Welcome to Rewilding Ecotherapy: Personal & Relational Development in service to all of Life
Rewilding Ecotherapy outings are ideal for individuals:
Feeling trapped and tamed by the status quo
Surrounded by people yet still feel isolated
Struggling to feel confident or 'at home' within yourself or in the world
Feeling un-resolvable stress
Saddened by an Earth in crisis
Craving more meaningful human and other-than-human relationships but are stuck in outdated and protective interpersonal habits that prevent connection
Noticing the irony that both our challenges and recommended cures arise from the same societal paradigm of separation
Who are seeking alternative approaches to office-based, talk therapy
Whenever I have found myself stuck in the ways I relate to things, I return to nature. It is my principal teacher, and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say.-Wynn Bullock
How may you benefit from Rewilding Ecotherapy?
Quiet your busy mind by reawakening the senses
Go beyond therapeutic insight and toward true, relational contact
Explore how you promote and inhibit contact with others through encounters with nature
Improve your gut, sleep and overall functioning through lifestyle strategies more aligned with your human design
Expand and shift your perceptions of self within the world
Experience an overdue sense of true belonging
Increase emotional and sensory regulation capacity
Think more clearly and creatively, and be less stuck
Feel rejuvenation from overwhelm and work exhaustion
Better understand how pressures and messages of society exacerbate our struggles
Connect to deep sources of wisdom and strength
Experience ongoing inspiration for your day
Relax to a slower, natural rhythm
Know Thyself. Know Thy Species.
The Greek maxim 'know thyself' has been attributed many meanings by authors and scholars over the centuries. When spoken today, the general precept suggests an understanding of one's own thoughts, feelings, passions, behaviors and motivations. Most people get on-board with the aphorism concluding that the better one's self-awareness, the more choice one has in cultivating a happy life. I am no exception. My self-knowledge journey did not begin until my late 20's, and in response, many opportunities opened before me to learn how my personal past influenced my identity, behavior patterns, self-concept, and protective strategies that were playing out in my relationships. Acquiring such awareness afforded more consciousness, and therefore choice, in each of the above aspects of self. This process still occurs today, and as long as I am gifted the ability to self-reflect, it shall continue until my death.
Yet lately 'know thyself', or 'nosce te ipsum', seems too small to consider the full context of who we are as human beings. While the growth benefits of examining one's self in the context of immediate ancestry and current societal trends are abundant, I fear they are insufficient for our modern-day troubles. What if we were to re-visit our biological nature and status as Homo sapiens? What if we acknowledge that our current western society lifestyles comprise less than 1% of our species his/herstory? What if we were to recall the egalitarian, mobile, tribal (vs. isolated nuclear family) and nature-based life in which we Homo sapiens lived for hundreds of thousands of years? How then, do health failures, anxiety, depression, identity crises, addictions, attachment disorders and complex relational struggles fit into this larger context? To me, what ails us make so much more sense.
When engaging in Rewilding Ecotherapy, all of the contexts within which you evolved and exist are considered. Your personal, family, societal, spiritual and ecological identity contributes to the gifts, strengths, tendencies, beliefs, drives, urges, habits and behaviors that comprise your unique way of walking through the world. Rewilding Ecotherapy not only takes place in the outdoors, but addresses your concerns with the sensitivity of a deer, the practicality of a bear, and the wisdom of an owl. We explore your personal ecology through the ecology of nature. Our historical relationship with the environment and the growing scientific evidence that nature immersion is an essential nutrient for wellness (physically, psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, etc...) forms the backdrop of our work together. Come gain support in living closer to your human design, and heal both your heart and the planet through relational, therapeutic interventions that nurture both.
How does this work?
After an initial information gathering session (1 hour), following sessions typically occur at various natural areas or at our ranch in the foothills west of Golden. Appointments are 1.5-2 hours in length. The optimal number of sessions depends on presenting issues and goals which will be discussed at the initial session. All sessions conducted by Kimberly Beck, M.Ed., NCC, Colorado registered psychotherapist #0012840.
Please Note: Depending on your presenting concerns or goals, Ecotherapy may meet your needs or will be an important addition to your current mental health treatment. If you are struggling with repetitive and painful thoughts and their subsequent behavior, you may also be interested in 'The Work'.
Contact us for questions or schedule your private Rewilding Ecotherapy session here.
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