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Deb is Greensong

History:

Deb began Greensong in 2012 in Singapore and relocated to Melbourne Australia in 2014.

Debs unique combination of qualifications, skills and life experiences combine to co-create with nature based on:

  • Community:  Environmental education workshops and professional development demonstrate how deep connections with Nature increase our well-being, challenge us, offer opportunities to see ourselves as part of natures ecosystems, and create behaviours to make sustainable choices. 

Qualifications:
  • Ms. Science Applied Ecopsychology

  • Eco-Art Therapy Certificate

  • Diploma Landscape Design

  • Permaculture Design Certificate

  • Horticulture Cert 2

  • Ex-nurse (Psychiatric Endorsed)

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"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." 
​Kristen 2015

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

  • explore personal challenges

  • address feelings from our ecological decline: anxiety, depression, despair, guilt, numbness, feelings of being overwhelmed/powerless

  • connect with food systems and grow healthy food 

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.  

 

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, project officer and the Garden Coordinator.  She has completed a Masters in Applied Ecopsychology specializing in Eco-Art therapy and offers a variety of workshops to the public.  Her Applied Ecopsychology thesis focused on how we can sustain ourselves to be active, resilient, productive and empowered through our current climate and ecological crisis.

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, small groups and families to take sustainable actions in their lives that expand into their immediate environment and circles of influence. More about sustainability and Greensong...

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Melbourne, Australia

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​ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Greensong respectfully acknowledges the traditional caretakers of the land and waters on which we live, work and play. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging. 

We also acknowledge with gratitude, the more-than-human beings within our world.