Earth Wisdom Community Animation - Finding Home! * Celebrate and Energize local place, people and spirit. * Bring forth solidarity of purpose and shared mission. * Discover and develop your Community's True Healing Story. * Experience Expressive Eco-Arts Therapy for your town, neighborhood or organization.
For the past 40 years I have offered consultations & on-site guidance to communities, businesses and groups in developing the experiential process of co-creating Earth-honoring programs--in their own home towns.
Through Community Animation programs we can: **Practice ecopsychology, transpersonal healing, environmental awareness and advocacy **more safely process social and environmental concerns through existing local arts & traditions. **enhance positive community identity, bridging cultural, generational and ideological differences through the power of personal story- sharing events. **create mentorship by identifying and celebrating local living artists, culture and heritage. **re-animate and enliven our relationship with the powerful & sacred spirit of place in local sites & locations in nature **share multi-cultural, seasonal festivities of transformation and regeneration. **release negative societal stories and create a renewed and healing communal mythology for all ages to share.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Mexico, an internationally Registered Expressive Arts Therapist and an elder of the ecopsychology and eco-justice movements. I am a nationally-known storyteller, ritualist and interdisciplinary arts theapist and consultant. I have been privileged to create Earth-awareness celebrations and community animation events across the country, Mexico and Europe based on the oral narratives, myths and legends of the places and people of all ages who live there.
In 1985, I created VINOTOK with the Elders and community members of my hometown, Crested Butte, CO. This is Crested Butte's annual heritage festival and storytelling celebration. It was designed as a safe, enlivening way to bring the disparate local mining and ranching communites together with more recent arrivals. USA TODAY named Vinotok, "One of the best small-town festivals in America." ~ Begin the Journey into the Inner Wilderness - For Individuals: I would be honored if you would join me and the Mystery School Interns for guidance and teachings in: ~Creating - Celebrating Community Animation & Seasonal Ceremonies ~Developing your own personal Integrative Medicine Healing-ways ~Becoming initiated as an Earth Wisdom Officiant, Ritual Guide & Community Animation Educator/Counselor ~Sharing in the preservation and protection of the Earth and Her delicate balance ~Practicing eco-justice & artful activism as foundations of communal healing