November 12 2.00-4.00pm
Ecotherapy starts from the premise that the human world is not a separate space, but that we humans are connected to and indeed dependent on a much wider ecological web of life. That the human species has radically shaped and changed that web of life to the point of global ecological and social crises is not in doubt. This seminar will take some time to think and feel through the global ecological, political, economic, cultural and psychological dimensions of the place that we find ourselves at present, looking through the prism of 'power' and asking some questions of how we might shape a more compassionate and sustainable future, as well as what it might mean to practice 'global' ecotherapy.
Booking essential: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This course carries two hours credit towards Ten Directions
training in ecotherapy, but is open to anyone with a suitable interest.
Lucy Ford was inspired to do the Ten Directions training in ecotherapy after meeting Caroline Brazier at the Edge of the Wild Ecopsychology Gathering. She continued with Tariki, completing the Diploma in Other-Centred Therapy and is currently still training on the Diploma in Psychotherapy. With a background in higher education in the social sciences, Lucy has been keenly aware of the power structures that shape individuals and society. She became interested in psychology and ecopsychology and in exploring the inner dimensions of the global ecological and social crises. She passionately believes in the healing benefits of (re-)connecting with nature and has recently set up Ecotherapy Oxford (www.ecotherapyoxford.co.uk ) with a group of local fellow ecotherapists.