The Whispers of Psyche and Nature: Hilltending as Jungian Ecotherapy and Depth Psychological Coaching for Individuals

Whether for ecotherapy or Jungian Coaching, People come to individualized Hilltending for many reasons. Whatever the reason, individualized Hilltending is much more than “just” coming to terms with the complexities of our relationship to psyche and the Earth – it is a celebration of living and being that occurs on personal and collective levels, reunifying and integrating the many paradoxes of psyche, Earth, and cosmos.

For many people, there are specific goals, such as

  • To more proactively engage personal development
  • An integral part of an overall wellness plan
  • To better navigate difficult periods or challenging situations
  • Finding new meaning during life transitions
  • Coming to terms with a questioning or even a loss of faith 
  • Professionals such as therapists, coaches, and spiritual directors come to Hilltending to deepen their own process and to be more present for clients

Other times, Hilltending is engaged without a clearly understood reason or goal. There might have been an experience that can only be described as a call to deepen the psychological life or to move closer to the natural world.

  • An uncomfortable feeling of incompleteness, inadequacy, dissatisfaction, or a sense of “something missing”
  • Sometimes we just feel stuck. Stagnant. Restless. Irritable. Discontent. Sad. Grieving.
  • As an accompaniment to counseling that is perhaps not providing a craved for richness of experience

In personalized Hilltending sessions, I facilitate the dialogue with and integration of archetypal images being experienced in your relationship to the Earth through methods of ecotherapy and archetypal facilitation such as

  • deeply walking the land and other earth-based practices nurturing different ways of knowing
  • dream work (using the methods of association, amplification, and animation)
  • active imagination
  • archetypal cosmology
  • archetypal function stack development (working with the complete function stack in personality type)
  • the alchemical process of working with personal and collective eco-myths (econarrative)

Ecotherapy and Jungian Coaching in Michigan and Online

I offer local sessions at the Hilltending Campus in Dowling, Michigan and remote sessions via Zoom. In our local sessions, we will engage together in Hilltending practices and integration. In remote sessions, I first guide you into the practices which you will then engage on your own in a natural area wherever you are. Afterwards we will process the experience together through archetypal integration via zoom or telephone.

I offer Hilltending sessions both as single sessions (subject to availability) and as regular recurring sessions as part of a prepaid bundle.

Single Hilltending sessions run 60 minutes. For sessions in a prepaid bundle, we allow an additional 30 minutes. My rate is priced per session with additional charges prorated for sessions that run over 90 minutes.

For the prepaid bundles, I offer a discount and payment plans can be arranged. Credit and debit cards are accepted. Ask about my sliding rate scale for veterans, students, and income situations.

I also offer Hilltending in supportive group settings.  Find out more about our Hilltending Groups.

Since working with James my life has changed in an epic fashion. It was so helpful to get the Hilltending perspective, and I am no longer the same person that I was before I began working with him. If you have the chance, I would do whatever you can do to make that investment in your well-being. You will remember it as a life changing decision. - Mary S.

"You will remember it as a life-changing decision"

Single Sessions and Pre-Paid Bundles

Jungian Ecotherapy and Depth Psychological Coaching for Individuals: Single Sessions and Pre-Paid Bundles

Single Hilltending Sessions

Single sessions are best when you want to work on a specific topic, such as a dream that seems significant to you, a specific situation you need clarity on, or other similar situations. If you are new to Hilltending, I also recommend doing at least one or two single sessions before buying a larger bundle or package.  

  • Sessions last 60 minutes
  • Headstart materials prior to appointment to maximize time

Pre-Paid Hilltending Session Bundles

If you know that you are interested in more than one session, a pre-paid bundle might be the best option for you. 

  • Sessions typically last 60-90 minutes
  • Headstart materials prior to first appointment to maximize time
  • Further materials as needed for subsequent appointments (dependent on goals and progress)
  • Discounts on Hilltending Group participation
Single Hilltending Sessions
60 Minutes
Prepaid Bundle
4 Hilltending Sessions
  • The below bundle price works out to be $140.00 per session, a savings of $80.00
$560.00/4 session bundle
Prepaid Bundle
8 Hilltending Sessions
  • The below bundle price works out to be $125.00 per session, a savings of $280.00
$1000.00/8 session bundle
Prepaid Bundle
12 Hilltending sessions
  • The below bundle price works out to be $110.00 per session, a savings of $600.00
$1320.00/12 session bundle

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