Welcome to the International List of The Earthbody Institute Graduates!
Each graduate has a variety of professional skills, licenses, and/or trainings in addition to The Earthbody Institute training. We encourage you to contact them to work with them or to network.
Julie has been apprenticing with don Oscar Miro-Quesada and Cynthia Greer as a Pachakuti (world reversal) Mesa Carrier since 2015 to deepen her training as a healer and facilitator of ‘soul restorative living on Earth’. Shamans believe many of our ailments occur when we are out of alignment. Shamanic skills are designed to restore harmony & wholeness simply by way of being a conduit for healing energy. Julie’s desire is to restore balance to individuals, communities and the planet.
Services include individual and couples therapy, public and private yoga, mindful yoga hikes in both urban and rural areas, nature retreats and yoga workshops.Therapy methods are designed to assist the process of accessing one’s own innate wisdom and creative energies for optimal living. Nature based offerings are designed to reconnect participants with themselves as well as the natural world.
Upcoming event: Wildflower Nature Camp For Women - July 27,2 019
Kai loves to empower people to find simple ways to connect with the Earth in daily life, to cultivate deeper bonds with wild places, and to access nature-based healing. Her first book, Poems of Earth and Spirit: 70 Poems and 40 Practices to Deepen Your Connection with Nature, celebrates our innate kinship with all life and helps us strengthen that kinship wherever we are.
As the founder of Our Nature Connection, Kai offers group programs, individual sessions, and consulting services based on a unique approach she calls NatureWise. Her approach is rooted in deep listening to nature, infused with love for people and the Earth, and shaped by what activist Carolyn Casey calls “a willingness to collaborate with everything.”
Kai’s work is also is informed by 30-plus years of professional experience developing innovative educational programs and by extensive training and practice in mindfulness, holistic healing, and creative expression. Prior to founding Our Nature Connection, she spent 25 years leading non-profit campaigns and programs to advance sustainable and socially just food systems.
Kai is profoundly nourished by her deep love of the lands and waters of the Santa Cruz area, where she has lived for more than 30 years.
Group programs in nature connection, Ecotherapy, nature-based mindfulness, and nature-based healing (in person or online)
Individual sessions (in person or by phone/Skype)
Consulting services to help you:
create more dynamic and effective programs
expand your nature connection toolkit
develop nature-based programs or sessions
tap into the healing and calming power of nature for yourself or your clients
Training design and facilitation
Writing and editing
I offer counseling employing the best evidence-based model to help my clients meet their goals in the traditional format at my Willow Grove, PA office, online telehealth format anywhere in Pennsylvania, or in the peace of a local park. I offer coaching and clinical consultation for professionals and agencies and have spoken at large and intimate gatherings on diverse wellness topics.
Throughout my whole life, my connection with nature has been an important part of my spirituality and self-care. When I began my education as a therapist, I dreamed of bringing people outdoors as a resource for their healing and personal growth. I participated in The Earthbody Institute's Online Ecotherapy Certificate (Level I) program in 2017 to help me prepare for the legal, ethical, and clinical considerations involved in bringing clients outdoors safely. Since then, I have been bringing therapy clients outdoors for sessions in the East Bay Regional Parks.
My husband and I enjoy birding as a hobby, and we get outdoors for hiking or kayaking most weekends. Currently, I run a full-time private practice with offices in San Francisco and at the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center. I am also adjunct faculty in the MFT graduate program at the University of San Francisco.
My approach to psychotherapy is based in mindfulness and acceptance. I use an approach called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, which promotes flexibility and personal growth through mindful contact with your experience and building a meaningful life through clarifying and acting on your personal values. My goal is to help you get to know yourself better from the inside-out and to build on your inner strengths and resources. In addition to my indoor services in SF and Oakland, I offer ecotherapy sessions at Redwood Regional Park in Oakland on Friday mornings. Please visit my website to learn more, or email me directly to schedule a free 15-minute consultation.
Customized small group offerings, women's "With Nature in Mind and Sou;" retreats, yoga and mindfulness in nature, school visits, kids nature clubs
In her free time she enjoys the ocean, hiking, horseback riding, dancing, reading, singing, and restoring native forests in the Hawaiian Islands. She also serves on the board of Radical Joy For Hard Times and Kure Atoll Conservancy, a 501c3 non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting habitat restoration and wildlife management programs at Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Archipelago, one of her favorite places on Earth. Lizabeth currently resides in Honolulu, but she yearns to return to her home on the windard side of Oʻahu someday.
Individual ecotherapy and Purpose Guide sessions, retreats, workshops, and healing horse meditation and equine yoga sessions.
Allow Nature to be a co-therapist in your healing and growth journey. By taking our session outdoors, we allow the healing properties of nature to assist in meeting your needs. The elements, plant and animal life enhance the process by offering symbolic meaning and intuitive messages to guide and heal. Meet me at the beach, park or the forest. Let the natural world welcome you and bring you what you need to see, feel or hear. Research is showing the positive benefits of nature in treating depression and anxiety.
Ecotherapy outdoor workshops allow you to meet with other nature lovers to experience the gifts of nature and gain insights and direction. Outdoor group activities are designed to give you an experience that only Nature can create. Practice mindfulness, learn about Native American symbols and see how to deeply connect with nature and yourself . I am inspired to create retreats in nature that inspire people to ‘break away’ from their daily lives and create ‘breakthroughs’ in consciousness as they connect more with their spiritual nature. These four day retreats are usually held in Florida, Tennessee, Colorado or California. I am inspired to lead retreats in sacred places all over the world.
I integrate innovations such as non-violence, mindfulness, and bodymind holism with my training in expressive arts, authentic movement, ecotherapy, and Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy to work creatively and collaboratively with adults, adolescents, couples, romantic partners and families.
We'll explore how you perceive and experience the world using a variety of approaches (role-playing, nature, imagery, dance) to bring awareness and give you increased choice as you navigate new experiences. Contact me today to discuss what you would like to explore, experience or achieve in therapy.
Marital and Premarital
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Sleep or Insomnia
Paula’s early years established a deep connection with nature. Playing in the forests and waterways of the Pacific Northwest, her natural surroundings offered genuine belonging, and its inhabitants became her true companions & teachers. After several years working in a major urban centre, she also discovered the preciousness of reconnecting with small-scale nature. Paula’s post-graduate studies have involved integrating art and play therapies with ecotherapy. To Paula, reconnecting with, learning from, and nurturing relations with nature are paramount to healing and wellness.
Paula is a private practitioner who works with children, youth, and adults. Her trauma-informed stance is rooted in an active and flexible therapeutic alliance that highlights personal strengths and natural wisdom. With her canine co-therapist, Paula offers a warm, flexible, creative, and playful stance. Paula works from her Studio, out in the community, and in the natural areas of Vancouver, BC.
Areas of work: First Responders, First Nations, children, attachment, parenting, fathering, anger, anxiety, depression, traumas and grief/loss.
Orientations: Adlerian, Attachment, CBT, Ecotherapy, Recreation Therapy, Mindfulness, Focusing Oriented therapies, and Art & Play therapies.
Licensed since 1999, Rev. Connie works with individuals, couples, and leads a women's spiritual psychotherapy group. She has 25 years of experience teaching yoga, with a passion for yoga philosophy, meditation, awareness in the present moment, and of course, the sacred outdoors. She also has an extensive background of study in many different spiritual traditions, which led her to become an interfaith minister.
Her new book, Awakening from Anxiety: A Spiritual Guide to Living a More Calm, Confident, and Courageous Life releases August 15th, 2019. It addresses the challenges that spiritual and highly sensitive people have with stress and anxiety in our current era.
If you're looking for a therapist that integrates body, mind, heart, spirit, and the Earth, we may be a good fit. I see the Divine manifest in nature and it is always speaking to us through every leaf, feather, and drop of rain. I also work with energy awareness, which nature facilitates very readily. I work mainly with individual adults as well as groups outdoors, but also have worked with parent and child.