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
• One to one, personal
• In relation to children, parent / teacher
• 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

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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Lisa Gordon

Accredited Courage & Renewal Facilitator

Thanks for visiting! I’d like to know you. I’m in Victoria, BC, Canada, semi-retired and an accredit …

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Emma Mary Gathergood

Holistic Life Coach

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Matthew Painton

Deep Adaptation Coaching

My coaching mentoring and group facilitation rests upon a simple model of five frames, or elements o …

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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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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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Juliet Russell-Roberts

Writer | Healer | Therapist

I’m a writer, healer and therapist trained in a variety of therapeutic/healing modalities including …

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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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Christian Eric Stalberg

Disaster Readiness Consultant

My primary focus is to create community disaster readiness by establishing systems of mutual aid, re …

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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

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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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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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Claudia Junker

Learning & Development expert, Systemic consultant, Coach

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