The Centre has been established to further research into the links between Ecopsychology, health and wellbeing.
The Director is Prof Stephen Palmer PhD.
The Centre for Ecopsychology and Wellbeing, International Academy for Professional Development, has been launched to further research into the links between Ecopsychology, health and wellbeing.
The Centre offers an Ecopsychology coaching service. Ecopsychology coaching is an approach to coaching informed by evidence based ecopsychology research. It focuses on enhancing physical and psychological wellbeing through facilitating coachees to maximise the opportunities to undertake Green Exercise and other interventions involving the natural environment.
The Centre for Ecopsychology and Wellbeing, International Academy for Professional Development, runs accredited and recognised coaching courses.
The Centre staff are psychologists, biologists, scientists, psychotherapists and health educators.
I am one of two UK delegates on the International Adventure Therapy Committee and am vice chair of the Institute of Outdoor Learning Outdoor and Adventure Therapy Special Interest Group (OATSIG).
I’ve worked with the UK Mindfulness Trainers Network helping to develop national guidelines for mindfulness teachers and trainers and am an Ecotherapist and Humanistic Psychology practitioner. Having taught at Salford, Lancaster and Manchester Metropolitan Universities I am now researching the role of nature and mindfulness in the Faculty of Health and Science at the University of Cumbria.
An Ecotherapist and Humanistic Psychology practitioner, I have a BSc(Hons) in Integrated Therapy and an MSc which examined the role of environment in improving health. I am a member of the Mountain Leader Training Association and Institute of Outdoor Learning.
My current work includes helping people with chronic conditions as well as those coping with stress and anxiety. In the past I have worked with a wide range of clients, from young people in the Criminal Justice System through to business executives.
In addition to health based work I have been a mountain leader for over thirty years, former military medic and am an emergency care practitioner. I’m also Casualty Care coordinator of a Lake District mountain rescue team and a medic on adventure races. I am a TRiM (trauma risk management) assessor for Mountain Rescue and the Police.
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