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.

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Title and License:
Ecotherapist | Clinical Social Worker - MSW, LCSW (anticipated) | Herbalist - RH [AHG] (anticipated)
Bio:
Julia Sanchez is a herbalist and social worker focused on reconnecting people to the healing power of nature in the Sunshine State, Florida.

With a foundation of over ten years of professional experience as a program administrator with nonprofit organizations such as Girl Scouts and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Julia serves as the State Public Health Specialist for the University of Florida's Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences.

Julia holds a bachelor of arts degree in cultural anthropology from New College of Florida and in the process of earning a master of social work degree from Florida State University. She also holds certifications in herbalism, nonprofit management, yoga instruction (body positive and trauma-informed), flower essences and permaculture.

Julia is based in Gainesville, where she is guided by old live oaks and sweet water springs.
Services Summary :

Services coming in 2020.

Contact Info:
julia.sanchez561@outlook.com | (305) 414-3673
Zip code:
32641
Title and License:
Psychotherapist LCSW-C, Yoga Teacher (ERYT200) and Kripalu Certified Mindful Outdoor Guide
Bio:
Julie has been in the mental health field for over 30 years and has been studying the field of ecotherapy since 2013. She has completed Nature Connection online courses with Michael J. Cohen on the regenerative power of learning with nature. She is a graduate of the Earth Body Institutes Clinical Ecotherapy program (2016) and Kripalu's newest school of Yoga; Mindful Outdoor Leadership (2018). Julie is dedicated to helping students & clients access their innate wisdom & creative energies for growth & healing. She incorporates nature in her work whenever possible due to the numerous health benefits and to reconnect humans to the living earth. When not in the office you can find Julie in her garden or on a trail somewhere maintaining her own deep connection and love for the more than human world.

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 Summary :

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

Contact Info:
julie@livingbalanced.org
Other State:
MD
Zip code:
21701

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Title and License:
Nature Connection Guide, Ecotherapist
Bio:
Kai Siedenburg is a nature connection guide, Ecotherapist, and poet who is a pioneer in integrating nature awareness and mindfulness as a path to mind-body wellness. She is passionate about helping people connect with nature as a path to greater peace, joy, and healing in their lives and in the world.
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.
Services Summary :

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

Contact Info:
kai@ournatureconnection.org
Title and License:
Certified Wim Hof Instructor & Eco Therapist Level I
Bio:
Kara Taylor is a Certified Wim Hof Instructor specializing in training individuals in the Wim Hof Method as well as creating outdoor experiences to bring individuals closer to nature while training them in the scientifically proven method.
Services Summary :

Wim Hof Method Breath Work, Halotropic Breathing, Cold Exposure Treatments and Training, Nature Training Programs

Contact Info:
karaschmooptaylor@gmail.com
Other State:
Kentucky
Zip code:
40206

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Title and License:
Keith Karabin, MSCC, LPC
Bio:
I specialize in helping clients create enjoyable anxiety and stress management lifestyles. I have been a counselor for over 20 years in settings from small agencies to large hospitals. I am experienced in individual, group, family and couples counseling and have extensive practice with adolescents. I am known for my joyful personality, will-do attitude and creative approach to even the most complex issues. I am certified in many classic and cutting-edge therapies and Christian Counseling.
Services Summary :

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.

Contact Info:
(215)804-9487 - keithis@keithkarabin.com
Zip code:
19090

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Title and License:
Marriage & Family Therapist, Ecotherapist
Bio:
As a gay man from the rural South, I've been organizing and providing services in LGBTQ+ communities for nearly two decades. Prior to my education and training as a therapist, I co-directed the 2009 National Equality March on Washington and co-founded GetEQUAL, a national activist organization that held elected leaders accountable for broken promises on LGBTQ+ rights. I completed my MA in Integral Counseling Psychology at CIIS in 2013, and I am currently a PhD student at Saybrook University studying Psychology with a specialization in Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health.

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.
Services Summary :

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.

Contact Info:
kipwilliamsmft@gmail.com
Zip code:
94610
Title and License:
Psychologist and Psychotherapist
Bio:
I currently have a private practice working with adults and a focus on the LGBTQ community. I have a background in university/college counseling settings and working with adolescents both in therapeutic settings and through athletics.

In my own life and in my work with clients I have found that the natural world can be a source of solace, joy, and healing, when we allow ourselves to fully engage and connect with it. I also address and integrate issues of social justice and oppression, and explore with clients how they are impacted by both marginalized and privileged identities. I love supporting clients in exploring ways to be more actively engaged in human and the more than human community around them.
Services Summary :

I offer individual therapy services at my office, virtually, and in outdoor settings near my office or at local parks in the Seattle area.
My therapeutic approach draws primarily from gestalt therapy, humanistic therapy, Somatic Experiencing, other mindfulness-based approaches, and ecotherapy.
I also have a background in The Work That Reconnects as a community member and facilitator, and periodically offer WTR workshops or group therapy experiences.

Contact Info:
laura@laurahirsh.com
Other State:
WA
Zip code:
98117

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Title and License:
Educator/Facillitator, OCT certified
Bio:
Lisa is dedicated to helping improve peoples connection to the world around them, in particular the natural, or 'more then human' world. She is a trained educator, facilitator and planner, and has worked in the conservation field in Ontario, Canada for almost 20 years, teaching people of all ages about nature and ecology, and working to protect ecosystems. She is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified instructor, and has practiced and studied mindfulness for the last 5 years. Her goal is to create mental and emotional harmony within and with nature, and to help humans shift their behaviour to be more aligned with a truly sustainable lifestyle while finding inner peace and flourishing through connection and right living.
Services Summary :

Customized small group offerings, women's "With Nature in Mind and Sou;" retreats, yoga and mindfulness in nature, school visits, kids nature clubs

Contact Info:
llroberti@gmail.com
Zip code:
M6P 2W9

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Title and License:
MA Ecopsychology, RYT 200
Bio:
Having spent most of her life on the windward side of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, Lizabeth is passionate about protecting Hawaiʻi's rare and endangered plants and animals. She began her conservation career in 1995 when was hired as a zoological intern at The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi while obtaining her B.A. in Zoology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. In 1997 she began working for the NOAA PIFSC/JIMAR Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program and spent several months living and working in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, now Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and a World Heritage Site. Inspired by her full immersion into nature and solitude while living and working there, she obtained a M.A. in Ecopsychology at Naropa University in 2012. She is also a facilitator of Joanna Macyʻs The Work That Reconnects (WTR) and trained with Jonathan Gustin of the Purpose Guide Institute as a level I Purpose Guide. She also holds an Ecotherapy Certification with the Earthbody Institute.

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.
Services Summary :

Individual ecotherapy and Purpose Guide sessions, retreats, workshops, and healing horse meditation and equine yoga sessions.

Contact Info:
lkashinsky@gmail.com
Other State:
Hawaii
Zip code:
96816

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Title and License:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Bio:
Mary has over 30 years experience in the counseling field with a private practice in Royal Palm Beach Florida. She treats adults and couples as well as offering experiential classes and workshops. Mary leads retreats in nature and offers individual sessions in nature. She is also a Reiki Master offering healing sessions in nature and a monthly reiki circle.
Services Summary :

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.

Contact Info:
561-301-5355 mcanane@bellsouth.net
Zip code:
33411

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