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The ceremony of vision quest has long been practiced in indigenous cultures to assist with major life transitions. It is a deeply transformative experience in which participants spend four days out of ten alone on the land with no food and a minimum of material comforts. The three stages of rite of passage are guided by experienced facilitators. (Counts as 20 contact hours toward the T-Eco Certificate.)
Carol Parker, Ph.D., LPCC, is the former director of the Transformational Ecopsychology Certificate Program. She is trained as a vision quest guide with the School of Lost Borders and has studied with indigenous healers from the Amazon and the Andes. Since 1997 she has led groups to sacred sites in the southwestern US, Peru, Hawaii and the Yukon. Katherine Ninos, M.A., LPCC, is Executive Vice President of Southwestern College, and and director of The New Earth Institute . She is an experienced clinician, ceremonialist and consciousness teacher.