One thread runs though the considerable diversity of my life; a fascination with the human condition and our relationship to the other than human world. That fascination has never been purely theoretical and I’ve always been concerned with how life might be nurtured to fuller flowering. This thread led me through philosophy, art, activism and academia, until finally I saw the connection; ecopsychology. I facilitate nature connection workshops, practice as a Counselor and conduct research. I have a PhD in Religious Studies and have published work on ecopsychology, animism, embodied knowing and the power of place.
Fox Expressive Art Therapy LLC: Ben Fox, is a licensed mental health counselor and intermodal expressive art therapist practicing in Pomfret, Vermont focused on using ecopsychological expressive art therapy for individuals and groups.
My work encompasses art psychotherapy, counselling, supervision, training, research and art. A core theme of my work is eARTherapy – a synthesis of Art Psychotherapy, Counselling / Psychotherapy and Ecotherapy, working with and for nature.
The concept and vision of Kairos Consultancy originated in the mid 1990’s in Northern Ireland. A key aim is to nurture wellbeing, fostering creative time and space, with and for nature. I am committed to ecotherapeutic and ‘earth caring’ values.
I value nature, all creatures, and our diversity and interconnectedness. Key components of my eARTh-based practice include promoting: eco-creativity; an eARThing of practice, the curriculum and research; and working with and for nature.
I’m a researcher in the Transpersonal field, my purpose is to guide people to reconnect with their inner Nature through the Nature, focusing on value and actionable steps, accompany people to their life purpose and make it actionable and enjoyable in every day life. Nature Awareness is the path to join our humanity and to express it, in the awareness that all is related.
Dr. Renye sees individuals and couples in psychotherapy sessions as well as coaching. She has an office located in San Francisco, CA and also offers sessions via teleconferencing.
Kimberly (Kim) Keenan, MS, MSW, LCSW, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the State of Illinois and adjunct professor of graduate studies at The University of Illinois. She earned her PhD in Applied Ecology and has been regionally and nationally recognized for her work specializing in improving food systems within vulnerable communities. In addition to having maintained a thriving family therapy practice, Kim is a national speaker, educator and freelance writer. She is the author of Anxiety Mapping for Kids and has been a contributing author of over 20 articles in her 28 years of experience working with families and communities. Her research in the health benefits of nature is featured in Health Environment & Research Design Journal, “Nature Contacts: Employee Wellness in Healthcare”, Winter 2015. In 2012, she created her own not-for-profit, The gitm Foundation, where she serves as education and research director. She serves on the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity Taskforce, the Homegrown by Heroes Illinois State Veteran Agricultural Workgroup and directs the Tri County Fresh Food Hub.
My experience in academia is as extensive as my work in mental, physical, and spiritual health. During my 15 years a senior lecturer and adjunct professor, I taught a wide range of courses at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as other New England-area colleges and universities, before working as a mental health professional in the Portland, Oregon area and eventually relocating to San Diego to focus on independent therapeutic services. My communication style is both effective as well as non-dogmatic, and allows me to reach easily across generations and cultures. Through my experiences and background as student, professor, mental health professional, and ecopsychoIogy practitioner, I have developed the ability to communicate, engage, and empathetically connect with individuals of diverse cultural, social, and religious backgrounds, including varied ages, genders (including non-binary genders), and sexual orientations.
My graduate and post-graduate research includes ancient Celtic and Megalithic studies, non-traditional fields of research, human health, dialectical thinking, educational issues, eco-rhythms, holotropic breathwork, advanced astrology, the science and art of herbalism, yoga, and tai chi.
I feel that life is a process and, as such, is better lived with at least some modicum of consciousness and sense of personal accountability. We live in a very short-sighted society that seems overwhelmed by the fast-paced environment we have created. This is especially evident in the public’s willingness to accept the current medical model of psychiatric treatment and diagnosis of mental illness disorders that may be, in fact, a direct result of our disconnection from nature. I came to this conclusion after many years’ experience working within the mainstream medical model of psychiatric treatment as a mental health professional as well as a crisis and addiction specialist. In consideration of this, I believe my purpose is to help others better navigate life’s challenges and vicissitudes and that this may best be done using holistically-based mindfulness techniques and practices.
My fields of expertise range from the promotion of ecological connectivity and of green infrastructure to landscape history and human/wildlife relationship.
The basic concept is to (re-) build the bond between humans and the environment, understanding that all living beings share the same environment and the same needs.
Additionally, my work focuses on the ideal concept of raising environmental awareness to arrive at the point of having not the need anymore for protected areas.
I am a Pranotherapist and Reflexologist, studying the combined effects of Prana with other wellness and meditation techniques
The idea is to see Nature more clearly by learning more about basic biology. The learning process is seen as a meditation. For example, you learn basic flower structure, then we walk about seeing how every blossom met with differs from our idealized average flower. As we absorb “variations on a basic flower theme,” you fill your mind with colors, textures and designs that feel good taking them in. Do this enough and “Nature speaks to you… ” in the sense that your spirit is impressed with natural paradigms. All I do is to provide one of many doors to experiencing Nature, then Nature does the rest.
Short Description: Psychotherapist, Ecotherapist, Author, College Educator.
Description: Co-editor with Craig Chalquist of Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind (Sierra Club Books, 2009) and blogger for The Huffington Post on ecotherapy and ecopsychology. Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Depth Psychology M.A./Ph.D. program in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology and Ecopsychology. Editorial Board member of Ecopsychology journal, co-editor with Craig Chalquist of Dec. 2015 special issue on “Ecopsychology and the Long Emergency.” Author of “The Many Ecotherapies” chapter in the 2016 Palgrave Macmillan anthology Ecotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, edited by Martin Jordan and Joseph Hinds.
City: Santa Barbara
State or Province: California
Email address: lindabuzzell [at] gmail [dot] com
Tags: ecopsychology, ecotherapy, ecoresilience, ecospirituality.
Promotes Ecopsychology in Italy since 1996. She studied with a direct student of Roberto Assagioli and works in training for personal growth in the professional and business. She completed her education with seminars and vocational retraining in California, Holland and Spain, with some of the most important figures in this field: Fritjof Capra, Joanna Macy, Molly Young Brown and Anna Halprin.
She is co-founder and teacher of the CREA, School of Humanistic Existential Counseling, in Milan. She founded in 2004 and heads in Osnago (Lc), “Ecopsiché” the Italian School of Ecopsychology, that combines personal awareness and environmental ethics. She is member of the board of the European Ecopsychology Society (EES). Author of numerous books on self realization, among them: “Ecopsicologia – Crescita personale e Coscienza ambientale” (Ecopsychology – Personal Growth and Environmental Awareness) (Urra-Feltrinelli 2006, in Italian).
When she is not at the counselling office, you can find her online as an instructor in psychology (and soon: ecopsychology!) for a global online university. Or you might catch her buying yet another book for her dream library.
Intensely interested in nature of all kinds (Nature with a capital N, human nature, animal nature, nature of relationships, etc.), much of her studies and leisure are related to ecopsychology, ecotherapy, psychology, relational cultural theory, and others.
Convinced that much of our nature is connected to early development and inheritance, Mary is also drawn to subjects like neuroscience, attachment, epigenetics, the formation of values and culture and their relationship to identity, and the subsequent effects of all these on individual and generational resilience.
On a path of unhurried spiritual reflection, she is undergoing a process of decolonization and development by re-immersing in inherited nature-based indigenous traditions and philosophy. One of her most valued inheritance is the innate understanding of living nature namelessly and corporeally (how does one explain this?). She wishes to integrate decolonization methods in the study and teaching of ecopsychology, and in the practice of ecotherapy.
When there’s an extra minute or two, she volunteers for a center on indigenous studies, a school of Thai massage, and sits on a couple of non-profit boards. And when she gets more than a minute, she may dance, pick up a paintbrush, use an old typewriter, and give massage. Everyday she non-verbally communicates with plants and animals and gives thanks through the air. She also sings for no reason at all and to no one in particular.
She hopes to widen her eco-sensitive connections through this directory.
I offer consultation and coaching by phone and Skype, for both personal and professional development, based on tools and principles drawn from psychosynthesis, ecopsychology, and the Work That Reconnects. I also offer on-line courses in psychosynthesis.
My dear friend and mentor Joanna Macy, and I recently revised our 1998 book Coming Back to Life. The new edition is subtitled: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects. My other books include: Growing Whole: Self-realization for the Great Turning, Held in Love: Life Stories To Inspire Us Through Times of Change (co-editor Carolyn Treadway), and Lighting A Candle: Collected Reflections on a Spiritual Life.
Full bio coming soon as I complete my PhD thesis project!! Please visit my websites, PamelaHoke.com, TheNatureConnection.net, or inVisionBP.com for updatss to nature-comnected blogs, new artworks, books and personal and corporate retreats.
A psychologist by training, I take individuals and groups of leaders from corporate, social enterprise and non profit sectors outdoors to facilitate deep shifts in awareness and identity. We also use the natural world as inspiration for innovation.
The Big Stretch blends ecopsychology / sustainability approaches of Joanna Macy, Transition Towns, The Natural Step, Natural Change/Ecoself with strategic, coaching and creative approaches from Creative Problem-Solving Institute, Zenergy, and a background in branding.
The Big Stretch takes groups walking in the mountains of Spain for a week of creative coaching, or into the bush on Waiheke Island NZ for individual coaching intensives, or on 5rythms creativity/dance retreats for embodied shifts.
Be the Change Journey takes groups of career-shifters to meet social entrepreneurs in India for 8 days to pinpoint meaningful vocational calls;
Leadership NZ takes leaders from 3 sectors to visit NZ societal issues over the course of a year.
I contribute modules on responsibility in business, values and societal forces as prompts to innovation to leadership development programmes for corporates worldwide.
I’m also a photojournalist and my column ‘Money Can’t Buy It ‘ in NZ Herald is about unsung intrinsic values.
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.
In addition to the listed website I have a blog at:
After more than 10 years of personal work with native traditions (Nahuatl, Lakota and Guarani), I felt that I couldn’t put together my psycotherapy practice with all I had learned in my personal journey. When I was about to quit my practice, my junguian psychotherapyst talked to me about Ecopsychology.
I fell in love at first sight with all I could learn and integrate, and now I’m fully commited to the practice, teaching and developing of Ecopsychology in Uruguay and in South America.
I introduce Ecopsychology in my clinical practice by helping people integrate their inner nature to the day to day life.
I work a lot with Ecofeminism, bringing back old forgotten values such as the importance of menstruation, and the sacredness of maternity and sexuality.
I own with my husband a beautifull piece of land where I conduct reatreats, walks in the wild with families (including children), and where I take myself to get nurtured when I need it.
I believe that we need to work with the darkests parts of our souls to transform them into the fertile soil where the new seed will grow.