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Tina Fields

Fostering Nature Connections

Stones as Mentors: Spiritual Ecotherapy

 

Tina R. Fields, Ph.D., has taught about the cultural, psychological, & spiritual sides of environmental issues since 1999, including five years living and guiding outdoors with the field-based Audubon Expedition Institute at Lesley University, and four years training sustainability activists at the M.A. level with New College. She is a dynamic speaker (and singer) who has served as keynote for such organizations as the European Ecopsychology Society, Napa-Solano Audubon Society, and the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness.

At Naropa, Dr. Fields teaches courses in Ecopsychology, Psychology of Wilderness Experience (8 days outdoors, including a fasting solo), three intensive residential courses in Transpersonal Psychology and in Ecopsychology, Ecopsychology in Context, and Transpersonal Service Learning.  

Her current work ties together ecopsychology, spiritual beliefs and practices, applied bioregional understanding, reskilling, and storytelling (including the history of thought, family ecological identity, and myths) to help environmental behavior change shift from a perceived burden to a chosen joy.  Tina is listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who. She is an ACISTE certified Spiritual Guidance Counselor specializing in non-clinical ecotherapy and spiritual emergence, a scholar/practitioner of shamanism and Druidry (pre-Christian Celtic earth-based spirituality), interfaith celebrant, and an accomplished visual and performance artist whose creative work helps build community and remind industrialized people of our animistic connection to the living world.