Ecological & Nature Awareness Studies

Reconnecting to Deep Nature Awareness

Regenerative Design

Ecotherapy &

Cultural Sustainability

“To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe -- to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it -- is a wonder beyond words.”                                                               - Joanna Macy


Deep Ecology

  • Deep Nature Awareness

  • Holistic Orientation

  • Somatic Awareness

  • Self-Realization

Reconnecting to Nature through ecotherapy or regenerative design

Certificate in Regenerative Design

Bringing nature's processes and human awareness to the design process

  • Process Oriented Systems Theory 

  • Complexity Theory

  • Biomimicry

  • Permaculture

  • Sustainable Agriculture

  • Consciousness and Design

  • Science of Living Systems

12 Credits, 9 Months

Certificate in Ecotherapy and Cultural Sustainability

Reconnecting to nature thereby 

restoring ecohealth to individuals and the cultural surround through ecotherapeutic modalities 

  • Complexity Theory

  • Contemplative Practices

  • Applied Ecopsychology

  • Green, Earth-Centered Therapy

  • Permaculture

  • Natural Healing

  • Woodland Skills

  • Environmental Justice

12 Credits, 9 Months

The Three dynamics of Ecotherapy:

  • Inreach: Opening ourselves to be more intentionally nurtured by nature;

  • Upreach: Being energized by spiritual awareness that motivates and energizes for the difficult tasks of outreach; and 

  • Outreach: Participating with other people in caring for the planet from a holistic, therapeutic, and educational context.

From Howard Clinebell's Ecotherapy; Healing Ourselves, Healing the Earth

The Graduate Institute


171 Amity Road

Bethany, CT 06524

United States

Phone: (203) 874-4252

Fax:      (203) 874-8070

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