co-create with Nature meaningful present moments while envisioning a sustainable future
to restore health and balance of people and planet though integrating connections with Nature;
educating, inspiring and empowering individuals to build eco-resilience and thrive within a responsible sustainable community
Greensong is founded on
Ecopsychology methods - reconnecting people with Nature
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
Debs unique combination of qualifications and life experiences combine to co-create with Nature sustainable systems based on:
- Self care: sessions and programs based on attuning ourselves with Ecopsychology methods including Eco-Art and Reiki
- Community education/well-being: Environmental workshops and professional development demonstrating how deep connections with Nature increase our well-being, care for our environment, challenge us and offer opportunities to see ourselves as nature and change behaviours to make sustainable choices
- Environment: creating holistic Landscape Designs, horticultural garden consultation and assistance for surrounding environments which support us.
-Ms. Science Applied Ecopsychology
-Diploma Landscape Design
-Permaculture Design Certificate
-Horticulture Cert 2
-Ex-nurse (Psychiatric Endorsed)
"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."
Applied Ecopsychology identifies human behavioral influences within our self, society and environment. Debs key interest is in the environmental humanitarian perspectives of climate change and clarifying the role she can play in mitigation, healing and recovery. Connecting with Nature techniques access the sensory world creating mindfulness and sustenance to heal, expand with self development to life a productive fulfilling life.
Deb uses Ecopsychology and Eco-Art Therapy 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 from addictive, destructive and 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 Eco-psychology methods.
Collaborations with other persons, organizations and projects are chosen for their integrity, ethics and similar commitment to Greensong mission and values.
As I sit
Touching the Earth
I am touched back
And told, "You are home."