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Professional Ecotherapy Certification Program, Thames

February 29 @ 8:00 am - March 7 @ 5:00 pm


Ecotherapy program flyer (PDF)

Learn from ecotherapy pioneer David Talamo, US-based psychotherapist, how to integrate the healing magic of Nature into your clinical practice.

Whether you wish to work indoors or out on the land, this training will give you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to safely and effectively weave Nature into your therapeutic approach.

Get the skills and training you need to:

  • Make Nature a prominent part of your life and work
  • Design your own ecotherapeutic treatment plans
  • Launch your own ecotheraphy practice

In 8 days of on-the-land meetings and 8 live video seminars we’ll combine mindfulness, somatics, expressive arts and ceremony with home study to give you a foundation in the field of ecotherapy. To further deepen your learning, you will receive two individual ecotherapy sessions (each 1 hr) and two consultations (1 hr each) with Dave.


Dave Talamo, MFT, is founder of Wilderness Reflections. With over 40 yeras of expereince guiding wilderness trips, he works as a therapist with youth and adults. A Certified Hakomi Therapist, Davie is a pioneer in the field of ecotherapy and was one of the first to develop a somatic approach to wilderness questing. He is committed to the expression of joy and authenticity through the body and to helping others experience their own embodied selves in an intimate, ecstatic relationship with Nature.



Deposit $500 (balance due 35 days before start of program)

Includes shared lodge or camping accommodation with kitchen. Meals are self catering.

Early bird registration discount: enrol by 1 October and receive a $300 discount.


February 29 @ 8:00 am
March 7 @ 5:00 pm


Kauaeranga Forest Education Camp
Thames, New Zealand