Earth Centered Offerings

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Indigenous, land-based and earth-centred Projects

Braiding Indigenous and Western knowledge systems 

We are developing offerings, projects, and collaborations that reflect decolonized approaches to nature-based therapy, permaculture education, and Indigenous-centred ecosystem restoration and food systems. Aiming to braid Indigenous and Western knowledge systems, we honour W̱SÁNEĆ and Quw’utsun’ Elders and knowledge keepers as we approach this spiritual, mental, emotional and physical soul-healing work on stolen lands, while bringing in eco-therapy modalities such as Bill Plotkin’s Wild Mind (Animas Valley Institute).

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An experiential, nature-based exploration of your Wild Mind…

The Art of Wholeness

Developing Inner Resources for a Soul-Centric Life

Join Sarah Frizelle and Becky Traptow for an experiential nature-based exploration of your Wild Mind. Based on the work of Bill Plotkin, this series will focus on building wholeness while also deepening your connection to the world around you. Learn how nature can support your wholing and healing journey!

This program is for you if…

  • you are curious about your own wholeness,  
  • you are a lover of nature,
  • you are interested in doing your own healing and wholing work,
  • you want to learn how nature can support your wholing and healing journey!

These re-wilding walks are in service of helping human beings become more grounded in their wholeness, to be more connected to Earth and to support growth and connection in community. The Art of Wholeness is based on the Wild Mind model as developed by Bill Plotkin and the Animas Valley Institute. This series of nature wanders coincides with the four seasons, introduces you to — and helps you — deepen into your Wild Mind.

This program is aimed at individuals who long to deepen into their own inner healing journey and are curious about how being in relationship to the earth in an intentional way, would support this unfolding. This is for people who want to take responsibility for themselves and for the planet they are blessed to live on. We use a trauma informed, parts therapy model.

This work supports the unfolding of healthy human beings, a crucial task in our time of environmental crisis because without healthy human beings, we have no hope of responding to our planet or of affecting real change in a time of need.


Both Becky Traptow and Sarah Frizelle have been working with Animas Valley Institute for over 10 years and guide group programs as well as individuals in their journey of self-discovery, healing, wholeness and deepening connection with the world around them.

Becky Traptow is a Therapeutic Bodyworker and Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST) who combines bodywork and nature-based parts therapy to help people discover their wholeness and heal their wounded selves. You can find her working one on one with clients both in person and online as well as outside in the wild world. She is passionate about this work and about people living their biggest possible lives. She hopes you will join them for this transformational program.

Sarah Frizelle is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who offers holistic counselling to individuals, couples and families. She supports change and growth through processes that attend to mind, body, emotions and spirit. In addition to office based sessions, Sarah offers nature-based counselling and group retreats which blend her experience as a therapist with her 25+ years of experience as a wilderness guide, meditation practitioner and her work as an educator and guide to healing and wholing – work that supports processes of exploration and discovery, both inner and outer.



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