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Ecotherapy holds that the needs and wellbeing of the human psyche are synergistic with the needs of the planet. As a therapeutic modality it draws from depth psychology, ecology, feminism, spirituality and shamanic traditions to create a paradigm where Nature and Earth are seen to have an innate reciprocal healing relationship with us.

Ecotherapy recognizes that there is restorative power in connecting with nature. It addresses the cultural disconnectĚ from nature which for some results in a sense of despair, grief, alienation and hopelessness about the planet's survival. Essential to ecotherapy is the idea of supporting a sense of reconnection or wholeness as opposed to the idea of illness or healing.

The ecotherapist leads the client to recognize that the earth has much to teach humans in the way of harmony, balance, rhythms of life and stability.
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