What does therapy look like when we hold ourselves to be a part of the natural world?

We understand logically that we are always present in and a part of Nature. Yet much of our suffering as humans comes from an experience of disconnection and alienation from the natural world. When the psyche is considered to be part of Nature, human nature may be understood and worked with in an entirely different way. The time has come for psychology to embrace humanity as a part of Nature.

We also all know that being in Nature can be highly restorative and therapeutic. This consultation group is designed for mental health practitioners who are called to tap into Nature’s highly restorative and healing powers and help clients deepen their connection with the natural world.

Join this seminar to explore and learn:

  • How to engage the body and Nature in alive-in-the-moment, experiential therapeutic work
  • How to use natural objects as therapeutic resources and evoke unconscious material
  • Apply weekly readings in Nature-based psychology to assessment and treatment planning
  • Clinical implications and legal/ethical considerations for indoor & outdoor ecotherapy
  • Work with personal and collective grief about ongoing damage done to the natural world

Not on the Calendar for 2016.

Please see our Professional Ecotherapy Certification Program for more training options.

Group Schedule: The group meets 8 times. In Spring 2015

  • Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm, April 10 & 24 and May 29 & June 19, on the land in Marin County, CA
  • Fridays, 9:30am-11:30am, April 17, May 22 and June 12, indoors in San Rafael, CA
  • Fridays, 9am-5:30pm, May 8, on the land in west Marin County

(NOTE- There is no meeting on Fridays, May 1, 15 nor June 5)

Fee: $575. Some financial aid and payment plans available. Maximum group size is 8 participants.


To register for this program, please send us your payment or deposit for the program and a one-page letter of intent describing your reasons for wanting to attend and what you hope to learn or explore through your participation in the program.

Register by Mail: Download a Registration Form, complete it, and send it, along with your deposit or full payment to: Wilderness Reflections, P.O.Box 311, Fairfax, CA 94978.

Register Online: Click here to complete your registration form, submit your letter of intent and make a payment online.

The consultation Seminar can also be taken as one component of the TerraSoma Institute for Ecopsychology Training Certificate program in Somatic Ecopsychology.

Contact David Talamo for more information.