Become An EcoSensory Practitioner
If you are a health, educational or social care professional
you can train to be a EcoSensory practitioner
We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It
If like us you love nature, and know how calming and regulating it is and want to start to use it’s healing properties in your work, but don’t know where to start, our EcoSensory Therapy practitioner training is for you.
If we have peaked your curiosity and you would like to find out more, then please start your journey with us on one of our ‘Sowing the Seeds’ Introductory webinars. During this 2-hour webinar, we will look at the benefits of moving your therapy practice outdoors & give an overview for the EcoSensory Therapy model of practice.
In our 12-week ‘Growing Roots’ Online Practitioner Training, participants will learn the theoretical foundations & abundant evidence base for the benefits of moving your practice outdoors. We will show you the neurophysiological benefits of nature, helping you to understand the bountiful affordances and sensory benefits of working with nature. The EcoSensory Model of practice will be fully explored, providing practitioners with a model to use within their nature-based sessions along with assessment tools, session planning sheets, risk assessment resources (and much more!). We enrol throughout the year and you will join a cohort of likeminded people, where you can share support, ideas and understanding. Following the online theory course, we host a 2 day ‘In Leaf’ immersive training in the great outdoors, giving participants the opportunity to practice all they have learned and experience first hand the therapeutic benefits of nature.
We will cover essentials such as risk assessment and insurance, session planning documents, worksheets & kit lists (and much more!) so you feel equipped to safely get out into nature.
To become a Certified EcoSensory Therapy Practitioner, you will need to complete the ‘Growing Roots’ Online Practitioner Training, In Leaf Immersive Practicum Weekend and Case Study Assignment.
2022 Class Schedule
Introductory Training Webinar: Sowing the Seeds
Join us for an introductory webinar in EcoSensory Therapy. We will look at the benefits of moving your therapy practice outdoors, and ways to work with nature to support those you work with. It will be a great intro to the EcoSensory model and give you ideas to use straight away.
Tickets can be purchased via the Eventbrite website following the link below:
2nd February 2023
7 pm (GMT)
Online Practitioner Training: ‘Growing Roots’
Join us for our online practitioner training, in which the participants will learn the theoretical foundations & the evidence base for moving your practice outdoors; including the neuro-physiological benefits of nature, understanding of the sensory elements of nature, and experiential training in the EcoSensory Therapy model of practice.
The ‘Growing Roots’ course is run twice a year. You will join as part of a cohort. Your cohort will include 3 webinars with the tutors.
On completion of the training, practitioners may call their nature-based work ‘EcoSensory Informed Practice’
Click on an upcoming ‘Growing Roots’ course to find our more!
Cohorts start every 6 months
Next training begins:
19th September 2022
Immersive Practicum: ‘In Leaf’
Join us for a two day immersive training weekend in the great outdoors. Put into practice everything you learned on the ‘Growing Roots’ Online Practitioner Training to develop your confidence in using the EcoSensory Therapy model of practice.
On successful completion of the ‘In Leaf’ practicum and case study assignment you will become a ‘Certified EcoSensory Therapy Practitioner’.
Small group (max 16)
Click on an upcoming ‘In Leaf’ course to find out more!
Complete Practitioner training: Growing Roots and Immersive Practicum
£825 Bundle price £800
What our 'Growing Roots' participants said.....
“The learning content is rich in current research and presented in a way that is beautifully inspiring and makes you want to learn more, beautiful images and a great mix of learning styles. Just listening to the podcasts or logging on to read the manuals was a delight. It has increased my confidence in the “science” behind doing what I was already doing and so giving me increased confidence with parents, headteachers, stakeholders. It has allowed me to increase my confidence in saying in a very grounded way -“this is how I work” and “why”.”
“I really loved working my way through this course – it gave a great balance of theory to back up ideas and practical activities try. It is a model that makes so much sense to me.”
“The materials are truly beautiful – and therapeutic in their own right. I loved the photos, the gorgeous (and totally sympathetic) art work. The colours and character of the illustrations really enhance the text. The inclusion of poetry was lovely too. I can see that the model will absolutely work for me – and my clients. The material itself is stimulating, fascinating and thorough. It feels academically secure. It is so thorough that it gives me the confidence to rely on it – to just take it and use it as it is. I loved the case histories, so interesting to hear how EST is used with clients – they inspired me to want to have a go.”
“I went seeking deeper understanding of how I could use Ecosensory within my 2 roles and increased confidence on using the model. Yes, I absolutely felt you gave me this- it was both deeply relaxing and a learning experience. I loved playing out the case studies and thinking through clinical reasoning- sitting with others who have such a depth of knowledge was wonderful. And lying in the hammock, staring at the leaves and sky gave me time to be grateful for all I have in my life. Thank you to all 3 of you, you have brilliant minds and hearts- thank you for sharing them!”
What our 'In Leaf' participants said.....
“I feel the online course, information and model is fantastic, however, the two day practicum brings it to life. To be with the course leaders, with such knowledge and expertise, and go through all the elements, and plan intervention, now means I feel confident to implement the model. I feel the two day event is essential when conducting this model, to ensure you can support the families. A life changing weekend, nourishing, full of fun, with the discovery of so many things, thank you all, truly brilliant.”
“It was time and space for me to really think about how this therapy would work in practice and how I would apply it – I learn by doing and that is why the practicum was so very much in tune with my learning style. It was also great to share ideas with real people – it will also help to be part of an online community now that I have met them.”
Advanced Practitioner training: Bearing fruit
Let us support you to become an Advanced Practitioner in the EcoSensory Therapy model of practice.
With guidance and mentorship from a recognised EcoSensory Therapy supervisor, we will support you through 1 to 1 supervision sessions, developing your EcoSensory model of practice.
To receive your Advanced Practitioner title, you will demonstrate your thorough understanding and application of the EcoSensory model through two cases brought to supervision. We will ask you to complete an Advanced Case Study Assignment.
One to one mentorship program
Masterclasses: Branching out
One day courses looking at particular client groups:
- Families and children
- Adults with Learning disabilities
- Adolescent mental health
- Adult mental health
- Physical health related areas.
Online 1 day Webinars
Email to register interest
I don't know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?