Adrián Villasenor-Galarza, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
MA Ecopsychology
PhD, Ecology, Psychology & Consciousness (California Institute of Integral Studies, USA); Contemplative Psychotherapy Program (Nalanda Institute, USA), Transpersonal Psychology Specialist (Spanish School of Transpersonal Development, Spain) Msc in Holistic Science (Schumacher College & University of Plymouth, UK), Bachelors in Biology & Ecology (University of Guadalajara, Mexico)
MA Ecopsychology
PSYE-690E-A 2023SP, Ecopsychology Applied in Context

Adrián is passionate about human transformation in service of the living Earth. Integral ecopsychologist, contemplative teacher, ritualist, international facilitator, & author, Adrián is Adjunct Faculty at Naropa and Core Faculty in the East West Psychology Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He’s the founder and director of the Bioalchemy Institute and the Work That Reconnects Latin America, author of a few books, editor of the first anthology on the applications of the Work That Reconnects in Latin America, and translator of Joanna Macy’s seminal book, Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects. His work and research have centered on the confluence of Eastern liberation teachings, Earth-based Traditions, and Ecopsychology, resulting in an elemental framework for self-discovery, healing, and regenerative action. Adrián has been engaged in transformative education for seventeen years and has offered individual counseling for the last nine years. His work is often considered a Latin American referent when it comes to Nature Reconnection, Ecopsychologies, and Earth-based spirituality. The contemplative and Earth-based lineages of beauty, wisdom, and compassion he has honored since his teens serve as the guiding force behind his service toward personal transformation and socio-ecological viability.

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Selected Publications

  • Villasenor-Galarza, A. (2021). Ancestral deep ecology in the Americas. Deep Times: A Journal of the Work That Reconnects, Spring.
  • Villasenor-Galarza, A. (2020). The Eagle, Condor and Quetzal. In S. Kaza (Ed.), A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of our Time (pp. 322-327). Shambhala.
  • Villasenor-Galarza, A. (2020). The Wild Call of Nature. Living Flames Books. Villasenor-Galarza, A. (2015). Bioalchemy: On the Transformative Belonging of Nature, Humans, and Soul. CreateSpace.
  • Villasenor-Galarza, A. (Ed). (2015). El Gran Giro: Despertando al florecer de la Tierra [The Great Turning: Awakening to Earth’s Blooming]. CreateSpace.
  • Villasenor-Galarza, A. (2013). Toward an Integral Ecopsychology: In Service of Earth, Psyche, and Spirit. Integral Review 9 (3), 25–39.
  • Villasenor-Galarza, A. (2010). Longings, Travels, and Heartbeats: Wandering Nature in Search of Soul. In C. Chalquist (Ed.), Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled (pp. 277-285). World Soul Books.

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