What Is Eco-Spiritual Coaching?
If you care about people and planet, and you’re feeling a Call to change your life, consider eco-spiritual coaching: an alternative to traditional life coaching.
As poet and activist Audre Lorde famously stated, “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” To prepare ourselves for the crises of today and tomorrow, we need a new way of thinking about our selves: one NOT rooted in the same kind of thinking that brought us these crises in the first place.
Unfortunately, the life coaching industry has become plagued with an ego-driven ethic of consumerism and exploitation: Multi-Level-Marketing ploys that hook people with promises of wealth and success. In contrast, eco-spiritual coaching is rooted in an ethics of caring sorely needed in today’s world. Eco-spiritual coaching honors balance and reciprocity, wholeness, connection, and solidarity. It strengthens creative resilience.
The tools I share with you are intended to help you survive and navi-create even in the midst of struggle and adversity. I offer my clients is a transformative way of thinking about themselves: one that draws on the wisdom of nature, recent research in the eco/social sciences, and philosophies, metaphysics, and tactics that have helped centuries of exploited and persecuted peoples survive and pursue liberation and change.
Fundamental to my approach is an emphasis on understanding that we are embedded in–and not separate from–the Living Earth: Gaia. What we are doing to the natural world (and our fellow humans who are all part of this world) we are doing to our own selves and our descendants.
As a social scientist, changemaker, and mystic, I help you liberate you mind, body and spirit from techniques of social control disguised in pretty packages. I offer insights on what you and your family and community can do to brace for what lies ahead. I work with changemakers, border-crossers, healers, spiritual persons, social entrepreneurs, artist/creatives, progressives, and anyone else who cares. (Re)integrate your mind, body and spirit with the Living Earth.