Ecotherapy is an emerging modality that promotes healing by finding oneself in nature. By restoring individual connections to nature, we cultivate a deeper spiritual, emotional and physical awareness. We also learn how to create a reciprocal bond with nature, restoring nature as it restores us. Planting the seeds of connection within children takes the form of artistic expression, play, and increasing appreciation of nature. This presentation offers participants an overview of ways to connect children to nature around them, in order to support their formation of deep and lasting bonds with the Earth.
Darlene DeRose, B.A., Stanford University; MBA, Yale University, is certified in Ecotherapy, specializing in gardening and earth-based rituals. She is also a Certified Dream Work Facilitator and a published author. She is currently completing her Masters in Consciousness and Transformative Studies (expected June 2015) at John F. Kennedy University. Darlene is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.