Ecopsychology is an approach to psychotherapy that recognizes that humans are intimately connected with the web of life, including plants, animals, and the Earth itself. This perspective encourages us to open to these connections with Nature in order to discover our own aliveness and well being on a physical and emotional level. Allowing a deep connection with the aliveness outside of ourselves, we are better able to connect to the aliveness that lies within ourselves.
Practices used in ecopsychology range widely and may include: mindfulness practice while in a natural environment where one pays attention to the sensory experience of nature, vision quests where one spends several days immersed in Nature, spending more intentional time in a Nature, and using Nature as a metaphor. A good discussion about ecopsychology can be found at www.johnvdavis.com/ep/epdef.htm