Greensong provides therapeutic individual or group workshops, garden designs, and events which include elements of environmental education, personal and community wellbeing.
Greensong offers tailored, inspiring experiences to deeply connect people with our natural world.
is for people to experience a worldview perspective of respect and reciprocity, embrace a regenerative culture
and act to restore our climate to safe levels for all life to thrive
Greensong is founded on
Ecopsychology methodology and respect for indigenous ways of being
The Earth Charter - joining together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace
Permaculture - Ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share
When the ideal systems are in place; Nature can do what it naturally does - thrive
We humans are Nature, our environment around us supports and sustains us to thrive
Therefore is it natural for us to nurture and protect what supports and sustains us
Greensong began in 2012 in Singapore and relocated to Melbourne Australia in 2014.
Debs unique combination of qualifications, sklls and life experiences combine to co-create with Nature sustainable systems based on:
Self-care: Applied Ecopsychology and Eco-Art Therapy sessions and projects based on attuning ourselves with reciprocal relationships with nature. Sessions include Nature Guided Walks, SOS sessions to transaction climate-related feelings, Backyard Bliss, Eco-Art Seasons, Gratitude Mandalas and other events.
Community: Environmental education workshops and Professional Development demonstrates how deep connections with Nature increase our well-being, challenge us, offer opportunities to see ourselves as nature and create behaviours to make sustainable choices.
Environment: Holistic Landscape Designs, horticultural garden consultation, and assistance for our surrounding environments that support us. (Sacred Seeds, propagating plants, wildlife gardens, veggie gardens)
Ms. Science Applied Ecopsychology
Diploma Landscape Design
Permaculture Design Certificate
Horticulture Cert 2
Ex-nurse (Psychiatric Endorsed)
As noted below
Applied Ecopsychology identifies human-nature behavioral influences and relationships within our self, society, and environment. Connecting with Nature techniques access the present, mindful, sensory world, often resulting in rejuvenating and insightful experiences to heal, expand self-development and ripple into the ecosystems surrounding us.
Deb utilizes Ecopsychology and Eco-Art Therapy methods in programs and group sessions with people who wish to:
explore creative expression
feel balanced, healthier and more relaxed
work through personal issues
address feelings from our ecological decline: anxiety, depression, despair, guilt, numbness, feelings of being overwhelmed/powerless
find relief and insights of addictive, destructive behaviours
connect with food systems and make healthy food choices
She works to empower individuals, small groups and families to take action in their lives whereby it can expand and ripple into their immediate environment, including the Nature surrounding and supporting them and their circle of influence.
Deb enjoyed working for 5 years in an Early Childhood setting creating and managing a Sensory Garden Project and Environment Education Workshops in Singapore.
2 years of the project were integrated to form the basis of her BA equivalency in Applied Ecopsychology and was made up of proposals, sensory landscape design, creating Environmental Education workshops, implementing EE into the International IB School curriculum and documentation. This also offered exciting multi-generational and cross-cultural experiences within environmental sustainability boundaries.
Deb now works mainly in Sth Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne and surrounds with private clients and groups and at Port Phillip EcoCentre as an Environmental Educator and Garden Coordinator. She has completed a Masters in Applied Ecopsychology specializing in Eco-Art therapy and offers a variety of workshops to the public.
to emotions about climate change for her Ms in Applied Ecopsychology. Her thesis focused on how we can sustain ourselves to be active, resilient, productive and empowered through our current climate crisis. She volunteers as a coordinator/facilitator with Project NatureConnect and Eco-Art Therapy and as a facilitator with grass-roots group Climate for Change.
"I am familiar with the emotional distress that can come with understanding the severity of climate change. I have found a real sense of purpose and a supportive network in facilitating with Climate for Change. I feel hopeful and empowered by taking positive actions to help people communicate about an issue that affects everyone. I'd like effective Climate Change conversations to become mainstream to enable us to process this global problem and move forward with the actions we need to take while feeling supported by each other. Please contact me to host or talk more. S.O.S Sustainability of Self is a project offering regular group opportunities focused around expressing Climate Change related distress.
Future plans involve establishing a country site to demonstrate sustainable and regenerative living based on permaculture and Ecopsychology methods.
Collaborations with other persons, organizations and projects are chosen for their integrity, ethics and a similar commitment to Greensong mission and values.
...co-creating sustainable moments with Nature as part of Nature...
The term 'sustainability' emerged in the 1970's as a key concept for environmental and social planning processes then in the 80's the United Nations 'World Commission on Environment and Development' (WCED) published a report defining sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs" (WCED 1987)
Deb desires to broaden and challenge this concept from an anthropocentric viewpoint to one which considers all life, without humans being the noted sole superior species. She looks at the eco-systems, cycles and rhythms supporting all life; within ourselves and within our environment.
Deb works with groups and individuals to co-create a sustainable future meeting nature, non-human and human needs with a grounded, sacred approach.
Individuals and communities who sense themselves as eco-conscious rather than self-conscious know they are part of the interdependent web-of-life and feel an ethical authenticity to take sustainable actions towards a thriving future for all. Within our current state of planetary crisis, this requires a unified, respectful, deep adaptation response.
"You are a gift Deb... Plant Whisperer, in a sense.
Teaching others that they, too, have the ability if they listen and experience the life of each plant."
As I sit
Touching the Earth
I am touched back
And told, "You are home."