The Ozonas Interview

The Ozonas Interview

Last summer, after reading my book, Ieva Bachtiarova decided to come on one of my open ecotherapy workshops. A couple of months later she contacted me requesting an interview for Ozonas a Lithuanian environmental magazine. I said I was happy to do the interview. I...
Repairing the Well being  10 December 2016

Repairing the Well being 10 December 2016

After my book ‘With Nature in Mind’ came out earlier this year I have been reviewing where I next take my ecotherapy work. To explain why I wanted to reflect on my work I need to go back a few years….. Ever since I left the NHS I have wanted to set...
Beyond Ecotherapy Sessions

Beyond Ecotherapy Sessions

One of the participants walked into the cafe where we meet this week and announced ‘I got involved in birdwatching because of you.’ He is a working class man in his late 50’s who has been coming for about six weeks. I asked him to explain. He told me...

Wordsworth’s poems of Spring and mindfulness

In the year 1798 Wordsworth wrote a series of related poems which express his strong conviction that books and abstract learning are inadequate, compared to our direct experience, if we are to have a real understanding of what is important in life. He was a taoist in...
Blog 16 Jan 21 Book Review – Meditation in the Wild

Blog 16 Jan 21 Book Review – Meditation in the Wild

Andy’s Book Read more about "With Nature in Mind: The Ecotherapy Manual for Mental Health Professionals" Fisher CS. 2013 Meditation in the Wild: Buddhism’s Origin in the Heart of Nature. Alresford UK. John Hunt. The title grabbed my attention immediately....
2015 November 11 – Meaning of life in a sunset

2015 November 11 – Meaning of life in a sunset

What the worst situation you can imagine being confined to? A Saudi prison, Guantanomo Bay? Maybe a concentration camp under the Nazis like Auschwitz? Victor Frankl, an Austrian psychotherapist and doctor, survived four concentration camps including Auschwitz. While...