Kate received her Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology in 2000. She is a certified Hakomi Therapist and a teacher for Matrixworks/ Living Systems Institute. She has taught in the MACP, TCP, and Environmental Leaderships programs at Naropa University, and has served as the assistant director for the Wilderness therapy program there as well. Currently she has a body-centered psychotherapy practice in Boulder. She is also a nature-based therapist, drawing from her experience of over 20 years of working therapeutically in communion with the natural world.
January 22nd, 2019 | 31 mins 23 secs
"The natural world is unconditional, and it welcomes us in whatever state we bring ourselves to it. It invites a level of presence. It sort of insists on a quality of presence, because while there's incredible stillness in the natural world there's also sort of constant movement—even if that's grass being blown by the breeze in a meadow, or a squirrel in a pine tree preparing for winter. There's always a little bit of movement and there's this quality of vastness, right? The natural world is so much bigger than us and in that unconditionality, I think we're invited into an experience that helps us deepen our connection with ourselves, but also helps us get out of our own way."