The Earthbody Institute
P R O G R A M S
~ Stephen Graham
The Earthbody Institute programs 2020
Programs for health professionals:
Certification programs and land-based and online courses
This is a quick, affordable self-paced course that offers essential concepts and practical guidelines for understanding and practicing Ecotherapy. It introduces you to the many dimensions of Ecotherapy and teaches you how to integrate concepts and techniques into your current work. It is academic, practical and inspiring. It will take you to the next level of engaging yourself and your clients in healing relationships with the natural world. This course includes: 14 Ecotherapy training webinars and the Professional Ecotherapy Booklet, full of step-by-step handouts, and current Ecotherapy articles. Classes offered throughout the year
This program provides a dynamic, interactive forum to learn and practice Ecotherapy skills in a more in-depth and integrative format than the introduction course. You’ll receive theoretical and practical training, individual and group consultation and peer support to integrate Ecotherapy and nature-based techniques directly into your current work. Gain a foundational grounding in Ecotherapy and a wide breadth of interventions. This training includes: 14 training webinars, Professional Ecotherapy booklet, six online interactive classes, and two individual consultations. Spring, summer and fall classes available.
This certificate program offers a transformational experience of being part of an Earth-honoring community while learning and practicing numerous Ecotherapy skills. It is a land-based immersion that will support you to deepen your personal relationship with nature and integrate Earth-based interventions into your own therapeutic style. Receive and practice a variety of Somatic Ecotherapy techniques, and leave with personal practices to sustain you and your clients. Both trainings include a nourishing blend of experiences: Authentic Movement in nature, Earth dream exploration, Mirroring from the Four Shields, Council Practice, a labyrinth walk, circle singing, a fire drum circle, and sacred ceremony in the mountain wilderness creating altars, ritual, and mandalas
Santa Cruz Mountains, Northern California
Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
Live Online Training Component
This training is our most in-depth and extensive program which includes the Level 1 & 2 trainings, plus an additional five-day immersion training and an advanced online component. This is a foundational, comprehensive Certification that gives you all the skills you need to practice Ecotherapy confidently indoors and out; whether it be individual client sessions, or the creation of Ecotherapy groups and programs. We will build a strong, ongoing Earth-honoring community to empower you to take your next steps to bring Ecotherapy into your community and will support you to cultivate personally sustaining, reciprocal relationships with the natural world.
You can join the certification process at Level 2 or 3 (with prerequisites from the previous levels).
Healing and Hope – Ecotherapy in Action
Inspired by Joanna Macy’s “The Work that Reconnects,” this workshop addresses how to navigate this time of political upheaval and environmental destruction in a positive, effective way. Combining the nature-based interventions of Ecotherapy with Macy’s four stages of: “Gratitude, Honoring our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes and Going Forth,” it offers a transformational, sacred container to support individuals and their communities. This new workshop is offered in natural settings and online.
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~ Patricia C., RN, PMHCNS-BC, CHPT
~ The School of Forest Medicine
“Contagious connection to Nature…”
“Ariana’s connection to Nature is contagious! I was truly inspired by her enthusiasm and I left with a new sense of confidence that I could bring Ecotherapy into my private practice. An added bonus was the numerous, thoughtful handouts she provided. Thank you, Ariana!”
~ Susan Karle, LMFT
“A new therapeutic language…”
“Ariana’s year-long program has taught me how to share my soulful connection with Nature with others. Through learning Earth-based practices, I now have a therapeutic language I can offer clients, supporting their own journey to wholeness.”
~ Adriel McCluer, MFT Registered Intern