Theresa Sweeney, a pioneeer of Eco-Art Therapy, has a passionate connection with nature and its healing possibilities. From early on, she pursued experiences which nurtured her artistic talent and love for the outdoors, foreshadowing her life’s work, using art to help people reconnect with Nature.
Dr. Sweeney earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. She has more than twelve years of corporate experience. She earned her MS and Ph.D. in Applied Ecopsychology from Akamai University, in Hilo, Hawaii, and the Doctor of Education from San Juan de la Cruz in Costa Rica. Today, Dr. Sweeney is a renowned Ecopsychology Consultant, giving workshops using art activities to help people and businesses regain wellness and identity with the earth.
She authored and illustrated a book, Owl Winks and Forest Songs: Finding wellness through Nature’s wisdom, writes a reconnecting with Nature newspaper column, and is a contributor to Gatherings, an online Ecopsychology field journal. Her wildlife artwork is owned around the USA and has won numerous awards. She donated 30 original paintings to the Jack Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Jupiter, Fla. Dr. Sweeney is a volunteer speaker for local radio and various organizations and is currently serving as Dean of the Applied Ecopsychology Institute at Akamai.
Hi Theresa! Welcome to C&NN. I'm glad you found us. Your background is quite interesting. I look forward to rich contributions from you as you make your way around our forum, and I hope you find our network a continued source of resources and camaraderie. Cheers!