Become An EcoSensory Therapist
If you are a health, educational or social care professional
you can train to be a EcoSensory practitioner.
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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.
To train to become a certified EcoSensory Practitioner, you will need to complete the 20 hour EcoSensory online training. We enrol throughout the year and you will join a cohort of likeminded people, where you can share support, ideas and understanding.
Participants will learn the theoretical foundations, we cover the evidence base for moving your therapy outdoors, including the neuro-physiological benefits of nature, understanding of the sensory elements of nature, and how to best use nature in your practice. The EcoSense Model of practice will be fully explored, providing therapists with a frame of reference.
Following the online theory course, we host 2 day immersive training in the great outdoors, giving participants opportunity to practice all they have learnt.
We will cover essentials such as risk assessment and insurance, so you feel equipped to get out into nature.
2021-2022 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 use nature as the therapist. It will be a great intro to the EcoSense model and give you ideas to use straight away.
2nd September 2021
7 pm (BST)
Practitioner Training: Growing Roots
Join us for our practitioner training, in which the participants will learn the theoretical foundations, the evidence base including the neuro-physiological benefits of nature, understanding of the sensory elements of nature, and experiential training in the EcoSensory Therapy model of practice.
Delegates can enrol at any time, and can complete at their own pace. You will join as part of a cohort. Your cohort will include 3 webinars with the tutors.
Cohorts start every 6 months (March and September)
Immersive Practicum: In Leaf
Join us for a two day immersive training in the great outdoors. Put into practice everything you learnt in the practitioner training to develop your confidence in using EcoSensory Therapy.
On completion of the practicum you will become an approved EcoSensory Practitioner.
Small group (max 15)
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
Complete eight, 1 to 1 sessions with a mentor/supervisor, will look at 2 cases, with 4 supervision sessions per case.
Write up case studies.
Write an essay (2000 words) on the use of EcoSensory Therapy with your client group (to include, evidence, clinical reasoning, and your reflections).
One to one mentorship program
£700 Intro price £400
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?
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