Tune into nature with ecopsychology practices, including following natural attractions and exploring our 54 senses and sensitivities.
Our wellbeing naturally is improved by being within nature, our stress levels and blood pressure lower, along with many other benefits. Nature-Guided walks are similar to the Japanese cultural practice of 'forest bathing.'
These Nature-Guided walks are tailored for individual or group intent and may include ecopsycological sensory immersion, following 'natural attractions', gratitude and mindfulness practices.
Applied ecopsychology is applying ecopsychology methodology to provide an opportunity for an experience anywhere on the spectrum of sensing wellbeing benefits from our BEing in and with nature, to finding solutions and insights, to profound experiences of anima mundi, the soul of the world.
Practices gently guide individuals to access the deeper benefits of Natures sensory gifts and wisdom.
People often report feelings of:
relaxation, balance, harmony
increased creativity and inspiration
clarity and insight
peace and joy
The practices offer tools which can be utilised over and over again...
BOOK A NATURE-GUIDED WALK
Day/Time: Individual session dates and times on request.
Time: 90-mins - 2.5 hrs
Suitability: 16+ and adults for 1:1, families, small groups.
Location: TBA (*Travel outside of South East Melbourne area occurs an additional cost)
Inclusions: A worksheet and the NSTP Greensong guideline details.
Fee: $110 per person/2 - 2.5 hrs. Family or small group neg 90mins + (Cash/EFT)
Considerations: Wear closed sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather to be outdoors on the day and that you don't mind possibly getting dirty. Pay attention to any pandemic restrictions specific to your area.
Facilitator: Deborah Punton
Methods may include: Applied Ecopsychology, eco-art therapy, horticultural activities, play, mindfulness and visualization.
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TESTIMONIALS & EXPERIENCES
"Tree, can I eat your leaves?"
Overwhelmed & Dying - ABC Radio Podcast. (2019)
Comedian Judith Lucy is guided on a walk and we discuss being empowered by climate actions and nature mindfulness. Deb and Judith talk about how nature reconnecting is a support network and call for sacred activism.
"I felt really inspired by Deb’s passion and connection to nature and it make it easy for me to relax and connect too. I felt very supported during the session. The moment around the dragonfly was beautiful and will stay with me (apparently dragonfly’s symbolise a need to allow joy into life and create change. I would agree I need to open up to joy and make some positive changes like connecting more to nature)....I’m feeling that I want to touch nature now more than ever and and finding it easier to tune in to the sounds....a beautiful experience for me to relax and be surrounded be the beautiful noises of the bush around me more than I could before. I feel I can connect quicker than before my session.... I feel more connected to life, my environment and the people and animals in the world around me. -Jen, December 2020
“The individual practice was helpful in allowing me to feel my connection with nature. I was reminded about the inherent gifts that I have and I receive from Nature, which is empowering. I would want to do this practice regularly.. I have support from nature and the environment to help me cope. Thank you Deb. It really helped me to calm down.... The exercise gave me a focussed way to have more nature engagement with what’s around me.”-Participant
"I’m feeling that I want to touch nature now more than ever and and finding it easier to tune in to the sounds. Loving life, the wildlife is quite loud which allows for a beautiful experience for me to relax and be surrounded be the beautiful noises of the bush around me more than I could before.I feel I can connect quicker than before my session."