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Somatic EcoPsychology and Wilderness Quest Apprenticeship Program 2024

May 10, 2024 @ 9:00 am - November 3, 2024 @ 5:00 pm


(This Program Will Abide By All Public Health Mandates and COVID-prevention Practices) **

Blending the ancient ceremony of the wilderness quest with contemporary advances in ecopsychology and mindfulness-based therapy, this one-of-a-kind training is an opportunity to bring Nature into your counseling, coaching or healing work.  With a curriculum informed by the ceremony of the wilderness quest, ecopsychology, Hakomi®, Somatic Experiencing® and other therapies, we’ll teach you an array of practices applicable to urban or wilderness settings.  Over the course of our time together we’ll form a peer community that will nurture and support your personal growth and professional progress in the field of somatic ecopsychology.

This seven-month-long training meets one weekend per month for two months leading up to a mid-summer wilderness quest and continues one weekend per month for three months after the quest. The wilderness quest is, in part, a time to give thanks to the earth and to ask for Nature’s guidance and blessing with others in an earth-based way. Readings, homework assignments and contact with colleagues will build program continuity across the duration of the training.  We will also cover ecotherapeutic approaches more easily applied to urban and other non-wilderness settings.

Open to therapists, wilderness guides, coaches and anyone eager to work more somatically or in alignment with Nature’s healing powers, the Somatic Ecopsychology and Wilderness Quest Apprenticeship Program is ideal for people inspired to become ecotherapists or wilderness quest guides.

*Register by December 31, 2023 and receive a $400 Early Bird Registration Discount*

When: For 2024 there are 5 weekend meetings: May 10-12; May 31- Jun 1; Aug 24- 25; Oct 12- 13; Nov. 2- 3 and the wilderness quest June 28- July 7.

Where: Marin Co. CA (weekends) and Sequoia National Park, CA (wilderness trip)

What you need to provide: Personal hiking and camping gear (list to be provided).

Fee:  Fee $4,797. Deposit to reserve your spot- $500.

To Register Please Complete These Three Steps:

1. Go To www.wildernessreflections.com/registration-form and complete the form

2. Make Payment either pay a $500 non-refundable deposit or full fee now by

    • Sending a check to us via USPS to Wilderness Reflections, P.O. Box 311, Fairfax, CA 94978, or
    • By Venmo (to @David-Talamo) or Zelle (to dave@wildernessreflections.com).

Or, If paying by one of these means isn’t feasible for you, you can pay

    • By PayPal (after registering in step 1 and being bumped over to PayPal’s website automatically or sending Paypal funds to us via PayPal at payments@wildernessreflections.com).

3. Send us a 1-page letter of intent stating your reasons for enrolling in the  apprenticeship program  (via email or by US Mail to Wilderness Reflections, P.O. Box 311, Fairfax, CA 94978.)

*Register by December 31, 2023 and receive a $400 Early Bird Registration Discount*

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** Contact us for more information about our COVID-prevention safety precautions and protocol agreements by which all students and staff must abide during the in-person portion of the program.


May 10, 2024 @ 9:00 am
November 3, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
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Dave Talamo & Amy Biesemeyer
phone # here
dave@wildernessreflections.com, amy@onenaturetherapy.com


West Marin County
CA CA 94938 United States + Google Map