An Introduction to Ecopsychology
This 5 week course is an excellent overview of the basic concepts of ecopsychology (energy, diversity, waste, change and connectivity) and how you might apply them in your life, work, and community.
Ecopsychology is an in depth examination, exploration and inquiry into our manner of living. We look at the human being as an ecosystem interconnected to all other systems on earth, therefore we study our ecology – the relationship we have (or not) to home (body, family, community, culture, planet).
We are also a species that impacts all other species and habitats (systems) on the earth, therefore we study our psychology – the language psyche or soul uses to communicate and educate us about who we are and how we behave (a study of our behaviors, attitudes and practices).
Ecopsychology offers ways to change behaviors driving destructive patterns in our lives and how we might think about solving some of the complex interconnected social, economical and environmental problems in our world. The purpose of the course is for participants to learn how to apply general ideas of ecopsychology personally and professionally.
Upon course completion, the student receives a Certificate of Completion.
CEU’s available: 15 CEU’s
Upcoming Course Schedule: Taught quarterly
October 3-31, 2013 (class meets on Thursday 6-7:00pm PST)
January 2 – 30, 2014
Class meets each week from 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time) live online via VGI’s interactive course management system. Students hear and see each other and instructor in real time.
$25 for CEU Certificate
Past participants of this course have included:
Those who love life, artists, therapists, clinicians, physicians, business and corporate executives, activists, managers, life coaches, entrepreneurs, educators, and government employees.
Student Commentary on the Course:
As a depth psychotherapist, the material learned in this course is directly applicable to my therapeutic work with clients.
The course was beautifully constructed! The instructor presented the material with a clarity and passion that engaged the participants on a deeply relational level – relational both personally and globally.
The most valuable part of this course was the multi-faceted levels of the material. Presentations and discussions centered the need for consciousness in order to make changes necessary for survival, and diversity of all sorts as part of our internal and external ecosystem.
I was engaged and learning throughout this course. There was nothing presented that has not deepened my curiosity and respect for this subject.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself and greatly benefited from an affordable and accessible way to offer some fertilizer to the perennial plants in my ecopsychological garden. I can already feel the roots going a bit deeper!
We look forward to your participation.