HEALING WITH NATURE TRAUMA CARE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

A Twelve-month Holistic Certification Training On Healing The Physiology And Psychology Of Trauma With The Earth For Healthcare Professionals Worldwide

As healing professionals we witness and experience the profound impact trauma can have on personal well-being

We also witness and experience the gaps that occur in the ways that trauma is supported, making suffering from unhealed trauma so difficult

The solution is to honor our physiology and psychological design that is woven in a deep relationship with the Earth to heal and transform experiences of trauma

By learning to follow our innate human design and healing with nature, we can awaken fully to life.

As we heal trauma with nature, we learn we are part of nature, and we can in turn support the healing of all nature, the Earth

HEALING WITH NATURE’s Certification Training offers essential understandings into the physiology, psychology, and ancient/lineage wisdom of our unique human expression as a part of the Earth

Become a HEALING WITH NATURE Trauma Care Practitioner, and bring the change you want to see unfold in your life, the community, and the Earth

“HEALING WITH NATURE TRAUMA CARE is in honor of the wisdom of the Earth and her capacity to show us the way to return to ourselves and our home. May it be that in this return we awaken innate wisdom within that can be for the benefit of humanity now and to future generations, and that all life be free from suffering”

– Dr. Rochelle Calvert

By The End Of This Training You Will:

  • Support your clients & community with an integrated understanding of the physiologic and psychologic expressions of trauma
  • Offer a framework of trauma healing with nature to your clients and communities in both theory AND practice – to stop the pathologization of trauma, and integrate our reconnection with our nature and the Earth
  • Learn supportive practices and processes to heal trauma:
    • contemplative meditation and mindfulness with nature
    • ancient/indigenous/lineage wisdom teachings
    • somatic healing and movement practices 
  • Connect to your own nature as an expression of nature that offers healing as a trauma health care practitioner
  • Provide person-centered care and interconnected healing with nature trauma practices – which offer tremendous healing and transformation
  • Bring healing to your own familial and ancestral woundings, in order to heal personal and intergenerational trauma, and become a catalyst to shift into new expressions of health for generations to come
  • Have a grounded vision for your business and integrate offerings of healing with nature practices into your community and with the Earth
  • Engage with, support and participate in an incredible community of powerful individuals and learn from other healthcare practitioners from around the world
  • Understand how healing trauma is foundational to humanity’s healing and health, and is the source of survival for our species and the Earth

This Training Is For You If:

  • You intuitively know that suffering and /mental health associated with unhealed trauma is something we can heal
  • You want to participate in the healing of trauma with the the Earth to heal ourselves and the Earth
  • You know that thriving health is our birthright
  • You want your work to fuel you, but you presently feel burnt-out and / or overwhelmed
  • You need support in clarifying next steps and action plans in your work
  • You have a willingness to integrate your vision of wellness care into your work and life
  • You believe in the healing power of the Earth, and our potential to transform with the Earth

This Training Is Not For You If:

  • You believe in top-down, hierarchical health care for trauma
  • You believe in superiority or inferiority of one culture / one peoples over another
  • You do not believe that we are connected to and part of nature
  • You think experts know more about trauma, than the individual themselves
  • You are not interested in self-responsibility
  • You are looking to copy an exact formula for your practice

“What we need to do, is to hear WITHIN us the sounds of the Earth crying”

– Thich Nat Han When Asked What We Need To Do To Save The World

Weaving The Science Of Trauma, With Ancient Wisdom Practices Of Connection With The Earth, We Stand For These Truths:

  • There is a fundamental truth that we are all interconnected as nature and this Earth
  • When we reconnect and remember this truth of our interconnectedness we can heal from trauma
  • When human beings receive trauma care that supports reawakening our birthright of aliveness as part of the Earth, trauma is healed and transformed
  • How human beings are cared for as they receive trauma care is reflected in their capacity to experience vitality and connection with and in life
  • True healing exists within the relational field of safety, a field that is possible when practitioners are ongoingly engaged in their own healing work

 

Why Heal Trauma?

  • Trauma unhealed continues to create more trauma in the world.
  • Most human beings have experienced trauma and do not have the skills to know how to heal trauma
  • Trauma is stored in our nervous system, not in the event that occurred, and it is our human design and birthright to return to our natural state of being
  • Healing trauma will allow more healing to emerge in the world and create the life force needed to restore balance and well-being to all life and the Earth

Whats Included?

  • 12- month long intensive class and community container, lead by Rochelle and other guest speakers and co-created with you
  • Monthly full day LIVE (online) immersion training sessions to explore themes of the month; recommended to attend for learning and integration of content (offered on 2nd  or 3rd Saturday each month)
  • Once a month personal immersion with nature (3-6 hours each month in a place of nature you are connected to on your own to integrate theme of the month)
  • 2 Live online evening class each month (offered 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month)
  • Recorded live classes/sessions for those that cannot attend scheduled dates
  • Expert sessions with guest speakers in ecodharma, indigenous wisdom teachings, and somatic healing 
  • Q and A in all classes/sessions
  • 2 small peer group meetings per month (dates and times agreed upon by group)  to support integration and practice of healing with nature
  • Practicum, integrating work into profession with clients, co-counseling sessions with other students, ethical and practical considerations 
  • Written and recorded sources for support of your work with clients
  • Immersive 4 day retreat with nature (encouraged to be an intensive retreat in nature, wilderness solo, or vision quest; not included in tuition)
  • Engaging with the Earth Community project- develop with colleagues a community experience of healing with nature to support healing the Earth
  • 4 experiences of volunteer/activism activities to support healing the Earth
  • Trauma care package, ceremony items to care for and heal trauma
  • CE’s available – please inquire at rochelle@newmindfullife.com.

“If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear. People who can open to the web of life that called us into being.”

– Joanna Macy

Your Teacher & Guide

Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP, licensed clinical psychologist, certified mindfulness teacher, and somatic experiencing practitioner has a devoted love to share the power and healing potential of mindfulness, somatic awareness and nature. She has studied and taught mindfulness for the past 20 years and knows personally the transformational potential. To share the love of these healing practices she has published a book Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma.

Dr. Calvert leads courses and retreats in mindfulness, somatic experiencing and Awake in the Wild, nature-based mindfulness. She also facilitates professional trainings in mindfulness for clinicians and travels the country teaching retreats and seminars. She is the director of the Ecotherapy Program at SouthWestern College and New Earth Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a certified mindfulness teacher with the Mindfulness Teaching Institute, the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and Awake In The Wild organization.

Rochelle is the founder and clinical director of New Mindful Life, which offers mindfulness, nature-based, and somatic experiencing therapies. She teaches individual meditations with nature that assist in healing from trauma. She supports her clients and takes them into nature with the aid of Bertha Grace, a Sprinter van that serves as a mobile therapy office.

Rochelle now lives in Taos, New Mexico and has a private practice in both Taos New Mexico and San Diego, California. She enjoys spending her free time in nature, hiking, practicing yoga, exploring Indigenous heritage, and resting with trees. She practices mindfulness-based meditation rooted in the Buddhist Theravada Tradition and practices meditation outside in nature daily.

Training Received:

  • Certified Mindfulness Teacher, CMT- International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA)
  • Mindfulness Training Institute (MTI): Mark Coleman (Spirit Rock Teacher Council) and Martin Alyward (founder of the Tapovan Dharma Community and Moulin De Chaves in South West France)
  • Certified Awake in the Wild Mindfulness Teacher- AITW facilitator, Awake in the Wild training, Mark Coleman.
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, SEP, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
  • UMASS Medical Center in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • UCSD Center for Mindfulness. Former professional training director for the UCSD Center for Mindfulness.

“Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.”

– Robin Wall Kimmerer

As we work to heal trauma with the Earth, and reconnect people to their birthright of full aliveness, there are a few critical skills to cultivate and embody as we step into the role of trauma care practitioner:

  1. Healing happens within a field of safety and connection. The work of the healthcare practitioner is to be in an ongoing relationship with our own healing work to embody our own health and wholeness. As we continue to evolve into the depths of our own well-being we become the way the healing work of the Earth can move through us. We carry, share, and allow the medicine of the Earth to be what we share as healing. 
  2. New seeing into the ways we can heal are necessary for us to survive. The times we live in now are unprecedented. The Earth is reacting in response to our disconnection with her. If we are to save ourselves and the Earth, it will be through a new way of inviting the possibility to heal within and reconnect us all back into the web of life with the Earth. 
  3. It is paramount that we honor a balance of our energy and the energy of the Earth. If we learn to heal and release the trauma patterns that bind us into ways that disconnect and separate from our life force, then we can awaken into the wholesome energies of our life force and ways of living with the Earth. As we individually and collectively heal trauma and allow this life force to awaken in relationship with the Earth, we are intimately called to support the balance of the life force of the Earth to re-emerge.


With this training, I offer a model of wholeness, health and vitality to living life as connection with the Earth. This training holds the possibility for the potential for Healing with Nature trauma care practitioners to weave healing into the lives of people suffering with trauma, to then allow them to heal and connect more deeply to their family, friends and community with the Earth, and that the Earth feel and know we are returning to our relationship with her to ultimately heal the Earth and restore the balance to all life.

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

– Chief Seattle

CYCLE OF YEAR-LONG TRAINING

*For any of the dates listed, IN person options are available (Taos, NM), please reach out for more details.

 

GERMINATION (Months 1-3)

 

Month 1- Intro/ Establishing Safety and Relaxation

– Introduction -Ecosystems of Healing

– Trauma Physiology and Psychology/Mental illness

– Trauma care WITH the Earth 

– Historical context of trauma, separation and disconnection

– Safety and Relaxation within our physiology and psychology

– Nature’s expressions of safety/relaxation

 

Dates:

Full Day Immersion
Dec 21, 2024 9am- 4pm MT (Saturday-3rd)

 

Monthly Evening Sessions 

Dec 10, 2024 6 – 7:30 pm MT  (Tuesday)

Dec 23, 2024 6 – 7:30 pm MT (Monday, due to holiday)

 

Month 2 – Orienting and Reawakening our Senses 

– Survival responses

– Psychological Diagnosis and Trauma

– Orienting as healing

– Ancient wisdom and the medicine wheel

– Reawakening our senses to establish presence

 

Dates:

Full Day Immersion:

Jan 11, 2025 9am- 4pm MT (Saturday)

Monthly Evening Sessions:

Jan 7, 2025 6 – 730 pm MT (Tuesday)

Jan 21, 2025 6 – 730 pm MT (Tuesday)

 

Month 3 – Grounding and Rooting 

– Rooting with the Earth

– Grounding physiology and psychology

– The body and connection with expressions of nature

– The foundations of mindfulness with nature

 

Dates:

Full Day Immersion
Feb 8, 2025 9 am- 4 pm MT (Saturday)

Monthly Evening Sessions: 

Feb 4, 2025 6 – 730 pm MT  (Tuesday)

Feb 18, 2025 6 – 730 pm MT (Tuesday)

 


 

 

Expansion (Months 4-6)

 

Month 4- Separation/Disconnection/Maps of trauma patterns  

– Trauma and psychological diagnosis

– Understanding patterns of trauma

– Impact of separation and disconnection 

– Barriers to healing trauma

– Ecopsychology- impact of climate crisis

 

Dates:

Full Day Immersion:
March 15, 2025 9am- 4pm MT (Saturday-3rd)

Monthly Evening Sessions:

March 4, 2025 6-730pm MT  (Tuesday)

March 18, 2025 6-730pm MT (Tuesday)

 

Month 5- Energy and Balance

– Regulation and well-being with nature

– Connection to rhythms, cycles and seasons of nature

– 7 Directions

– Ceremony, ritual and deep listening

 

Dates:

Full Day Immersion:
April 12, 2025 9am- 4pm MT (Saturday)


Monthly Evening Sessions: 

April 1, 2025 4 6-730pm MT  (Tuesday)

April 15, 2025 6-730pm MT (Tuesday)

 

Month 6 – Kindness and Compassion, Connection with the Heart

– Exploration of the heart practices

– Opening the heart to ourselves and one another

– Kindness and compassion with trauma

– Care, compassion, kindness and love to heal the Earth

 

Dates:

Full Day Immersion:
May 10, 2025 9am- 4pm MT (Saturday)

Monthly Evening Sessions:

May 6, 2025 6 – 730pm MT  (Tuesday)

May 20, 2025 6 – 730pm MT (Tuesday)

 


 

Growth (Months 7-9)

 

Month 7 – Gratitude and Joy

– Gratitude as an antidote

– Cultivating contentment

– Opening to the joys within

– Joyfully living with the Earth

 

Dates:

Full Day Immersion:
June 21, 2025 9 am- 4 pm MT (Saturday-3rd)

Monthly Evening Sessions: 

June 2, 2024 6-730pm MT  (Monday)

June 16, 2025 6-730pm MT (Tuesday)

 

Month 8 – Aliveness and Spaciousness

–  Awakening to our birthright of aliveness

– Nourishing the wholesome states

– Cultivating spacious open presence

– Sharing what moves though our life to heal life

– Opening to live into expanded states of life

 

Dates:

Full Day Immersion:
July 12, 2024 9am- 4pm MT (Saturday)

Monthly Evening Sessions:

July 1, 2025  6-730pm MT  (Tuesday)

July 15, 2025 6-730pm MT (Tuesday)

 

Month 9- Interconnectedness

– Embodying the Elements

– Remembering with are the Earth

– Trauma and separation from connection

– 3 marks of existence/truths for living

 

Dates:

Full Day Immersion:
August 16, 2025  9am- 4pm MT (Saturday-3rd)

Monthly Evening Sessions: 

August 5, 2025 6-730pm MT  (Tuesday)

August 19, 2025 6-730pm MT (Tuesday)

 


 

MATURATION and HARVEST  (Months 10-12)

 

Month 10 – The Divine, Spirit, and the Mystery

– Honoring our connection/spiritual relationship with the Earth

– The Earth and the Divine Feminine and Masculine

– Calling in the spirit of life

– Cultivating our relationship with the sacredness of the Earth

 

Dates:

Full Day Immersion
September 20, 2025 9am- 4pm MT (Saturday-3rd)

Monthly Evening Sessions: 

Sept 2, 2025  6-730pm MT  (Tuesday)

Sept 16, 2025 6-730pm MT (Tuesday)

 

Month 11 – Weaving with the Web of Life and Reuniting

– Ethical considerations

– The cultural diversity of life

– Integrity with ourselves, healing trauma and the Earth

– Forming the shape of our work into the web of life (business planning)

– Being called into action

 

Dates:

Full Day Immersion
October 11, 2025  9am- 4pm MT (Saturday)


Monthly Evening Sessions:

Oct 7, 2025  6-730pm MT  (Tuesday)

Oct 20, 2025 6-730pm MT (Monday)

 

Month 12- Practicum and Integration

– Practicum

– Teaching, sharing, and integrating wisdom to heal life

– Continuing to care for ourselves, one another and the Earth

 

Dates:

Full Day Immersion
November 3, 2024 9am- 4pm MT (Saturday)


Monthly Evening Sessions:

Nov 3, 2024 6-730pm MT  (Monday)

Nov 15, 2025 6-730pm MT (Tuesday)

 

For any of the dates listed, in-person options are available (Taos, NM). Please reach out for more details.

 


 

Immersive 5-Day Nature Retreat/Harvesting Healing with Nature Trauma Care Training 

(not included in tuition)

Location:
TBD

Dates:
June 24-29, 2025

 


 

Immersive 5-Day Nature Retreat/Harvesting Healing with Nature Trauma Care Training 

(not included in tuition)

Location:
TBD

Dates:
December 2-7, 2025

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

– John Muir

Common Questions

I am creating this training as a secondary training for healing professionals who want to include deep healing and resolution of trauma for people with the Earth. Rather than the traditional current model of pathologizing trauma and looking to only psychological science to manage trauma, this training is rooted in a holistic, integrative, and earth-based wisdom process for healing trauma, the individual and the Earth.

Please read the information “who is this training for?” This work is for those who are choosing to support ALL LIFE to heal, transform and reawaken back into our connection with the Earth. We are in service of remembering that we are all part of the web of life and if this is what you too are interested in supporting this path for life, you are most welcome!

Yes payment plans are available at registration. These are set up as automatic payment plans and are non-refundable. Payments will be made every 3 months on the same day the registration is made

For every Healing with Nature Trauma Care training offered I will offer large scholarships for people of color and those in true financial need, actively surviving their communities. I believe that it is important for us to recognize the disparities caused by colonization, racism and other unjust/traumatizing experiences that have caused inequities for human life. Please reach out to me directly for more information if you are interested in these scholarships.

  • Ability to identify yourself as a Healing with Nature Trauma Care Certified Practitioner
  • Be included in the directory of Healing with Nature Trauma Care Practitioners on my website
  • Be included in the marketing/advertising for Healing with Nature Trauma Care
  • Have access to a Healing with Nature Trauma Care Practioner private site where:
    • You receive  media pack of information to include in your business marketing materials
    • Recorded webinars, and ongoing educational resources 
    • Connection to community forum of other Healing with Nature Trauma Care practitioners

There are no refunds offered. You are however welcome to gift this training to someone you know who is called to this path of healing.

To become certified as a Healing with Nature Trauma Care Practitioner you must complete all of the following within the 12 month cycle of the training. 

  1. To complete the certification we ask that you be present for at least 2/3rds (8 of the 12 months) of the LIVE classes/evening sessions; the remainder you may choose to watch recordings of the training. 
  2. Required reading (shared at the start of the training) of 5 books. Following these readings you will be asked to submit 2 reflection papers. 
  3. 3 Case studies applying the Healing with Nature Trauma Care practices You will also be asked to complete 3 case studies: 1 on yourself and 2 clients, providing a 1-2 page written outline understanding of trauma patterns/challenges, what was taught/practiced/explored and an outcome (more specific details provided in training)
  4. Provide a local resource list for those in your community to connect with who offer various ways to support earth based healing (this is to support growing your business)
  5. Providing completion of the above a certification consultation in a one on one meeting with Rochelle will be scheduled (additional investment – 388). You will receive information about preparing for this consultation once it has been scheduled
  6. Successful completion of the certification consultation

12-Month Course Tuition

$1,888.00 (taxes and cc fees not included)
Payment Options

Paid in Full:  Taxes and credit card fees are waived with full tuition payment. 

Payment Plan: 10 monthly payments of $188.00 plus taxes, with the first payment being due the date of registration.