Nature as Therapy

This group is for those interested in or using nature to heal or transform body or mind, either for themselves or for others. Everyone is welcome to share ideas, techniques, inspiration and challenges.

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Chilsren's and Teen Health Summit

Our very own Cheryl Charles will be presenting at the ONLINE Chiildren and Teen Health Summit that begins Monday, November 3rd! The event is online, and  you can listen whenever you want during that…Continue

Started by Carla Atherton Oct 31, 2014.

Sense of Place Ecotherapy Ideas

Hi there,this is my first time posting but glad to see this group. I'm creating a sense of place workshop that includes cultural nature healing practices of connecting with our human ancestors as…Continue

Tags:, ecotherapy, place, of, sense

Started by Phoenix Smith Oct 2, 2012.

Healing area available to groups 1 Reply

I have 75 acres in the middle of Tioga State Forest called Camp Eaglebear. The land is surrounded by thousands of acres of woods and mountains near the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. My goal has always…Continue

Started by Paula Martin. Last reply by Yeshi Sep 20, 2012.

Nature as Healer

Greetings! I'm currently doing research for a book about burnout syndrome. It is my understanding (and my own experience) that nature has many healing properties. What I'm specifically looking for…Continue

Tags: therapy, nature, of, properties, healing

Started by Christine Louise Hohlbaum May 7, 2012.

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Comment by Carey Lundin on April 14, 2016 at 12:51pm


I would like to invite you to watch the award winning film, Jens Jensen The Living Green, tonight at the National  Building Museum - 7pm. 

Jensen is one of the nation's great unsung heroes of conservation and also one of the most inspirational. 

I will be there talking about his relevance today.

Here is the teaser:

Hope to see you tonight - or at our other screenings around the Midwest. 

Carey Lundin

Director, Jens Jensen The Living Green

Comment by Geoffrey McMullan on January 19, 2015 at 4:37am

Nature Is A Powerful Facilitator for Change

I have been working with nature for over 10 years now and I have developed my own approach which I call Natural Awareness...

Comment by Asante Ali on June 10, 2014 at 4:13pm

Greetings of peace and love! Many thanks, for being in place. I look towards the sharing!

Comment by Karan Barber on March 19, 2014 at 6:40am

Hello all you C&NN peeps here in North Carolina we are having our

North Carolina (NCCAN) Children and Nature Coalition

2014 State Conference

                 March 27, 2014  8:30-4:00  NC Zoo


The ONLY event in NC that brings people and organizations together specifically to buil" align="left" width="126" height="193"/>d the movement to connect children and nature. Individuals and organizations across the state come together to share their expertise, discover ways to collaborate, find new resources and celebrate our sucesses. 


Join us for the 7th Annual North Carolina Children and Nature (NCCAN!) Conference.  After several years, the North Carolina Children and Nature Conference is coming back to the North Carolina Zoo where it all started seven years ago.  This will also be a great time to check out the NEW kidZone area of the zoo. Great workshops, national speakers, networking and more! You do not want to miss this if you are working to connect children with nature.



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kidZone has receiving  many updates including a new stream for play, rope bridges and trees!  These and other changes have been taking place behind the scenes all summer over the summer, but attendees at the NCCAN! conference will get a special preview before the grand opening on Saturday. Be sure to check out the stick structure Ready or Not, designed and built by Patrick Dougherty with the help of zoo staff and volunteers.

Comment by Suz Lipman on June 27, 2013 at 9:19am

Hi Everyone, I thought you'd be interested in Trails Carolina, a wilderness therapy program that C&NN featured on its news site:

Comment by Kelli Carmack on June 22, 2013 at 6:48pm

Hello everyone!  I would like to pass along a program that I am launching that may be of interest to you.  Please check out The 7th Generation School at

I spent many years as a teacher working with at-risk youth as well as those diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders.  I have also recently been a wilderness guide/substance abuse counselor for a wilderness treatment center for young adults.  For many years I have been formulating this program out of my constant question, "What can I do?"  This program is my answer and humble offering to the planet. 

The 7th Generation School is a supplementary program (to a regular or homeschool curriculum) that not only connects youth with the natural world around them but also with the natural world that exists within them.  It is a therapeutic wilderness program (and more) for youth who need something more than what the schools offer.  Our intention is to provide a holistic and eco-centered supplement to our youth so that they may become their vision and purpose in the world.

I hope we get to connect soon!

Comment by Ali Baylor on October 11, 2012 at 1:26pm

I just started doing  special needs kids ecotherapy sessions at  our farm, Golden Rainbow Ranch (  We just had our first one last Sunday- 2 Down's Syndrome kids, one with Dyspraxia, one with autism, 1 with Aspergers.  It went GREAT- we just spent time learning about and petting all the animals, like a bunny, a chick, the therapy poodles, and the alpaca and goats.  One of the moms commented that her son was much calmer all that evening and the whole next day.


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