Introduction to Holistic Ecotherapy

Course Code

ECO

Qualification

Certificate

Mode

Online only

Introduction to Holistic Ecotherapy

Course Coordinator: Geoff Berry

Find your place in nature - and feel empowered with connection

Join us for a this introductory online course with Dr Geoff Berry, Australian Representative to the International Ecopsychology Society.

  • Deepen your connection to nature
  • Feel related to all your kin on earth (animal, plant and elemental)
  • Expand your sense of self as an ecological citizen
  • Explore real ways to integrate ecotherapy into your everyday life
  • Practice deep listening - get to know the voice of nature, within & without
  • Learn from animal and plant totems, guides and spirits

Session 1: Wednesday 10 August, 7.00 - 8.30pm AEST:
Belonging, mindfulness in nature, sensing yourself as an ecological citizen

Session 2: Wednesday 17 August, 7.00 - 8.30pm AEST:
Deep Listening, hearing the voice of nature, ego and spirit

Session 3: Wednesday 24 August, 7.00 - 8.30pm AEST:
Building relationships, learning from the other animals and plants, totems, guides and guardians

Scroll down for more details, or click below to register.

 

Fees

$180 for three part seminar (current and graduate Metavision students) 

$200 for three part seminar (others) 

 

Timetable

Session Date Time (AEST)
Free Introductory Talk Wednesday 3rd of August 7.00 - 8.30pm
1 Belonging, mindfulness in nature, sensing yourself as an ecological citizen Wednesday 10th August 7.00 - 8.30pm
2 Deep Listening, hearing the voice of nature, ego and spirit Wednesday 17th August 7.00 - 8.30pm
3 Building relationships, learning from the other animals and plants, totems, guides and guardians Wednesday 24th August 7.00 - 8.30pm
 

Introductory Online Course

  • Three sessions of 1.5 hours each on Wednesday evenings 7-8.30pm. (AEST)
  • Dates: Wednesday 10/17/24 August
  • Cost: Public $200; Currently enrolled and graduate students $180
  • Open to the public; designed for anyone interested in creating or deepening their relationship with nature.

All Introduction to Holistic Ecotherapy Sessions include:

  • Acknowledgement of Country
  • Welcome to Self
  • Co-creating a safe and sacred space for the work; vulnerability and confidence
  • Stories of connection to and relationship with nature
  • Guided meditations to enhance nature connection (new one each session)
  • Practical exercises for you to take into nature or practice indoors

Session 1 Wednesday 10 August, 7.00 - 8.30pm (AEST)

  • Finding your place, a special spot to commune with nature daily, so that you can deepen your understanding of yourself as an ecological citizen
  • Exploring an expanded sense of self in a real way that can be integrated into your everyday life
  • Developing mindfulness in nature, learning how to bring a meditative quality to your life and ecotherapy practice

Session 2 Wednesday 17 August, 7.00 - 8.30pm (AEST)

  • Deep Listening – to nature and to each other, so that we get beyond the monkey mind, which chatters incessantly within
  • Differentiating between ego and spirit, socialised self and the expanded eco-self
  • Hearing the voice of nature, within and without, with clarity and confidence

Session 3 Wednesday 24 August, 7.00 - 8.30pm (AEST)

  • Learning from the animals and plants we share this planet with, so that you can recognise yourself in relation to your kin
  • Exploring your totems, guides and spirits
  • Developing and deepening your connections to nature on earth and beyond

 

Presenter

Dr Geoffrey Berry is the Australian Representative to the International Ecopsychology Society. He received his PhD (Monash University 2010) for a thesis that explored the human relationship with nature through exploration of light as a metaphor for consciousness. He also completed an MA (Deakin University 2005) on dreams and mythology.

Geoff is currently Academic Director for Metavision’s Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Holistic Psychotherapy. Geoff is also editor of PAN: Philosophy Activism Nature and guest lectures in Ecopsychotherapy for the Ikon Institute. He served as Chairperson of the Melbourne Zen Group (2005-2008) and more recently as the inaugural CEO of the South Coast NSW Aboriginal Elders group (2019-2020). He regularly presents and publishes on ecotherapy, myth and symbol, and blogs at www.naturecalling.org

I really enjoyed this course. It nourished my body and soul and met a deep longing in me I didn't know I had. The material was thought-provoking and I walked away with several practical tools I can use every day. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to feel that elusive sense of belonging -- to self, to nature, to the planet.

Tina Bramley

The Holistic Ecotherapy course was fantastic. The passion and enthusiasm from Geoff was contagious, and made taking in the information really enjoyable. I'm excited to blend in ecotherapy offerings into my holistic private practice over time, and the Advanced Certificate in Holistic Ecopsychotherapy course with Metavision will definitely go onto a list of professional development to do down the track. Thanks Geoff!

Christine Wilson