Becoming Fully Human

An Experiential Practice Group in the
Art of Wholeness and Self-healing

Thursdays from 6-8:45 pm
January 14, 21 & 28, February 11 &18, March 3
Guided by Mary Marsden


Our human minds and bodies, capacities and sensibilities, necessarily co-evolved over millennia within this whole web of relationships that is the World; an animate web of astoundingly diverse expressions of terrestrial life and celestial bodies, visible and invisible elements and forces, seasons and cycles, appearances, disappearances, and profound mystery.

Though in our day-day lives we may forget or feel removed from our sense of earthly belonging, we are nevertheless inextricably woven, body and psyche, in relationship with the living earth.

A foundational step to becoming fully human is to recognize, cultivate and embody the magnificent array of strengths, capacities, and sensibilities of our innate wholeness. The full spectrum of these resources wait within us all- though we might not know some even exist until we turn toward them.

It is a gift to ourselves, our people and the World to embody our exquisitely organic wholeness and integrate (not eradicate) fragmented aspects of our psyche — discovering both the limitations and the gifts that come from our wounding, shadow, escapism/addiction, and self-protection.

You are invited.

The aim of this program is to support the turning toward, cultivation, and embodiment of our natural human wholeness (a process referred to as ‘wholing’)—and—embracing and integration of fragmented aspects of our psyches (‘Self-healing’). Bill Plotkin’s integral and holistic ecology of the human psyche , Wild Mind: Field Guide to the Human Psyche, presents a full description of wholing and Self-healing and will be an essential resource and required reading for this program.

Together we’ll gather in six group sessions over 8 weeks. Each session will offer guided experiential processes, teachings, and support for participants to share and deepen in their personal work and understanding. Between group sessions participants will be supported to ‘re-wild their minds’ through nature-based practices, expressive arts, journaling, check-ins with other group members, and one (included) soul-centric mentoring session with Mary. The group will be 6-8 people. Sessions will be in South Boulder.

The program fee is $360 (w/sliding scale extended as low as $320 to make this work accessible). Payment plans can be arranged.

Fill out this form to let me know you are interested, ask a question and/or to begin your registration process. I will be in touch promptly.

Once you have verified there is space in this program, send a non-refundable deposit of $150 to reserve your place:
Either, make check payable to Be Earth Now and mail to
180 S 36th ST,
Boulder CO 80305
Or, pay via PayPal



Mary Marsden is a soul-centric guide and mentor. She creatively and heart-fully invites people to be in intimate and vulnerable relationship with Nature, Soul and their own multifaceted psyches. Mary is gifted at guiding individuals into their dream worlds, accessing the power of deep imagination, and supporting those who are ready and willing to be claimed by their unique, mystical relationship with the World. She guides with humor, genuine compassion, and a deeply intuitive knowing of the soul journey. With grace, beauty, and fierceness, Mary invites sojourners to discover their unique gifts and to bring them into world – to feed Life itself. Mary’s work is deeply informed by her love for the Colorado River Basin and its imperiled waters and spirit. She is a mother, river-boater, front yard gardener and lives in Boulder Colorado. Mary incorporates her training and experience in Hakomi™, Soulcraft™, somatic psychotherapy and trauma work, and creative arts and movement into her guiding. She leads her own soul-oriented programs in the Front Range of Colorado, guides Soulcraft programs with the Animas Valley Institute ( across the country, and mentors individuals on their soul journeys.