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Eco-Art Intervention Training

Bridging Art, Healing, and Nature

About the Training


Welcome to our unique Eco-Art Intervention training, a pioneering program that merges the realms of art, healing, and the environment. This course is meticulously crafted for mental health professionals eager to explore the creative processes that cultivate a profound connection with nature and enhance self-expression. Dive into the symbiotic relationship between your practice and the natural world, under the guidance of Renee Vanderstelt, LGPAT/LGPC, a Certified Nature Informed Therapist and Art Therapist.

Course Overview

  • Date and Time: Friday, October 11, 9am - 5pm ET

  • Instructor: Renee Vanderstelt, LGPAT/LGPC, Certified Nature Informed Therapist


  • Format: Live Online CNIT Course, featuring live workshops, breakout groups, and hands-on art interventions.

  • Cost: $180

CE Details

The Center for Nature Informed Therapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing
Education Provider, ACEP No. 7473. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly
identified. Center for Nature Informed Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the
programs.  Nature Informed Therapy Training Level I: Integrating Nature into Your Clinical Practice Live 3-Day Program will earn 6.5 NBCC credit hours. 

This program consists of 6.5 NBCC clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements 

​The Center for Nature Informed Therapy, Provider No. 2022, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: July 7, 2024-July 7, 2025.  Social workers completing this course receive 6.5 general continuing education credits.


The Center for Nature Informed Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to Eco-Art: Understanding the foundational concepts of Eco-Art Interventions and how they facilitate healing.

  • Nature Informed Art Interventions: Techniques and approaches to integrate nature into therapeutic practices, focusing on belonging, self-compassion, identity, and the elemental bridge between air and earth.

Details Schedule

09:00 - 09:15 am: Introductions & welcome

09:15 - 10:30 am: Belonging & Connection

                              Nature informed art intervention (NIAI), participant workshop, breakout group, closure.

10:30 - 10:45 am: BREAK

10:45 - 12:30 pm: Self-compassion & hope (clay w/ natural materials) 

                              Nature informed art intervention (NIAI), participant workshop, breakout group, closure. 


12:30 - 01:30 pm: LUNCH (upload images from morning to GoogleDoc / for group viewing only)

01:30 - 03:00 pm: Identity: family/community & self 

                              Nature informed art intervention (NIAI), participant workshop, breakout group, closure. 


03:00 - 03:15 pm: BREAK


03:15 - 04:45 pm: Mobile: bridge between air & earth

                              Nature informed art intervention (NIAI), participant workshop, breakout group, closure. 


04:45 - 05:00 pm: Group closing reflection

Course Themes and Activities

  • Belonging & Connection: Engage in activities designed to deepen connections with the natural world, including participant workshops on nature-informed art interventions.


  • Self-Compassion & Hope: Learn hand-building techniques with clay and natural materials, exploring metaphors for healing.

  • Identity: Family/Community & Self: Create genogram maps and shadow portraits using natural elements, focusing on personal and community identity.

  • Mobile: Bridge Between Air & Earth: Craft a mobile that symbolizes the connection between air, earth, and personal energy, using woven vines and found objects.

Upcoming Course

Course Date
8 Hours
Live Online

Instructor Highlights

Renee Vanderstelt

LGPAT/LGPC, Certified Nature Informed Therapist

Renee Vanderstelt, a seasoned art therapist and a Certified Nature Informed Therapist, specializes in fostering personal growth and healing through the integration of nature and art. With a compassionate and solution-focused approach, she assists clients in navigating mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, and the complexities of adjusting to life's changes.  By employing a variety of art-making techniques and diverse materials, she advocates for art as a cornerstone of long-term self-care and overall health.


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