Psyche and Nature

Conscious Living Workshop

Psyche and Nature

Exploring Inner and Outer Landscapes

Friday, Nov 15, 2013, 10:00 AM –
Sunday, Nov 17, 2013, 1:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Jan Edl Stein
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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The wisdom of nature offers powerful tools of change and an elegant method of inviting the soul to be present and balanced. Explore the intersection of inner and outer landscapes in an integration of nature-based contemplative practices with inner realm explorations. This workshop is an immersion experience blending didactic teaching and personal exploration. Jan introduces techniques and concepts from earth-based wisdom traditions, including the traditional shamanic vision journey, as they may be applied within the context of personal growth, as well as psychotherapeutic and other healing modalities.

  • Discover your own inner landscape and how it can instruct your path toward healing
  • Learn fundamentals of a nature based approach to healing
  • Interact with forces of nature and learn techniques that facilitate a deep conversation with these forces
  • Immerse in deep nature-based contemplations
  • Learn ways of elegant invitation to these techniques
  • Discover applications of these practices that can greatly enhance work with clients, as well as personal growth

Ecopsychology is a movement toward repairing a deep wound of separation that has cost us severe damage in the environment and severe damage in the individual and collective psyche.  Our sense of separation from one another and our natural environment festers a wound of mal-attachment and fosters disassociation, apathy, depression, fear, anxiety, and so on. This is an approach toward healing in which the human mind and body are viewed in their relationship to nature and the whole web of life. It follows that there is reciprocity between the natural processes of our world and the balanced psyche. Psychologically healthy people have a respectful and sustainable relationship with the natural world. – Jan Edl Stein

Listen to a Radio interview with Jan Edl Stein as she speaks about evolutionary spirituality; outdoor therapy: re-connecting with the healing Psyche of Nature; love: letting the Life Force flow; latest developments in eco-psychology; the cathartic power of beauty…

Jan Edl Stein, MFT, serves as director of Holos Institute, a counseling center based upon principles of eco-psychology. She has a deep interest in the healing power of conscious connection to nature, earth-based wisdom traditions, and spiritual practice. Jan brings over 35 years of study of yoga, meditation, and training with shamanic practitioners and indigenous shamans to her clinical work and presentations at venues such as C.I.I.S., Sonoma State University, Grof Transpersonal Training, etc. Her private practice includes clinical supervision, individual and couples psychotherapy.

Registration fees include program and freshly prepared meals.

  • $345 EarlyBird Fee through October 28
  • $365 Regular Fee through November 12
  • $395 Last Minute Fee thereafter

Onsite lodging is SOLD OUT for this event. If you're interested in staying at the Petaluma Sheraton at the IONS discount rate, please call 707-283-2908 and let them know you are with a retreat at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and are requesting the IONS discount rate.

Those cancelling at least two weeks before the start of the workshop (through November 1, 2013) will receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee. To cancel, please call Cathy Coleman at 707-779-8271. If IONS must cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund.

19 Continuing Education Credits are available for RNs, MFTs/LCSWs, and psychologists.

Arrival and Departure
Check-in and access to accommodations is on Friday from 9:00—9:45 am. Guests are requested to be checked out of their room by lunchtime on Sunday. For more information on directions and transportation, see Plan Your Stay.

Further Information
For more information or help with registration, please email or call 707-779-8271.

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