Ecopsychology is the area of study that explores the connective, holistic relationship of humans and the Earth. Amidst social distancing and physical isolation, the COVID-19 pandemic has invaded our lives in an unprecedented way. Experts have highlighted the complex toll this can take on our mental health. This programme is aimed at providing an experience where you will interact with an online community and share nature-based experiences to help bring hope, resilience, and positivity in your life right now. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in this eight-week course that explores hands-on components of Ecopsychology as well as some elements of Eco-Art Therapy. Participants will be introduced to some key concepts of Ecopsychology and then participate in some reflective and nature-connective activities. This course is completely conducive to all levels of social distancing and isolation.
Memona Hossain is a mother and wife. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Applied Ecopsychology program through Project Nature Connect, which is affiliated with Akamai University. Hossain has also completed her master’s in education at the University of Toronto and is working to complete her certification in art therapy. Hossain has been working in the field of mental health, addictions and developmental disabilities for over 15 years. She has taught ecopsychology at the University of Guelph Arboretum and Riverwood Conservancy. Hossain is involved in eco-diverse conversations, engaging with individuals and groups of diverse background as it pertains to climate action. She is currently involved in a global research project exploring women from around the world and their connection to the Earth and environmental activism.