"There is in all visible things an invisible fecundity, a dimmed light, a meek namelessness, a hidden wholeness.
This mysterious unity and integrity is wisdom, the mother of us all, "natura naturans."
There is in all things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity, a silence that is a fountain of action and joy. It rises up in wordless gentleness, and flows out to me from the unseen roots of all created being. "
Eco-therapy is based on the assumption that human-beings are intrinsically connected to and impacted by the eco-systems of the Earth, and vice versa.
The relationship we have as individuals, and a species, affects both ourselves and the finely balanced processes of Nature.
Fostering this relationship enhances our sense of inter-relatedness that holds the potential for healing, restoration and regeneration.
Eco-therapy is drawn from the field of eco-psychology which acknowledges the breadth of this relatedness, encompassing: grief, fear, consolation and joy, as we embrace more consciously this relationship with [the] Earth.