5 sessions

Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET

June 19 – July 17, 2024

Program Cost:



Registrants will have access to the recorded program for a limited time on the course group page.  The current policy is 6 months from the date of the last session.

About The Program

The Speaking Trees: Poetic Dialogues with Nature

Drawn to trees, woods, and forests, we can feel the loss of a beloved tree as the loss of a family member. What is it that calls to us about these amazing beings? What do forests mean to us, not just ecologically but imaginatively and spiritually? How can we learn from trees? Speak to them? Explore our relationship with them, creatively and courageously?

During this highly interactive 5-week course, we’ll:

  • Read and write poetry rooted in the imagery of forests

  • Explore the concept of the forest as an aspect of the untamed self

  • Communicate with trees via meditation, musings, journal writing (and time in their presence, if possible)

  • Learn the mystery of forest communities and what they teach us about our own lives

This program is for anyone who feels an affinity for poetry and nature. It’s also for those who are creatively curious and want to put down deeper, wilder roots into their writing.

No previous writing experience necessary

Meet the Presenter

Mary Reynolds Thompson

Mary Reynolds Thompson

Mary Reynolds Thompson is the founder of Live Your Wild Soul Story. An award-winning author, facilitator of poetry therapy, and a pioneer in the emerging field of spiritual ecology, Mary has created a unique program of transformation based on five Earth archetypes that map a journey into the depths of our untamed souls. She speaks and gives workshops around the world. She is also the author of the 2015 Nautilus Award-Winner, Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness and The Way of the Wild Soul Woman: 5 Earth Archetypes to Unleash Your Full Feminine Power.