Integrative Heart Healing Center
The Integrative Heart Healing Center
What is Ecopsychology?
Karen Pierce, MSW, LCSW
Ecopsychology is the rapidly expanding area of psychology which acknowledges that humanity is spiritually and biologically a part of nature. As such, ecopsychology addresses ways to help heal the disconnection of the human psyche to nature that has taken place in our modern and post-modern world. The field of ecopsychology assumes that experientially healing this disconnection is essential for finding deeper healing, and meaning in our lives. Moreover, by becoming aware of the environment through sensory experiences in nature, the experiential nature of ecopsychology helps people make a profound connection between their environment, their psychological health, and a deeper sense of well-being. Benefits include: finding a sense of belonging in the world, finding personal help from the elemental world, clarity for direction in life, joy derived from learning from the beauty found in nature, and a deeper sense of calm to name a few.
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