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...
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...
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...
  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...
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...
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...
Ecotuning is a practice of applied ecopsychology. Ecotuners facilitate within people their re-connection with Life and the natural world or Earth. In these times of global warming and social injustice, this is necessary now more than ever. Ecopsychology studies the relationship between humans and Nature. It states that humanity is disconnected from the natural world, resulting in climate change and...
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...
El Arte Orgánico es una propuesta "co-creadora" de rituales que tienen el propósito de favorecer la "re-conexión con la naturaleza" y de recordar la verdadera "naturaleza humana" que es "una" con todos los seres vivos. Esta propuesta, aplica principios y conceptos de la Ecopsicología e integra el conocimiento de los ecosistemas y las relaciones viables -eco- con el conocimiento de...
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...