For many years I have been humbled and inspired by the healing potential of the wilderness and rites of passage.
I have a B.A. in community studies from UC Santa Cruz and an M.A. in transpersonal counseling psychology and wilderness therapy from Naropa University.
I have worked extensively with a diversity of populations as a teacher and counselor. This work has lead me into the wilderness in Australia, Fiji, British Columbia, the U.S., Thailand and Costa Rica.
I have directed wilderness leadership training programs, summer camp programs, ropes courses, and after school programs and taught ecopsychology through the University of California Extension.
I served as a clinical field supervisor and therapist for troubled youth, outpatient family therapist, and in 2003 I co-founded a wilderness program called The Wilderness Within, specializing in offering rites of passage experiences for people marking significant life transitions to grieve, celebrate, and be initiated.
I am interested in the ways the old wisdom tradition's and culture's practices inform modern therapy. I incorporate Gestalt, Somatic, Experiential, Family Systems, Mindfulness, and Transpersonal philosophies as well as nature based or ecotherapy interventions in my work.
I am the father of a 2-year-old daughter and enjoy playing music, meditation and yoga, snowboarding, gardening, surfing and basketball. I believe being in the role of teacher is a wonderful way to learn, and am fascinated by the many ways a new paradigm is emerging in our relationship with nature, emotions, and each other.
Humboldt State University
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Arcata, CA 95521
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Curriculum Vitae for Garret Conway [coming soon]