Resources 

Low-Fee and Sliding Scale Counseling Centers in the Bay Area

 

Holos Institute: This low-fee therapy center has experienced interns who are oriented toward ecopsychology. They have offices in both San Francisco and Oakland.  

 

Center for Somatic Psychotherapy: Low-fee counseling center staffed by somatics students from The California Institute of Integral Studies.

 

Integral Counseling Center: Low-fee counseling center staffed by CIIS students in the Integral Counseling Program.

 

Ecopsychology and Ecotherapy Resources

 

Ecology of Awakening: “Ecology of Awakening is designed to support a shift in consciousness: out of a sense of being a separate self, living on the Earth which is solely here as our resource, into a lived experience of being an inherent part of the 14 billion year unfolding that brought us forth.”

 

Animas Valley Institute: Animas Valley Institute, founded by Bill Plotkin in 1980 — offers multi-day immersions into the wilds of nature and psyche for the purpose of retrieving the unique, mysterious identity hidden in the soul-waters of each life. Animas originated and continues to evolve a contemporary Western, nature-based approach to the journey of soul initiation  to our knowledge, the first of its kind.

 

EarthwaysEarthways is committed to restoring relationship with the natural world by bringing people out into direct connection with the profound guidance of the wild earth.  

 

Wilderness Reflections: Through direct, embodied, meaningful contact with wild nature, our rites of passage, education and training programs foster personal and professional transformation for teens, adults, professionals and organizations.”

 

School of Lost Borders: The School of Lost Borders offers vision fasts and rites of passage training which cultivate self-trust, responsibility, and understanding about ones' unique place within society and the natural world. Its programs provide guided opportunities, perspectives, teachings, and much needed self-reflection time in a non-judgmental yet challenging environment.

Books

 

Ecopsychology and Ecotherapy Resources

 

Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind Roszak, Kanner, and Gomes.

 

Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind  Chalquist and Buzzell.

 

Last Child in the Woods Richard Louve.

 

The Nature Principle Richard Louve.

 

Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and Technological Species Kahn and Hasbach.

 

Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche Bill Plotkin

 

Nature and the Human Soul Bill Plotkin.

 

 

RELATIONSHIP and ATTACHMENT THEORY 

 

Wired for Love Stan Tatkin.

 

Hold Me Tight Sue Johnson

 

A General Theory of Love Lewis, Aminin, and Lannon.

 

Passionate Marriage David Schnarch

 

How to be an Adult in Relationship David Richo

 

SOMATICS and TRAUMA

 

The Body Keeps the Score Bessel van der Kolk

 

8 Keys to Trauma Recovery Babette Rothschild

 

Waking the Tiger Peter Levine

 

SHAME and VULNERABILITY

 

The Gifts of Imperfection Brene Brown

 

Healing the Shame that Binds Us John Bradshaw

 

Self-Compassion  Kristin Neff

 

Mindfulness and Neuroscience

 

Hardwiring Happiness Rick Hanson 

 

Mindsight  Dan Siegel

 

Radical Acceptance Tara Brach

 

Power of Now  Ekhart Tolle

 

When Things Fall Apart  Pema Chodron

 

Full Catastrophe Living John Kabbat- Zinn

 

Addiction and Recovery

 

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts Gabor Mate.

 

The Heart of Addiction  Lance Dodes, M.D.

 

A Place Called Self Stephanie Brown

 

Staying Sober Terrance Gorski

 

Clean David Sheff

 

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

 

Healing Through the Dark Emotions Miriam Greenspan

 

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook 

 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook

 

 

Food and Eating Disorders

 

Father Hunger Margo Maine

 

Mindful Eating Jan Chozen Bay

 

Women, Food, and God Geneen Roth

 

Creativity

 

The Artist’s Way Julia Cameron

 

Flow Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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