• Four Elements
  • Psychotherapy
  • Rituals

Earth-Based Psychotherapy



A Weekly Class
(6 Sessions) Saturdays, September 24 – October 29, 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 pm ET

FREE INTRO ON Sept 3, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET

Regardless of your chosen framework of psychotherapy, this training will provide you with a basic competency in several earth-based practices that can be woven into the model(s) you presently use. These can be used for any emotional issue: Depression, trauma, anxiety, anger/resentment, fear, self worth or to enhance your positive aspects such as resilience, courage, determination, humor, creativity.

Cultures across the world have utilized earth-based practices for thousands of years. These rituals are rooted in intuition, felt sense and a connection with the earth, spirit and their powerful forces. These concrete and embodied rituals can be integrated with the mentalizing focus of modern psychotherapy. The course explores practical methods for bringing these modern psychotherapy and ancient healing practices together.

For example you will learn how to use the four elements. Note that all elements possess properties that can be used for letting go and bringing in.

  • Earth: Grounding, releasing old patterns, burying and bringing strength and power back into your body/mind. For example, Mary, had a miscarriage 35 years ago and feeling that there had never been closure. No funeral. No wake. No remembrance. As if it had never happened. We conceived of a burial. She bought a few items that, to her, represented the loss of this child. Then we went to the woods, dug a hole, lit a candle and she buried those items. After that she planted a couple of seeds so that flowers would grow in that spot.

  • Water: The element of water is used for cleansing, letting go, releasing, bringing in flow. For example offering a bath to a client who has been physically abused removes the negative energy from the impact from their body memory, washing away beliefs that no longer serve. Then offering another bath to bring back the purity and beauty of their being.

  • Fire: Fire destroys and activates. Using this element is excellent for burning away negative beliefs and ideas and also for bringing in passion, courage, energy. For example, burning old letters or pictures from a past relationship. Lighting a fire to feel its power and energy and bringing that energy to help you move forward.

  • Air: Air is the energy of the mind – of thoughts, of inspiration. We use the energy of air to send thoughts/beliefs out into the ether. For example taking feathers and imbuing them with what you want to let go of on it, and letting it flow into the air. One of my clients would go out in the wind and ask that any heavy negative energy be cleared from his mind as he exhaled deeply. We also use the energy of air to bring in fresh energy into our bodies by deep breathing or breathing the scent of a flower or tree etc.

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion in a pdf format.

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.


  • How to connect with the 4 elements to help clients release old trauma.
  • How to connect with the beliefs and decisions that you have received from your lineage (ancestors) and how to shed those that don’t serve you.
  • How to bridge the narrative aspect of psychotherapy with the embodied experience of the release or the invitation to a new way of viewing yourself.
  • How to recognize and release when a believe is based on a past life event and not necessary/valuable in this life.
  • How to move from thinking to embodying/implementing practices.
  • How to connect with guides, helpers, angels, power animals etc. as support in the therapeutic process.


Unit 1: September 24, 2022
An overview of earth-based rituals and how it can be incorporated into your existing psychotherapy practice. Discussion of the 4 elements, what are their properties and how they can be used in assisting the therapeutic process. For example: the belief that everything has consciousness and that their energy can be accessed to help us bring in and discharge emotions, beliefs, etc.

Unit 2: October 1, 2022
Utilizing the elements (earth, water, air, and fire) in the therapeutic process to foster change and growth in our clients.

Unit 3: October 8, 2022
Incorporating power animals and guides as allies in the therapeutic process. Many ancient cultures believe that there are many non-human and even non-embodied beings that are here to help us, guide us and protect us. This unit introduces this world view and allows participants to experiment and experience their helpers/guides etc.

Unit 4: October 15, 2022
Healing intergenerational trauma and legacy burdens. Assisting clients in releasing the burden of intergenerational trauma and legacy burdens. It is now well documented (Hubl, Van Der Kolk etc.) that we carry beliefs and burdens that have been passed down from our lineage and our culture. This module offers a technique to both connect and release those beliefs and burdens through a journey exercise (similar to a guided meditation or hypnotherapy induction) and how to release it to earth, water, fire, air.

Unit 5: October 22, 2022
Clearing our emotional DNA from negative beliefs and traumas that impact our day-to-day lives. Beyond our personal life experiences and learnings. It is now scientifically documented (can’t remember where) that we carry both physical and emotional DNA from previous incarnations. Whether this is true or not, most people I’ve worked with who hold fears, worries, beliefs etc., that make no sense to them can access the etiology of those beliefs from a past life. Again, whether it’s true or not, it seems to create a sense of freedom from those beliefs and decisions that do not serve in this life.

Unit 6: October 29, 2022

Exploring the role of physical pain in the psychotherapeutic process and how to use the previous practices to help understand and minimize those physical manifestations by holding them in a different light. Creating ceremonies to support clients in discharging, reclaiming, recognizing and/or anchoring emotional and therapeutic gains. This module is a bit of a review and a chance for participants to ask practical questions about how to use these practices in their work.


  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

Earth-Based Psychotherapy

  • 6 Session(s)
  • Sep 24 2022 10:00 AM ET





Monique Lang is a psychotherapist, teacher, writer and healer. For over 35 years she has worked with and helped individuals, groups and communities. Trained in Internal Family Systems, Past Life Regression, EMDR, Gestalt, Psychoanalysis, Comprehensive Resource Model, Reiki, mindfulness practices and shamanic techniques, Monique brings a depth of presence and gentleness to her work.


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