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.
- Individual and group coaching
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.
Trauma Therapy, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Nature-based/Land-based therapy, Flower Essences, Land-/Based Workshops and Retreats
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)
Private yoga therapy for physical and mental/emotional wellbeing, Eco/ nature based therapeutic sessions and workshops with organizations, children, and adults of all ages.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, trauma-informed brainspotter, ecotherapist, yoga therapist, yoga teacher specializing in Therapeutic Yoga, and concerned Earth citizen. I work with clients and students of all ages who would like to prevent physical, emotional, and spiritual symptomatology, as well as those that are currently suffering from: physical injuries and ailments; anxiety; depression; grief; women’s issues; relationship issues; eco-grief and climate change anxiety. We are in a time of great upheaval and incredible opportunity. I look to the creation that is around us: the trees, the sea, the earth, the air, the rocks, to provide solace for myself and maintain stability and connection in an overwhelming and fast-paced world. I wish to assist my clients and my students to re-connect (in office, via telehealth, or outside) with the ancient connection of people to Earth. Joanna Macy suggests we are in the time of The Great Unraveling and The Great Turning. I look to the beauty around us and within us to guide my ecotherapy clients into discovering how they will manage the Unraveling and contribute fully to the Great Turning.
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 and group sessions in Ecotherapy in summer and fall. As a Hypnotherapist, I am certified in Past Life Regression and Pain Management. Counselling and Hypnotherapy sessions are currently available in person outdoors and remotely online via Zoom. My location is Black Creek, in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.