Through the TerraSoma Ecopsychology Training Institute, the teaching arm of Wilderness Reflections, we offer several training programs in Somatic Ecopsychology.
Programs are appropriate for therapists, social workers, psychologists, life coaches, body workers, psychiatrists and other healing arts professionals, as well as the general public.
Ecopsychologists have recognized that much of the distress and disease we experience in Western cultures stems from our fundamental separation from Nature. Somatic practitioners know that the body holds great wisdom and power in the processes of healing and growth. Somatic Ecotherapy is an innovative healing form that understands that our bodies, along with our emotions and imagination, are a part of wild Nature unfolding within us. To reconnect with Nature we must reconnect with the Body, and to reconnect with the Body, we must reconnect with Nature.
CEUs available for all courses.
Professional Ecotherapy Certification Program
A culmination of decades of experience, training and working with people, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from pioneers in the field and develop your own practice of mindful, body-0riented ecotherapy work. Appropriate of therapists, coaches, spiritual directors and others working directly in a mental health capacity. Course schedule accessible for out-of-state and distance learners.
Somatic Ecopsychology & Wilderness Quest Apprenticeship Program
This is our comprehensive training in Wilderness Reflections’ unique blend of body-oriented therapeutic work and the myriad practices and ways of the Wilderness Quest ceremony. Format varies from year-to-year but always includes a full Wilderness Quest.
This daylong program is an immersion in Wilderness Reflections’ marriage of the ceremonial Quest work with body-oriented, mindfulness-based psychotherapy. This program meets on the land in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition to these programs, we also provide:
For practitioners wanting to consult about specific clients/cases and/or have ongoing mentorship and support from a somatic and earth-based perspective, 1-1 sessions can be arranged. Contact us for more information.
Custom Group Training in Somatic Ecopsychology
Numerous universities, counseling training centers and training programs have contracted us to bring our training program to their interns and licensed staff. We can customize a training to meet your needs and to focus on indoor or outdoor settings.