ecotherapy Ecotherapy
personal healing and healing for the earth

Articles and Information

This page contains both articles that I have written and articles that may of interest written by others

Moving beyond counselling and psychotherapy as it currently is – taking therapy outside (limited access to download for free)

Article on Taking Counselling and Psychotherapy Outdoors (pdf, 146 K)

Article in New York Times 29/1/10 on 'ecological unconscious'

Article on ecotherapy published in April 09 Therapy Today Journal (pdf, 191 K)

Article on nature and attachment published in ecopsychology journal apr 09 (pdf, 180 K)

Editorial on ecopsychology - European Journal of Ecopsychology (pdf, 38 K)

Ecopsychology and problem based learning (2012, 363 K)

Did Lacan go camping? Psychotherapy in search of an ecological self (pdf, 94 K)

Evaluation of the GROW wellbeing project Brighton with some interesting findings on the relationship between ecotherapy and mental health

Recent article on nature based therapy in positive news:

New Book on Ecotherapy

Nature and Therapy: Understanding Counselling and Psychotherapy in Outdoor Spaces.

See here to order

review here

Training courses 2014

(I also offer 1-1 support/supervision for therapists and others interested in developing their outdoor practice, this can be done over Skype and online)


The aim of the course is to give you an introduction to Ecotherapy through a series of seminars and workshops which will allow you develop an understanding of how you can use Ecotherapy for both personal and professional development. By utilising experiential exercises and guided reading you will begin to develop and explore your relationship to nature and the therapeutic potential of this

Ten week course on Mondays starting Monday 20th April 10.30-12.30 Dates: 20/4, 27/4, 11/5, 18/5, 1/6, 8/6, 15/6, 22/6, 29/6, 6/7 Location: Brighton and Stanmer Park Cost: £250 (£50 deposit payable on booking)

Dr. Martin Jordan is an international expert on Ecotherapy with fifteen years’ experience of practising therapeutically in nature. He has completed a PhD on the practice of Ecotherapy and recently published on book on Ecotherapy with Routledge.

These workshops will be suitable for those interested in an introduction to Ecotherapy for personal development and to begin to understand how they might be able to use this in their therapeutic work with clients.