Eco-therapy is the concept of finding physical and mental balance through increasing one's connection with nature by appreciating and caring for the environment. Activities can range from the simple (walking in the park) to the complex (taking a holiday in the wilderness, attempting to reduce one's carbon footprint).
Michelle Malkin said that eco-therapy has been criticised by some health care practitioners for relying on exploiting the latest fads:
- Melissa Pickett, an eco-therapist in Santa Fe, N.M., who says she treats dozens of patients a month, said sometimes she has to tell extreme greenies to chill out for their own good. “The global warming craze will cause your clients to go into extremism fueled by fear,” she says.
- Is Going Green Making You Crazy? It's Time for Eco-Therapy, Julie Kirtz Garrett, Fox News. Retrieved April 17, 2008
- Eco-therapy UK Retrieved April 18, 2008
- Eco-anxiety? Get Eco-therapy!, see-dubya, Michelle, Malkin. Retrieved April 17, 2008