Tina R. Fields, Ph.D., has taught about the cultural & spiritual sides of environmental issues at the college level since 1999, including 5 years of living outdoors in tents, traveling in the wild with her students. Before that, she lived with a part-wolf for 13 years, a relationship that taught her a great deal about interspecies communication and respect. She has served on the executive board of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness. Tina now dwells in Boulder, Colorado, where she serves as core faculty and director of the M.A. program in Transpersonal Psych – Ecopsychology at Naropa University.
Her work ties together ecopsychology, earth-based spiritual wisdom, bioregional literacy, art and storytelling to help westerners become indigenous to these lands and waters we now live with. From such a consciousness state of belonging, environmental behavior change can more easily shift in our minds from being a perceived burden to being a chosen joy.
In addition to that work, Tina is an accomplished visual and performance artist. She has served as Artist-In-Residence in rural CA and NV, shown art in numerous venues across the west, worked as an actor, storyteller, and singer, and led singing through the open group EnChantMent. Her current artistic passion is building community joy through calling contra and barn dances.
Tina is also a long-term student/practitioner of shamanism and reconstructed pre-Christian Irish spirituality, pagan minister, gleeful DIYer who delights in making useful things out of ‘junk,’ living history buff, and incorrigible punster.
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