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EARTH BONDING

ECO-THERAPY SEASONAL IMMERSIONS

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE HEALING ENERGY OF NATURE

 

Eco-Therapy Seasonal Immersions are half-day guided experiences where you will be introduced to the foundations of Eco-Therapy and supported in developing a healing relationship with the natural world. They are designed for those who are interested in Eco-Therapy, who wish to cultivate a  meaningful relationship to the living landscape, and who want to explore healing with earth.

  • Summer Eco-Therapy Immersion
    Jul 23, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Mebane, 1021 N Frazier Rd, Mebane, NC 27302, USA
    Our Summer Eco-Therapy Immersion will be a fun-filled afternoon of channeling our inner child and exploring nature as our play mate!
  • Fall Eco-Therapy Immersion
    Oct 22, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Mebane, 1021 N Frazier Rd, Mebane, NC 27302, USA
    Our Fall Eco-Therapy half-day Immersion will be a primal exploration of our inner wildness as we let our minds out of the cage, allow the daily routines of life to fall away, and remember the freedom of life untamed

Our eco-therapeutic approach aims to counter the embodied narratives of mainstream culture which reproduce stress patterns that dis-regulate the individual and collective nervous system and further separate us from our natural wisdom and empowerment.

 

For this reason our Seasonal Immersions offer a creative response to the challenges we face. These times can easily overwhelm and challenge our capacity to stay regulated which can compromise our ability to show up in full aliveness. Yet this is what the world needs now more than ever. Aliveness is the condition of grounded connection and purposeful action. 

 

By drawing upon eco-somatic and earth bonding practices (elements of our approach), each half-day immersion is intentionally crafted to create felt-sense experiences designed to reorient your internal working model (attachment theory) towards deepening trust, safety, regulation and body attunement.

 

Earth Bonding is the embodied exploration of healing the self in relationship to earth. It is a process of creating meaningful, intimate and healing encounters between you and the natural world. These experiences foster eco-regulation, which is an interactive process of regulatory support that occurs within the context of nature and can lead to the formation of a secure attachment with the tangible personhood of place.

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HALF DAY SEASONAL IMMERSIONS INCLUDE:

  • Introduction to Eco-Therapy Foundations

  • 3 hours of facilitated eco-somatic exploration.

  • Techniques and approaches to engage and deepen intimacy with self and earth.

  • Exercises that foster regulation, aliveness and bodyful presence.

  • Individual and group experiences that awaken sensual perception.

  • Embodiment practices that stimulate new felt-experiences within your body, the group body while being with the earth body

Lean on nature as a healing guide and nurturing presence in your life.

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The energies of your own system are committed to the fulfillment of your potential.

The teachings, medicine and healing powers of nature are abundant, especially when we are able to engage with earth in mindful and reverent ways. As an extension of nature, your system is designed to be in alignment with the oscillating rhythms of flow, rest, rising, falling, growth, activity, and so on.

 

Through facilitated Eco-Therapy Seasonal Immersions you will:

  • Make contact with the seasonal energy through a facilitated somatic experience that mirrors nature's rhythms, movements, tones, breath patterns, and ways of relating.

  • Be given the opportunity to explore your relationship to the living landscape while deepening your relationship to your own body as an extension of earth.

  • Practice attuning to your sensational body while leaning on nature as a nurturing presence.

When you spend time in nature, you awaken your senses, noticing the sights, smells and sounds of nature.

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Within 5 min of being in nature your body and brain start to change...

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THIS IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You are among the many who feel the weight of these times and have felt a very real impact on your bodymind and soul.

  • You are deeply attuned to the source of our collective suffering: the dissociation from our bodies and the greater body of earth.

  • You are feeling stressed or overwhelmed and want to give yourself time to drop into full body presence and joy.

  • You are experiencing "zoom fatigue" and know that being outside and activating your senses is exactly what your bodymind needs to replenish.

  • You are feeling the need to change things up and know that trying something new is exactly what you need

  • You are feeling stuck in the stagnancy of your daily routine and know that learning new embodiment practices will help get you out of the rut.

  • You are feeling isolated and lonely and know that an afternoon of meaningful connection will provide you with the soul nourishment you long for.

  • You are feeling tired and unmotivated and know that playful exploration with others will revitalize your spirit 

  • You are feeling dull and uninspired and know that immersing yourself in nature's active beauty will  bring you a sense of wonder and joy.

  • You are noticing that a lot of your time is spent behind screens and you know that spending an afternoon unplugged is a good way to reset.  

RESEARCH REVEALS THAT...

 

  • The smell of pine trees strengthens your immune system.

  • When you hear birdsong or look at fractal patterns in nature your brain puts out more alpha waves making you feel both calm and alert.

  • If you spend an hour and a half walking around plants and animals you will be less preoccupied with your own personal problems and feel more connected to people and the world around you

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  • Jul 23, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Mebane, 1021 N Frazier Rd, Mebane, NC 27302, USA
    Our Summer Eco-Therapy Immersion will be a fun-filled afternoon of channeling our inner child and exploring nature as our play mate!
  • Oct 22, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Mebane, 1021 N Frazier Rd, Mebane, NC 27302, USA
    Our Fall Eco-Therapy half-day Immersion will be a primal exploration of our inner wildness as we let our minds out of the cage, allow the daily routines of life to fall away, and remember the freedom of life untamed

RATES

We offer a sliding scale for this offering. 

Please read to the end of this page to determine your appropriate fee. 

STANDARD:  $100 USD

DISCOUNT A: $75 USD

DISCOUNT B:  $50 USD

The top price is the actual cost of this offering. If you choose a ticket price below the top tier you are receiving a discount. The middle price is for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have little-to-no expendable income. Paying for this class may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create hardship. The bottom price is for those who struggle to meet basic needs and paying for this class would still be a significant hardship.

A sliding scale is a tool for building economic justice, and it requires your active participation. A wider range of payment options across the scale promotes broader accessibility, while insuring fair compensation to the producer.

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