EcoTherapy helps us form a relationship with the natural world in order to make sense of our inner world and life experiences. Interaction with nature provides space for reflection and healing.
EcoTherapy can create a much more comfortable environment for those who aren’t thrilled with the idea of being asked to sit in an office and talk. It engages all five senses and allows for a physical connection during the counseling session.
Ecotherapy is more than a walk in the woods or a hike by the lake. It’s an emerging form of counseling that can help with healing depression, anxiety, and trauma. It aims at restoring the connection to the earth and oneself.
Three key reasons for combining walking, hiking, movement, and therapy:
Helps in getting “unstuck” when considering difficulties in life and confronting change.
Encourages physical activity for mental and physical benefits.
Spurs creative, deeper ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
Connects us to our needs in a more authentic way
For some, it can create anxiety to confront difficult topics in a face to face interaction. EcoTherapy allows for dialogue and healing without the intensity of face to face engagement. We can walk beside you, literally.
Options for EcoTherapy are many. The decision to engage in EcoTherapy is a collaborative between the therapist and client. The place, time, and activity level are decided on to encourage safety, openness, and confidentiality.
Contact us for more information. Perhaps it’s time for a new journey.