to reflecting on the questions which arise from an ecopsychological viewpoint, proving a public forum for diverse experiences of the human-nature relationship. The site includes 'Gatherings' an online quarterly e-journal and some excellent links. More information.
Organises experiential conferences to deepen applications and developments of the ecopsychology of personal growth, environmental education, and systems thinking. More information.
The Nature-Therapy Center, established by Ronen Berger, develops and promotes the knowledge and practice of Nature Therapy and related fields such as mind-body therapy and ecopsychology. More information.
An Australian group (based in Melbourne) contributing psychological understanding within the community to support and facilitate strong and urgent action on climate change. More information.
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PCSR is an organisation of psychotherapists, counsellors and other professionals who locate psychotherapy and counselling in a social context. Its work includes challenging prejudice and discriminatory practice within the psychotherapy and counselling professions, and campaigning for statutory and low-cost services in all parts of the UK. PCSR recognises the impact of the political dimension on the relationship between practitioner and client and develops ideas about the ways in which social, political, environmental and cultural issues can be integrated into theory and practice. The organisation is particularly engaged in issues of Climate Change and the emotional and psychological dimensions to humankind’s struggle to engage seriously with the profound challenges it now faces. More information.
The California-based School of Lost Borders offers vision fasts and rites of passage training which cultivate self-trust, responsibility, and understanding about ones' unique place within society and the natural world. Its programs provide guided opportunities, perspectives, teachings, and much needed self-reflection time in a non-judgmental yet challenging environment. More information.
This has a raft of useful information for teaching purposes, with a whole section on Ecopsychology. The multi-media resources are particularly good. Authored by Britain A. Scott, PhD., and Susan M. Koger, PhD.
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