Theresa Sweeney is a self-taught artist. Born in Rochester, New York, Theresa took to art as soon as she was able to hold a crayon. Throughout her childhood, she developed a deep appreciation for the outdoors. She spent many happy hours playing in the field behind her house, catching frogs in the pond at the end of her street, and camping with her family. Years of artistic expression and enjoying Nature made it clear that Theresa's life would be centered upon her passions. In 2002, she earned her Ph.D. in Applied Ecopsychology from Akamai University, Hawaii, and the Doctor of Education from San Juan de la Cruz in Costa Rica
Her wildlife artwork is owned around the USA and has won numerous
awards. She donated 30 original paintings to the Jack Nicklaus
Children’s Hospital, Jupiter, Fla.
Theresa is also the founder of the new revolutionary blended psychology, Eco-Art Therapy, a merging of art therapy with ecopsychology. She facilitates accredited online classes in Eco-Art Therapy for the Project NatureConnect degree program, and volunteers as Dean of the Ecopsychology Dept at Akamai Unversity through Project NatureConnect.
Artist, author and consultant, her mission is to help reconnect people with the restorative, healing powers of the Earth. Though we are part of Nature and inherit its feel good joys, Theresa shows us that many of our problems are the result of our having separated ourselves from Earth's intelligent ways. She helps us learn to listen to the songs of the natural world and then apply those messages to our everyday lives. Her unique organic approach to wellness, combining art and nature in fun, experiential activities has been proven to promote lasting change and transform lives.
More information on Eco-Art Therapy and online classes can be found here.