In urban centers, the time that children spend in nature is limited not only because of the lack of a close natural environment but also because of their way of life. The western way of life, fills families and  children-even  from early childhood -with stress, psychosomatic and emotional problems. Anyone who can spend free time in a burdensome daily program...
MEDITATION IN THE CHAOS In the last paragraph of the essay Think like a mountain, the American naturalist Ald Leopold (1887-1948), explains  how “we all strive for security, prosperity, comfort, a life as long and tasteless as possible. (…) Some degree of success in achieving this goal is fine, and perhaps a prerequisite for missing thought, but too much security...
In this article I will share the experience of the Therapeutic Family Gardens Program (HFT in spanish) developed by the CLANA Foundation (Camino de la Naturaleza) in alliance with Koru Transformación  Ecopsichology Institute of Chile – Colombia and the NGO Buenos Vecinos. Families from the cities of Valparaíso and Santiago de Chile have participated in this program in the context...
How can ecopsychology be used in the world of environmental activism? Here is a proposal made by the Italian Ecotuner Stefania Balzarotti, in support of a local committee for the defense of 240 trees absurdly destined for felling. There are encounters in nature in which new thoughts are born and where synchronic events confirm the right direction to "act" upon...
Metaphor is an indirect communication resource that allows us to communicate with the emotional world of people in a way that does not trigger masked or defensive behaviors. Linguistically, a metaphor is any kind of story, tale, proverb, saying, idiom... that has the function of conveying knowledge by comparison or through an isomorphism. From its structure, the metaphor always communicates on two levels: a conscious one...
We are facing a deep social and planetary crisis where nothing is more urgent and relegated than taking care of ourselves. The need is felt by a growing number of people, but it is still considered a luxury that can be postponed. We run to fulfill the mandate to be productive beings, and thus to be part of the...
  With great satisfaction, the International Ecopsychology Society is supporting the In Her Words project, thanks to the immense respect, admiration and gratitude, which we cherish for the person and the work of Joanna Macy.  Important seeds are those that Joanna has planted in our hearts.  At this moment, when the transition to an ecocentric perspective finds new threats, derived...
Wilderness and mindfulness are two dimensions of life that recall and reinforce each other. The connection between the two becomes even more important in times when the possibility of frequenting wild nature is lessened. By recognizing that “we are Nature”, and by cultivating practices of exploration and enjoyment of our inner nature, we can recreate the connection with the...
The project TOCANDO TIERRA is a sustainable development project whose main purpose is to raise awareness and offer an experience in harmony with nature. It promotes landscaping, loving animal husbandry and food security through the planting of chemical-free products and with optimal and conscious use of natural resources. To achieve this purpose, a six-acre farm is being developed in the...
The multiple forms of applied ecopsychology allow us to connect with the rest of nature according to our own preferences. Most of these practices focus primarily on sensory experience, mindful presence, and on building an emotional bond with the more-than-human nature. In addition to all these, I think that there is an equal need for biological knowledge, in the...