Being with Pain Lesson Four – Web Materials


Web Articles

Craig Chalquist. “A Look at the Ecotherapy Research Evidence” Ecopsychology .Jun  2009

Ambra Burls, (2007) “People and green spaces: promoting public health and mental well‐being through ecotherapy”, Journal of Public Mental Health, Vol. 6 Issue: 3,pp.24-39,

Bum Jin Park, et al “The physiological effects of Shinrin-yoku (taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing): evidence from field experiments in 24 forests across Japan” Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 2009 15:18

Ronen Berger and John McLeod (2006). “Incorporating Nature into Therapy: A Framework for Practice. Journal of Systemic Therapies”: Vol. 25, June, pp. 80-94.

Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner, “What Happens When We Reconnect with Nature” Greater Good magazine of Berkley March 1, 2017

Holt, E.W.; Lombard, Q.K.; Best, N.; Smiley-Smith, S.; Quinn, J.E. “Active and Passive Use of Green Space, Health, and Well-Being amongst University Students.” Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 201916, 424.


8 Shields

Over the past 30 years, 8 Shields has developed training pathways that support mentors and leaders to change individual lives, and entire communities, in becoming more connected. This model incorporates traditional mentoring and deep nature connection practices, fully supported through our neurological, emotional, and physical connection to the natural world.

The 8 Shields alumni network has over 300 programs worldwide that have been inspired by our model for creating a culture that connects one to self, nature and others – igniting a deep desire to care for our planet, each other and to share one’s gifts.

Work that Reconnects

“The central purpose of the Work that Reconnects is to help people uncover and experience their innate connections with each other and with the systemic, self-healing powers of the web of life, so that they may be enlivened and motivated to play their part in creating a sustainable civilization.” -Joanna Macy

Global Institute of Forest Therapy

GIFT is a Not-for-Profit that is committed to furthering the global movement of natural healthcare through training skilled forest therapy guides, promoting forest medicine, and collaborating in the evolving fields of green prescriptions and holistic health.


Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, we act as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.