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Earth-Inspired Education: Our Trainings

Explore innovative trainings where the healing rhythms of nature guide personal and professional growth. 

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Nature Informed Therapy

Level 1

This transformative course empowers mental health professionals to integrate the healing aspects of nature into clinical practice. It's a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, perfect for enhancing your therapeutic toolbox or fully aligning your practice with the natural world.

Wild Grief:  Grief Training through
Backpacking

A profound journey that intertwines the therapeutic process with the healing essence of the wilderness, tailored for therapists who want to learn how to do grief and bereavement counseling.

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Nature Informed Therapy for Anxiety

Dive into a cutting-edge treatment plan emphasizing the therapeutic power of water and nature-informed therapy. Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan's seminar offers a practical 6-step approach to addressing chronic anxiety, panic, and worry through evidence-based interventions.

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Nature-based Child Therapy Training

Dive into our Nurtured in Nature training, designed for professionals seeking to integrate nature-based practices into child therapy. Learn innovative, research-backed methods for fostering child well-being and connection with the natural world.

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Eco-art Intervention

Explore the symbiotic relationship between art, healing, and the environment in our innovative Eco-Art Intervention training. Designed for mental health professionals, this program delves into the creative processes that foster connection with nature and self-expression.

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Nature Informed Enneagram

Discover the transformative power of the Enneagram combined with nature-based practices in this one-day virtual event led by Ben Campbell. Learn how to cultivate mindfulness and self-awareness, leveraging the wisdom of the Enneagram and the healing potential of nature.

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The Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change

Explore the growing mental health impacts of climate change in this in-depth webinar led by Dr. Jon Gorman. Designed for mental health professionals, this session provides insights into eco-grief, eco-anxiety, and effective therapeutic strategies to support clients facing ecological distress.

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Nature Informed Attachment & Trauma Therapy 

Delves into the profound concept of biophilia and its relevance in fulfilling our fundamental attachment needs. It's an exploration of how our inherent connection to nature can be a pivotal aspect of therapeutic practice

Training Key Highlights

Nature Informed Therapy Level 1 Training & Certification

  • In-Depth Curriculum: Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of nature-informed therapy principles, including significant research findings like the biophilia hypothesis and attention restoration theory.

  • Practical Skills: The training involves hands-on exercises, such as forest bathing and eco-art therapy, tailored for individual or group settings.

  • Ethical Practices: It covers the ethical considerations and challenges of conducting therapy in natural settings, ensuring responsible practice.

  • Outcomes: Graduates of the program will be skilled in assessing client suitability for nature-based interventions, evaluating therapy locations, and integrating nature into their clinical approach to support mental health and well-being.

About the course

Grief Training through Backpacking

  • Immersive Experience: A 4-day intensive backpacking trip that offers a transformative path from grief to personal and professional growth, deeply connecting participants with the natural world.

 

  • Educational Depth: The training dives into the human grief response, incorporating Attachment Theory and stages of loss to foster nuanced, empathetic counseling techniques.

 

  • Skill Development: Participants will gain backcountry proficiency and learn practical, Nature Informed interventions for immediate application in their practices.

 

  • Learning Objectives: The course covers familiarization with the grieving process, the Five Stages of Loss, and the Four Tasks of Mourning, enhancing skills for counseling special populations.

Nature Informed Attachment & Trauma Therapy

  • Comprehensive Exploration of Attachment and Trauma: Dive deep into the world of attachment theory and trauma-informed care, understanding their interplay with environmental neuroscience and the human-nature connection.

  • Innovative Clinical Interventions: Learn to develop and apply nature-inspired modifications for attachment-focused therapies, enhancing therapeutic efficacy and client engagement.

  • Personal and Professional Growth: The training emphasizes the importance of the clinician’s eco-transference, encouraging self-reflection and personal growth as key elements in becoming an effective nature-informed therapist.

  • Applied Learning and Case Studies: Engage in interactive case studies and collaborative exercises, focusing on practical applications of nature-based assessments and interventions for attachment and trauma.

Nature-Based Child Therapy Training

  • Innovative Therapeutic Approaches: Learn how to incorporate nature-based activities into therapy for children and adolescents, enhancing their mental health and well-being.

  • Practical Skills and Case Studies: Gain hands-on experience with nature-based child therapy techniques and explore real-life examples of their application in clinical settings.

 

  • Ethical and Cultural Considerations: Understand the ethical implications of conducting therapy outdoors and learn culturally sensitive approaches to nature-based therapy.

  • Comprehensive Theoretical Foundation: Dive deep into the theoretical underpinnings of nature-based child therapy, including attachment theory, sensory integration, and the therapeutic benefits of nature play and expressive arts therapy.

Eco Art Intervention Training

  • Creative Healing: Learn to utilize art as a medium for expressing and processing emotions, facilitating a deeper connection with the natural world.

  • Therapeutic Techniques: Discover how to integrate eco-friendly materials and nature-centric art activities into therapeutic practices to support ecological wellness and personal growth.

 

  • Holistic Approach: Embrace a holistic modality that combines ecological awareness, artistic creation, and psychological healing in individual and group settings.

Training Course Dates

Course Name
Course Start Date
Course End Date
Location
Availability
Training Setting
Nature Informed Attachment & Trauma Therapy Training
04/26/2024
04/26/2024
Live Online
Full
Online
Nature Informed Therapy Level 1
06/07/2024
06/09/2024
Towson, MD
Full
Urban Campus
Grief Training through Backpacking
06/12/2024
06/17/2024
Allegheny Mountains, WV
Full
Backcountry Wilderness
Grief & Nature Online Training
07/25/2024
07/25/2024
Live Online
Good
Online
Nature Informed Therapy Level 1
09/17/2024
09/19/2024
Monkton, MD
3 Spots Remaining
Nature Camp
Nurtured in Nature: A Nature-Based Child Therapy Approach
09/30/2024
09/30/2024
Live Online
Good
Online
Eco-Art Intervention Training
10/11/2024
10/11/2024
Live Online
Good
Online
Nature Informed Enneagram
11/09/2024
09/09/2024
Live Online
Good
Online (Access to an outdoor location during the webinar is strongly recommended)
Eco-grief and Eco-anxiety
01/10/2025
01/10/2025
Live Online
Good
Online
Nature Informed Therapy Level 1
03/11/2025
03/13/2025
Monkton, MD
Good
Nature Camp
Nature Informed Therapy for Anxiety
05/13/2025
05/18/2025
Cape May, NJ
Limited
Seaside Facility
Nature Informed Therapy Level 1
09/09/2025
09/11/2025
Monkton, MD
Good
Nature Camp
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WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY

“Hands down, the best, most inspiring, training I have attended in my 25 years as a social worker. I am, today, the very next day impactfully using the strategies and concepts that I learned in this training to help my clients. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” 

 

Interest Free Payment Plan

We offer an interest-free payment plan.  You have an option to request to pay the tuition in 3 separate payments without any fee or interest.  Just email us your request with the course date that you intend to attend.  We will register you manually and send you 3 separate invoices with the due dates one month apart. 

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Questions about the training?

For questions or concerns related to any of our training courses, please email:  training@NatureInformedTherapy.com

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