Shirley Gleeson

Shirley Gleeson it is a Nature & Wellbeing Consultant and Director of Ecowellness Consulting Ltd. She is the Co-Founder of the European Forest Therapy Institute and trains Forest Therapy Guides in Europe. She designs nature based interventions to improve people’s health and wellbeing and facilitates nature-based training for mental health professionals. She holds Masters Degrees in both Health Promotion and Social Work and has over twenty years’ experience working in the areas of mental health and social care in Ireland. She has extensive postgraduate training in expressive arts therapy, eco-therapy, counselling, stress management, therapeutic play, dialectical behavioral therapy skills, behavioral family therapy and therapeutic use of mindfulness. She is also a WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) facilitator. Shirley has presented her Forest Therapy research and practice at international conferences in Ireland, the UK, Austria and Greece and has addressed the United Nations on the topic of human health and forests.

 

Past and Current Confer Events

Psychotherapy in the Natural World: Healing ourselves and our planet
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2019 - Ireland

 

ESSAY PRIZE

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BOOK OF THE MONTH

 

Allan N. Schore, PhD (2019) Right Brain Psychotherapy W.W.Norton

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