Clinicians need restorative and sustainable self-care strategies. Numerous studies support humanity’s biophilic tendency to spend much of its self-care time in and around natural settings. Connection with nature has been shown to decrease stress, enhance focus, and bolster holistic wellness. The purpose of this program is to introduce attendees to the EcoWellness model, its underlying research, and nature-based strategies that can be applied both in counseling practice and counselor self-care.
Attendees will learn about the EcoWellness construct and it’s seven empirically derived factors (including a brief overview of the most up-to-date nature-wellness research.
Attendees will learn/expand upon specific strategies for expanding the seven different areas of EcoWellness in counseling practice and counselor self-care.
Attendees will contemplate an EcoWellness self-care plan to enhance optimal counselor wellness.
Assistant Professor and in private practice,
Oregon State University Cascades and in private practice