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1:1 Eco Therapy

1:1 Eco therapy

Our connection with nature is an intrinsic part of what makes us human – we are a part of nature. Our wellness individually and collectively, depends upon our relationship with the natural world, and the global pandemic has highlighted this more than ever before.

 

1:1 eco therapy sessions are very much focused on supporting you to move forward in an area of life where you feel stuck. A combination of coaching and nature based therapeutic work, eco therapy enables us to work together to find creative solutions and perhaps consider ways of being that you have not tried before.

As these sessions are completely bespoke to the needs of my individual clients, I am happy to incorporate all of my training to support you, including deeply relaxing holistic treatments in nature, alongside creative work, thought work, time in nature and more.

Ideally we will work together for 6 sessions and then review or I can offer one or two days of intense work.

Eco therapy promotes nature connectedness, which is a measurable, psychological construct, studied by Professor Miles Richardson and his team at Derby University. It can vastly improve happiness and well-being in humans in a short space of time, and this has knock on positive effects for nature.

The five pathways to nature connectedness are:

 

  • Senses: taking time to tune into nature through the senses

 

  • Emotion: How does nature make you feel?

 

  • Beauty: Noticing natures’ beauty

 

  • Meaning: Nature brings meaning to our lives

 

  • Compassion: caring for and taking action for nature

 

Developing nature connectedness is good for us and good for nature and using our innate creativity to connect with nature, is even better for us.  Research by Bruni et al (2015) found that incorporating meaningful, nature-based sources into a variety of artistic projects increased nature connectedness, whereas traditional quizzes and knowledge-based trials did not.

During the lockdowns, I was so convinced that my own nature connection was one of the key components to getting me through, I began to study the science behind it, both with Professor Miles Richardson and then with a local therapeutic forest school practitioner, where I trained in the therapeutic uses of the woodland. I am still learning more every day, and I absolutely love this area of my work.

I am able to offer bespoke, seasonal, eco therapy for groups, individuals, and corporate clients, so if this is something you would like to learn more about please contact me: rewildyoursoul8@gmail.com

To see what eco therapy looks like in practice, you can watch the video below.

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“Thank you, Sarah, for your expert help and positive mindful attitude.”

Eco therapy client

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“I’m practicing gratitude journaling and paying attention to positives. I’m being more mindful of all
of my feelings and I am giving myself space to feel them. It has reignited my interest in crafts and
other creative hobbies.”

Eco therapy client

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