Ecopsychology Experiential Workshops
Ecopsychology experiential workshops are an excellent opportunity to approach a different way of thinking, feeling and functioning of mind and body. They are taking place in a natural environment but also indoors, when required, using natural materials and techniques.
Mainly, the seminars are in groups, but they can also be done individually.
They are aimed for adults who want to awaken their natural functions on a mental and physical level and seek their inner balance, by reuniting with their own nature with the natural environment.
To the modern man who lives in conditions of stress and emotional difficulties as well as to those treated for mental illnesses under the guidance of their therapist. In addition, it is also aimed for children and teenagers, giving them the opportunity to engage in multidimensional educational and experiential activities with the aim of building healthy personalities.
The scientific training of the qualified psychologists or psychiatrists in Ecopsychology offers the possibility of understanding and deepening this experience with the maximum possible benefits in a safe context.
In the Ecopsychology Experiential Workshops, tools from different schools of psychotherapy, are used in a holistic approach.
They include the direct experience with the elements of nature, techniques of relaxation and awakening of the senses, projection and transference found in the tools of psychoanalysis as well as exercises for expressing emotions and deepening experiences.
In the individual sessions, which are usually therapeutic in nature, an individual in-take is recorded and adapted to the needs of the patient.
In the group sessions, the specialist selects the group members and the program takes on a broader form of contact with nature where the communication part with oneself and the group is included. The duration of the sessions is determined according to the goals and needs of the individual or group.
Sessions take place mainly in an open space environment, easily accessible and all the participants need to bring is comfortable clothes. Depending on the groups and the themes workshops take place in various landscapes.
The space where the sessions take place is mainly in an open environment, easily accessible and all.
The thematics of the workshops have several different experiential approaches and change at regular intervals. They can be a stand-alone approach or work as a follow-up, allowing the participants to deepen their experience and take it to the next level. All topics interact with each other, just like everything in nature.
Basic Thematic Sessions
Awakening the Intelligence of our Νatural Senses
Like any living being, we as humans have the ability to perceive the world through our senses and to act according to the stimuli we receive through them. Our physical and mental response to them determines both our survival and our inner and outer balance. For this reason we refer to them as “intelligence of the Physical Senses”. Living a western lifestyle and in an artificial environment, our senses have atrophied and become limited, resulting in us experiencing a basic sensory deficit that leads us to perceive ourselves and the world around us in a limited and distorted way. This specific workshop aims to cultivate the awakening of the Senses, giving another dimension to our perception.
Connection with the Four elements of Nature
The world around us consists of the four basic elements – Earth, Air, Water and Fire. Man in his own state, as Hippocrates mentions, consists of all these, in forms similar to those we experience in the external environment. Perceiving the properties of these elements, observing and delving into the characteristics and coming into deeper contact with them we also perceive the functions of our own self and the interaction of the whole that makes up our existence. In this workshop we are invited to experience the parallelism of our functions, to learn and to respect the special characteristics they have and to revive our inherent physical being.
Discovering our Natural Self
The targeted experience with a natural environment and its elements, with specific deepening techniques, aims to the remembering our own existence as a part of Nature that coexists and interacts with it as a single whole. This workshop gives the possibility of experiencing, identifying and expressing freely ourselves through the natural materials and characteristics of nature. Its purpose is to determine our own existence within the planetary as a whole.
Nature as a Guide to Life
Observing Nature enables us to remember laws and rules which govern the planetary operation and lead to a harmonious and orderly operation. They are the same functions that ,we as humans, are programmed into, and have been replaced by those that seem to favor the Western way of life.
In this workshop we are given the opportunity to let ourselves learn from nature in all that we innately possess as knowledge but have forgotten to understand and consult for a harmonious and balanced course of our lives.
Βιωματικά Εργαστήρια για παιδιά ηλικίας 5-12 ετών και Γονείς
Όπως ο καρπός της γης, έτσι και η εξέλιξη του ανθρώπου επηρεάζεται από τις βάσεις που διαμορφώνει νωρίς στη ζωή του και το περιβάλλον στο οποίο μεγαλώνει και δέχεται επιρροές. Και ενώ η κλασσική ψυχολογία έχει επικεντρωθεί στο ανθρώπινο περιβάλλον, η Οικοψυχολογία διευρύνει την οπτική στο ευρύτερο και πρωταρχικό περιβάλλον ατόμου, το φυσικό. Το εργαστήριο αυτό στοχεύει στο να συμβάλλει στη δημιουργία ισχυρών βάσεων όχι μόνο της επαφής του παιδιού με τη φύση αλλά και της αξιοποίησης της φύσης ως ένας ενδιάμεσος παράγοντας ισχυροποίησης της σχέσης γονέα-παιδιού. Δίδεται έμφαση στην έκφραση συναισθημάτων, στην ευαισθητοποίηση της οικογένειας στην επαφή με τη φύση και στην καλλιέργεια των δεσμών μεταξύ όλων.
Some of the seminars are also part of the training courses in the Ecopsychology training program. If you then want to enroll in the entire training course, the amount invested in attending the seminars – within 12 months – will be fully deducted from the total.