This presentation explores the interface of depth and ecopsychology from a clinical practice perspective. It examines the ways in which the psyche is mirrored by nature and the importance of developing an active relationship with the elements of our psyches as discovered in the natural world.
We will discuss the importance of meeting these elements of the natural world as living entities as we move toward embracing a world ensouled. We will consider ways in which the landscape of the inner world can offer a rich resource and ways of experiencing the outer landscape as a reflection of psyche in a three part approach to applied eco-psychotherapy. Clinical vignettes will illustrate the practice in application.
Jan Edl Stein, MFT is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Marin, California. Jan is also the director of Holos Institute, a counseling center based upon principles of eco-psychology. She has a deep interest in the healing power of conscious connection to nature, earth based wisdom traditions and spiritual practice. She has studied the yoga of Sri Aurobindo and Vipassanna meditation for over 35 years as well as trained with shamanic practitioners and numerous indigenous shamans.
Jan offers workshops and retreats that interweave meditation, active imagining, shamanic journeying and nature based experiences. She also teaches the integration of these practices into clinical psychology.
The venues in which she has taught or presented include IONs, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Sonoma State University, Grof Transpersonal Training Program, the Bioneers Conference and Esalen. For over 24 years she has maintained has a private practice which includes clinical supervision, individual and couples psychotherapy well as consultation in earth-based wisdom traditions.