We live in an auspicious time of great opportunity and of great need. The world is shifting dramatically due to constant changes in technology, communication, travel, health and medicine. What does not change, though, is that connective relationships and whole-body wellness are at the heart of our values and our lives.
The multi-dimentional life of awareness, connection, health, intimacy and interdependence that supported human existence for hundreds of thousands of years is gradually becoming a 2-dimentional life of indoor screen time, isolation and an epidemic of physical and mental health crises.
Relational Rewilding cares about the people we share our communities with. We know in our bones, and through scientific research, that intentional time in nature is healing for people and the planet. We can still live our post-modern lives. Rewilding is not about going backward in time, but it is about taking time to go back to our natural state of awareness, connection, health, and belonging.
Our services are designed to guide you there.
We offer the following services from a Relational Rewilding perspective:
*Public nature classes and speaking engagements on topics such as: Foraging and plant identification, Bird language, Animal tracking, Awareness and Survival. *Private Rewilding hikes with individuals, couples, small groups *Ecotherapy *Ecotherapy workshops for professionals *Ecotherapy consultations for therapists and coaches *Nature Mentoring for youth and parents/caregivers *Retreats for organizations or small groups *'Rewild Your Lifestyle' speaking engagements and consultations
New Offerings for 2020!
Rewilding 101: A Path to Health & Nature-Integrated Living. June 5th or 13th. 9:00am-1:00pm.
Who's Blooming? Your pandemic plant guide to Colorado ecosystems. Weekly On-line plant identification. (Completed May 20th)
"Rewilding with Kimberly has been an eye-opening, life changing experience for me. I have come to see how the patterns of nature are reflected in every facet of life, and simply through observing these patterns I am able to connect with something much larger than myself and my personal problems." -Anonymous Rewilding participant
"It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds." -Black Elk
Hidden within us all are levels of awareness and connection we have forgotten. Waiting to be nourished, the roots of our biological relationships with nature are withering, and the consequences are great. Biology does not change as quickly as technology, so maintaining connection to our earthly roots through traditional and nature-based activities is vital for personal and planetary wellness.Rewilding in nature is not a hobby for a few or a theme just for children, but a necessity for all. And the good news is that modern advancements and lifestyles can co-exist with nature-based living...simply because this is our design.
Traditional and wisdom cultures around the world have developed an intimate knowledge of place - how to survive and thrive in a region, how to know the patterns of nature, and how to fully inhabit one’s body and sensory system - realizing the oneness of nature and each person’s role within that larger pattern. Every environment demanded specialty skills for wilderness living or survival. And while specialty skills for survival are less necessary today, it is still true that humans are designed to be connected - to one another, to our communities, to ourselves, to our landscapes, to our bio-region, to animals, to plants, to cycles and seasons.
The connection we speak of is not about beliefs, religions, or ideologies. It is about ergonomics; it is a part of the efficient design for all human and non-human animals. To be connected, present, and in relationship with our world is simply who we are.
As mental health practitioners, Relational Rewilding is witness to the many impacts of disconnection in modern society as well as to the benefits of re-engagement through nature therapies and nature connection activities. In addition, I'll be honest and say we crave neighbors and a community that are grounded, resilient, aware, inclusive, helpful, and are aligned with their unique gifts to share with the world. We also want to embody these qualities ourselves. A primary factor we have found in people that live such attributes at the highest level are those that have deep connections with nature. So it is with hopes of a better world full of connected, healthy, interdependent, vital, caring people and healthy environments, that RRNG offers it's services.
Live a more nature-aware and nature-integrated life:
Herbology & Foraging
Rewilding Your Work
Retreats: Page coming soon!
The mission of Relational Rewilding Nature Guiding is to foster mutually enhancing relationships between people and nature that inspire ecological participation and inner-wilderness exploration .
Jefferson County parks, wildlife areas, national forests, nature centers, Lookout Mountain, our property on LM, your back yard.
What Our Participants Are Saying:
I go hiking all the time, but wanted some depth to my outings. That is exactly what I got! I learned about plants and birds near where I live, while learning about myself and how I relate to them all. Kimberly is engaging, inspiring, and fun. I left feeling like a part the area we hiked instead of an outside visitor, and more connected to this beautiful place I call home! - Joyce R.
(970) 222-8460 Wild@relationalrewilding.com Based on Lookout Mountain, Golden, CO