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The Psychospiritual Necessity of Wild Places

By on November 25, 2014 in All About Ojai, Events

Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 3.08.35 PMAll About Ojai: The Psychospiritual Necessity of Wild Places with Brian Stafford, MD, MPH
Founder of Eco-Psyche-Artistry and Wilderness Is Medicine

Friday, January 16
OVLC Office 370 W Baldwin Road, Bldg. A4
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Participants should bring their imagination.

Saturday, January 17
Riverview Trailhead at the Ventura River Preserve
9:00 – 11:00 am

Participants should wear sturdy shoes, bring water, sun protection, pen, and journal.

Join us for a presentation and discussion about the Balance of Nature and Psyche and why we need wild spaces to help us find our own niche. Friday’s program will be an evening of history, poetry, story-telling, dream, and myth. Then, on Saturday, Dr. Stafford will guide you on a Soul Walk on the OVLC’s Ventura River Preserve Riverview Trailhead. On the walk you will learn the neo-indigneous practice of Talking Across the Species Boundary.

Brian Stafford, MD, MPH is an award-winning pediatrician, adult, adolescent, and child psychiatrist who was the Anschutz Family Chair of Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Colorado before leaving medicine to found Eco-Psyche-Artistry, a eco-depth approach to cultural transformation through human wholeness, healing, and purpose. He has guided hundreds of individuals on wilderness journeys and vision quests and has lectured across the globe. He recently relocated to Ojai, CA from Nosara, Costa Rica.

This All About Ojai event is free for OVLC members and $10 for non-members. Please RSVP to Marti at (805) 649-6852 x 2 or

(Don’t miss our next All About Ojai with Chumash Elder Julie Tumamait and Herbalist Lanny Kaufer on the history of the Chumash in the Ojai Valley and the Chumash use of native plants.  Mark your calendars for February 7th and 8th. Details soon)


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  1. Laurie says:

    This sounds wonderful – I want to be there. But WHERE is the event on Friday Jan. 16? And where do we go the next day? And, do we rsvp somehow? THX, Laurie