Finding Your Roots in Challenging Times: An Introduction to Ecotherapy
Wednesday, September 30
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“For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and I am free.” –Wendell Berry, The Peace of Wild Things
Both science and experience tell us that when humans are in relationship with the rest of nature, there are positive impacts. Stress and anxiety go down. Connectedness, awe, creativity, and wonder go up. The planet benefits from gentler and more respectful human action. Interaction with nature is always possible, even now, when so many things that once seemed certain are out of reach. Join us for an experiential webinar to learn more about how ecotherapy (reciprocal healing in relationship with the natural world) can help you and the earth move towards balance. Ecotherapy has a strong hold in parts of Europe and the West Coast of the US, but is in its infancy in our area. We’ll take look at the science, share a bit of our own nature experience, and learn specific practices to deepen nature connection and well-being. No experience or special skills necessary, just a sense of curiosity. Follow up resources will be provided.
About Corie Washow
Corie Washow, LCPC-C, MSEd, has many years of experience and training in both social services and environmental education. In the past few years, she figured out how to combine the two by providing clinical mental health counseling with an ecotherapy foundation at Elemental Counseling in Freeport. Her office is on a tidal river and near several publicly accessible trails, all of which are deeply appreciated locations for working with clients. Corie lives in Durham with her partner, dogs, gardens, and countless wild creatures.