Train with EcoWisdom to become a Nature and Forest Therapy Guide
Online 6-month training begins December 1, 2022. Interviews are being conducted now. Consider joining us! email@example.com.
EcoWisdom promotes the view that the activities of caring for and benefitting from nature should be available to all. Our innovative, flexible, and collaborative approaches enable us to offer programming to people who live with disability/chronic illness or face other access or equity challenges. Participants from diverse backgrounds enrich our programs. Throughout our training we cultivate practices that are attentive to matters of inclusion, intersectionality, and equity. Our EcoWisdom certification not only leads to a solid foundation in nature and forest therapy practices but also it equips guides to adopt an inclusive approach with their peers and their participants. More information here.
Scholarships are often available to participants who belong to groups that have been historically marginalized due to disability, race, and/or sexual/gender identity, and who are committed to using mindful nature connection programs to advance social or environmental justice.
What is EcoWisdom?
EcoWisdom provides virtual and onsite services that facilitate human’s embodied understanding of their connection to the natural world. Through activities such as forest bathing (shinrin-yoku) and nature-based mindfulness, meditation, contemplation, and education, in addition to a range of creative activities, participants can receive Individual and collective benefits while supporting the health of their bioregion.
Ultimately, we believe that what is good for us as a human species is that which nourishes our home, Mother Earth. By fostering a deep relationship with creation, we hope to support bringing humans back into a state of balance within themselves, their communities, and as a part of the earth’s ecosystem.
The EcoWisdom Forest Preserve is comprised of 200 acres of land with forests, wetlands, streams, and a river. Located close to Algonquin Park, it is an important animal habitat for moose, wolves, lynx, deer, elk, and bear. The goals of the EcoWisdom Forest Preserve are to:
- Protect the forest and its plant and animal biodiversity
- Offer nature contemplation/appreciation activities
- Provide environmental education
Our work integrates the sociological, psychological and spiritual with the biological and ecological. The EcoWisdom approach values the wisdom that exists within natural systems such as rewilding/natural regeneration that can help restore equilibrium and equanimity.