Greensong began in 2012 in Singapore and relocated to Melbourne Australia in 2014.
Deb is an Ecopsychologist, Eco-Art Therapist Facilitator, Environment Educator, and Permaculture Landscape Designer. She works providing environmental eduction, coorinating the Port Phillip EcoCentre and Caulfield South Community Gardens and works with Greensong projects and passions.
Greensong aims to connect people with nature to create healthier relationships within self, community and environment. If we cannot care for ourselves, we cannot care for our community and our environment in the ways we need to heal and progress towards a life-affirming regenerative culture.
Debs unique combination of qualifications, skills and life experiences combine to co-create with nature based on:
Self-care: Applied Ecopsychology and Eco-Art Therapy sessions and projects are based on attuning ourselves with reciprocal relationships as a part of nature. Offerings include Nature Guided Walks, (forest bathing with a twist) SOS eco-resilience workshops to transition climate/ecological crisis-related feelings, Backyard Bliss, Eco-Art Seasons, Gratitude Mandalas, and other events as noted and requested. Many events may be individual sessions or groups and tailored to the client needs.
Community: Environmental education and professional development workshops demonstrate how deep connections with Nature increase our well-being and offer opportunities to see ourselves as part of natures ecosystems. Facilitating Active Hope and The Work That Reconnects broadens our community relationships, increases resilience and support networks.
Environment: Holistic Landscape Designs, horticultural garden consultation, and gardening workshops. Our gardens provide a tangible and nutritious connection to our sense of place and nature is vital part of our health. Please see other examples: Sacred Seeds, propagating plants, wildlife gardens, veggie gardens and Beginners Gardening Workshops
Diploma Landscape Design
Permaculture Design Certificate
Horticulture Cert 2
Ex-nurse (Psychiatric Endorsed)
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 rejuvenated
Enquire into interconnected relationships with self as part of the whole
Process feelings from our ecological decline: Ie. anxiety, depression, despair, guilt, feelings of being overwhelmed/powerless. See S.O.S
Connect with their immediate environment, support wildlife, growing edibles, designing healthy gardens
Understand benefits of nature and how to utilise aspects of regenerative systems thinking within organisations or our community
Learn more about plants, food systems and sustainable practices
Engage in sacred activism, process thoughts and feelings, learn what actions to take to adapt to the climate and ecological emergency
Deb has been practicing eco-art therapy since 2012 and also enjoys expressing herself with Chinese Brushpainting art, creating needle-felted blessing/spirit dolls and working on community Eco-Art collaborations. Please contact regarding possibilities of collaborations.
Applied Ecopsychology identifies human-nature behavioral influences and relationships within our self, society, and environment. Nature reconnecting 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 aims to empower individuals, groups and families to take sustainable actions in their lives that ripples into their local environment and circles 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. This 2-year project was formed 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, teacher professional development, and documentation. This also offered exciting multi-generational and cross-cultural experiences within environmental sustainability boundaries.
"Learnings from 2020 – A discussion on self-sufficiency." with Costa and Bruce Pascoe for Stonnington Council. 2020
Guided walk experience (Date with tree) "Tree, can I eat your leaves?" for the podcast Overwhelmed & Dying. 2020
Wild Edible Garden demonstrates sustainable principles, natural systems and design and what can be achieved within 4-years.
"Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants." - Andrew Harvey
I allow our earth to flow through me with feeling, listening and communicating to know what meaningful actions to take that will benefit our planet.
I provide techniques and a space (online and in-person) to transition emotions through the SOS eco-resilience project. It is natural that we would feel anger, rage, and other intense feelings when protecting our earth, part of us... If we allow ourselves to transition all feelings without a judgement of 'good and bad' and intersperse them all with love and gratitude, it will help us keep a balanced and motivated focus.