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Virtual Ecopsychology

Tuesday October 20 at 6:30 PM

The Arboretum
Guelph ON
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Amidst social distancing and physical isolation, the COVID-19 pandemic has invaded our lives in an unprecedented way. Experts have highlighted the complex toll this can take on our mental health. This programme is aimed at providing an experience where you will interact with an online community and share nature-based experiences to help bring hope, resilience, and positivity in your life right now. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an 8-week course that explores hands-on components of Ecopsychology as well as Eco-Art Therapy. Participants will be introduced to some key concepts of Ecopsychology and then participate in hands-on Eco-art therapy activities. Such concepts include:
• Wisdom in nature
• Engaging with nature and our surroundings beyond the 5 senses
• Personal validation through personal “in-the-moment” experiences
• Interconnections in nature and concepts of time, forgiveness, patience, love, and care as observed in nature
• Communication beyond language, as observed in nature
• Finding wisdom in nature and breaking free from societal rigidity and structure
Activities will then be based on these learnings, using personal experiences, Ecopsychology learnings, and simple items found in your surroundings.

Guest Instructor: Memona Hossain.  Early Bird Fee: $120.00 + H.S.T. if done on or before Monday, September 7. Registrations after this date will cost $130.00 + H.S.T.  Note: If we don't have enough registrations by the early bird deadline, the course may be cancelled. Maximum 25 adults.