A Six-month Guided One-on-one Mentoring Program with Scott Kloos
Do you feel a sense of disconnect from yourself or from the world at large? Is it difficult to be present with and/or process your feelings? Do you find it challenging to stay engaged with your healing process or to do the things that support your well-being?
Do you ever feel like there is more that you could be doing with your life? Do parts of yourself remain unexpressed? Perhaps you feel called to refine and hone the gifts that are yours to share with the world. If so this mentorship, guided by archetypal plant wisdom and the ecological intelligence of wild nature, could be of service to you on your journey through life.
It’s not always easy living in this technologically dominated culture which presents us with a mostly disenchanted view of the world, and with so much to distract us from what is essential and real, it can be hard to maintain focus on the here and now let alone on the path ahead.
It’s also not easy navigating life in a culture that has forgotten its connection to the living Earth, and being members of a society that neither celebrates us as we are nor provides us with opportunities for becoming who we are presents its own difficulties.
For those like myself who feel all that is going on in the world or who carry wounds from the traumatic events of the past, life can be even more challenging.
When we read about human-caused degradation of ecosystems and the accelerating ecocide of plant and animal species, it’s easy to turn away or to become paralyzed by grief or fear, but this global process of transformation is as necessary for the Earth system and our species as it is for you and me.
When we find ourselves unhappy, overwhelmed, and/or stagnant in our lives or unsure how we will make it through, it is easy to distract and numb ourselves from our feelings with the glamour and trinkets of modern civilization, but what are we missing out on when we do so?
Continually Unfolding Processes
It feels like the world as we’ve known it is falling apart, and it is. As unhealthy ways of being break down in order to reconfigure into more stable, integrated patterns, it’s time to align with new stories of collective and individual flourishing and to see our lives as continually unfolding processes of initiation.
We cannot be healthy without healthy ecosystems, and as long as we are part of the equation, ecosystems cannot be healthy without physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy humans. Our own healing and the healing of Earth are inseparable. but how do we find our way in these times of transition? To whom can we turn for help?
Ecological Intelligence and
When you left your house this morning did you notice the newly unfurled flowers or the way the trees swayed in the wind? Did you greet your more than human kin with gratitude? Do you know who you are and what you are here to do? While these questions might seem unrelated, I can assure you that they are not.
Ecological intelligence surrounds us and pervades all aspects of our living Earth. It guides all of the interrelations that make life possible.
It moves through and animates plants and animals. It guides the rise and fall of forests and mountain ranges and the breakdown of plant material to form rich soil.
When engaged with intentionally, ecological intelligence also informs initiatory processes of re-humanization. Re-humanization clarifies our relations with Earth and helps us remember who we are, that we are literally of this Earth.
It dissolves our sense of separateness and helps us recognize that we are each integral parts of the community of life and intimately entwined with the energetic and physical systems of the lands in which we live.
From the beginning, plants have embodied and transmitted the archetypal wisdom of ecological intelligence to humans. Plants have the capacity to be our greatest teachers and are capable of promoting healing on all levels of our being.
As we enter into and develop respectful and intentional relationships with plants, through meditative and embodied practices, we are able to engage in transformative processes that ground us in who we are and bring clarity of perception and expression so we can better understand what we are here to do.
Plants present us with opportunities to let go of and release old stories that no longer serve. In their place new stories—ones in which we recognize the enchantment of the world and our interrelatedness within the web of life—emerge to guide us through life and help us become more whole human beings.
This six-month online mentorship, grounded in plant medicine and the wild, vibrant Earth, will help you:
understand and align with your true calling as you learn to see your life as a continually unfurling initiatory process
deepen your understanding of self in relation to the world as you become a more integrated member of the Earth community
guide you in working through traumas stemming from physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual abuse as they are transformed into gifts to share with the community
clear unhealthy cultural conditioning to become an agent of change in these times of transition
learn to work with the gift of sensitive interconnection and empathetic vulnerability
process feelings of grief and sorrow including those which are related to our current state of planetary crises: climate change, the Earth’s sixth mass extinction, and other ecological disasters
expand your work with plants and people as a practitioner, teacher, or holder of space
Why work with me?
For many years I have been engaged in the healing of my own deep physical, psychological, and spiritual trauma. The amount of more-than-human support available to me as I’ve walked this path of initiation has and continues to feed my faith in the universe and inspires my work in the world.
Informed by my own experiences of healing and by my relationships with wild nature, I can, within safe grounded spaces of learning and healing, help you identify and develop relationships with your own plant allies.
But it’s not just about you or me. Our personal health and well-being is intimately entwined with that of the ecosystems within which we live and with the Earth system as a whole. Consequently our work must extend beyond ourselves.
Thankfully the very act of opening ourselves to connection with other-than-human intelligence promotes health and well-being as it bridges the gap precipitated by the modern conception of a separated self and fosters an alignment with our greater ecological selves.
Developing practices that encourage this alignment can prevent us from succumbing to unhealthy individual or cultural habits or customs rooted in detrimental mental or emotional pathways that affect our individual health and, by extension, the greater community of life on Earth.
$450 per month for 6 months
While participating in the mentorship program you will receive:
two sixty minute Zoom sessions per month. After signing up I’ll send you a link to select your bi-monthly session dates and time.
unlimited email correspondence and the ability to schedule short calls between sessions.
access to a library of guided meditations to help support your connection with the living Earth.
10% off The School of Forest Medicine classes, courses, and trips for one year.
20% discount for purchasing Cascadia Folk Medicine Plant Teacher extracts.
The form of each 60 minute Zoom call will be different based on the needs of each individual at that particular moment, but generally speaking within these spaces of healing and learning:
we will identify energetic blockages and, based on this information, choose appropriate plant teacher remedies.
I will invite you to learn how your body’s innate wisdom, through its connection to ecological intelligence, can guide your own processes of healing and transformation.
together—you, the plant, and I—will breathe life into the ready-to-blossom flowers that lie hidden behind the traumas and cultural imprinting to quicken the unfurling of your truest self.
I will provide post-session prompts and exercises to help facilitate this unfurling.
are you ready to embark on the journey or do you still have questions?
If you are ready to get started in understanding and aligning with your true calling as you become a more integrated member of the Earth community, please contact me so we can begin charting the first steps of our journey together.
If you are wondering if this program is the right fit for you, please contact me with your questions or to set up a time for a fifteen minute chat to help you get clear about whether this program will be of service to you on our journey.