Matthew Henson of Psychotherapy Kinsale, is offering this programme to therapy practitioners who feel intuitively drawn to the healing potential of eco-psychology and / or who wish to expand their therapeutic practice.
Ecopsychology challenges therapists to consider what it means to practice therapy in the current global ecological crisis. It questions whether it is still enough or appropriate to limit therapy to practices exclusively between (usually two) people, in the domestic confines of a room with four walls and a ceiling. It calls out the anthropocentric bias inherent in traditional Western psychology, appeals to our deepest, creative selves and requires us, quite literally, to think and feel ‘outside of the box’, so that we might find appropriate and helpful therapeutic responses to the many associated conflicts, divisions and oppressions occurring throughout the World. Developing our competence and confidence to work with the impact of climate catastrophe is perhaps the most immediate imperative for therapists.
This one year ecopsychology training programme is adapted from the Wild Therapy originally pioneered by Nick Totton. It is principally for qualified or student psychotherapists, counsellors, art therapists, alternative & complimentary therapists, shamanic practitioners, psychologists, coaches, etc., accredited or working towards accreditation with a relevant body and either already working outdoors or thinking of doing so.
The programme is run over three residential and one non-residential workshops between March and November 2019. The programme will start at Heir Island Retreat Centre, which offers a beautiful balance of domestic and wild spaces. It will then move to the acres of ancient woodland at West Cork’s Manch Project. Finally, wild therapy is brought into the domestic setting of Cork City.
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