Let Nature Guide You: An Experiential Course in Ecopsychology

A four-session introduction to ecopsychology
July 5, 12, 19, 26
6:00 – 8:00 pm each session
Chappell House

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a four-week program that explores the principles of ecopsychology. Gradually gain a deeper sense of self-value, one’s relationship with nature, and a desire to engage with nature as a trusted and valued aspect of one’s own life.

The ecopsychological focus here will be to open yourself to direct experiences within nature and rely on a reciprocation of experiences where you will allow nature to gently guide your awareness through your senses. You will be challenged to learn from nature’s wisdom in the absence of words and languages and simply rely on your non-language-based senses. You will be amazed by how and what nature reveals to you through such an approach. You will discover how nature truly exemplifies unconditional love, and how we can take lessons for our own lives.

Each week, participants will be introduced to new concepts which they will then apply to practical activities and then reflect both collectively and individually.

Important Information

This program will be primarily indoors with periods of outdoor activities.

Dress for the weather. This is a rain or shine event, unless severe weather is in the forecast. We recommend wearing all-weather shoes or bringing a walking stick.

No dogs permitted.

Difficulty Rating

Easy. This program will be located indoors. Any outdoor activity during the program will be directly outside the front doors, and remain around Chappell House.

Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds may only be processed if a registration is cancelled five or more business days before event day. Cancellations are subject to administrative fees. No refunds will be given for no-shows. For programs that have a registration fee of $19.99 per person or less, no refunds will be issued due to processing fees. If the program is cancelled due to weather, illness, or minimum registrations not reached, we will attempt to reschedule, or a full refund will be issued based on the circumstances of the cancellation.

About the Presenter

Memona Hossain is a mother, community-based collaborator and a PhD candidate in Applied Ecopsychology and holds a Master’s in Education at the University of Toronto. She is a lecturer through the School of Environment at the University of Toronto and runs ecopsychology workshops in the community. Memona is involved in Eco-diverse conversations, engaging with individuals and groups of diverse background as it pertains to climate action. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Muslim Association of Canada as well as Willow Park Ecology Center, and Faith & the Common Good and has most recently initiated the Islam & Earth project.