If there were ever a time that we need deep Nature connection, this is one of those times! (Some scholarship funds available for BIPOC participants and people impacted by COVID-19 and ‘Shelter in Place’ restrictions. Email us for more details.)

Are You Ready…?
• For more time outdoors?
• To bring the healing powers of Nature into your clinical work and daily life?
• To more often feel that wonderful sense of ease and connection with all
of life?

The erroneous notion of modern society that we humans are somehow separate from or not a part of Nature causes much of our distress and dis-ease. Logically, we can understand this– what or where else could we be? Yet this alienation is so commonplace in western culture that we often don’t even notice it. And even as we are awakening to the gravity of this situation for the larger biosphere, we are still just learning how best to respond.

Through an array of theories and practices ecopsychology and it’s applied form, known as ecotherapy, seek to redress this fundamental alienation and restore the wellness that comes when we live with a felt sense of connection to Nature all around and within us. As healers and helpers, there is much we can do to ally ourselves and our efforts with the healing forces of Nature. This class includes time both together and in solitude in Nature.

We’ll meet in person, walk into the hills and being our day walking and getting acquainted. Out of the needs, goals, issues and inner life of the students, we’ll give you new skills in the ecotherapeutic dance of reciprocity. Together we’ll craft unique experiential tasks and prepare you for  some solo time in Nature. This will be a time alone in Nature to enter into a deep dialogue with the ‘more than human’ world, settle into stillness or bring forward pressing questions or needs.

Then, we’ll welcome you back to our circle and spend much of the afternoon in demonstration, training and practicing of some ecotherapeutic ways of working with the material that has emerged from your solo time. Lastly, we’ll come to completion and help you find concrete steps for integrating your learning into your everday life and Nature-allied work in the world.

We’ll spend the entire day** outdoors, blending discussion of pertinent ideas with ample periods of experiential activities, quiet reflection and a chance to consider how to integrate the day’s learning into one’s work or life. Open to mental health professionals as well as the general public, this fun, experiential day on the land will introduce participants to some basic principles and practices of the field of ecotherapy. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to their clients or patients.

(Some scholarship funds available for BIPOC participants impacted by COVID-19 and ‘Shelter in Place’ restrictions. Email us back for more details.)

Come Join Us to:

  •   Experience your self and body more deeply as a part of Nature
  •   Learn how this elemental connection has everything to do with your well-being
  •   Learn tools for helping yourself and others connect with Nature and orient to life in healthy, supportive and energizing ways.

The Details

When: 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m. View our Calendar for this year’s program dates.
Where: W. Marin county (directions to be sent)
Fee: $185. (Some payment plans & financial aid available) Student/intern discount: $135.   (Some scholarship funds available for participants impacted by COVID-19 and ‘Shelter in Place’ restrictions. Email us for details.)       * PLEASE NOTE: All fees are non-refundable & non-transferable within one week of your class. *
Facilitator: Dave Talamo , MFT

Not Able to Attend in Person? Join Our Hybrid Online/Outdoor Intro to Ecotherapy, offered on different dates than the regular, in-person Intro class. In this variation of the class, students from around the US and abroad find their own location, outdoors or indoors, to connect via video call to our virtual classroom on Zoom® meeting. Then, students go outdoors on their own for the land-based part of the program before returning for the skills demonstration and practice part of the program. See this page for more details on our Hybrid Online/Outdoor Intro to Ecotherapy or go to Our Calendar to see the dates for upcoming offerings of the Hybrid Intro class.

Continuing Education credits: 7 CE credits are available for this program (for an additional fee)

  • CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. 
  • LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. 
  • SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. 
  • For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Wilderness Reflections at info(at) For questions about CE, visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at 

Licensure hours- ACSWs, AMFTs and other interns may count hours towards licensure.

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

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