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Nov 10, 2020

It is a true honor to introduce today’s guest, Katie Asmus, the founder of the Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute based here in Boulder, CO. I met Katie many moons ago, I would say at least 14 years ago, when I had the privilege of participating in a women’s rites of passage circle with her and one of her colleagues. I immediately felt Katie’s passion, spark, and ground in this important work. Over the years I have witnessed her blossoming as a pioneer and leader in the field of wilderness-based, somatic therapies.

Our conversation is so inspiring as it really feeds the call for these times around stepping into our work in the world. Katie dives into the realm of somatic wilderness therapy and our interconnection with our bodies, the natural world, and each other. This episode is affirming on so many levels and will absolutely give you some juice to not only hear the call but answer it.


Katie AsmusKatie Asmus MA, LPC, BMP, describes her work as “bringing forth the innate wisdom within every-BODY, and opening people’s minds and hearts to greater possibilities.”

Founder of The Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute, Katie practices as a Somatic, Nature-based & Adventure psychotherapist, life coach, educator, mentor, quest guide and workshop facilitator. In addition to leading educational and therapeutic wilderness programs for the past 30 years, Katie focused her graduate thesis on body-centered interventions for working with trauma. She has presented internationally in these fields of study for the past 19 years and published articles on the topics of trauma, ceremony and ritual, and the use of conscious choice in wilderness work.

Currently, in addition to running a private practice, Katie trains counselors in advanced EMDR therapy skills, Wilderness/Adventure therapy and Somatic Trauma resolution, alongside leading Rites of Passage programs and trainings.

Katie is an avid learner, creator, manifestor and lover of life! She is constantly in awe of the strength of the human spirit and the inherent wisdom of our body-minds.

Learn more at The Wilderness Therapy Institute website and follow them on Facebook @SomaticWildernessTherapyInstitute and Instagram @somaticwildernesstherapy.