Becoming Fully Human
It is without question that we live in a wild time of shifting paradigms. Our future, and our ability to thrive is at stake. Long severed from our True Place as pivotal members of the Earth Community we suffer malformed or only partly formed Ways of Being in the world when in fact we were born to flower and make beauty in reciprocity with all of life.
Nature-based soul work is an invitation to discover and inhabit our Place in the greater ecosystem. Together, we make the assumption that each person is shaped by Mystery to be exactly who they are, and that being so will not only serve the individual in their lives, relationships and careers, but will ultimately serve the Earth Community.
Despite our being taught otherwise, we are nature, and the wisdom of the wild flows through us. In fact, here we go so far as to believe that we are meant to develop and grow in the context of our Wild Earth. A human who has awakened to her kinship with the Earth as an animate, autonomous being, is one who has access to and is able to embody the forces of nature Herself. These forces are both an inner and outer resource for her, and an ongoing participatory communion with the great creative project of our time.
Techniques and Practices for Transformational Development
The follow practices are deeply human, and not associated with any one tradition. I draw on developmental, archetypal and leadership psychology, studies in cultural transformation, coaching techniques, wilderness rites, and more than a decade in emerging women's leadership.
- Council Work - Sharing and Listening
- Deep Imagination/Imagery Journeys
- Developing and Refining Innate Human Capacities
- Cultivation of Relationships With Guides and Archetypes
- Self Designed Ceremony
- Nature-Based Practices
- Tracking and aligning to the Rhythms of the Sun and the Moon
- Embodiment and Meditative Practices
- Astrological Support and Insight
- Working with the Tension of Opposites
- Practical Embodiment Practices to Live your Gifts into the World
Our Methodologies Draw From Deep Explorations in:
- Human/Women's Developmental Models
- Conscious Leadership Theory and Practice
- Archetypal and Depth Psychology
- Coaching Techniques
- Somatic Education and Learning
- Experiential/Transformational Learning Theory & Practice
- Ecological Competencies
- Complexity & Whole Systems Thinking
- Women's Studies
- Pan-Cultural Wisdom Traditions
I Currently Offer this Work in the Following Formats:
The Red Thread - A Women's Yearlong for Personal and Cultural Transformation.
The Red Thread is an experiential, intimate, and nature-based journey designed for women of all ages and backgrounds that fosters a ritual container for metamorphosis. Tracking the thread of life responds to a deep human desire in each one of us to know ourselves and our place outside of social conditioning, to celebrate the many voices of the feminine within, and to stand inside our sovereignty so that our gifts may come through fully in the spirit of cultural artistry.
This journey is a shared one. There are spaces for 20 sisters to come together and support each other for a FULL YEAR. There will be group video calls, recorded teaching and meditation calls, and personal one-on-one mentorship calls where we’ll explore where you are on your particular journey through dialogue, dreams, astrology and other self-reflective, and intuitive practices. Application required.
Our Journey Begins on the New Moon, April 26th, 2017
Nature-Based In-Person Immersions and Gatherings
The most potent and irrevocable way IN is being together exploring the Mysteries of soul in wild environments. These gatherings take place all over the world both in camping and retreat spaces with others who are looking to immerse themselves in a multi-day ceremony.
The next in-person event is Waking to the Dream of the Earth, A Woman's Gathering - held at Feathered Pipe Ranch in Montana in August.
Archetypal Astrology Readings
The Moon Phases and Astrological positions are one of many cyclic maps that reflect aspects of our inner and outer world. Archetypal Astrology readings can help to identify both the innate tools we have available to us as we walk our path of self-discovery, and various shadow aspects - challenges, tensions, and hidden opportunities - that when identified can help us root into who we are and what we’re here to offer.
You will leave a session with specific tasks to engage with on the land on your own time, in order to deepen your understanding of Where You Are Now.
Request a Personal Mentorship Session or Series
I am available for private mentorship with a minimum of three sessions to begin. The intention of these sessions is to help you get closer to the central conversation you are called to have with the world, and to help you gain resources and tools for personal and professional developmet. All sessions will involve you doing your own discovery work at home on your own time and I will help you stay accountable to that radical act of self-love.