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Returning the
Self to Nature:

A Conversation with Jeanine Canty, PhD

February 21st 2023 // Evening Talk // Live Online

About This Program

Are ecological suffering and human suffering inextricably connected? 

Could viewing the environmental crisis as a psychological crisis, and vice versa, facilitate a mutuality of healing between people and nature?

In her new book Returning the Self to Nature, author Jeanine Canty uses the lens of ecopsychology to demonstrate how pervasive, personal and collective narcissism are fundamentally the result of alienation from the natural world. But, she explains, it doesn’t have to be this way. 

Drawing upon contemplative tradition, environmentalism, social justice, and psychology, Returning the Self to Nature invites its audience to move beyond a world entrenched in selfish and disconnected identity models. Through wisdom and meditation practices, Canty encourages readers to visualize and embody the wild naturalness of being human, and in turn step into healthier relationships with themselves, their communities, and the planet.

Don’t miss this invigorating conversation with Jeanine Canty and faculty host Jason Appt as they discuss Returning the Self to Nature, examine the environmental impact of collective narcissism, and explore reconnection to the natural world as a social and planetary healing modality.

Pick up your copy of Returning the Self to Nature from our partners, Boulder Bookstore.

Program Schedule & Cost

Free Evening Talk

Tuesday | February 21st 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm Mountain Time

This program is offered live online via Zoom. Zoom meeting link will be provided after registration

Meet The Speaker

Jeanine Canty, PhD

Jeanine M. Canty , PhD, lives in the foothills above Boulder, Colorado, within the ancestral lands of the Arapaho, Chey­enne, and Ute peoples. She is a professor within the transfor­mative studies doctoral program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and she also guest teaches for Naropa University, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Prescott College. A lover of nature, justice, and contemplative practice, her teaching intersects issues of social and ecological justice con­nected to the process of worldview expansion and positive change, and her research situates in ecopsychology, climate justice, transformative learning, contemplative education, and transpersonal inquiries.

She is an editor of and a con­tributor to Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices and Globalism and Localization: Emergent Approaches to Ecological and Social Crises. Jeanine is a certified meditation instructor as well as a wilderness first responder (WFR). Her work has been featured in A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time; The Wiley Handbook of Tran­spersonal Psychology; The Body and Oppression: Roots, Resistance, and Resolutions; Shadows and Light: Principles, Practices, Peda­gogy; and Multicultural Perspectives of Contemporary Transper­sonal Counseling.

Her favorite activities include gardening, yoga, baking pies and pizza, biking for transportation, being in nature, spending time with her loved ones, reading, and, of course, writing.

Pick up your copy of Jeanine’s latest book, Returning the Self to Nature, from our partners, Boulder Bookstore.

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