The Mindful Ecotherapy Center offers online courses for continuing education for mental health professionals and the general public. Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S is a board-approved provider of continuing education in South Carolina (permanent sponsor #495). This means that if you are licensed in South Carolina these courses are pre-approved for continuing education credit. For other states, it is advised that you check with your local licensure board to see if the work will be accepted. No warranty is expressed or implied. It is your responsibility to see if your licensure board will accept these courses for continuing education credit in your state.
When developing courses we use the highest standards. All of our course work is evidence-based, with clearly defined learning objectives. There is a course evaluation at the end of each lesson. Most course materials are available here online for you to examine for free. You may study the course materials and take the exam for free in most cases, then pay for the certificate when you pass the course.
CERTIFICATION IN MINDFULNESS-BASED ECOTHERAPY
Do you enjoy nature? Have you ever been camping, hiking or canoeing? Do you enjoy hunting and fishing? If so, you are probably already aware of nature’s power to relax and heal. A large and growing body of research demonstrates that nature is good for the mind as well as the body. Ecopsychology is the study of nature’s ability to heal. Ecotherapy is the application of ecopsychology in a therapeutic setting.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the moment in which you find yourself by focusing on your immediate experience, rather than on ruminations that may be producing stress depression, or anxiety. The benefits of mindfulness as a tool for stress reduction and self-improvement have been thoroughly researched. Mindfulness works so well in this capacity that it has been referred to as the “penicillin of mental health.”
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) is a blending of Mindfulness and Ecopsychology.
MBE is used as a framework for helping individuals and families to find deeper connections in their own lives, and to give more meaning and enjoyment to the activities of daily living. By re-integrating ourselves with nature, we are able to tap into nature’s healing power and to heal the earth as we heal ourselves.
The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook and the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workshop series were developed by Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S as a 12-week program to help individuals re-connect with the healing power of nature. The series meets once per week for 90 minutes, usually in an outdoor setting. The Mindful Ecotherapy Center has been training facilitators for Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy since 2012. Now this popular facilitator training program is available online!
The MBE Facilitator Training Program is a 60-hour program that includes the following courses:
Mindfulness: An Introduction – 5 hours
Ecotherapy: An Introduction – 5 hours
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy: An Introduction – 25 hours
Group Dynamics and Facilitation – 5 hours
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice Part A – 10 hours
Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice Part B – 10 hours
All of these courses will be available online in the near future. There is also one 35-hour week-long intensive per year in which it is possible to complete the entire certification process in a week’s time (with the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy: An Introduction – 25 hours online course). These are held once per year in Upstate South Carolina or Western North Carolina. For more information about the next scheduled live facilitator certification training, complete the Contact Form below
Upon successful completion of all 60 hours of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Certification Program, you will be given a Certificate of Completion and you will receive a free listing on our Certified Facilitators page.
This workbook introduces the 12 skills of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) and introduces one of these skills at each of the 12 sessions in the program. Although this book is designed to accompany the 12-week Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy workshop series, it may also be completed on your own at home. The experiential nature of the work allows anyone with access to outdoor spaces the opportunity to complete the series. Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy allows you to embrace the healing power of nature in an experiential way.
This Facilitator Manual contains the complete text of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook plus additional material on how to facilitate each session of the program. The Facilitator Manual also includes information on running a successful group, and the stages of group change and group dynamics. This manual is designed to help facilitators of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy program successfully implement a workshop series. The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy workshop series teaches you the 12 skills of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) by introducing one of these skills at each of the 12 sessions in the program. The experiential nature of the work allows anyone with access to outdoor spaces the opportunity to complete the series on their own. The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook allows you to embrace the healing power of nature in an experiential way.
This album contains the first 5 meditations based on the tools and techniques of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy as described in the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook . This album is Part One of the two-CD collection. This album, together with Part II, are companion pieces to the workbook.
1. 01 Mindful Acceptance of Discomfort
2. 02 Tree of Life Meditation
3. 03 Sensory Integration Meditation
4. 04 Coyote Walk Meditation
5. 05 Root Meme Meditation
This album contains the last 4 meditations based on the tools and techniques of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy as described in the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook. This album is Part Two of the two-CD collection. This album, together with Part I, are companion pieces to the workbook.
1. 06 A Closer Look
2. 07 My Own Animal Legend
3. 08 Animal Totem Meditation
4. 09 Fairy Godmother Meditation