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Holos 2019 Ecopsychology Conference

Saturday, April 6 through Sunday, April 7 at the Earthrise Retreat Center (IONs)

Saturday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm/7:30 – 9:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Earthrise Retreat Center, Petaluma

Conference Theme: “Emergent Truth in Soulful Times: How do we Face, Speak and Act in Truth in a World of Falsehood and Fear”

Proposals for presentations are currently being accepted with a deadline of midnight, January 18.
We welcome proposals for 50 or 25 minute presentations and 2 hour on-the-land workshops.


The 2019 Holos Institute Ecopsychology Conference brings together an extraordinary community of clinicians, healing arts professionals, and others who share concern for the environment to forge a way forward in these challenging times. Together we create community, explore collaboration, refine ideas, and engender hope and resilience.

We look at the role of an evolving psychology to meet the challenges of a changing environmental and socio-political climate and explore the importance of aligning with an emergent truth to anchor our psyches. This year we reach out to the power of myth, story and soulful personal experience to help shape a path of psycho-spiritual healing in deeply troubled times.

Come join us in this wonderful gathering, renew your spirited approach to psychotherapy, connect and build community!

We will be offering an array of inspiring speakers, experiential workshops and presentations on applications of ecopsychology.
We have a line-up of wonderful speakers, including Clare Dubois (Founder of Tree Sisters), Mutima Imani, Craig Chalquist, Jamie McHugh, James Stark, and many others. This year we have extended the conference to a full weekend to include a special Saturday evening presentation and allow for 2 hour on-the-land afternoon workshops along with longer keynote presentations with audience Q&A.

We will be meeting on the gorgeous campus of the Earthrise Retreat Center which is part of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, 30 minutes north of San Francisco, just south of Petaluma. Situated on 195 acres of oak studded rolling hills, the campus includes an old oak grove, a labyrinth, lovely gardens and hiking trails – all of which we will access during the post-lunch breakout workshops. This year we have extending the conference time along with the duration of the post-lunch breakout sessions. There will be an opportunity to browse books and publications by presenters and attendees and generally network amongst like-minded, eco-conscious folk.

~ We are committed to assisting, as best as possible, in forming carpools and ride-shares. We will coordinate your transportation from the Petaluma stop of the Sonoma Airport shuttle to the Earthrise Center.

~ We have reserved a limited number of lodging rooms at the center for both Friday and Saturday evening for those who are traveling.  Please register early to secure a room.

On Saturday evening we will offer an optional evening program TBA

send us an email if you need any info before then


Public Programs and Continuing Education

Holos offers an ongoing series of educational programs open to both the general public and to psychotherapists. All of these offerings resonate with the Holos vision of an integral approach to healing that considers the body, mind and spirit as well as the greater community in which we live. Our presenters are each a specialist in their field and bring a breadth of vision from cosmological perspectives to the mindful explorations of depth psychology. We strive to offer innovative and creative approaches to current topics in clinical psychology.

Most programs offer continued education credit for MFTs and LCSWs.

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Holos Institute is committed to inclusivity, diversity and social justice. We are committed to creating a courageous, authentic space that welcomes a diverse group of participants in our public educational programs, across lines of race, class, gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. Our educational programs model ethical and clinically sound practices and follow the code of ethics described by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

If you have financial challenges that prevent you from participating in any program, there are a limited number of work exchange scholarships available and/or discounts. If you would like to discuss any of this further, please email us.