Ecopsychology: Experiential, nature and place-based learning

Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Price: $95.00 (Bring your own lunch)
Location: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, North Vancouver

Learning outdoors is a powerful way to strengthen your commitment to nature and remind you of the many ways that nature takes care of you. Ecopsychology aims to restore the disconnection between humans and nature, offering experiential learning that illuminates human beings psychological and ecological interdependence with nature (Roszak, Gomes, & Kanner 1995; Fisher, 2013). This embodied learning workshop will allow you to explore our human connection to the web of life and experience how an ecological identity connects you to a greater sense of wellness and responsibility to our earthly home. This workshop will be of value to those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of ecopsychology and its applications.

  • Learn ecopsychological approaches that promote emotional, social, and ecological wellness
  • Develop practices that increase self-awareness, reduce stress, and build personal resilience, within an ecological context
  • Explore nature and place-based ways to integrate intellectual, emotional, somatic, and instinctual ways of knowing
  • Build mutually-beneficial human-nature relationships

Audience

Educators, environmentalist, social workers, counselors, service-providers, and leaders and those interested in integrating ecopsychological approaches and practices into their respective fields

To Bring

Lunch, water, raingear, warm clothes, waterproof footwear, notebook and pen

Testimonials

“Daniella’s passion for the natural world is infectious. She has a compassionate, gentle and highly respectful approach not only to the natural world but also to the First Nations people and their traditions, and to the young people and adults she mentors. Many years of “dirt time”, training, teaching and living in the wilderness allow her to pass on her skills with grace”

–Florence Darelle (student)

I have spent a lot of time in the outdoors, but the workshop with Daniella helped me experience and think about my connections with the more-than-human world in new ways. Our activities and reflections were shaped and informed by her relational understanding of balance, wholeness, and intimacy with wilderness. Ultimately, I saw her work as being about getting us to think WITH the more-than-human, in much the same way that Indigenous knowledge holders describe listening to the teachings of the land. In this time of ecological and cultural crisis, such work is needed more urgently than ever."

-Mark Fettes, Professor

References

Abraham, D., Spell of the Senses: A Phenomenological Approach to Nature-based Learning

Fisher, A. (2013). Radical Ecopsychology (2nd ed.). Albany, New York: State University of New York Press.

Roszak, T., Gomes, M. E., & Kanner, A. D. (Eds.). (1995). Ecopsychology: Restoring the earth, healing the mind. San Francisco, CA, US: Sierra Club Books.

Instructor

Daniella Roze works as an educator and facilitator, designing and delivering transformative education through nature and place-based learning, leadership training, and ecopsychology. As a teacher and curriculum design specialist and the founder of Thriving Roots Wilderness School, she is committed to guiding others in recognizing their innate wholeness, fostering self-understanding, and aligning their lives with their deepest values. Daniella will be graduating in 2019 with a Master of Education in Contemplative Inquiry and Approaches to Education with a focus on ecopsychology and transformative learning. She draws from extensive training through School of Lost Borders, Animas Valley Institute, The Haven, Wilderness Awareness School, and The Living Wild Project and holds a diploma in counseling. With a passion for supporting people on the courageous journey of whole-hearted living, Daniella works toward strengthening community and building resilient culture.