"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off you like falling leaves."

John Muir, Nature Writings

 

Welcome

 

to the website for ecotherapy in Denmark, a site dedicated to the theory and practice of nature-facilitated models of mental healthcare, including contempory ecotherapy (Burls, 2007), green exercise, green care, healing gardens, horticultural therapy, wilderness therapy, civic environmentalism and nature-facilitated, integrative practices within psychotherapy. 

 

The goals of the centre: 

  • To practice ecotherapy and nature-facilitated psychotherapy
  • To generate and diseminate information about the therapeutic use of natural contexts and nature-based strategies for the restoration, promotion and maintenance of  psychological health
  • To explore how ecotherapeutic and ecopsychological approaches can be integrated into traditional therapeutic practices
  • To contribute to the building of a network of groups and individuals who are interested in the field
  • To generally support the development of ecotherapy and ecopsychology in Denmark - the greening of mental healthcare!

 

“...psychotherapy has been so tardy in acknowledging that the psyche is not a separate entity but an integral aspect of an ecological whole. Well-being depends not only on the balance of our intrapsychic systems but also on our interactions with both the micro and macro ecology of which we are just one interdependent element”

 

George Burns, clinical psychologist (Burns, 1998, Nature-Guided Therapy, p. xv)

 

 

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News

• Weekend courses in theory and practice of healing gardens with a chance to experience Odsherred Therapy Garden's unique therapeutic programme for clients suffering from stress and burnout. Odsherred Therapy Garden. »

• Other workshops include: Mindfulness and Nature and Couple Therapy in Nature plus talks/workshops for the Danish Rambling Association, University of Århus, Vordingborg County Council»

 

 

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