“What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?”
–E. M. Forster
When did life become such a blur?
You wake up…
Get ready for the day…
Go to work or manage a home…
Toil away the best hours of the day…
Collapse in front of the TV…
Play mindlessly on your phone…
Go to sleep, and…
Isn’t there supposed to be more than that?
When you do slow down enough to check in with yourself…
You often don’t like what you feel.
Are you bored? Anxious? Sad? Why does it feel so uncomfortable just to slow down?
Why do you automatically want to reach for a snack, play a video game, or scroll through social media?
You thought you wanted more free time to do the projects you care about or tend to your relationships or to read that book. But when you have the time, you just want to numb out.
It’s easier just to stay on the treadmill!
Connection to nature is the key.
You’ve probably always noticed that being connected to the natural world helps.
You were invincible as you climbed your favorite tree when you were little.
You felt peace come over you when you were floating on your back in a mountain lake.
You loved feeling full of vitality as you were hiking… the scent of sage all around you, and sweat dripping from your brow.
When you join me on an outdoor therapy session…
I will help you tune in to the powerful healing properties of nature. I’ll help you let go of the buzzy, distracted feeling and find a deep connection.
We are not disconnected islands. So many of our problems come from thinking we are separate. I will help you find ways to melt away that feeling of separation.
Some of my clients do most of their work outside. We may meet in the wetlands, in a nature center, or on the beach, focusing our activities connecting to our environment.
Other clients use outdoor sessions as a sprinkle of flavor in their in-office therapy routine.
And some clients like to meet at the office and do walk-and-talk therapy to get their bodies moving in sync with the inner movement you’ll experience in therapy.
Whatever your needs, we can make outdoor time work with your therapy goals. When you finish, you’ll have new ways of connecting to nature for relief from your hectic routines. You will feel less alone as you take your rightful place in the intricate web of life on our planet.
Join me for a breath of fresh air!
You can find that connection again. If you are ready to get off that island of isolation and disconnection, I’ll throw you a life raft.
Call for a free consultation to see if I can help you find what you are longing for: (562) 548-8999.
Why isn’t nature a bigger part of our lives?
We live in a sprawling metropolis. Sometimes, it feels like you have to drive for miles just to get a little patch of wilderness.
Who has the time?
There’s a job keeping you busy all week… and the kids and family wanting your time on the weekend.
And sometimes, when you do make an effort to get outdoors, you find you’ve brought all your troubles with you. Instead of noticing that butterfly that just flew past, you are going over your to-do list in your head.
But don’t worry: You can reconnect!
Now, imagine being with a small group of like-minded people. I’ll meet with all of you once a week for six weeks.
There are various places where we may meet for our sessions. We may meet at the beach, a park or in a wetlands area along the Los Angeles River.
You and your group mates will do activities together, searching out little details in the natural world that you may have otherwise completely overlooked.
You’ll learn to see with new eyes…
You’ll notice the wonder…
You’ll be awed by this world we take for granted!
A profound experience of connection…
You breathe in oxygen generated by the willows around you, and you exhale the carbon dioxide that the trees will then use as fuel.
You are part of the ecosystem.
And being part of the ecosystem brings enormous benefits… and responsibilities.
It’s all about reciprocity. That’s nature’s most important rule.
And when you feel your life within the ecosystem and its rules, you’ll know that you’re not separate from the world, and you’ll find your peace.
“Many of us have become alienated from the Earth. We are lost, isolated and lonely. We work too hard, our lives are too busy, and we are restless and distracted, losing ourselves in consumption. But the Earth is always there for us, offering everything we need for nourishment and healing. We need to wake up and fall in love with the Earth.”
–Thich Nhat Hanh