Since 2003, Deb Matlock has provided personalized, transformative educational programs and support for individuals and groups seeking to develop their spiritual connection with the earth and their ability to communication with the natural world. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the work of Wild Rhythms emphasizes deep connection to the wild world and all of its inhabitants.
Deb grew up in Colorado and brings to her work a deep love and passion for Earth and every living being. Since childhood she has experienced an unusually deep and communicative connection with the earth and the animals she encounters. As a child, her first best friend was a dog named Jenny and since then her life has been formed and enriched by her relationship with all of the life around her. She has spent nearly twenty years refining these relationships and learning how to offer assistance to those who wish to deepen their own connection to the spiritual and physical worlds.
Deb has spent the last several years working as a professional environmental educator and naturalist. She mentors and teaches students at Prescott College and Colorado Mountain College, and assists people and animals through spiritual coaching and shamanic-style journey work. She is also dedicated to exploring her own spiritual connection to life. Over the last fifteen years, Deb has passionately refined her natural ability to experience shamanic –style journeys and her capacity to act as a spiritually focused life coach.
Her environmental education work includes teaching in the field, offering professional trainings and presentations and conducting research on the connections of spirituality to environmental education. Her research has been presented nationally and internationally and continues to be a strong focus. She has vast experience designing programming and evaluating curriculum and is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education.
Deb holds a Master of Arts degree from Prescott College in Environmental Education. She has studied extensively with Chris Davidson of Ancientways Center for Shamanic Training. She is a certified Life Coach with the Coach Training Alliance and is a Wilderness First Responder thru the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS.
Deb is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England focusing on multi-species perspectives, environmental education and the development of empathy. Additionally, she is studying animal behavior and dog training so she can further support her animal clients and their people.
Her personal mission is to help others explore the wildness within themselves as well as their love and connection to the amazing world around us. She is dedicated to working in service to the wild spirit that lives within all.
“Ecopsiché Scuola di Ecopsicologia” was born in 2004 in Osnago (Italy), a Osnago , in the province of Lecco , to promote practices for personal growth held “in nature , with nature for nature “.
It offers educational courses, aimed at professionals of both the worlds of psychology and ecology, with experiential seminars in nature, email courses, webinars, online training and facilitates the creation of a Community of professionals ecopsychologically engaged.
It was founded and is currently directed by Marcella Danon, psychologist, supervisor counselor and journalist, for years engaged on both fronts: personal growth and environmental awareness .
The purpose of the School of Ecopsychology is to translate principles and vision of Ecopsychology in practical activities in various fields:
♦ helping relationship and personal growth (for counselors , psychologists, therapists)
♦ environmental education (for teachers , educators , guides, rangers )
♦ corporate training (for managers , coaches and trainers)
♦ personal and family life (for people sensitive to nature, parents, artists )
The goal is to provide practical tools to integrate their professional activities and exercises to awaken attention and commitment to both the external environment and the inside one, through the creation of a network of good quality relationships at all levels.
“Ecopsiché Scuola di Ecopsicologia” since 2010 promotes EES Training, a 200 hours professional training, born within the European Ecopsychology Society and organized also in Spain and Uruguay.
While originally trained as a research psychologist in developmental psychobiology, I have developed and taught courses in ecopsychology, peace studies, and social entrepreneurship for more than 20 years. I play music and have released several self-produced albums of original songs as a solo artist and with the folk ensemble, The Emancipators as a means of exploring personal and social environmental issues and raising awareness and funds for two nonprofit organizations — Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center and the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance. Among the ways I work for peace is serving on the board of NRELC, participating in OREPA actions and events, and promoting public policy changes for social justice through organizations such as Friends Committee on National Legislation. In addition to walking, canoeing, and gardening, I have participated in more intentional ecopsychology experiences including Vision Fasts and the Council of All Beings. I am a member of the Religious Society of Friends and several Quaker-related organizations (Quaker Earthcare Witness and Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts).
Jeanine M. Canty, Ph.D. is a core faculty member at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. A lover of nature, justice, and contemplative practice, Jeanine teaches courses in Ecopsychology, Deep Ecology, Multicultural Perspectives for Environmental Leaders and an 8-day Wilderness solo, teaching in both the Environmental Studies and MA in Environmental Leadership programs. Her work intersects issues of social and ecological justice and she is very interested in the process individuals go through to reach heightened awareness and translating this to positive change.
Her publications include articles, a book chapter and creative pieces connected to Ecopsychology and environmental healing. She has recently presented and facilitated workshops at many local, conscious, green events including Denver Green Festival, Colorado Bioneers, Wilderness Therapy Symposium and the Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit, as well as national and international venues. Spending time outdoors is essential to her from walks, hiking, camping, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and river rafting. She has been a both a meditation and yoga practitioner, for fourteen years and is a certified Wilderness First Responder.
I offer consultation and coaching by phone and Skype, for both personal and professional development, based on tools and principles drawn from psychosynthesis, ecopsychology, and the Work That Reconnects. I also offer on-line courses in psychosynthesis.
My dear friend and mentor Joanna Macy, and I recently revised our 1998 book Coming Back to Life. The new edition is subtitled: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects. My other books include: Growing Whole: Self-realization for the Great Turning, Held in Love: Life Stories To Inspire Us Through Times of Change (co-editor Carolyn Treadway), and Lighting A Candle: Collected Reflections on a Spiritual Life.
You will learn about managing emotions, identifying and setting goals, and issues surrounding self-esteem, beliefs and expectations. Deeper life coaching skills will explore intuition, representational systems and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). This life coaching course also provides guidance for establishing a life coaching practice, including strategies for identifying a target market, drawing up a business plan, marketing and promotion.