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Wild Gratitude with Stacey Couch

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Wild Gratitude with Stacey Couch

We all face moments in our lives when we are afraid and alone. How we move through those moments is what makes or breaks us. Scientist and Shamanic Practitioner Stacey Couch found herself isolated and alone on an island. We talk about what she did to move through her own fears and step into a life more empowering than she ever imagined! You can too, with Wild Gratitude!

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Stacey Couch, CSP, CAC has dedicated her life to nurturing the sacred bond between humans and nature. She works as a publicist and journalist for Mother Nature, empowering people with the ability to form a real connection with their own souls.

As a child, Stacey practiced energy medicine, read Clarissa Pinkola Estes, and studied power animals. She had the great fortune of being surrounded by a group of wise women, including her mother, that taught her new age spirituality as it emerged. In elementary school, Stacey was so alarmed to learn of the plight of endangered species that she decided then and there to become an environmental scientist. One Halloween, Stacey trick-or-treated through her middle-class suburban neighborhood as an environmental protestor. She convinced her landlocked fifth grade class to adopt a manatee. So excited to start on the path, Stacey attended college biology courses before finishing high school. She spent her summers during college earning additional credits interning on seabird research projects and graduated early with honors in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology. Stacey’s pioneering study on a Brandt’s Cormorant colony was published in the scientific journal Northwestern Naturalist.

Stacey finally realized her dream of saving an endangered species in 2001 when hired to work on an island in an endangered fox captive breeding program. She didn’t expect that her time alone on an abandoned island would cause her to question everything. The isolation was an accidental vision quest that spurred a complete life change. Stacey left the scientific field and went soul searching with the help of two hawks at a wildlife center and a gifted shamanic teacher. This story is covered in her first book, Gracious Wild: A Shamanic Journey with Hawks.

The answer to Stacey’s search was to complete two years of schooling at a Colorado State Certified Occupational School to earn the title of Certified Shamanic Practitioner (CSP). After graduating, she went to work for organizations that had the best interest of the planet at heart. She helped grow a horse rescue training and adoption program as well as a sustainable greenhouse manufacturing company. In 2008, Stacey studied with the talented shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman to learn her exceptional Medicine for the Earth methods. Stacey is currently an ongoing student at CMED, the education institute founded by world renowned and bestselling author Carolyn Myss. CMED recently granted Stacey with the designation of a Certified Archetypal Consultant (CAC).

Today Stacey Couch owns Wild Gratitude LLC a shamanic practice that offers individual healing, spiritual consulting and workshops. Wild Gratitude is also website with a wellspring of information on animal symbolism. Decades of experience with wildlife, rescue animals, and spiritual studies creates Stacey’s unique blend of rational and mystical perspectives. She makes the world of shamanism easily accessible to others. Stacey writes for a number of blogs including The Mindful Word and SageWoman. Her spirit animal interpretations and thought provoking writing can be found at


About Teri Williams:

Teri Williams has spent years in PR, Marketing, Social Media and Web Design consulting with small businesses on how to expand with their online presence.   Some clients describe her as a “Shaman for business”.  She also works as a Reiki Master and Shamanic Practitioner assisting others release and shift that which no longer serves their highest good. Her clients say she is an extremely talented practitioner, professional, caring and gifted.  She describes her work as Soul-cial Media and Soul-cial Living.  Her high energy is contagious - catch it today.