Re-Wilding for Human Flourishing
Spring 2018 (TBA)
Taft-Nicholson Center, Centennial Valley, Montana
In this time of unprecedented environmental challenge, we are called to deepen and mature our worldview by recognizing and embracing our kinship with the more-than-human-world. Our challenge is to re-awaken our original sense of deeply connected wildness, our embeddedness in Nature — that is, our ‘totemic’ self, with our technological selves and our scientific culture if we are to fully flourish as humans. Balancing these parts of our nature is critical to making life-sustaining choices toward a culture that works with Nature for the health and benefit of all of Earth’s creatures and systems.
In this 4-day workshop, participants will be introduced to the concept of re-wilding, and begin to re-member their embodied wildness through lecture, dyadic exercises, group work using council practice, and abundant time on the land of Centennial Valley.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 1, 2017.
Program Cost: $595 (exclusive of food and lodging)
Payment of Program Cost registers you for the program. In addition, you will need to sign up and pay for food and lodging. Please download the Important Information PDF for lodging options.
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Patricia H. Hasbach, Ph.D. (www.northwestecotherapy.com) is a private practitioner/owner of Northwest Ecotherapy in Eugene, Oregon; a member of the graduate faculty at Lewis & Clark College; and a consultant and trainer on various topics related to the human-nature relationship. Her work has appeared in numerous professional journals and popular magazines including Outside, Time Magazine, and the NY Times Sunday Magazine; and she is a guest contributor to the international online forum, the Children & Nature Network. She is an author and co-editor of two books published by MIT Press: Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species (2012) and The Rediscover of the Wild (2013). She is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal, Ecopsychology. She was part of a research team that assessed the impacts of showing nature imagery to inmates in solitary confinement. Time Magazine named that project as one of the “25 Best Inventions in 2014.”
Kinde Nebeker, MFA, MATP-EP is a wilderness rites of passage guide, educator, designer, artist and student of human consciousness. As owner and creator of New Moon Rites of Passage (www.newmoonritesofpassage.com), she leads contemporary rites of passage trips in wild nature, both regionally and internationally, as well as daylong transformational outings in her backyard of the Wasatch Mountains. Kinde is a guest lecturer on the relationship between nature and human flourishing, teaches the experiential aspects of ecopsychology and mentors individuals through times of life transition using nature as a fundamental tool.. She is the co-creator and co-facilitated of The Inner and Outer of Evolutionary Leadership, and has developed an introductory curriculum on Integral Theory. She is committed to the evolution of our species to becoming a sustainable presence on the planet through the growth of personal and collective consciousness.