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 chair of the M.A. program in Transpersonal Ecopsychology at Naropa University, a wonderful institution dedicated to contemplative education.
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.
She is available for individual support in spiritual ecopsychology, rewilding the soul, and practical ways to “green” your life. In addition to her knowledge of environmental issues and strategies, she is an ACISTE-certified spiritual guidance counselor, pagan/interfaith minister, long-term student/practitioner of shamanism and druidry, and wilderness rites-of passage leader with current WFR medical training.
In addition to that work, Tina is an accomplished visual and performance artist. Her current artistic passion is building community joy through calling contra and barn dances (see calendar). She has also 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, facilitated many seasonal and life-change ceremonies, and led singing through the open group EnChantMent.
On the side, Tina is a gleeful DIYer who delights in making useful things out of “junk” and “weeds,” living history buff, voracious reader of mythopoeic fiction, and incorrigible punster.
For more yet, check out the pages and links on this site.