Ariana Candell

Ariana Candell


Ecoresilience Leadership Certificate

Ariana Candell, LMFT, R-DMT, is an inspirational professor, guest lecturer, consultant, and psychotherapist who has been a pioneer in integrating Ecotherapy and Somatics since 2006. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University teaching "Ecotherapy and Movement" and "Body Consciousness/Body Wisdom." Ariana leads "Moving with the Seasons: A Year-long Ecotherapy Circle and Training" for therapeutic professionals who seek to incorporate Earth practices into their clinical work. She also combines Ecotherapy, Dance/Movement Therapy and Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy in her private practice with adults and couples in Berkeley, California.

Ecotherapeutic Movement

Explore simple, yet profound nature-based movement practices you can use to support and resource yourself and your clients. In this nature immersion day, you'll experience body-oriented techniques that will help you develop a deeper personal relationship with the natural world that will help you communicate the healing power of nature in various settings. You will come away with practices that can be used indoors or outside with a diverse spectrum of people, and ideas for creating exercises tailored to the groups and individuals you work with. You will learn practical applications and guidelines for doing therapeutic work in nature, and dialogue about how to work with specific populations and issues using movement in nature.

Exercises include: opening to the present moment through your senses; grounding yourself with trees; developing empowering ways to move with natural elements; discovering the wisdom of nature through a Medicine Walk, and creating Earth altars.

This workshop available for 5CEs (MFT, LCSW, RN)