The purpose of the ecoSelf project is to encourage people to live within ecological limits – motivated through an embodied sense of ecological identity.
This ‘ecological identity’, or sense of the ecological Self, is conscious that we are each part of the Earth’s wider ecology. We are ecological beings – totally dependant on, and interdependent with, the rest of nature.
Realising the ecological Self brings personal and ecological healing simultaneously. When the self is lived as nature, both are healed.
Wild nature seems to provide a powerful context for processes of ecological Self realisation to unfold naturally, so ‘wilderness work’ forms the core of my programmes and projects.
I also teach Ecopsychology at Schumacher College in Devon, run an Ecopsychology Online Distance Learning course and pursue various independent research projects around the subjects of ecopsychology, transpersonal psychology and deep ecological approaches to social change for sustainability.