Ecotherapy: A Field Guide - Bringing Unity to Diversity in a Wildly Emergent Field
With no formal institutions or qualifications, how do you actually become an ecotherapist?
An extensive review of the field of ecotherapy which unearths a number of ambiguities in the way this therapy is understood and described.
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.
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.
This article explains what ecotherapy means and explores some of the reasons why a clear definition is so important.
Learn how many 'nature connection' practices are actually making the world worse.
This manifesto describes the ten essential elements of a truly effective sustainability leadership programme.
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!
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...
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...
Biophilia and the healing power of outdoor experiences.
VIDEO: Change through nature: a practical guide to designing transformative experiences of nature.
If we are to adapt to ecological change, we need to change ourselves. But what is my ‘self’?
Last week I got an email from Bob, now retired. He told me that there was a “new” plan to create ‘The National Centre for the Mountain Environment’ at CairnGorm. I was - and still am - stunned by this news.
The shift that needs to be made is to move from trying to integrate sustainability into the game, to understanding that it changes the game altogether.
Ultimately, the solution to our problems lies in two things: realising, deep in the fabric of our bodies, that we are part of nature and; our imaginations.
Ten lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic.