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"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." -John Muir

What is Eco-therapy?

"Eco-therapy returns us to our wild, primal, original home, even if only for a few minutes. By connecting with Mother Earth, we can experience peace, safety, a sense of calm, relief, and rest. Connecting with nature is simple, but sometimes we become so distracted or disconnected that even a walk can feel overwhelming or too inconvenient. Our fast-paced society and productivity-drive culture can take over and hold us hostage. We want to get away, we yearn for the wild, we crave something natural, and we sense nature calling us... but, we can't muster up the energy, time, or determination to step off the pavement onto the dirt path. An Eco-Therapy Guide is someone who opens the door, "packs the picnic basket", and drives the getaway truck down the backroad. Nature is the Therapist, but a Guide can inspire, co-navigate, and accompany us until we feel back at home in nature."


-Michelle Rigling, PhD, Certified Eco-Therapy Guide

Go Barefoot for 30 Minutes

Normalizes Breathing & Body Rhythms

Increases Energy

Reduces Inflammation

Calms the Nervous System 

Improves Blood Pressure & Flow

Lessens Menstrual Pain

Mitigates Negative Effects of EMFs

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Other Eco-Therapy Benefits

Lowered Stress and Anxiety

Enhanced Brain Functioning & Focus

More Restful and Deep Sleep

Nervous System Regulation

Improved Self Confidence

Deepened Sense of Connection

Faster Recovery from Illness & Infection


Eco-Therapy Offerings

Outdoor Counseling Sessions

Forest Bathing & Wonder Walks

Guided Nature Journaling

Nature-Based Meditations

Day Quests & Cave Journeys

Therapeutic Hikes & Camping

Fire Ceremonies & Spiritual Practices


2024 Eco-Therapy Rates

Sessions take place in parks, forests, or wilderness locations, based on client preference and therapy goals.

1-hour session: $125

2-hour session: $165

3-hour session: $215

4-hour session: $250

Full Day: $400

"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself."

-Edward Abbey

Research & Resources

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