Connecting with Ground: Further Information & Logistics

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Connecting with Ground: Further Information & Logistics


2021 Schedule:

2021 Connecting with Ground was a non-residential program of 3 day-long sessions lasting from 9am – 5:30pm CT. We began on Friday, October 22nd and end on Sunday, October 24th.


This intensive program took place at High Hope, a retreat center near Glen Rose, Texas. Our days were mainly spent outside learning and practicing nature-based techniques that can be easily applied to participants’ current therapeutic, coaching or educational practices. Since this is a non-residential program, food and camping were not included as part of the course.



2021 Tuition Investment: $775

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After we review your application, we will be in touch to arrange a call with Katie to further discuss your application and the specifics of the training. For further course information contact us at: [email protected]

About your Facilitator

Katie Asmus, MA, LPC, BMP

Headshot of Katie, laughing joyfully in front of a Colorado mountain backdrop.Katie Asmus, MA, LPC, BMP is a Body-Centered and Nature-based Psychotherapist, Educator, Trainer and Consultant. With over 25 years experience working in the wilderness, and 20 years as a clinician working with a variety of populations, Katie has spent a great deal of her career bridging the two fields of work. In 2000, after realizing the prevalence of trauma in our society, Katie focused her graduate studies and thesis work on body-centered modalities for working with trauma in the wilderness, bringing this work to the fields of Adventure Education and Wilderness Therapy. She has developed a number of professional trainings for therapists in these areas, presented internationally for over 15 years, and has published a variety of writings including a journal article, book chapter, and several guest blogs. Katie has been faculty in the MA Somatic and Wilderness Therapy programs at Naropa University and Prescott College for over a decade. She is passionate about supporting people to learn, grow and be their most radiant selves in the world!