Betsy serendipitously discovered the School of Lost Borders in 1995; a moment she attributes to the mysteries of synchronicity and grace. Immediately, she fell in love with the school’s earthy ways and the sage scented Owens Valley. Refusing to leave, she has since gathered over fifteen years experience as a guide and trainer of vision fasts. She has also been Director of Education and Outreach and currently serves on the Elder’s Advisory Council. Unable to curb a longing for wild places, Betsy left her position as a tenured university professor to live with her husband in the pine and oak forested foothills of the northern Sierra Nevada. She is a licensed psychotherapist and continues to teach ecopsychology and Jungian Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. Betsy is an ardent observer of psyche and nature and has published various articles on this topic. Her article, This Glorious Darkness, is about her 28-day solo hike on the John Muir Trail (Psychological Perspectives, Summer, 2015).
For more about Betsy and her writing, please visit her website and blog at www.psycheandnature.com.