Ecotherapy Training: Activate The Therapeutic Power of Nature

Discover how best to incorporate nature into your work and take your existing skills to the next level.

Integrate nature therapy into your work with clients, students or patients
Find community and support of like-minded peers
Enhance ecopsychological skills, strategies and insights to help you professionally

Evidence and public interest in the benefits of nature continues to grow and gain traction.

Research abounds attesting to the positive impact of nature experiences–they benefit us emotionally, physically, mentally, behaviorally and relationally. Learn how you can draw upon this therapeutic power to improve the lives of your clients, students or yourself.

This online training will teach you how to integrate nature for professional, psychological and healing purposes. You will learn theories and practical applications that bring meaningful results regardless your scope of work.

During this class and upon completion, you will gain the understanding and abilities you need to either begin incorporating nature into your work, or take your existing vocation to the next level. We draw on and integrate cutting edge research, skills, practices, theories and insights. These draw from fields like Forest Bathing, Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology, and deliver a comprehensive training that can be easily applied for optimal impact.
To accommodate your unique schedule and promote the power of shared learning and community, this course is self-guided with opportunities for live participation. Pre-recorded, downloadable lectures will be sent out to engage at your own pace. Additionally, there will be three optional live webinars with group discussion, Q&A and reflections. You will also receive class resources, including readings and practices, to deepen your learning.
Receive Full 4-Module Training for $189
As part of your registration, you’ll receive a One-on-One Coaching/Mentoring Session with Dennis, customized to your needs, challenges and goals and a Certificate upon completion.
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Engaging. Empowering. Experiential.

Learn how to better support your clients and students with practices and knowledge that offer meaningful and enduring benefits to everyone you work with.

“I have participated in two interactive webinar learning experiences hosted by Dennis and EPI. I am loving the community that has been and is generated by such experiences, as well as Dennis’ generosity, wisdom and gentleness in his style of teaching/sharing. The Learning Modules are great value and accessible for people from all walks of life with an interest in applying nature’s wisdom to our lives. I have walked away more enriched both personally and professionally, with lots of ideas on how to apply the ideas to my social work and counselling practice. Join up, get on line, and be part of the conversation, for the benefit of people and the planet!” -Lucy Vam Sambeek, Eco-therapist

Nature is the catalyst responsible for profound psychological transformation-

Be a vessel to bring this healing to others.

About The Instructor:

Dennis Kiley is the founder of the EcoPsychology Initiative (EPI), where he teaches, consults, and offers trainings. This work is informed by his background as a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, outdoor educator, consultant and group facilitator. He finds inspiration from nature to educate and empower thriving for people and the planet. Dennis lives on the coast of Maine with his family, surrounded by the mountains, woods and waters of Acadia National Park. Dennis is one of the founders and ongoing executive committee board member of A Climate To Thrive, an organization committed to making all of Mount Desert Island energy independent by 2030.


EcoPsychology Initiative Ecotherapy Training

Module I:
How Does It Work
Learn the foundations, theory and insights behind why nature experiences can be so therapeutic.

Module II:
Create the Container
This module will provide instruction to design unique and customized experiences adaptable to the needs of your students or clients

Module III:
Facilitate a Transformative Experience
Acquire the skills that will enable you to enhance therapeutic impact through psychologically meaningful and powerful experiences.

Module IV:
Proper integration is the key to gain full health and healing benefits of nature experiences. Learn how to support and facilitate this process for anyone you work with.

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Includes Full 4-Module Training.

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FAQs and Scholarship Opportunities

1. Why Ecotherapy Training?

As a caring-professional, you are continually looking for ways to better support the wellbeing of those you work with. Increasing research, publicity and public interest are highlighting the benefits of nature for health. Evidence shows it positively impacts people mentally, emotionally, physically and relationally.

If you’re a therapist, educator, health-care professional or other healer, this training will enhance your ability to help others by integrating more of nature’s therapeutic power into your work.

This training benefits those that are new to nature therapy and those that already have an ecotherapy or forest bathing practice. The ideas, skills and approaches you will receive are both practical and advanced.

This training empowers you to integrate them into your work in ways that are comfortable and appropriate while still being highly impactful.

2. What can I expect to get out of this, what’s the value to me?

This training is uniquely comprehensive and adaptable. The four modules cover everything from theory and designing customized nature experiences, to the process of leading people outdoors and optimizing integration and learning. Additional value is found in the focus on providing tangible skills, principles and strategies you can utilize regardless of your work environments or experience level.

1-on-1 consultation with Dennis to personalize the material and optimize your learning.

Interactive lectures, plus accompanying notes, reflections, practice exercises, and additional resources.

An experience of community, connection and shared-learning from fellow participants and peers in the field.

Certificate upon training completion and mentoring session with Dennis.

5. Who is this suited for?

This class is fundamentally designed to benefit anyone. However, we’ve identified these primary types of people who could benefit the most:

  • Therapists
  • Educators
  • Coaches
  • Health-care professionals
  • Outdoor leaders
  • Healers
4. What are the Topics for each Module?

Module topics are as follows:

Module 1: How Does It Work

Module 2: Create the Container

Module 3: Facilitate a Transformative Experience

Module 4: Integration

The class begins in late Spring. Once it begins, you will receive a pre-recorded and downloadable lecture once per week for three weeks based on the different modules.  These recordings will be approximately an hour. Additionally, you will also receive lecture notes, reading resources and optional practices and reflections. Because this class is self-paced, you can engage with this material when you have time and interest.

Before the class starts, all registrants will be asked to complete a poll of dates and times they can attend live webinars (provided they are interested). Based on the times that work for the largest number of people, we will schedule a live webinar for each week. This will be optional, and also recorded and shared for those who can’t attend.

6. How Long/Timing?

Each group class lasts at most an hour. We set aside 60 minutes to be together; people are welcome to attend for all or part of the time.

7. Are modules recorded; do I need to attend live?

Everybody who registers will receive a copy of the live sessions, even if you weren’t able to attend live.

8. What’s the Cost; is there a scholarship?

This course is one payment of $189.

Additionally, we are aware that these times are financially stressful for many people and any extra expense may be burdensome, even with our early registration pricing. Consequently, we are offering generous scholarships. We believe strongly in the importance and value of this material and want it accessible to anyone who really wants to participate. Consequently, please send us an email and we will work something out.

Purchase the Ecotherapy Training Course.


Experiential. Educational. Engaging.
Includes Full 4-Module Training.

Sign Up Today! Special Earth Day Registration Extension: Closes April 25th