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EcoSensory Therapy is an integrative treatment approach to support both the physical and mental health of participants by using nature as a healing medium to regulate through the senses.

EcoSensory Therapy is an innovative and pioneering nature-based therapy. This holistic treatment approach uses the health benefits of nature to support the:

  • Social-emotional;

  • Developmental; 

  • Physical, and  behavioural needs of participant(s). 

It is an evidence-based model of practice developed by health professionals; Occupational Therapists, Chris West and Claire Pemrick and Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Matt Slavin.  The theory underpinning the EcoSensory Therapy Model has been developed from: 

  • Psychology, 

  • Ecotherapy, 

  • Attachment theory, 

  • Forest therapy, 

  • Sensory Integration, and 

  • Sensory Attachment Intervention.


EcoSense sessions are facilitated by trained health, educational, or social care professionals, and take place in the local natural environment. Research shows that nature based therapies support all ages, genders, and cultures. Evidence has shown positive benefits for a range of physical health needs (hypertension, diabetes, etc) and mental health needs (depression, anxiety, trauma etc) and developmental needs (ADHD, autism etc).

Colorful Nature
Blooming Garden
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