Eric Krawczyk offers individuals, couples, families and groups an opportunity to experience the Berkshire outdoors while receiving professional and integrative counseling. When treatment necessitates or during inclimate weather, clients may still enjoy a connection to the outdoors while meeting inside a comfortable office located just a few paces from several parks, a rugged mountainside and both still and moving waterways. During warmer seasons, Eric conducts sessions in a variety of nature-rich settings from a mobile office.
Meeting with Eric during outdoor experiences is a great way to encounter healthy connections with yourself, others and your environment. Learning how to be comfortable outdoors in a variety of activities and seasons can be very empowering along with many other health benefits such as stress reduction, increased concentration, improved mood, sharpened senses, and strengthening community. Many clients, youth and adults alike, have found this digital detox essential to their development and have benefited from "Vitamin N" prescriptions to receive a regular dosage of time outside.
Eric offers a customized approach for couples, families, individuals and children with a variety of life struggles, skill deficits and adjustment symptoms and diligently searches for, evaluates, and applies the best data and practices of the behavioral and social sciences through an integrative mix of theories such as Internal Family Systems, Performance Psychology, Positive Psychology, Biofeedback, Eco-psychology, and Psychedelic Integration.
Guided Mood Walks
Gentle, guided walks that support well-being through sensory immersion
in forests and other naturally healing environments. Go to a Forest. Walk slowly. Breathe. Open all your senses. This is the healing way of Shinrin-yoku Forest Therapy, the medicine of simply being in the forest. Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. In Japan it is called "shinrin yoku," which translates to "forest bathing." Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. Eric is excited to offer this new certified practice in a forest near you.
Explore natural alternatives to medicine and design programs in collaboration with healthcare providers, land managers and community partners to inspire the utilization of parks, trails, and open space for the purpose of improving individual and community health.
Receive training and consultation to become a Vitamin "N" prescriber in our nature treatment network. Learn how to become a local health ranger to "fill" nature treatment prescriptions.
Create a Hike With Healers event with your organization to encourage healthy physical and psychological activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary, stressed and indoor lifestyle.
Boys and men need a path to develop their masculine identity. Many cultures facilitate ceremonies and passages to mark the preparation and completion of important life stages. A vast percentage of men's masculine identities in recent generations are "underdeveloped" and many men often feel alone in their journey. They are "stuck" and struggle to find mentors to guide them through.
Eric mentors individuals and groups on this journey. With over 400 overnights leading youth, adolescents and young adults on wilderness expeditions and as a certified Wilderness First Resonder for the last 20 years, Eric is capable of creating prescriptive and safe adventures for boys and men to discover who they are.
Evaluation of an individual athlete's current mental skills, development and implementation of an individual plan to improve specific mental skills. Consultation with team managers, coaches, staff and players regarding morale, communications, and team building. Group educational programs for athletes, parents, and coaches focused on specific topics. Small seminars are conducted on-site for specific groups. Programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of the group.
Psychedelic Education, Preparation & Integration
As a trained psychedelic-assisted therapist, Eric offers support to those seeking preparation before their own psychedelic journeys as a way to reduce harm and benefit more from their experience as well as assistance with the integration of the journey into one's life. Researchers are discovering how a variety of psychedelic-assisted therapies are helping people with wide range of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, and addictions. In addition to the non-ordinary states of consciousness that clients experience with Eric's nature-based therapies, psychedelics offer a deeper dive into meaning-making by relaxing clients' defenses and inhibitions. Eric is currently completing his training in this emerging approach and will soon be able to offer dosing sessions as these medicines become FDA approved.