Tina Fields, PhD

Professor Emeritx of Ecopsychology
MA Ecopsychology
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies
MA Ecopsychology, MA Resilient Leadership, BA Environmental Studies, BA Music
PSYE600, Initiatory Contemplative Ecopsychology Intensive / PSYT608, Transpersonal Psychology Intensive / PSYE640e, Ecopsychology / PSYE650, Winter Ecopsychology Intensive I / PSYT656, Ecopsychology Intensive I / PSYT667, Ecopsychology Intensive II / PSYE690e, Ecopsychology Applied in Context / PSYE700, Ecopsychology Training Intensive / PSYT738e, Transpersonal Service Learning I / PSYT748e, Transpersonal Service Learning II / PSYE750, Psychology of Wilderness Experience Intensive / PSYE780, Winter Ecopsychology Intensive I / PSYE790e, Topics in Ecopsychology: Transitions & Rites of Passage / ENV245, Geography, Pilgrimage & Sacred Landscape / ENV665, Wilderness Solo / MUS490, Special Topics in Music: Singing For Our Lives

Tina R. Fields, PhD, is Professor Emeritx of Ecopsychology. She also currently serves on the Board and as USA Representative to the International Ecopsychology Society. She has taught about the cultural, psychological, & spiritual sides of environmental issues since 1999, including five years living fully outdoors in learning communities with the field-based Audubon Expedition Institute at Lesley University, four years training sustainability activists at the MA level with New College of California, two at Dominican University of CA, and Chair of Naropa’s Ecopsychology MA department. She is a dynamic speaker and singer who has served as invited keynote for such organizations as the European Ecopsychology Society, Napa-Solano Audubon Society, Unitarian Universalist Churches, and the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness.

Her work ties together ecopsychology, cross-cultural spiritual beliefs and practices, applied bioregional understanding, reskilling, and storytelling (including the history of ideologies, family ecological identity, song and myths) to help environmental behavior change shift from a perceived burden to a chosen joy. Dr. Fields is listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who. She is certified in Forest Medicine (a.k.a. Shinrin-Yoku) through the Japan-based International Society for Nature and Forest Medicine, an ACISTE certified Spiritual Guidance Counselor specializing in non-clinical ecotherapy and spiritual emergence, a wilderness rites-of-passage guide, Naropa-trained mindfulness instructor, psychedelic guide, scholar/practitioner of shamanism and Druidry (pre-Christian Celtic earth-based spirituality), Pagan/interfaith celebrant, and an accomplished visual artist, songleader and contradance caller. Her creative work builds community and reminds industrialized people of our animistic connection to the living world.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Ecopsychology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Contemplative Nature Connection Practices
  • Wilderness Rites of Passage Leadership
  • Animistic Perspectives
  • Druidry & other Earth-Based Spiritual Traditions
  • Mythology & Storytelling
  • Consciousness Studies
  • Paradigm Deconstruction
  • Reskilling
  •  Arts

Hear from Tina.


Selected Publications:

  • Book: Bronson, M. & Fields, T. (Eds.), So What? Now What? The Anthropology of Consciousness Responds to a World In Crisis. U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.
  • Selected Articles: Trees in Early Irish Law and Lore: Respect for Other-Than-Human Life in Europe’s History. Ecopsychology 12 (2), June 2020, pp. 130-137.,
  • Kumu Pohaku (Stones as Teachers): Awakening to the Spiritual Dimension of Ecosystems. In Bronson, M. & Fields, T. (Eds.), So What? Now What? The Anthropology of Consciousness Responds to a World In Crisis (Chapter 12, pp. 317-359). U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.,
  • Taming the Tyranny of Time. In Kaklauskas, F., Hoffman, L., Clements, C., & Hocoy, D. (Eds.), Shadows and Light: Principles, Practices and Pedagogy of Contemporary Transpersonal Counseling (Vol. 2, Chapter 5, pp 61-82). Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press, 2016.,
  • Horned Toad Hospitality.” In Reaser, J. (Ed.), Courting the Wild: Love Affairs with Reptiles and Amphibians (pp. 67-74). Hiraeth Press, 2009.,
  • “All Sentient Beings.” Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. Summer 1999, pp. 54-59.

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