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.
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.
Meg is a psychotherapist in private practice, providing community-based services for twenty years. She is also the Director of Behavioral Health at the University of Nebraska Medicine's Transgender Care Clinic. Megan specializes in working with gender, sexual and relationship diverse people. She provides therapeutic services to gender creative children (ages 3 and up), adolescents, adults, families and couples. In addition to ecotherapy, Meg has post graduate training in depth psychology, play therapy and Brainspotting.
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.
I received Level One Ecotherapy Certificate from the EarthBody Institute in 2020.
Trips to the Wilderness in the Himalaya (Nepal, India) and the eurasian steppe (Mongolia).
Ecotherapy journeys in the French Alps.
Ryan is also an earth poet, author of Re-Membering: Poems of Earth & Soul, and High-Cooing Through the Seasons: Haiku From the Forest. He has published work in Earth Island Journal, Deep Time: The Journal of the Work That Reconnects, Terrain Magazine, Elephant Journal, various poetry journals, and in A Walk with Nature: Poetic Encounters that Nourish the Soul.
"I know what it is like to abandon oneself. And I also know what it looks like to listen to your authentic inner voice and deepest longings to create the life you desire. If you are wanting to feel a sense of deeper belonging to yourself, your calling, and to wild nature, let's talk. When I listen, I listen with all my ears—opening my pores up to absorb the information I am receiving, not just from words, but the body, symbols, and energies. My intention is to listen deeply with my mind, heart, soul, & body to honor the psyche's journey towards wholeness. Contact me for a FREE 30 minute discovery call to see if it is a good fit."
1-on-1 Earth-Rooted Mentoring/Coaching
Deep Belonging Course
Ecogrief Healing Circles
Custom Wilderness Backpacking Journeys (1-4 days, groups of 1-5)
Community Nature Meetups
Small group facilitation (Council Circle, Writing Wild Workshops, Deep Belonging Workshops)
Sasha’s orientation to stewarding wellbeing and wholeness centers a person’s relationship with their own body, communities, and the earth. She weaves somatic, mindfulness, and nature-based modalities into her practice to build bridges of connection within and beyond the human world. She is trained in Hakomi and Ecotherapy. Her work is informed by a neurobiological understanding of trauma and a social justice framework.
Sasha’s aim as a therapist, supervisor, and facilitator is to affirm people in their innate reservoir of inner resources and reveal their own gifts and solutions. Facilitating authentic experiences of belonging in one’s body, mind, and larger ecosystem draws forth true personhood, and creates the conditions for positive change.
Adults & Adolescents
I offer outdoor individual sessions in Ecotherapy and Nature-Based group experiences in summer. I offer counselling and hypnotherapy sessions in person and online via Zoom or Skype. My location is Black Creek, in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.