If we are willing to be still and open enough to listen, wilderness itself will teach us.

Steven Harper

Moving from the Ego to Eco

Ecopsychology Africa explores the relationship between human beings and the natural world with a view to better understanding how our connection to the environment affects our mental and emotional well-being, and how we can use this connection to promote positive personal and social change.

Fostering a sense of self and purpose

Ecopsychology experiences facilitate the transition from an egocentric view of the world to an eco-centric perspective. Connecting with wilderness allows us to connect to the depth of self.

Our founder, Jeffrey Rink, has been facilitating Ecopsychology retreats since 1998 and this affords him the opportunity of integrating his interest in the natural environment and traditional African culture with his profession as a psychologist. Jeffrey has presented papers on Clinical Hypnosis and Ecopsychology at professional conferences. He has appeared on radio and television shows, and presented many public talks on Clinical Hypnosis and Ecopsychology.

Participants on our bespoke Ecopsychology Africa retreats are limited to small groups of 6 to 8 people. We advise early booking and deposit to confirm your place.

Join us on our next Namibia retreat.

8 - 22 June, 2024

Namibia Retreat

Ecopsychology Africa offers another immersive retreat to Namibia from the 8-22nd of June 2024. Off-road yet comfortable, this retreat will appeal to those who wish to experience Namibia in an “in-depth” and adventurous way. Included in this retreat will be 2 full days and 3 nights in Sossusvlei, 6 nights in the Etosha Game Reserve including 2 in the beautiful, remote Dolomite Camp, 3 nights at Epupa Falls on the Kunene River, and a visit to a remote OvaHimba village. This intimate “soul safari” with a maximum of 6 participants will include meditation training and practice in remote natural settings and the meaningful discussions and interactions that characterise EcopsychologyAfrica retreats.

We will be travelling in a comfortable 4 x 4  with ‘Pop up Roof’ which makes for great ”off-roading,” game viewing and wilderness photography.