Nature Connection Practices

Type of Method

• Psychology - Psychotherapy - Counseling
• Nature Connection Practices
• Movement - Somatics - Embodied Practices
• Meditation - Spiritual Guidance
• Coaching - Transformation - Philosophy

Suitable for

• Self-Guided
• Parent / teacher / child care provider
• One to one, personal
• Groups, teams and organisations


Environmental and Social collapse calls us to question our relationship to nature and the biosphere. It is increasingly understood  that it is our worldly disconnection from nature, at a species level, that is among the root cause of the collapse, and that personal dissociation from nature is a root cause of many of the malaises of modern life. At a personal level disconnection from nature can be seen as a disconnection from our ‘true self’. 

Nature connection practices are all the things we can do to reduce the artificial and unsustainable separation between self and nature, and humanity and nature.  The aim of such practices can range through health, relaxation, healing and personal well being, to greater wisdom, spiritual awakening and growth. The tools, methods and techniques will vary greatly from guide to guide. Feel free to ask any guide who offers nature connection practices what they mean by it, and what the outcomes might be in order to ensure a good match for you. 

The practical means to grow food and restore and regenerate ecosystems is also a vital part of nature connection practices, but is outside the scope of this database. The Food and Agriculture group on the Deep Adaptation Forum: is a good place to find out more about these practices. 

If you are a Deep Adaptation guide who works with Nature Connection Practices and would like to comment or add to this method description please contact

Guides using this Method

Jay Ridgewell

Nature connection guide & Deep Relating facilitator

G’day, I’m Jay. I’m a nature and forest therapy guide based on the land of the Gubbi Gubbi people in …

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Fernando García Ferreiro

Experienced beginner

I have been an Experienced Beginner since I left my job as Director Health and Well-being at the Eur …

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Courtney Noster

Inner Nature Discovery Guide, Therapist, Ecohealer, Shaman

I offer coaching, trauma therapy (EMDR), ecotherapy, and shamanic arts healing.

Kristin Fredricksson

Feldenkrais Somatic Coach, Laughter Yoga Leader, Climate Clown

‘Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality …

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Matthew Painton

Deep Adaptation Coaching

Deepen into Adaptation coaching will help you move out of avoidance, uncertainty and paralysis, thro …

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Clare Gibbons

Assistant Psychologist. Trainee Psychotherapist

I offer 1-1 and small group therapeutic work which is both attachment and trauma-informed and existe …

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Pascale Aline

Counseling Therapist (registered) and Coach

I help with solastalgia and making sense of the environmental and societal destruction we’re seeing …

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Megan Smith-Sallans


I am a licensed psychotherapist and have been in practice since 2003. I have a certification in ecot …

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Claudia Junker

Learning & Development expert, Systemic consultant, Coach

(English version below) Was finden wir auf der anderen Seite, wenn wir durch die Verzweiflung und di …

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Leon Berg

Council Trainer

Leon Berg is a founding member of the Ojai Foundation (, an educational sanct …

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Deborah Punton

Ecopsychologist, Permaculture Designer, Environmental Educator

My role as a guide is for us to journey together; to share and make sense of where we are on any giv …

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Karen Ann Scott

Nature-based Coach and Facilitator

I have a background in activism, community development, coaching and facilitation and am called to s …

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Lenore Norrgard

Pastoral Leader, Circle of the Living Earth-AIWP

I have provide individual counselling and healing work, with trauma as a specialty, since 1992. I ha …

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Jarrah Schmah


Hello dear hearts, I’m offering online psychotherapy sessions in Somatic Experiencing and just being …

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Lisa Gordon

Accredited Courage & Renewal Facilitator

Thanks for visiting! I’d like to know you. I host Courage Earth circles in Victoria, BC, Canada. As …

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Gwyneth Jones

Deep Adaptation and Resilience Coach, Work That Reconnects facilitator

I help guide people through the emotional and spiritual journey of dealing with climate collapse, an …

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Dean Spillane-Walker

Reconnection and Resilience Coach

After 35 years in transformation-based training, coaching and facilitation and writing my 2017 book, …

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Emma Mary Gathergood

Holistic Life Coach

Holistic Life Coaching: As a holistic worker I can work with your mind, body, feelings and spirit an …

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Inna Alex

WTR Facilitator, Permaculture educator, Yoga teacher, MSc Env Management

I have been teaching workshops & retreats in the Work That Reconnects (WTR) in New Zealand & …

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Zori Tomova

Purpose alignment coach, shamanic guide & Connection Playground founder

It is my purpose to create spaces of connection that bring out the most beautiful sides of our human …

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Lori Austein

Council Trainer/Facilitator; Hypnotherapist; Transpersonal Life Coach

Circles of Resilience is based on the ancient way of being together and learning from each other bef …

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Silvia Di Blasio

My name is Silvia Di Blasio. While I trained as a special needs’ teacher, I have worked with youth a …

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Maria Bliklen

Coach, facilitator and psychological counselor

Being alive as a human on planet Earth is challenging, heart-breaking, and wonderful – even more so …

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