TAG: Ecopsychology

Your Emotional Roller Coaster Has A Purpose

Your Emotional Roller Coaster Has A Purpose

Ecopsychology, which examines human interactions with the natural world, often looks at the emotional connections that exist between them. Emotions are kind of strange when you think about them. As humans, we have a range of emotions that run through us at any given point in the day – anxiety, excitement, anger, sadness and happiness. Some of our more negative emotions at times seem to wantonly circle around us as we swat at them, curse how we feel because of them and wish them away.¬†Occasionally we may feel we are in an ever reaching grasp, just trying to get ahold… read more

Ecopsychology: A Reminder to Balance

Ecopsychology: A Reminder to Balance

With the onset of the needed and welcomed green movement, we are finally coming to the realization that we cannot continue to live in a man-made state of perpetual convenience at the expense of the environment. The field of ecopsychology reminds us that our mental health is on the same plane as our outer surroundings, and they are both in need of balance. One of the fundamental premises of ecopsychology is the unison of the state of mind with the environment. According to this school of thought, many ecological issues in the world can be traced back to our unhinging… read more