Ecotherapeutic Guide Certificate

Find Growth, Knowledge and Wellbeing through Nature

Introduction to Ecotherapy

What you’ll learn

  • What is ecotherapy?.
  • Why does ecotherapy matter now more than ever?.
  • Learn how to do ecotherapy (instead of just learning the theory) with a few simple, repeatable practices.
  • Apply ecotherapeutic practices to think differently about your area of expertise.
  • Learn a simple five step ecotherapy model to achieve your goals, gain knowledge and wellbeing learning from nature.

Course Content

  • What is an Ecotherapeutic Guide? –> 4 lectures • 10min.
  • Safety Moment –> 2 lectures • 3min.
  • Course Orientation –> 4 lectures • 10min.
  • “As is” Environmental Assessment and Goal Setting –> 1 lecture • 11min.
  • Ecotherapy Theory –> 3 lectures • 27min.
  • Two Ecotherapeutic Practices –> 3 lectures • 9min.
  • Five Steps Ecotherapy Overview –> 1 lecture • 3min.
  • Ecotherapy Model: Step One –> 1 lecture • 5min.
  • Ecotherapy Model: Step Two –> 5 lectures • 8min.
  • Ecotherapy Model: Step Three: –> 4 lectures • 9min.
  • Ecotherapy Model: Step Four –> 4 lectures • 10min.
  • Ecotherapy Model: Step Five –> 2 lectures • 10min.
  • Your Turn: Define Ecotherapy in Your Own Words –> 1 lecture • 6min.
  • Look How Far You’ve Come! –> 3 lectures • 12min.

Ecotherapeutic Guide Certificate


Introduction to Ecotherapy

Would you describe yourself as a person who

  • Loves nature and want to spend more time outdoors and connecting to the non-human world,
  • Appreciates the healing and restorative power of being outdoors and want to find opportunities bring nature into your work and life,
  • Is exploring how to incorporate nature-based therapies, coaching or counselling to enhance your offerings to clients and patients, or
  • Have an interest in ecotherapy but do not know where to start?

Did you know that ecotherapy (also called nature-based therapy or green therapy) and nature-based personal development activities are growing in popularity?

  • The majority of people spend 80% of their time indoors (and Vit-D deficiency is a big health issue around the world)
  • People all over the world have a renewed interest nature-based personal growth and leadership training

Why I made this course

Starting off in nature-based therapy can be intimidating. It’s hard to know where to start and most people think you need to go on long hikes or know the names of trees or be an expert in psychology or ecology.

In this course I will show you that its much easier to start than you think, and teach how you can bring ecotherapeutic activities into your work, home and communities.

I invite you to become an Ecotherapeutic Guide

This online, self-paced positive eco-psychotherapy course shows you how to connect nature-based activities with personal growth, learning and wellbeing goals.

The purpose of the program is to develop you own experiential understanding of positive ecotherapy, and articulate it in your own words based on personal insights and engagement with nature during the learning journey.

The program content integrates easily into daily life, including work, home and community –  against the busy lifestyles and backdrop of remote work and studying.

This experiential program teaches simple nature-relatedness skills, using indoors and outdoors activities to bring more nature-connected ways of thinking, relating and doing into people’s lives.

What you are going to learn

  • What ecotherapy is
  • Why ecotherapy is becoming more popular
  • The importance of biophilia (love for connecting to nature) for human wellbeing
  • How to do ecotherapy (instead of just theory)
  • A repeatable and scaleable ecotherapeutic model, practice and tools
  • Three cognitive skills to support attention restoration, gain more clarity, improve decision making and enhance creativity
  • How to achieve goals and realize your potential learning from nature

Benefits of completing this Introduction to Ecotherapy course

  • Immersing yourself in the indoors and outdoors course activities will promote subjective, personal wellbeing and nature intelligence;
  • Builds confidence by following a simple, structured process, practices, tools and content to guide others in how to integrate and cultivate personal and cultural transformations with nature as mentor;
  • Restorative (including identity restoration, attention restoration, mood restoration and relationship restoration);
  • A fun way for people to get together again (online and offline);
  • Promotion of positive emotions;
  • Building trust and hope;
  • Helps to protect and restore your inner and outer life from machine influence and marketing;
  • Supports your future fit career development: help yourself and support your team and clients; and
  • Fosters cultivating high performance cognitive skills of focused concentration, intentional mind-wandering and soft fascination.



Upon completion of this course, you will receive an Ecotherapeutic Guide certification issued by Udemy. To receive the formal EcoNova Positive Ecotherapeutic Guide Certificate, you will need to complete a few additional steps which I will describe in the course.

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