“Great introduction to Ecotherapy, Phoenix was able to highlight some simple tools and changes that can be added into therapeutic practices. The combination of including power point slides with tactile nature connection and mindfulness exercises was what I liked most about this training.”

MClark:Larkin Street Youth Center @ October 2013 training


“In our training efforts this year, Edgewood offered staff opportunites to learn about and address the impacts of poverty and related health disparities. Toward these efforts, we invited Phoenix Smith from EcoSoul to facilitate a workshop about Ecotherapy with the emphasis on working with communities of color. Most of our staff had never heard of Ecotherapy. Reported as being a very clear and through training, the participants enjoyed Phoenix’s kind and encouraging style, and her emphasis on including diverse cultural practices and her knowledge of the field. I appreciated and enjoyed her professionalism, insight and passion for her work. I recommend her highly as a trainer and facilitator”

Ellen Morrision: Director of Training Edgewood Center for Children and Families


“I found your Ecotherapy for Healing workshop at the Black Farmer’s and Urban Gardeners conference very beneficial. I’m a retired psychiatric Registered Nurse and the possibility of using my therapeutic skills together with farming is most exciting.  Your presentation on ecotherapy as a trauma-informed practice makes this approach very workable. I also appreciated your providing the eco therapy book and mugwort plant in the class”

–  S. H, Registered Nurse


Personal Healing Work:

“There are no instant magical panaceas for positive life changes, however, my experiences over the last months have lead me to a path to change my life in a positive way. And I am grateful. I am not a different person but Phoenix has guided me to be fully me.”

–   LJ Jr.