A 20-week eco-mindful journey, traveling with in circle to return to your nature in nature.
Return to the wellbeing that is your nature.
Read. Watch. Learn.
Come home together
Why should I take this course?
BENEFITS: MENTAL. anger management, anxiety, bipolar, depression, OCD, personality disorder, disassociation, trauma healing & recovery
Nature is the oldest counselor.
Weekend Workshop: Followed by 12 weeks of skills, instruction, activities, and lessons
Learn to center & self-regulate through centering, presencing & grounding.
Develop skills of mindfulness, radical acceptance, visualization & self-compassion.
Use natural metaphors & embodied practices of sensory meditation & contemplation.
Embrace the power of nature to create wellbeing, acceptance, confidence & independence.
Become a life learner with nature as your teacher & guide.
Discover how to lead others & connect with mirroring, storytelling & facilitation.
Journey inside & out
Wilderness Quests are found in all cultures as a way to initiate youth into adulthood, fostering independence within a circle of interdependence..
Enjoy flexible eco-mindful content from a workbook & online combined with in person outside circles, hikes & camping in a relaxed & fun environment.
Come explore the beautify of nature & learn basic outdoor skills, plant & animal identification & tracking, as we return to nature as our ancient home.
Who is this path for?
(6.30, 6:30-8 & 7.1-2, 1-5 PM)
10 additional live sessions at eco-art center, Sundays 2-5:00 PM in Olympia, WA
3-day Rite of Passage in deep nature, overnight with food provided (details to come)
How to navigate
A Playful Nature Guide
Charlton Hall's Workbook
The Inspiration & Model
Inner Learning & Reflection
Outward Application & Exploration
Inner & Outer Movement & Balance
Friday 6:30-8 Earthing: walk barefoot in kinship
Saturday 1-5:00 Kinship: open to animal guidance
Sunday 1-5:00 Creation: claim your creative legacy
This is a trailhead to a journey home
Coursework and play . . .
Session 1 (6.25)
T: Root deep in the present
A: Forest Medicine Walk & Family Tree Roots Exercise
C:Introduction & Exploration of basic concepts & skills, including non-judgmental intention, doing & being & presencing (being here now).
M: Rich Soil & Composting the past to root deep & grow
Session 2 (7.2)
T: Grow in Self-acceptance
A: Find your Place in Wilderness & Family
C: Growing through deep self-reflection to stabilize your emotions, center in meditation, assess stressors & prioritize positive change.
M: Grow in balance toward the sun & the soil of the earth
Session 3 (7.9)
T: Integration of mind-body
A: Befriend a Tree & Rooting to Branch Up & Out
C: Discriminating between the rational & emotional, body & mind split to put the 2 halves of ourselves together as a whole, inside & out.
M: Tree breathing & sensory integration, past & future
Session 4 (7.16)
T: Let change blossom
A: Stress Inventory & Animal Guide Active Imagination
C: Looking at needs & wants to identify underlying intent, motivation & desire. What do you want . . . really? Separate & let go of false influences.
M: Growing toward your sun, guided by your life calling.
Session 5 (7.23)
T: Presencing & living NOW
A: True Self Drawing & Coyote/Wolf Teaching
C: Identifying upstream & downstream thoughts. Learn you are not your thoughts & positive self-talk. Living in sacred space & time.
M: River flow & Feeding the Wolf Story
Session 6 (7.30)
T: Rite of Passage
Session 7 (8.6)
T: Medicine Walk
Nature as Metaphor
Session 8 (8.13)
T: Natural Metaphors Guide Us
T: Listen to Her Teachings
T: Nurture Self-Love
T: Heal Your Nature
(Rite of Passage)
T: Become ONESelf
Embodied Imagination & Sensation
Healing done naturally your way.
"I go to nature to be soothed and healed." John Burroughs
A sustainable future is rooted in the world.
"The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all." Chief Seattle
Enter the forest
Pick a place
Pick a tree
Make a friend
Tools for your journey . . .
Tools for your journey . . .
Make a drum
Vision, create, paint & dedicate a drum or rattle.
Create a Power Circle
Create a circle of power, purpose & boundaries.
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