Creating new stories of collective and individual flourishing

From the physical, emotional, and spiritual illnesses afflicting so many people today to the planet-wide crises we now face—climate change, the Earth’s sixth mass extinction, and other ecological disasters, the repercussions of the mechanistic and disenchanted worldview of Western techno-industrial culture are evident everywhere we look. Today most people in our society suffer from a sense of alienation from the so-called “natural” world, but if we are to make the transition from destructive to generative presence on Earth, we must understand that our collective and individual flourishing is only possible within the context of our Earth community relationships. 

Learning, Healing, and Thinking with Ecological Intelligence to meet the existential challenges of our times

Healing these interconnected individual, societal, and planetary ailments requires a fundamental shift in the way we relate to life. The School of Forest Medicine’s one-on-one healing sessions, classes, courses, and initiatory trips provide opportunities to help us remember our essential bond with the living world. All of our embodied and participatory learning experiences help us learn to engage intimately with plants, nonhuman beings, and other forms of ecological intelligence. Orientating ourselves in this way fosters the relational orientations to the world necessary for us to become more fully aware humans and better citizens of the community of life on Earth.


Featured Offerings

Plant Teacher Immersion Trips

Initiatory Journeys to Reconnect with
Ecological Intelligence and Wild Nature

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BOTANICAL ALLIES FOR BECOMING BETTER HUMANS

Developing Relationships with Plants for Interconnected Psychological, Emotional, and Energetic Well-being

Reciprocal Illumination

The Practice of Psycho-spiritual Plant Medicine

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Ecological Intelligence Mentorship

Finding Your Way Guided by the Living Earth

I want to thank you because, six years later, I can see how much your teachings have improved my life, especially in dedicating my professional life to environmental journalism, which I don’t know that I could have mustered the courage to do otherwise.
— Karina

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I feel blessed every single day for the time I spent in your school. I could never really thank you enough for the teachings, space, and community that brought eons of depth and connection into my life. That 9 months with Oregon and you and our group completely changed the course of my 25 year old path.
— Arhea K.