"Ixazuluwa ngokuhamba. Umntu ngumntu ngabanye."
It is solved by walking. It is through our relationship with all other beings that we experience our full selves.
Nature based mental health
"Our greatest longing is to feel alive.
Meaninglessness, depression, anxiety and many other symptoms are reflections of our disconnection from our core vitality. When we feel alive, we feel connected, and when we feel connected, we feel alive".
- Dr Laurence Heller.
Ecotherapy is about restoring connection.
My ecotherapy practice is somatically based and blends psychotherapy that more strongly emphasises a person's strengths, capacities, resources and resilience.
I work particularly with mental health care workers who are experiencing burnout.
An ever-expanding volume of scientific research clearly supports what all nature-based cultures have never forgotten: that we are intimately a part of the world, and our mental health and well-being is a result of knowing our place and purpose in the world and being connected to a wider web of more-than-human life.
Ecotherapy is a good fit if you:
~ Are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression and or panic attacks·
~ Are going through a major transition and need a sense of grounding and clarity
~ Are overwhelmed at work or home and want rejuvenation, calm and peace
~ Want to honor a rite of passage (marriage, death, birth, change in life or relationship ending)
~ Enjoy clearing your mind and finding solutions to problems outdoors
~ Know that being in nature is healing and want more of it
~ Would like to spend more time outside, but don’t quite know how to do that
~ Feel uncomfortable about going outside alone, and would like this to change
You do not need to be fit.
We walk as slow as is necessary on a private nature reserve in the southern peninsula of Cape Town.
R900-R1200 (sliding scale)
Sessions are 1 hour.