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Developing Appreciation for Planetary Systems of Biodiversity & How They Relate to the Human Psyche

Developing Appreciation for Planetary Systems of Biodiversity & How They Relate to the Human Psyche


Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
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From: September 27, 2019 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Jeremy Grisham

Details: By developing a deeper appreciation to human relations with nature, as nature, and as part of the many systems on this planet, one can begin to analyze where therapy can truly take place, how therapy can occur and how to responsibly engage, with respectful intent, the systems of which we participate. Ecotherapies are not therapies, rather, the observation of human connections of which may have been forgotten, then by way of active participation restore those systems of which promote biodiversity of ecosystem and of thought. Training participants will have an opportunity to (re)discover their relationship to the systems of the planet and how they can increase diversity in perspective and of presence. Additionally, participants will join in storytelling and metaphor that have been shared through oral traditions by the Lushootseed speaking first people of the Salish Sea region and apply these lessons of traditional knowledge to their own practice, either personal or professional, and bring benefit to our community.

Objectives: 1. Begin to develop a deeper appreciation for the systems on earth, which humans are intricately combined, and how these systems promote biodiversity. 2. Draw parallels between human and non-human perspectives. 3. Develop, or augment, a richly personal meaning for ecotherapy within the individual perspective and how healing, with nature in mind, can promote one’s strength, resilience, sense of self-efficacy and ability to find emotional regulation through internal and external pressures.

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.