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What a month it was! The long summer seemed to bring a longing for going inwards and deepening. As the days become shorter there is more and more interest innature-based programs. I feel so privileged to do this work and am happy to share with the community a few of the programs I facilitated in Israel this month and...
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...
“The Lakota knew that human hearts, away from nature, harden; They knew that lack of respect for living and growing things would soon lead to lack of respect for humans as well.” Luther Standing Bear, Oglala With this great phrase, the first Deep Conversation of 2024 was concluded, facilitated by Dr Tina Asherae Fields, Charter IES USA and attended by...
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...
As part of the activities of the IES for our community of ecotuners, ecoallies and students, we have created OPEN SPACE (Open Space), a refuge place where we can feel, think and share about different topics of ecopsychology and our role in the awakening of the consciousness of being nature. At this point we want to share the successful completion...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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