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. 

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Guides using this Method

Matthew Painton

Deep Adaptation Coaching

I specialise in coaching people in the Deep Adaptation network who are suffering with ‘bigger-than-s …

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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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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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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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Leon Berg

Council Trainer

Leon Berg is a founding member of the Ojai Foundation, now called the Topa Institute  (www.topa.inst …

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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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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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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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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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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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