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‘Mind and Nature revisited’: Eco-psychology, psychotherapy and systemic perspectives

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Event Information

Roger Duncan
Date of Event
12th May 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
11th May 2017

Date: 12th May 2017 (9.45am - 4.45pm)


Training information:

The context of all mental health practice is one in which the urgency of global warming and environmental collapse can no longer be ignored. Yet clinicians continue to assume a separation of ‘Mind and Nature’ first noted by Gregory Bateson, a narrative organised by Darwinian survival and Cartesian dualism.  A comparison of the work of Bateson, with French philosopher Henry Corbin and visionary educationalist Rudolf Steiner might reveal a different understanding of our relationship with nature. This workshop will introduce participants to eco-psychology, and nature based practice such as wilderness experience and make links to systemic ways of working with families.

Who is the Training For?

This workshop will be useful to all family therapists, systemic practitioners and psychotherapists, who are interested in the ecological movement, and the subjugated narrative of our relationship with the earth herself, and how a new perspective can be a resource in our clinical practice.



Roger Duncan works as a Systemic Psychotherapist and is a biologist, Waldorf educator, and ‘wilderness rites of passage guide’ trained with The School of Lost Borders.  He was one of the pioneer tutors for Ruskin Mill Education Trust and worked with adolescents with challenging behaviour for over 18 years, setting up the woodland management, wilderness experience and transition programmes.  He has led wilderness experience camps and vision quests for both teenagers and adults. He is a qualified family psychotherapist and works in CAMHS.