Ecotherapy Podcast: Healing Our Relationship with Nature


This podcast explores the bridge between ecology and psychotherapy. I joined my friend and colleague Lily Sloane as a guest on her new community radio show, Radical Advice. We discussed our responsibility and pain for the current ecological crises, the power of nature as a resource for healing and personal growth, and using the natural world as a setting for psychotherapy.

This episode was a lot of fun! Throughout the discussion, I shared some of my favorite nature poems and joined Lily in responding to listeners' questions about psychotherapy and personal challenges. We even played a few tunes along the way.

If you'd like to hear more about my approach to therapy and my thoughts about our relationship with nature, check out the recording. Please be in touch with questions or feedback! And follow Radical Advice on Facebook for info about upcoming episodes.

Correction: In the episode, I said that I obtained an "ecotherapy certification" from The Earthbody Institute. For accuracy, I completed a certificate in Ecotherapy (Level 1). I have not completed the longer certification process.

Songs in this episode:

  • "Paranoid Android" by Brad Mehldau on Largo (Nonesuch Records)
  • "Wonder Woman" by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel (Warner Brothers)
  • "Mother Nature's Son" by The Beatles on The White Album (Apple Records)
  • "Collapse" by Boards of Canada on Tomorrow's Harvest (Warp)
  • "Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)" by Patty Griffin on Children Running Through (ATO)
  • "Marche Slav" by Kaki King on Glow (Velour Records)
  • "Welcome Home (Prefuse 73 Danse Macabre)" by Daedalus on Exquisite Corpse (Mush Records/Ninja Tune)