“If you destroy forests, sooner or later your rivers will dry up. If we do not make these connections then the result is a tragedy that our university degrees cannot avert at that point. It is unfortunate that we have the knowledge but fail to make this connection and take the necessary steps.” Wangari Maathai
‘Nature is the principal book out of which all wisdom is learned. It is the place where initiation happens. It is the place from where medicine comes. It nourishes the entire community.”
Malidoma Somé –
Ecotherapy is healing and growth nurtured by healthy interaction with the natural world. Ecotherapy’s roots are grounded in the field of Ecopsychology that focus psychological and emotional issues as they relate to our connection with the natural world. Ecopsychologists and Ecotherapists see the split between our emotional and psychological well being and nature as being at the heart of our current ecological crisis. – Ecotherapy.org.uk
Ecotherapy is not a new concept, however due to the collapse of industrial civilization and a modern society that frequently socializes us to be isolated from nature and from each other we must take conscious actions to reconnect with nature. Below, Ron Finley from South Central LA gives a talk on some of the basic benefits of growing food.