Intros to Ecopsychology

Text in red are links.

Roszak, T. Gomes, M. & Kanner, A. (Eds)(1995) Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind   Sierra Club Books  

Greenway, R. Multiple Approaches to Ecopsychology

Seed. John (1994) Ecopsychology; (1988) Beyond Anthropocentrism 

John Seed, Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming, Arne Naess (1988)  Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of All Beings New Society.  (Text of entire book online)

Buzzell & Chalquist Eds (2009) Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind Sierra Club Books.

Indigenous Writers

Armstrong, Jeannette (1995) Keepers of the Earth (Final chapter in Roszak et al Ecopsychology anthology, see above)

Deloria, Vine (2009) C.G.Jung and the Sioux Traditions: Dreams, Visions, Nature and the Primitive. Spring Journal Pub.

Prechtel, Martin (2000) Secrets of the Talking Jaguar Tarcher Putnam, US.

Some, Malidoma(1995)  Of Water and the Spirit. Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman. Penguin/Arkana 

Wall Kimmerer, Robin (2013) Braiding Sweetgrass. Milkweed Eds.


Burns, G. (1998) Nature-Guided Therapy – brief integrative strategies for health and wellbeing.   Brunner/Mazel 

Jordan, M. (2014) Nature and Therapy: understanding psychotherapy and counselling in outdoor spaces. Routledge. An Excellent handbook.

Linden & Grut (2002) The Healing Fields.  London: Frances Lincoln. About the work of a therapist with asylum seekers and refugees on allotments in London, UK.

Macy, Joanna & Young-Brown, Molly Coming Back to Life.  Excellent handbook for group process. Joanna Macy’s website 

John Seed’s website: go to Deep Ecology for variety of ideas for processes, books, articles etc.

Siddons-Hegingworth, Ian (2011) Environmental Arts Therapies and the Tree of Life. Spirits Rest Books

Rust, M-J. (2020) Towards an Ecopsychotherapy. Confer Books. 

Totton, N (2011) Wild Therapy PCCS Books

UKCP journal on Climate Change and Radical Hope: Special Issue The Psychotherapist Issue 63: Summer 2016 

Ecopsychology Texts

Abram, David (1997) The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World.  Random House.

Berry, Thomas (1999)  The Great Work: Our Way into the Future. Random House.

Bradshaw, G. (2010) Elephants on the Edge Yale Univ. Press

Birkeland, Inge (2005)  Making Place Making Self.  Ashgate Books.

Blackie, S (2016) If Women Rose Rooted September Pubs.

Brody, Hugh (2001)  The Other Side of Eden.  North Point Press.

Cooper-Marcus, Clare & Barnes, Marni (1998)  Healing Gardens; Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations.   Wiley and Sons

Du-Nann Winter, D. (1996)  Ecological Psychology: Healing the Split between Planet and Self.  Harper and Collins.  (Now published  as: The Psychology of Environmental Problems. D. DuNann Winter &  SusanKoger. Erlbaum Assoc. 2004)

Duncan, R. (2018) Mind and Nature: Systemic Thinking and Imagination in Ecopsychology and Mental Health. Routledge. 

Fisher, Andy (2001) Radical Ecopsychology: Psychology in the Service of Life.   State Univ NY Press

Fox, Warwick (1990) Towards a Transpersonal Ecology.  Shambala Pub

Glendinning, C (1994) . My name is Chellis and I’m in recovery from western civilization   Boston: Shambhala Books.

Griffin, Susan (1984) Woman and Nature  The Women’s Press.

Hilson Katzenbach, Mimi Oedipus and Ecopsychology 

Johnstone, C. (1994)  The Lens of Deep Ecology. Pain for the World, Systems Theory, and finding our Power to Make a Difference.   Institute of Deep Ecology, UK

Kidner, David (2001)  Nature and Psyche: Radical Environmentalism and the Politics of Subjectivity.  New York Press

Louv, Richard (2005) Last child in the woods: saving our children from nature-deficit disorder.  Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books.

Macy, J. (1991) World as Lover, World as Self   Parallax Press

Norberg-Hodge, H. (1992) Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh  Sierra Club Books. 

Quinn, Daniel (1992) Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit    Bantam Books. A highly imaginative book written as a dialogue, gorilla teaching a human about history.

Palmer, E. (2016) Other than Mother: choosing childlessness with life in mind. Earth Books

Prentice, Hilary Cosmic Walk: Awakening the Ecological Self and other articles

Rust, M-J. (2020) Towards an Ecopsychotherapy. Confer Books

Sewell, Laura (1999) Sight and Sensibility: The Ecopsychology of Perception. NY: Penguin Putnam

Sheldrake, R. (1990)  The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God. Century

Shepard, Paul (1982) Nature and Madness.  Univ Georgia Press

Tarnas, Richard (1996) The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that have shaped western thinking.

Weber Nicholsen, Shierry (2001)  The Love of Nature and the End of the World: The Unspoken Dimensions of Environmental Concern.  MIT Press.

Jungian thinking & Ecopsychology

Baring, A & Cashford, J (1991) The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image  Penguin  Breathtaking history of the image of the goddess.

Anne Baring writings

Bernstein, Jerome (2006) Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma.  Routledge  

Chalquist, C. (2007) Terrapsychology: Reengaging the soul of place. Spring Journal.

Deloria, Vine (2009) C.G.Jung and the Sioux Traditions: Dreams, Visions, Nature and the Primitive. Spring Journal Pub.

Fellows, A. (2019) Gaia, Psyche and Deep Ecology: Navigating Climate Change in the Anthropocene. Routledge.  

Hillman, J & Ventura, M (1993)  We’ve Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy and the World is Getting Worse.  Harper.

Holifield, B. (2013) Listening for an Ecological Self. Jung Journal, Culture and Psyche Vol. 7 Issue 1.

                        (2022) Psyche within the Matrix of the Natural World: weaving the inner and outer. Journal of Analytical Psychology. Vol 67, Issue 5.

Kiehl, J.T (2016) Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future. Columbia University Press. Videos

Mathers, D. (Ed) (2021)  Depth Psychology and Climate Change: The Green Book. Routledge. 

Merrit, D. (2012) The Dairy Farmers Guide to the Universe. 4 volumes. Fisher King Press.

Meier, C.A. (1985) A Testament to the Wilderness Ten Essays from The Wilderness Congress in 1983   The Lapis Press

Pinkola Estes, Clarissa (1998)  Women Who Run with the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman.   Rider

Peters, Roderick (1987) The Eagle and the Serpent  Journal of Analytical Psychology; 32, pp 359-381.

Rowland, S. (2012) The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Evolutionary Complexity and Jung. Routledge.

Romanyshyn, Robert. The Melting Polar Ice: Revisiting Technology as Symptom and Dream  and other articles.

Ryley, Nancy (Ed) (1998)  The Forsaken Garden. Four Conversations on the deep meaning of environmental illness. (with Laurens van der Post, Marion Woodman, Ross Woodman, and Thomas Berry) Quest Books, Wheaton Illinois.

Sabini, Meredith (Ed.) (2002)  The Earth has a Soul: The Nature Writings of C.G.Jung.  North Atlantic Books.

Tacey, David (2009) The Edge of the Sacred: Jung, Psyche, Earth.  Daimon Verlag.

Mary Watkins articles  including ‘From Individualism to the Interdependent Self; Changing the Paradigm of the Self in Psychotherapy’. Watkins  M  Psychological Perspectives 27  p52 – 69, 1992.

West, Rinda (2008) Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story and Encounters with the Land.  Univ Virginia Press

Psyche and Nature Parts 1 and 2 of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture. New Orleans, Louisiana, Fall 2006


Bednarek, S. (2018) How Wide is the Field? Gestalt Therapy, Capitalism and the Natural World British Gestalt Journal Vol 27 No 2 Pp 8-17

Cushman, P. (1990) Why is the Self Empty?  American Psychologist, 40(5) 599-611.

Jordan, Martin (2009) Nature and Self: An Ambivalent Attachment?  Ecopsychology Journal Vol 1, No 1. and various other articles

Kidner, D. (1994) Why psychology is mute about the Environmental Crisis. Environmental Ethics. David Kidner  Vol16 Winter 1994, p 359 – 376

Totton, N. (2016). Let the Right One In: Talking about Climate Change in Therapy The Psychotherapist, UKCP Magazine. Issue 63 Summer.

Story Telling with the earth in mind

Sharon Blackie 

Sarah Deco

Gersie, A & Schiefflin, E.  (2018) Storytelling For a Greener World: Environment, Community and Story-Based learning. Hawthorn Press.

Michael Meade 

Martin Shaw 

Wilderness Practice/Rites of Passage

Foster, S. and Little, M. (1987)  The Book of the Vision Quest: Personal Transformation in the Wilderness.  Prentice Hall.

Key, Dave The Ecology of Adventure – Masters Thesis (extensive bibliography)

Plotkin, Bill (2003) Soulcraft: Crossing into the mysteries of Nature and Psyche. New World Library 

Plotkin, B (2008) Nature and the Human Soul. New World Library 

An Exploration of Wilderness Effects: A Phenomenological Inquiry   Scott Taylor (good bibliography)


European Journal of Ecopsychology

International Community of Ecopsychology journal: Gatherings

Ecopsychology Journal USA

Climate Psychology

Climate Psychology Alliance  refs, articles, papers.

Sally Weintrobe range of articles, podcasts  

Ro Randall The Id and the Eco – we need to talk about climate change and other articles


Therapy on the Titanic: a play performed by the PCSR ecopsychology group in 2000 to an audience of therapists.

Badoe, Y. (2019) Wolf Light Zephyr Books

Bates, Brian (2004) The Way of Wyrd   Hay House UK

Clarke, L Chymical Wedding; Parsival and the Stone from Heaven; Alice’s Masque.

Davidson, Robyn (2012) Tracks Bloomsbury Pubs

Kingsolver, Barbara  (2000) Prodigal Summer  Harper Collins

Mabey, Richard (2008)  Naturecure Vintage Pubs.  The author describes his breakdown and recovery through nature and imagination.

Metzger, Deena (2017) The Rain of Night Birds Hand to Hand Pubs

Powers, R. (2018) The Overstory Vintage

Starhawk (1994) The Fifth Sacred Thing Bantam Books 

Young, R. (2018) The Secret Life of Cows Faber & Faber


Check out UK Ecopsychology Website for links and reading