I have a passion for exploring Connection and Cultural Emergence.
After 10 years in Social Work working with children and families in very disconnected communities, I was drawn to working in nature as a way of bringing healing, connection and a deeper sense of belonging to myself, my community and those that I work with.
I am trained in Ecopsychology, Life Initiation and Rites of Passage and in The Eight Shields model of nature connection which is a holistic and earth connected way of living that helps us be in right-relationship with All of Life. I am also trained and experienced in working in Forest School, Permaculture, Non-Violent Communication (NVC), The Work That Reconnects, Grief Tending and Song Sharing Group Leading with Singing Mamas.
I have experienced the healing, connecting and joyful benefits of intentionally building a relationship with ourselves as natural beings in the natural world and believe in the profound impact that this work can have on our communities as we move into an interesting time of transition that some call The Great Turning.
I currently run Live Wild CIC as well as work as a Song Group Leader, Eco- therapist and mentor with children and adults. I run singing in nature retreats, grief circles and other connection-based workshops. I also host Connection Matters Podcast exploring evolutionary lifestyles, mindset, culture, healing and spirituality as well as many other issues relating to personal growth, community and nature connection.
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