Join us for nourishing, professional Ecotherapy trainings, and
earn an Ecotherapy Certificate!

Experience Ecotherapy immersion programs that will enliven your therapeutic practice with dynamic, nature-based interventions.

  • Cultivate and deepen your personal relationship with nature
  • Be part of a supportive, transformational, Earth-centered community
  • Learn to practice Ecotherapy confidently and effectively both indoors and outdoors, with individuals, couples, families, and groups

Learn about: Somatic Ecotherapy, Earth dream exploration, evidence-based research in Ecotherapy, mirroring from the four directions, eco-grief work, and Authentic Movement in nature.

Introduction to Ecotherapy Workshop- November 12, 10-1, Oakland hills
Step into a slower, softer world of redwoods, elms and oaks. Learn personal and professional practices that can nourish you and your clients.

March - May: 100-hour Northern California Ecotherapy Training and Certification Program
Three land-based weekend trainings, 14 webinars, and individual and group consultations, in Northern California locations with ancient redwood forests, coastal beaches, and wildflower meadows.

Spring 2017 Online Ecotherapy Certificate and Training Program, Level 1
Receive practical training, case consultation and peer collaboration to integrate Ecotherapy and Earth-based work directly into your practice. Experience a foundational grounding and a wide breadth of techniques. Training includes: webinars, articles, online classes, and consultations.

July 2 - 7: Five-Day Ecotherapy Training and Certificate Program on the Big Island of Hawaii
Experience the magic of lush tropical rainforests, snorkeling with ocean life, and glowing lava flows. Create Earth altars and water rituals.

July 30 - August 4: Five-Day Ecotherapy Training and Certificate Program in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
Enjoy an indigenous-based sweat lodge, fire drum circle, and the stunning beauty and diversity of the Blue Ridge Wilderness.

Programs are designed for: licensed clinicians, health professionals, coaches, ministers, teachers, healers, doulas and more. We welcome all humans of any gender identity, culture, race, religion, sexual orientation, and economic circumstance.

CEU's available: The five-day courses meet the qualifications for 35 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs and /or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #PCE5417

Work Study Positions available on first-come basis

Equity scholarship available (for those who identify as people of color, LGBTQ, and historically marginalized populations)

“This has been an incredibly powerful, empowering, and clarifying workshop, with support and skills offered that are life-changing for me... Ariana teaches in a deeply compassionate, creative, and clear way.”
~ Beverly Ingram, Founder of Go Into Nature

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