Hello ACBS Community! Please join for us for an upcoming workshop, Ecotherapy in Action: Cultivating Connection with the Natural World for Healing, Resiliency and Activism with Ariana Candell, LMFT.
We are living in the turbulent times of climate emergency, systemic racial injustice and widespread disconnection and disregard for the natural world. The field of Ecopsychology and its practical application, Ecotherapy, address these issues with positive, practical and proven interventions and philosophical ideas. We will experience and learn Ecotherapy practices to use with ourselves and our clients for: nervous system regulation, somatic exploration, connection with the natural world for healing, expressing eco-grief and anxiety and invitations to activism.
This training is appropriate for mental health providers at all skill levels who are interested in learning about Ecotherapy. Ecotherapy has many techniques that can be used indoors, on Zoom and outdoors that can be applied to a variety of clients.
Ariana Candell, LMFT, R-DMT, Ecotherapist, is a licensed psychotherapist with 20-plus years experience and a pioneer in the emerging field of Somatic Ecotherapy. For the last decade, she has been an active leader in transforming the field of psychotherapy to include connecting to the natural world as an essential part of healing.
Ariana is founder of The Earthbody Institute, a professional, educational, and transformational forum dedicated to the cultivation of dynamic mutual relationships with the natural world.
This training is appropriate for mental health providers at all skill levels who are interested in learning about Ecotherapy. Ecotherapy has many techniques that can be used indoors, on Zoom and outdoors that can be applied to most clients.
Format of the Training:
Didactic presentation and experiential clinical skills practice.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
Describe three indoor/telehealth ecotherapy practices appropriate for individual clients
Demonstrate how to integrate ecotherapy and identify two questions that can be utilized in the assessment process
Describe two interventions to explore and process eco-grief, eco-anxiety or climate change issues.
Saturday April 24, 2021
9:30am - 11am
Guided visualization of experiencing a safe, resourcing place in nature, exploring what the land is offering to you and what the land is asking from you.
Sensory exploration with a gift from the natural world such as a rock, leaf, shell, plant
Somatic Ecotherapy experience for regulation, grounding and resourcing of embodying a favorite tree and communicating with it.
Dialogue with Ecotherapy Assessment Questions for exploring one’s relationship with nature from their ancestors, to family of origin to the present.
11:00-11:15am Break (No CE's)
11:15am - 1pm
Dyad sharing of open sentences to explore eco-grief, eco-anxiety and other feelings in this time of climate crises.
Creative writing of writing a gratitude letter and vow to the Earth
Exploration walk to invite messages from the land about one’s role in action for our climate crises
Dyad sharing of resiliency questions from The Work That Reconnects
Journalling and sharing steps of “Going Forth” into action steps.
3 CEs pending for California licensed Psychologists, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and LCSWs
CEs are awarded contingent on timely post-event paperwork submission by event organizers.
The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
As of July 2015 the California Board of Behavioral Sciences has designated approval agencies, such as the American Psychological Association. Providers who have APA approval can offer CE Certificates to BBS Licensees and those CEs can be used for license renewal.(www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/forms/licensee_ce_faqs_102014.pdf)
Receives a speaking fee for this workshop
Founder of The Earthbody Institute where teaches and receives payment from students
Private Practice Psychotherapist in Oakland, CA
$75 - members
$100 - non members
$40 - students / interns
$30- Optional CE fee
Join the Chapter and Save $50! (membership in the international ACBS organization also required)
Included in the training fees:
3 hours of online instruction;
If you cancel your registration:
21 or more days before the date of the event, we’ll refund all of your registration fee or give you credit to a future event;
20 to 7 days before the event, we’ll refund 75% of your fee;
Fewer than 7 days before an event, we’ll refund 50% of your fee.
If you don’t cancel before the event begins, we can’t refund your fees, but we’ll give you a credit toward a future event in the amount of 50% of your registration fee. If we cancel an event for any reason, of course, we’ll refund all of your registration fees.Continuing-education certification fees can be refunded until the day before the event. They become non-refundable on the first day of the event. Continuing-education certification purchased at an event is non-refundable.