Nature therapy online presents.....

'Myths and Tales' Nature Therapy Programme (Solo Option)

The world's myths, legends, fairy tales and folk tales are deeply entwined with nature. This unique ecotherapy programme combines nature therapy with storytelling, mythology, tarot and meditation.
If you are drawn to traditional stories and you want to connect deeply with nature, then this might be for you.

Start today, and complete the programme at your own pace.

Only £155 (around $220)
Explore nature's tales...

Sign up for £155 (around 220 USD), or scroll down for more information!

Let mythology deepen your connection to nature 

a unique therapeutic course designed by a professional ecotherapist, writer and storyteller
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What is in the woods?

Meet nature's myths and tales: an ecotherapy programme to inspire your imagination.

  • Six experiential units - 16 nature tasks
  • Complete at your own pace
  • Professional and personal email support
  • Get your tarot read
  • Original fiction and storytelling available nowhere else
Ecotherapy is a beautiful, natural approach to wellbeing. It is based on the scientifically proven fact that paying close attention to nature improves our wellbeing. It can reduce anxiety and depression, and it offers a sense of connection to the world. People who love the planet take better care of it too. Let stories point the way......

What's included?

  • Six units - 16 Nature Tasks
  • Personal Feedback/Support
  • Unique Meditations
  • Go On a Nature Pilgrimage
  • Download mini audiobooks and flash fiction available nowhere else

Reconnect with nature

You will learn how to make a deeper connection with nature for your happiness and wellbeing. Ecotherapy eases stress, and this unique course uses the power of storytelling to inspire your nature-connection. Each tale is accompanied with a unique nature therapy exercise. Join for your wellbeing, or simply to enjoy connecting with nature and stories!

Rediscover life's beauty

It doesn't matter if you live in the countryside or the city. This course shows you how to connect with nature through story—wherever you are. You will receive ongoing support from a professional eco-therapist through every step of the way; personal email support is ongoing throughout the programme.

To sign up to 'Myths and Tales—A Nature Therapy Programme', which includes 16 unique nature-connection exercises in a unique structure, professional support from an ecotherapist and mythical fiction and audiobooks available nowhere else, join now!

It was the first time in years that I thought back to being a little girl who would climb trees and explore nature. I now realise that I'm still that same person. I found myself walking off into woodland paths I've never bothered exploring in my home area before. I felt like an adventurer, just here in my own local area."
NATURE THERAPY COURSE ATTENDEE

Immediately after signing up, you will get your first unit of stories and exercises sent to your inbox. You are then free to complete the whole programme at your own pace. Each story is accompanied by a therapeutic exercise to try in nature, inspired by the tale.

#Explore powerful spiritual myths

The nature-based stories in this course all come from Asia and Europe. Prepare to be touched, shocked, and inspired by the power of myth.

#Lose yourself in story

Stephen McCabe is a storyteller and a published writer, as well as being an eco-therapist. His charming story videos, mini audiobooks and written stories are only available as part of this course; they are not published anywhere else.

#Get your tarot read

Stephen has been reading tarot professionally for over 15 years and he has a creative approach to reading the cards. In Unit Three, you will receive a personalised tarot reading that will send you on a unique nature pilgrimage.

#Try nature meditations

As a trained meditation teacher and practicing Buddhist, Stephen invites you to practice mindfulness and meditation in natural settings. This includes unique exercises such as flower meditations, and a one-of-a-kind mythical visualisation. 
Meet THE ECOTHERAPIST

Stephen McCabe

Stephen is a qualified person-centred counsellor who has been directly supporting people emotionally for over 15 years. He has trained over many years in ecotherapy skills, and he trains others to become ecotherapy practitioners themselves on the Ten Directions programme; an intensive nature therapy course informed by Buddhist psychology. He is the man behind Nature Therapy Online and he runs several nature therapy projects locally in the Lothians/Scotland. He is also a storyteller and a trained meditation guide and he incorporates these skills into his ecotherapy work. 
Stephen McCabe - Course author

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Take a sneaky peek at one of the course stories.....

The Liver Birds of Liverpool

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The is the only story from the course which is available publicly. In the course, it is followed by a guided outdoor audio exercise inspired by the Liver Birds. Take a peek at the video and get a feel for the course....
I loved the varied ways in which you got us to interact with nature. I walk every day with my dog and the exercises really made me connect and reflect in a really mindful way, revealing memories that had otherwise been forgotten. It made me really appreciate the nature on my doorstep and the opportunity I have daily to reconnect.
Nature Therapy PARTICIPANT
I have always loved nature. However, before this course I always thought that to have powerful experiences with nature I had to visit a special landscape like a big mountain or the ocean. Now I am so much more tuned in with the nature that is right here is my home city; the beauty in my own back garden. Places I saw as grim and depressing before this course now seem vibrant and bursting with life. 
NATURE THERAPY PARTICIPANT
An experiential and original wellbeing programme for lovers of nature and story.

Let classic mythical tales from Europe and Asia point to the magic of nature.

Frequently asked questions
(answered by the course author)

Is this course only for people who have access to wild outdoor spaces?

No! Nature is everywhere. You can do these ecotherapy exercises in small city park areas, or even walking through streets looking for nature. Of course, people from rural locations engage really well with online nature therapy too. In short: it doesn't matter where you live!

How is the course structured and when does it start?

Immediately after signing up, you will receive your first exercises in your inbox. You can do your exercises whenever it suits you. There are six units in this course (comprising of 16 exercises), and you automatically get access to a new unit every time you complete one. The course content ends after Unit Six when you are assigned your final exercises. 

How exactly are the stories presented, and how are they linked to the exercises?

The stories are presented in different formats. Some units present stories to you in video format, where you are offered stories in a charming, meditation-influenced storytelling style. In other units, you are given mini audiobook stories to listen to out within nature. The audiobooks will offer you exercises to try directly after the stories finish. In unit one, you are given three pieces of (very) short fiction to read, all based on nature and mythology. None of the fiction, videos or mini audiobooks are available anywhere else; they are unique to the course. 

The exercises are inspired by a theme from each story. For example, the story about the mythical Liver Birds of Liverpool is followed by a guided walk focusing on the element of air, inviting you to experience the wind and breeze in the way that a bird might.

Do I need to tell stories as part of the course? 

No. This is not a course teaching you storytelling skills. It is a course teaching you new ways of bonding with nature for your own wellbeing. The stories simply provide the inspiration!

I see that many of the tales included are shared via video and audio. Is there access to written versions of these stories?

Yes. For every story that is told via video or audio there is a link to an online written version. 

How much time will I need to dedicate to this course?

That's up to you, but I would recommend putting aside around 2 hours per unit for the tasks. Sometimes it may require a bit more time, sometimes a bit less. The beauty of doing this solo version of the course (instead of the group version) is that you can do things in your own time, and take breaks whenever you need to without falling behind.

Is this course best done in warmer seasons/climates?

Not necessarily. People from the Northern and Southern hemispheres have done the course at the same time, in different seasons, and it has been wonderful. Ecotherapy can teach us how to appreciate being outdoors and finding the beauty in nature in colder seasons or even rainy weather. Unless you live somewhere where it may be dangerously cold/hot at certain times of the year, ecotherapy is generally suitable for all seasons and climates.

What about the personal support?

You are invited to email me during each unit for feedback, guidance and personal support. I will reply to all of your emails, offering you personal advice and reflection on your experiences. 

Who is nature therapy for?

Everyone! Some people are drawn to nature therapy when they are experiencing emotional troubles and are looking for a positive therapy. Some people join simply because they love nature but are struggling to connect with it, and want to learn new tools to engage with it more deeply.

Do I need any materials to do this course?

You will need:
  • a pair of headphones (a small cheap set is fine) and a mobile device which can play audio files (such as a smartphone).
  • A candle and a lighter/match
  • You might like to buy yourself a journal for your notes, but it's not essential. Some people prefer to keep electronic notes, or to use the group forum as a shared diary instead. 

What is the difference between this course and the other courses on your website?

The other ‘Nature Therapy’ courses invite you to practice ecotherapy through a variety of different approaches, such as mindfulness. This course specifically focuses on mythology, traditional stories, fairy tales and storytelling as the inspiration for nature-connection. At certain times of the year, there may also be a group version of this same course available where a group of people complete these exercises over two months. This version is for those wanting to work alone rather than with a group at a set time.

Do I need to live in a particular time zone to take part?

No. The exercises are introduced by pre-recorded (or written) materials, and I support you via email. You can access the content and email me at any time of the day/week that suits you. 

I want to become an ecotherapist. Is this the right course for me?

Probably not. If you are interested in introducing a few basic ecotherapy ideas to your work in a casual way, then doing this course might give you some ideas which you are welcome to use. However, this course is not a training course for ecotherapists; it is a personal wellbeing programme and the focus is on you—not working with others. If you are interested in ecotherapy training, I recommend the Ten Directions course, which I am a tutor for.

What can I expect to get out of this course?

I think it is always wise when promoting a wellbeing programme not to promise that it can change every difficult issue in your life for the better. However, nature therapy, for many people, is a transformative practice. This course is designed to make your life feel more peaceful, simple and joyful. The exercises learned in these units are designed so that you can easily incorporate them into your life once the course is over. The aim is to create a deep connection to nature that lasts long after the course has finished.

To sign up to 'Myths and Tales—A Nature Therapy Course', which includes 16 unique nature-connection exercises in a unique structure, professional support from an ecotherapist and mythical fiction and audiobooks available nowhere else, join now!

Money Back Guarantee

If you reach the end of the first week and you feel that the course is not for you, simply ask for a refund and you will get it.
Why? Because this course is designed to improve your wellbeing. If you don't connect with it, then we would rather you spend your money on another course that is a better fit for you. 
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