Outdoor experiences can transform our psychological health and well-being, and encourage us to live sustainably.
My approach reveals how outdoor experiences impact our psychology, changing the ways we think, feel and behave. It shows how they can be harnessed through design and facilitation to deliver incredible outcomes for people and the planet.
Ecotherapy: A Field Guide
This book by David Key and Keith Tudor presents an extensive review of the field of ecotherapy which unearths a number of ambiguities in the way this therapy is understood and described. Read more→
Inside the snow globe, outside it. Inside nature, outside it. There is no inside and outside. There is just everything, all utterly interconnected. The fluttering snowflakes fall from the actual sky. Read more→
Folie des Milliards and cultural ecotherapy
There’s a very interesting concept in psychology called folie a deux. It describes a scenario where someone who shares their immediate environment with someone else who is psychotic, starts to share the delusions of their cohabitant ... This principle can be applied at scale, to a whole society. Read more→
What is Ecotherapy?
This article explains what ecotherapy means and explores some of the reasons why a clear definition is so important. Read more→
How to become an Ecotherapist
Ecotherapy is a rapidly emerging profession. But with no formal institutions or qualifications, how do you actually become an ecotherapist? Read more→
Why we will NEVER reconnect to nature
Learn how many 'nature connection' practices are actually making the world worse. Read more→
Sustainability leadership development: a 10 point manifesto
This manifesto describes the ten essential elements of a truly effective sustainability leadership programme. Read more→
What’s hindering sustainability leadership? Time to go beyond innovation dissonance.
Most organisations won’t take the risk of engaging with novel sustainability leadership approaches. Not because they think they won’t work - but precisely because they think they might! Read more→
Sustainability and the industrial state of the leadership art
In a previous article, I wrote that sustainability leadership development should be different to other more generic forms. This article continues that thread by challenging the industrial heart of many leadership programmes. After the completion of the second WWF Natural Change leadership project in 2011, there was pressure to expand the programme and ‘roll it... Read more→
Sustainability leadership is different from other types of leadership
This article explores five primary reasons why sustainability leadership is different from most other approaches to leadership development. Sometimes it seems that around every corner lurks an expert willing to support your leadership journey. The world is full of clever leadership models, beautifully illustrated in vibrant colours. Libraries brim with textbooks. The internet bristles with... Read more→